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Alex V. Hernandez

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park reporter

alex@blockclubchi.org

How You Can Help Amundsen High School Music Students Get New Instruments This Year

"What we want to do ... is we want to get an instrument into the hands of every single kid," the school's music director said.

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North Center Celebrates Updated Town Square With Homecoming Fest This Weekend

The $2 million square opened to the public last year and will host performances by The Black Oil Brothers, Big Fans, the Original Big Shoulders Jazz Band.

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After More Than 400 Exposed To COVID At Lane Tech, Some Question Safety, District’s Notification Process

"I really just need to know real-time information at my kids' individual schools," one Lane parent said.

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Veronica Wolski, Jefferson Park Anti-Vaccine Activist, Dies From COVID-19 At Age 64

Wolski, a QAnon supporter known for demonstrating on a bridge over the Kennedy Expressway, started an uproar at an area hospital last week when she insisted they give her a medication meant to treat parasites in animals and humans.

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312RiverRun Trail Finally Complete As Officials Unveil Bike, Running Path Under Rebuilt Irving Park Bridge

The complete trail connects three parks along the North Branch of the Chicago River.

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Lane Tech Honors First Female Students 50 Years After Going Coed: ‘Thank You For Your Fearlessness’

Lane Tech's first female students enrolled in September 1971 after six decades of being an all-boys institution.

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Lincoln Square Taproom Opens In Former Huettenbar On Lincoln Avenue

The taproom’s menu includes Oktoberfest brews, ciders and other beers on tap, as well as Malört.

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Ravenswood Manor’s Garage Sale Has Thousands Of Bargains To Check Out Sunday

The event typically draws bargain hunters from all over. This year, more than 140 households are participating.

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Ravenswood ArtWalk Returns This Weekend With Focus On Local Artisans

The event runs Saturday and Sunday. It will feature photographers, jewelers, brewers and more.

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QAnon Conspiracy Theorists Harass Northwest Side Hospital That Rejected Ivermectin Treatment For COVID Patient

AMITA Resurrection Hospital has gotten “hundreds” of calls and emails after a local woman hospitalized with COVID-19 claimed she was denied the drug, which is used to treat animals and humans for parasites.

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Irving Park Restaurant Owner Says He’s Following Indoor Mask Rules And Surprised City Put Him On Scofflaw List

“I had two uncles and my father die last year from COVID-19,” the owner said. “I don’t think COVID is a game, and we take that very seriously.”

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Townhomes And Apartments Planned At Former DePaul College Prep Campus Face Pushback From Neighbors, Alderman

The proposal would add 357 homes along the North Branch of the Chicago River. But Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez said she doesn't support the development.

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Shots Fired Near Albany Park Elementary School; No Injuries Reported, Police Say

Bateman Elementary students were outside when shots were fired but no one was hurt. Police and violence interruptors are monitoring the area throughout the day, officials said.

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A Photographer Started Baking In The Pandemic. Now, She And Her Husband Will Open R&A Bread Bakers In Lincoln Square

A friend gave co-founder Rachel Beltzman sourdough starter last year for her new baking hobby. Now, she's opening a bakery with bagel sandwiches.

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Half Acre Invites Neighbors For A Few Final Pours At Lincoln Avenue Taproom This Month

“We’re excited to welcome people back for a quick spin in here,” Half Acre's founder said.

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Lincoln Square Taproom Set To Open At Former Huettenbar Location This Month

“We tried to keep and reclaim everything we could,” the bar's new owner said. 

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Delmark Records Hosts Inaugural Blues & Jazz Stroll Saturday In North Center

The free event will feature two stages at Delmark Records and Burning Bush Brewery.

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Video Shows Cops Chasing Shooting Suspect Who Ran Into A Restaurant Full Of Police Officers

A man wanted in connection to a shooting and car crash ran into Garcia's Restaurant — where a group of police officers had stopped for lunch.

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Shooting That Ended In Lincoln Square Plaza Crash Started When Driver Aggressively Chased Victim In Traffic, Prosecutors Say

Authorities have not offered a motive in Tuesday's shooting, but a prosecutor's description of the events that led to the mayhem suggested road rage may have played a role.

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Irving Park Road To Be Rebuilt From Chicago River To Ravenswood Avenue Beginning Next Week

The project includes curbs, pedestrian safety measures and resurfacing. It's set to begin as work to replace the 100-year-old Irving Park bridge over the North Branch finishes.

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