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Alex V. Hernandez

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park reporter

alex@blockclubchi.org

Irving Park Families Can Meet Santa At This Neighbor’s Toy Drive

The event organizers are current accepting donations of new and gently used toys through Dec. 10.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

After Video Captures Fatal Lincoln Square Shooting, Police Ask For Public’s Help

Police from the three North Side districts have conducted “joint missions” since last week to address the increase in shootings, aldermen said. 

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

DANK Haus Aims To Raise $54,000 Before End Of Year To Open Gallery On First Floor

The gallery is the next step in the nonprofit's beautification process of DANK’s six-story, 93-year-old building. Earlier this year, DANK opened its newly renovated skyline lounge and outdoor patio to the public.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Second City Meadery Opens Albany Park Tasting Room After Years Of Planning

Second City Meadery is the city’s second meadery tasting room and only meadery on the North Side. The alcoholic beverage is made from fermented honey.

Albany Park

5 People Shot In Lincoln Square, Irving Park And Avondale Since Friday

Police from three different North Side districts are conducting “joint missions” in the areas where the shootings happened, aldermen said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Shop Local 2021: A Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, North Center, North Park, Albany Park And Irving Park Holiday Gift Guide

From paintings to toys, candles, cannabis and beer, shops in Lincoln Square and its surrounding neighborhoods are packed full of potential gifts.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

The Night Market Returns To North Center For Black Friday

More than 20 vendors will be at the market at Mrs. Murphy And Sons Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave., selling locally made arts and crafts.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Mother, Friend Of Missing Amundsen High School Students Urge Girls To Return: ‘I Hope They Come Home’

Police, family and friends are still looking for Sujeily Zepeda and Izebellia DeLeon, two 15-year-old sophomores last seen Friday outside the school.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Amundsen High School Asks For Help To Find 2 Students Missing Since Friday

Sujeily Zepeda, 15, and Izebellia DeLeon, 15, were last seen Friday morning at school, police said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lane Tech Mascot Process Stalls As School Struggles To Review Hundreds Of Submissions

Lane Tech voted last year to stop using the school's longtime symbol of a Native American man wearing a feathered headdress. But school leaders need help narrowing down more than 1,000 new ideas.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Help Amundsen High School Athletes Get New Uniforms, Support At Weekend Fundraiser

The foundation aims to provide more resources, including scholarships, for the school's student athletes. Its first fundraiser is noon Sunday at the Lincoln Tap Room.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Irving Park Parents Question CPS: When Are We Getting Our New Playground?

The district hasn’t provided a clear timeline for construction or cost estimates for the playground and classroom trailers at Scammon Elementary School.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Here’s How To Donate To Irving Park Community Food Pantry’s Toy And Coat Drives

The pantry is also running a cold-weather clothing drive for local families in need. Coats, gloves, hats and other items should be dropped off by Monday.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Support Schurz High School By Eating At Six Corners Culver’s Next Week

Proceeds from next week’s fundraiser will go towards improving and promoting the high school's programing and infrastructure.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Schurz High School Lockdown Blamed On Snapchat Gun Rumor, But Parents And Neighbors Say Campus Fights Are On The Rise

Some teachers said fights started getting worse when students were allowed to leave campus for lunch, but the principal said kids need more mental health support.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square Hairstylist Combines Love Of Death Metal Music With Cutting Hair: ‘I Wanted To Start Something Unique’

Customers at Northern Darkness Grooming Co. are greeted by a framed photo of horror icon Vincent Price and a small coffin display case with grooming products.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Here’s How You Can Help Families Who Lost Relatives To Violence In Albany Park Get Holiday Baskets

Israel’s Gifts of Hope, founded in memory of Israel Aragon Jr., who was fatally shot in Albany Park in 2016, will donate the baskets.

Albany Park

Irving Park’s Independence Tap Sold As Owner Retires — But It’s Expected To Remain A Bar

George Lacon has run the bar since 1995, but it opened in 1970. It's known for live music and its low-key feel.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Schurz High School Briefly Locked Down After Reports Of A Person With A Gun On Campus

Police responded to reports of a person with a gun on the campus, but no weapon was recovered by those who responded. No injuries were reported.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Volta Elementary, Ronan Park And Kelvyn Park On Northwest Side Are Finalists For $1.5 Million City Grant

Northwest Side neighbors can weigh in on three finalists' proposals in a community survey until Nov. 11.

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