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Alex V. Hernandez

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park reporter

alex@blockclubchi.org

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.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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.

North Park

Lincoln Square’s Canna Bella Lux Hosting 4/20 ‘Weed Girls’ Mixer At Davis Theater 

The event includes a screening of “Mean Girls" and a swag bag with cones from the smoke shop, popcorn and more.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Bon Femmes Expands From Online Shop To Ravenswood Storefront With A Focus On Female Artists

The Bon Femmes store, 4917 N. Damen Ave., will only be open Saturdays, but customers will still be able to shop online. The store sells accessories, art and home decor made exclusively by women.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Night Game Lights At Welles Park Would Help Kids Baseball And Local Businesses, Supporters Say. City Will Decide This Month Whether To Approve Them

A nonprofit group asked the Park District for a quick decision so it can apply for grants to pay for the lights. Some critics say the process is moving too fast.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Thorek May Sell Parts Of Bethany Methodist Hospital And Retirement Home In Ravenswood, Alderman Says

Thorek purchased the Bethany property in 2019 for $22.5 million but has shared little about its plans for the space.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chicago Still Has Barbershop Quartets — And They’re Performing For Free At Marie’s Pizza In Albany Park Sunday

The Chicago Metro Chorus, established in 1945 and the only active chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will celebrate 75 years with Sunday's free performance.

Albany Park

Albany Park Plan Would Bring 12 Condos To Montrose Avenue, But Some Worried About Affordability

Platinum Homes wants to build two condo buildings on vacant lots. Some neighbors want the project to be bigger and offer ground floor retail, but developers say that's not feasible.

Albany Park

Building Winnemac Dog Park Will Be A ‘Tall Order,’ But Lincoln Square Neighbors Say They’re Up To The Task

The group has $100,000 of city funds they can use for construction, but they only have until 2023 to spend it — or it goes back to the city.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square Farmers Market Returns In May

The Tuesday and Thursday markets will resume first week of May and continue weekly until late fall.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

After Police Kill Young Portage Park Father, His Family Demands Answers: ‘We Want To Know Why He Was Being Chased’

Anthony Alverez's family learned about the shooting via news reports and neighbors, raising more questions about what happened.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

After Months Of ‘Radio Silence,’ Developer Back To Square One After Ravenswood Neighbors Reject Plan To Turn Church Into Apartments

Developers unveiled their proposal for Philadelphia Romanian Church of God months ago. Then there was no news or response to neighbor feedback.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Developer Of Mystery Lincoln Square Grocer Still Won’t Speak To Public Even After Alderman Threatens Downzoning

“The lack of concrete information or willingness to communicate without being coerced is troubling," one neighbor said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

13-Year-Old Adam Toledo’s Mom Thought Her Son Was Missing — Until Cops Came Knocking 2 Days After Killing Him

"Adam had many dreams that he will never get to live out," the boy's mother Elizabeth Toledo said. "Ironically one of his dreams was to become a police officer."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Order Pizza April 28 To Support Horner Park Dog Park Improvements

Neighbors should use the code “FUNDHDP21” when they order pizza from Lou Malnati's locations at 4340 N. Lincoln Ave., 958 W. Wrightwood Ave. and 3986 N. Avondale Ave.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Can North Lincoln Avenue Come Back To Life? Alderman Unveils Plan To Boost A Long-Neglected Part Of Lincoln Square

The plan to improve a stretch of Lincoln Avenue will include design upgrades and a new arts district. Ald. Andre Vasquez also wants to improve motels with bad reputations in the area.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Here’s Where To Donate Blood In Avondale On Sunday

The event begins at 9 a.m. at Rockwell on the River, 3057 N. Rockwell St. Appointments are required.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Albany Park Principal, Alderman Worried About Charter School’s Plans To Move Near Roosevelt High School

An ASPIRA charter school in Avondale wants to move down the street from Roosevelt High School. Roosevelt's principal says that could cost him students and funding.

Albany Park

Developer Pitches Townhomes At Closed Lincoln Square Parish. Here’s How To Weigh In

If approved, the market-rate and affordable townhomes would be built at the former Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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