300 Migrants Move Into Dunning’s Wright College For Summer
Families staying at Wright College plan to be there until the beginning of August, city officials said last week.
Tatas Tacos Launches Summer Event Series After Securing Entertainment License
The license lets restaurant owners again host larger performances like comedy nights, music shows and open mic nights.
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.
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."
Forced To Confront Migrant Crisis Daily, Chicago Police Officers Step Up To Help With No Guidance From City
The disruption at stations has created a juggling of duties for officers, some of whom feel frustrated there's still no word from the city about what they should do.
Northwest Side Farmers Markets Kick Off Outdoor Season This Weekend
The series combining the Independence Park, Portage Park and Jefferson Park farmers markets is back Sunday.
Ciao Ciao Gelato & Cafe Opens This Weekend In Portage Park With 46 Flavors
Co-owner Marco Alt wants the shop to have the relaxed spirit of a traditional Italian cafe. A grand opening is planned for Sunday.
Dunning’s Wright College Could Become Temporary Migrant Shelter
Ald. Nick Sposato said he was told about the plans as officials try to find more space for migrants, but it's not final. He wants a community meeting before moving forward.
Northeastern Illinois University Faculty Avoid Strike As Contract Agreement Reached
The ratified contract adds 3 percent yearly pay raises and bonuses to faculty salaries, better balances workload and brings back awarded merit pay, the union president said.
Woman Who Attacked Strangers With A Bat Also Tried To Run Over 2 Victims With Her Car, Prosecutors Say
A woman charged with hurting women on the Northwest Side, some with a bat, was ordered held on an $800,000 bond — $100,000 for each woman she attacked, the judge said.
Jefferson Park Affordable Housing For Veterans, People With Disabilities Opens With Nature Artwork To Greet Residents
The buildings feature 72 panels by artist Kathryn Eli, whose work can be found around the Northwest Side and suburbs.
Milwaukee Avenue Stretch Near Grayland Metra Station Will Be Closed Until End Of Year
The detours to Addison Street remain in effect as construction on the Metra bridge continues to take longer than planned.
Six Corners People Spot Returns To Milwaukee Avenue Sidewalk After 3-Year Absence
The small gathering spot is back and part of an effort to increase walkability and promote local businesses.
Ald. Jim Gardiner Delayed Six Corners Senior Living Complex After Receiving A $5,000 Bribe, Court Documents Allege
The documents are part of the FBI investigation into the alderman's conduct when he first entered office in 2019.
As Migrants Pack Police Stations And More Arrive, Exhausted Volunteers Say The City Needs A Better Plan
Volunteers and a North Side alderwoman suggested the city use larger locations to house migrants, saying conditions are abysmal in police stations and other neighborhood spots.
As Migrants Wait For Shelter Openings At Police Station, Northwest Side Neighbors Flock To Help
More federal assistance could be coming to Chicago to help with the migrant crisis as families wait for shelter space in police stations.
Jefferson Park Chamber Of Commerce Gets City Grant To Hire Executive Director
The money will allow the mostly-volunteer chamber to bring in a leader who will have a greater presence in the neighborhood and help business owners.
Superdawg Is Turning 75 — But The Family Behind The Famed Hot Dog Joint Remains As Passionate As Ever
The signature hot dog joint with car hop service is celebrating its 75th anniversary with discounts and more throughout May.
Sidewalk, Alley Improvements Coming To 45th Ward
Construction could start in early summer, but the 45th Ward office is still deciding where improvements will be made, Ald. Jim Gardiner said.
Resurrection College Prep Celebrates 100 Years Of Educating Young Women: ‘There’s A Lot Of Love At The School’
The school's centennial celebration this weekend will raise money for the annual fund, which provides education opportunities and gives tuition discounts to students in need.