Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park reporter
Welles Park Grub Infestation Will Shut Down Youth Sports Until At Least Next Summer, Parent Group Says
Treatments of the ball fields will start this week at Welles and as soon as next week at Winnemac Park.
Nightmare On Montrose: Grub Infestation Leaves Welles Park Stinking Of Rot And One-Third Destroyed
After heavy rains, thousands of beetle grubs emerged from under Welles Park in Lincoln Square and destroyed a wide swath of the fields.
Bloodshot Records Sold To Indie Investor Exceleration Music, New Owners Promise To Honor Outstanding Artist Royalties
“I am both happy and relieved to hear that the Bloodshot catalog has landed in the hands of independent-minded folks who have a long history of looking out for artists' interests,” one Bloodshot artist said.
Urban Brew Labs Taproom Now Open In Former Koval Space, Featuring Exclusive Beers, Mario Kart Contests And More
The taproom opened this summer. It will host a Halloween party with music and a costume contest Oct. 30.
Bloodshot Records Founder Says He’s Leaving Indie Label After 25 Years
Since 2019, the indie record label has faced unresolved legal issues between Rob Miller and his former business partner, Nan Warshaw.
Try Rare Fall Beers, German Food At Malt Row’s Oktoberfest Fundraiser For Area Food Pantry
Organizers Dovetail and Begyle breweries are asking for a $5 donation to support the Friendship Center, a nonprofit food pantry that feeds almost 2,000 Northwest Siders each month.
Longtime Irving Park Activist Who Died From COVID-19 Remembered With Honorary Street Sign
Betty Resnikoff was a teacher, community organizer and founding member of Albany Park, North Park and Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice.
Lakeview Water Main Replacement On Ashland Reroutes Traffic, Causes Parking Restrictions
Neighbors may also need to perform an “intensive flushing” of their water system during construction as their homes are added to the new water main.
As City Struggles With Shootings, Violence Interrupters In Irving Park And Albany Park Are Working Toward Peace
Tuesday's block party allowed the Alliance of Local Service Organizations's outreach team to explain their approach to reducing violence. They also learned more about neighbors' concerns.
Neighbors Can Weigh In On Developer’s Revised Plans For Former People’s Gas Site In Irving Park Next Week
Next week's community meeting will offer an in-person and virtual option for neighbors to participate.
Fewer Power Outages Expected After Upgrades To Grid At Irving Park ComEd Facility
The technology allows electricity to be rerouted around downed substations to speed recovery from electrical grid outages, ComEd officials said.
Chicago Joe’s Replacement Gets Alderman’s Blessing After Restaurant, Affordable Apartments Added
A developer needed Ald. Matt Martin's support to tear down the closed restaurant on Irving Park Road and build an apartment building.
Metra Begins $36.1 Million Overhaul To Grayland Station In Irving Park
Crews began work last week, and construction is expected to wrap by spring 2024, according to Metra.
Common Pantry Fundraiser Returns Friday, Raising Money To Feed North Siders In Need
Proceeds from ticket sales, donations and the silent auction will benefit the nonprofit food pantry’s mission, which has been assisting North Siders since 1967.
Suicide Prevention Walk Saturday At Montrose Harbor Will Raise Money For Research, Support
Since the first walk in 2004, events like the Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Walk have provided a platform to create awareness of mental health and suicide prevention, organizers said.
Koval Distillery Opens Ravenswood Tasting Room Friday
The tasting room is part of the distiller’s years-long plan to bring all its operations under one roof.
Timeless Toys Collects Toys, Donations For Refugee Families From Afghanistan In US
Scott Friedland, Timeless’ shopkeeper, is an Indiana National Guard captain at Camp Atterbury, which is hosting thousands of people fleeing Afghanistan.
Irving Park Neighbors Blast Developer For ‘Bulky’ Townhomes, Apartments: ‘This Is Not Downtown’
Opposition to the development has even united unlikely allies: Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez and former Ald. Dick Mell.
Las Palmas Brings Its Mix Of Guatemalan And Mexican Cuisine To Albany Park
The Guatemalan food at Las Palmas includes enchiladas that use corn tortillas made from scratch and covered in Guatemalan-style mole as well as a rustic, ranchero-style chicken soup.
Play Kickball And Support Irving Park Neighborhood Programs
Proceeds will support the Greater Independence Park Neighborhood Association programs and events, like the local farmers market.