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Funeral Potatoes, A Ghost Kitchen Born Out Of The Pandemic, Raising Money For Brick-And-Mortar In Logan Square

Owners Eve Studnicka and Alexis Thomas-Rice are hosting a "disco ball" fundraiser with food and cocktails, drag performances, a silent auction and more.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Little Angels Learning Center Receives City Grant To Build Englewood Campus

The $250,000 grant will "close construction costs," putting leaders one step closer to finalizing the space, its founder said. If all goes as planned, the center will open next year.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

28 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Mole De Mayo, Memorial Day Parade, Randolph Street Market And More

You can also check out the Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest, a South Side chili cook-off, Mayfestiversary and a Star Wars burlesque comedy show.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Sail Grand Prix Coming To Navy Pier 2 Weeks Before NASCAR Street Race Takes Over Downtown

The high-speed catamaran race featuring teams from around the world returns to Chicago in June. SailGP and NASCAR athletes will take part in a friendly challenge.


Architect Walter Netsch’s Old Town Home Gets Rare Interior Landmark Status For Its Unconventional Multi-Level Design

The famed architect lived in the home with his wife, politician Dawn Clark Netsch. Built in 1974, it was a meeting place for Netsch’s architectural practice and Clark Netsch’s legal clinic.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Penis- And Vagina-Shaped Desserts Are Coming To Northalsted When Willies ‘N Waffles Opens Friday

Founder Michal Papierz was inspired to open the shop after seeing similar concepts in Europe. "It's such a sexually liberating concept."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lowering Speed Limit Near Illinois Masonic Medical Center On New Lakeview Alderman’s Short List

Ald. Bennett Lawson introduced three ordinances aimed at improving pedestrian safety, protecting affordable housing and removing red tape for small businesses.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

From Chess Tournaments To Mentorship Programs: How Far North Side Groups Plan To Prevent Violence This Summer

Groups like One Northside and Communities Partnering 4 Peace are planning programs to prevent gun violence during the summer.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown’s Black Ensemble Theater Plans Massive Expansion With Media Center, Education Hub And Artist Residences

The Free to Be Village would fulfill the founder of the Black Ensemble Theater's long-held goal of creating a cultural corridor on Uptown's Clark Street.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Jefferson Park’s Ed Paschke Art Center Wins Approval To Renovate Gallery With Planned Opening In Summer 2024

Renovation work on the art center could start at the tail end of summer, and a nearby sculpture garden is being unveiled next month.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

City Funding To Support Migrants Stalls After Alds. Beale, Lopez And Napolitano Block It

City Council was expected to earmark $51 million to help newly arrived migrants, but three alderpeople delayed the vote.


The Chicago Story Behind The Incredible Chain-Stitched Taylor Swift Jackets Going Viral On TikTok

Vichcraft owner Jenna Blazevich made the jackets as a thank-you to her sister for scoring hard-to-get tickets for Swift’s Chicago show. The jackets have illustrations symbolizing each of the musician's albums.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Alderpeople Approve Johnson’s Picks To Lead Council Committees — Ending Short-Lived Bid For Legislative Independence

Alderpeople overwhelmingly supported a City Council leadership structure backed by Johnson, less than two months after attempting to install their own committee chairs.


Alderpeople Push To Expand Community Policing Model Citywide

The Chicago Neighborhood Policing Initiative should be expanded citywide, supporters said. The program sees officers interact more with residents.


Humboldt Park Man Who Built A Bike That Can Survive Chicago’s Intense Weather Wants To Make One For You

This summer, as a small experiment, Grant is making a limited run of 12 Electric Elk bikes. He hopes to have the first ones available in June.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

$48.4 Million Woodlawn Affordable Housing Development Should Have ‘Space For Community,’ Neighbors Say

The Woodlawn Social project was selected this month as the winning proposal to redevelop land on East 63rd Street, bringing 60 affordable apartments and 10 townhomes to the area.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Northwest Side College Gym Set To Become A Temporary Migrant Shelter — But Neighbors Divided At Chaotic Meeting

When people spoke up in favor of the shelter and asked how to help migrants, some in the crowd shouted things like, "Give them the keys to your house," and "Turn the buses around."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

At Prism Games, Now Open In Avondale, You Can Find Games That Celebrate Diversity And Inclusion

The Milwaukee Avenue store, run by 25-year-old gamer Cullen Clancy, focuses on games with underrepresented stories and characters, like "Thirsty Sword Lesbians" and "Spirit Island."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago Has A Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team, And Tickets For Its 10th Season Now For Sale

The Chicago Union, known for layout grabs and highlight plays, have weekend home games at De La Salle Institute.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Meet Chicago’s New City Council: 16 Alderpeople Start Their First Full Terms Now

The election brought more openly LGBTQ+ people, progressives, first-time politicians and younger officials into the City Council fold.

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