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‘Person Of Interest’ Being Questioned In West Loop Attempted Kidnapping

The attempted kidnapping happened Sunday morning in the West Loop.

West Loop

Little Village’s Compound Fitness Moves To Bigger Space, Expanding Class Options And Size

As owner Danny Diaz continues to grow his client base at Compound Fitness, he's moved operations to a space nearly five times bigger.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Auburn Gresham’s Jamaican Jerk Villa Moves Into Larger Location On 79th Street, With Restaurant And Bar Opening Next Spring

The new location is open with to-go options, but once the expansion is complete, neighbors can sit and enjoy their dinners with a cocktail.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From McCormick Foundation To Launch Investigative Team

The new investigative team will work closely with Block Club's neighborhood reporters to root out corruption, wrongdoing and inequality, particularly on the South and West sides.


How Much Does My Alderman Make? Here’s A Complete List

The highest-paid alderpeople will make $142,772 next year, thanks to a nearly 10 percent raise. The lowest-paid alderperson makes $115,560, by comparison.


After Close Race In 2019, Jessica Gutiérrez Running For 30th Ward Aldermanic Seat Again

Jessica Gutiérrez announced her campaign for the vacant 30th Ward aldermanic seat. She said she's "ready to do the hard work" it takes to unify the community and improve public safety, education and the environment.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

24-Unit Jefferson Park Apartment Complex Still On, And Construction Could Start Next Summer, Developer Says

The developer behind the mixed-use, four-story $9.5 million project is working to get building permits from the city and would fill a lot that's been empty for almost 20 years.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Photos Show Man Wanted In Latest West Loop Kidnapping Attempt

Surveillance photos taken at the Jackson Red Line station 11 minutes after the attack show who police think tried to kidnap a woman in the West Loop.

West Loop

Chicago Vintage Fall Festival Will Bring Retro Fashion To Pilsen This Weekend

The festival will feature vendors selling vintage goods. There will also be food, live music, a fashion show and a photobooth.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

City Hall Shake-Up: Why Aldermen Are Retiring In Droves And How It Could Change Chicago Politics

City Council hasn’t seen this level of turnover in decades, experts said. To find a similar situation, one would have to look back to the post-World War II era, when returning servicemen ran for office.


Women Behind Mujeres Brillantes, A Southeast Side Cleaning Cooperative, Say They’re Making Strides Toward A Safer, Fairer Industry

"I'd see a lot of discrimination, I'd see a lot of abuse for [cleaning] workers," said co-founder Maria Estela Nava, who has worked in the industry for decades. "We decided to do something on our own."

South Chicago, East Side

Look Out, Drivers: Bridge Lifts Along The Chicago River Are Back Wednesdays And Saturdays

Bridges along the Chicago River from Lake Shore Drive to Ashland Avenue will be raised on Saturdays and Wednesdays until mid-November.


Salon Glow In Lincoln Park Celebrating 10 Years In Business: ‘It Feels Unreal’

Salon Glow specializes in blonding and extension services, but it will soon expand into teeth whitening, owner Bella Morgan said.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lincoln Park Uncorked, A Lincoln Avenue Wine And Beer Crawl, Happening This Weekend

Lincoln Park Uncorked takes guests to a dozen local businesses where they'll sample fall wines and beers.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Austin-Irving Library Will Screen Horror Movies Every Day In October

There will be Halloween decor, snacks and lots of horror movies for fans of Halloween.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Chicago Chefs Hosting Fundraising Dinner For Hurricane Fiona Relief Efforts In Puerto Rico

The Wednesday event at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture will feature music, cocktails and cuisine from more than 20 chefs.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Sun Rey Cafe Brings Breakfast Back To Former Hash Spot In Wicker Park

The restaurant features breakfast classics and Filipino dishes. Hash closed earlier this year after almost a decade in business.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Tom Tunney For Mayor? Petitions To Get Outgoing Lakeview Alderman On Ballot Going Around As He Decides

Supporters of Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) are petitioning to get him on the ballot for the 2023 mayoral election while he decides whether to challenge Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

You Can Try Some Of Pilsen’s Best Restaurants During Tuesday’s ¡Buen Provecho! Taste Of Pilsen Event

More than a dozen restaurants are participating in this year's Taste of Pilsen event, which is Tuesday evening.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Halloween-Themed Pottery Workshops Are Making Their Way To This Rogers Park Studio

The two-hour workshops are hugely popular, showing participants how to craft jack-o'-lanterns, skulls and more from clay.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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