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Plant Thief Caught On Camera Stealing Potted Herbs From Ravenswood Porch

The resident's camera caught a man stealing basil, dill, thyme and lettuce early Friday morning. “Did he need to make a Margherita pizza at 3 a.m.?” the neighbor wondered.

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Freshen Up Your Puzzle Collection At Logan Square Puzzle Exchange This Weekend

The neighborhood's first-ever puzzle swap is set for 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Logan Square Library, 3030 W. Fullerton Ave.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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Thai Festival Chicago Brings Food, Music And Tradition To The North Side This Weekend

The festival is coming back for the first time since 2019. In addition to food, this year's event will highlight more Thai culture like music, crafts and dance.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
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What’s Up With All The White Fluff? Why Cottonwood Trees Are Seeding Like Crazy This Year

These types of trees expel their seeds en masse every few years, and it usually only lasts a few weeks. The seed blizzard is more noticeable this year because there's been so little rain, an expert said.

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The StopAlong Opens In Former Boiler Room Space This Week

The StopAlong at Boiler Room opens this week. The new owners kept some of the original details, but the reimagined restaurant has a different signature pizza and StopAlong staples, arcade games and colorful decor.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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How Do Heat Waves Affect Your Neighborhood? City Wants Volunteers For Study On Climate Change Impact

The city wants to find better ways to keep people safe during heat waves, so residents are being asked to monitor temperatures in their neighborhoods.


Taylor Swift Superfan Snags Star’s Fedora At Chicago Show Thanks To Mama Swift — And Her Own Mom

Isabella Avila, 11, got last-minute tickets to the Taylor Swift concert — and got to meet her idol. "She smelled like cherries and her hands were soft," the young Swiftie recalls.


Southeast Side Activists Vow To Keep Fighting After Judge Gives New Life To Metal Scrapper’s Bid To Open

A Cook County judge overruled the city’s decision to block Southside Recycling from opening last week. As Mayor Johnson vows to appeal, neighbors and activists blasted the ruling for rejecting the community's will.

South Chicago, East Side

Vienna Beef Reopening Restaurant, Corporate Headquarters At Former Bucktown Factory

"Vienna Beef Plaza" will include offices for the hot dog brand and additional retail space. The restaurant is slated for a spring 2024 opening.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

‘Art And Pep,’ Film About 40-Year Love Story Between Owners Of LGBTQ+ Bar Sidetrack, Streaming Now

"Art and Pep" portrays Art Johnston and José Pepe Peña's relationship against the backdrop of Sidetrack's rise to prominence and the local movement for LGBTQ+ equality.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Teens To Call For More Help Finding Missing Black Women And Girls At 6th Annual ‘We Walk For Her’ March

Youth activists are also calling for widespread policy changes at the local, state and federal levels.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Congress Theater Redevelopment In Jeopardy As Alderman Races To Save Expiring City Funding

Ald. Daniel La Spata pushed through a proposal giving a developer more time to use $27 million in TIF funding for the ambitious project, drawing pushback from other community leaders, including Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Southern Chicago Owners Aim To Bring ‘Elevated’ Comfort Food To The South Loop

The new Black-owned restaurant will be a "marriage" of regional Southern dishes from Mississippi and Tennessee, the co-owners said.

South Loop

Indie Rock Band Pinksqueeze’s Debut Album Is All About Pure And Unapologetic Queer Joy

The 13-track album "Be Gay Have Fun!" released last month explores queer joy, community and identity. Catch the band live June 23 at the Logan Square Arts Fest.


Heartland Housing Loses Control Of 14 Affordable Apartment Properties Due To Financial Woes

Worried the city could lose 800 affordable units as the arm of Heartland Alliance failed to pay its bills, city officials asked a judge to transfer control of the properties to another company.


Roscoe Village Farmers Market Returns Sunday To Jahn Elementary School

The farmers market is every Sunday through Oct. 8 and will feature activities like bounce houses, soccer activities and things for pets.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

You Can Golf On Wrigley Field’s Upper Deck Next Month As Part Of Pop-Up Event

Upper Deck Golf, a traveling experience that allows people to golf from the upper deck of various stadiums, is coming to Wrigley Field July 6-9.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Broadway Armory’s Summer Programs Will Continue As City Eyes Facility For Possible Migrant Shelter, Alderwoman Says

The Broadway Armory, which houses senior and teen centers, is one of many sites being considered as an emergency shelter as the city struggles to house incoming asylum seekers.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Red Clay Dance Company Plants Seeds Of Healing With Season Finale At Grant Park Urban Farm

The Woodlawn-based dance company's latest work, "Rest.Rise.Move.Nourish.Heal," runs Thursday-Saturday at Urban Growers Collective's Art on the Farm venue in Grant Park.


Built To Spill, The Regrettes, Speedy Ortiz And More Playing Wicker Park Fest In July

Organized by the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, the annual festival will run July 28-30 on Milwaukee Avenue between Damen and Ashland.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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