Outside the Bottled Blonde in River North.David Matthews/DNAinfo

Bottled Blonde Finally Closes After Years-Long Fight With City

The bar at 504 N. Wells St. had been closed and reopened multiple times amid legal fights with the city and neighbors stretching back to 2017.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.