Mark Kwiatkowski, owner of Replay in Lincoln Park.Jake Wittich/Block Club Chicago

Outdoor Dining Has Helped Hundreds Of Chicago Restaurants, But Others Still Waiting On Permits: ‘Winter Will Be Here Soon Enough’

"I just need my permits, and I will take care of the rest by working harder," said Soraya Rendon, owner of Chilam Balam, a Mexican tapas restaurant with no outdoor dining options.

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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.