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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.