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Roosevelt High School Community Asks CPS To Reject Plan For Nearby Charter School In Albany Park
“As alderman of the 33rd Ward, I have a responsibility to protect my only neighborhood high school," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez said.
Hop Butcher Moving Into Half Acre’s Lincoln Avenue Brewery And Taproom
After years of making its beers in other breweries' tanks, Hop Butcher is moving into its own spot as Half Acre consolidates into its Balmoral Avenue brewery, taproom and beer garden.
How Should Lincoln Square Spend $250,000 In Ward Money? Here’s How To Vote
47th Ward residents can choose among curb extensions, safety upgrades at Welles Park, water fountains at Revere Park or new trees.
An Art Installation Is Coming To Budlong Woods Library And West Ridge Neighbors Can Weigh In
Murals, mosaics or a type of sculpture will be attached to the east facade of the library at 5630 N. Lincoln Ave. Once the city finalizes its design, it could be fully installed by fall 2022.
Huettenbar’s New Owner Says Bar’s Old German Charm Will Remain When It Opens As Lincoln Square Taproom In July
Huettenbar closed late last year. The new owner says he wants the watering hole to stay rooted in the neighborhood's German American history, but it will offer a variety of Chicago-made brews.
Chicago Police Should Stop Foot Chases Until New Policy Is Created, Latino Leaders Say: ‘This Has To End Right Now’
After Adam Toledo and Anthony Alvarez were killed during foot chases, leaders are urging immediate changes to police policy. "Our communities are traumatized by this," one member said.
Ravenswood Culver’s Is Opening This Month — And Owners Are Hiring This Weekend
The Ravenswood Culver's is hosting a job fair Friday and Saturday to hire 40-50 workers for the new location.
Plan To Install Lights At Welles Park Baseball Diamonds Could Be Cut In Half After Some Neighbors Oppose It
The Welles Park Parents Association is revising its proposal to just two fields after a small group of neighbors said the plan to add lights would be too disruptive to the neighborhood.
Cloud Kitchens Launches PR Campaign To Fight Business Restrictions In North Center — And It Looks A Lot Like The Early Days Of Uber
Facing pushback from neighbors and aldermen, Cloud Kitchens — which former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is heavily invested in — is claiming criticism of the ghost kitchen is racist.
After Another Deadly Cop Shooting, Aldermen Blast Lightfoot, CPD Leaders For ‘Standing In The Way’ Of Police Reform
Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on promises of transparency and action on long-stalled changes to police policy. Some say the mayor and department aren't moving fast enough.
Video Shows Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Anthony Alvarez As He Runs From Them: ‘Why Are You Shooting Me?’ (NO VIDEO IN STORY)
The slain man's family said they had "more questions than answers" after viewing the footage, which shows police shooting Alvarez as he ran away from them.
Video Shows Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Anthony Alvarez As He Runs From Them: ‘Why Are You Shooting Me?’ (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
The slain man's family said they had "more questions than answers" after viewing the footage, which showed police shooting Alvarez as he ran away from them.
Anthony Alvarez’s Family Slated To Watch Video Of Police Killing Portage Park Father
The 22-year-old was killed by police during a foot chase March 31. After weeks of demanding answers, the city will allow family to view video of the shooting, a family member said.
Family Of Portage Park Father Killed By Police Asks Witnesses To Come Forward: His ‘Story Is Not Being Shared Enough’
A police officer fatally shot Anthony Alvarez, 22, just days after 13-year-old Adam Toledo was killed by police. His family still hasn’t heard when video from the shooting will be released, they said. "We want answers."
North Center Alderman Nixes Developer’s Plan For Luxury Condos At Chicago Joe’s Property
Neighbors and the alderman rejected the plans due to a lack of commercial space, affordable housing and residential density to support local businesses.
Lincoln Square’s Ainslie Arts Plaza Has A New, More Inviting Look. Now, It Just Needs The Perfect Logo
The Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce is looking for an artist to create a logo and branding for the plaza that will be featured on planters and pylons in the area. The deadline to apply is April 30.
Property Owners Can Weigh In On North River Commission’s Plan To Expand Irving Park And Albany Park Taxing District
If the commission can get the support of businesses, it could offer its services — like litter removal and landscaping — in the expanded area by January.
Ravenswood, Lincoln Square And North Park Neighbors Can Volunteer At These Earth Day Clean Up Events
Volunteers at the clean up events will need to wear mask and follow social distancing rules.
Cloud Kitchens Isn’t Following A City Rule To Lessen Traffic Woes, North Center Neighbors Say
City officials told Cloud Kitchens to stop allowing customers to pick up orders from Rockwell Street. But the business is still doing it, residents said.
Culver’s Could Be Coming To North Park After Getting Key City Approval
The city's zoning committee signed off on a Culver's proposed for 6001 N. Lincoln Ave. City Council is scheduled to vote on it Wednesday.