Ald. Jim Gardiner’s Ward Superintendent Fired While Facing Federal Machine Gun Investigation
Charles Sikanich is under investigation for trying to sell a World War II heirloom illegal machine gun while on the clock for his government job.
Northwest Side Book Club Aims To Keep Kids Engaged Over The Summer
Students who participate by reading books and filing out a form could help their local library win a pizza party.
Ed Paschke Art Center To Reopen In Jefferson Park Next Year
The reopening of the Ed Paschke Art Center, which has been closed since March 2020, is part of the anticipated Northside Cultural District planned for Jefferson Park's downtown area.
Family-Owned Jefferson Park Gelato Shop Ix-Chel Reopens For Summer
Ix-Chel serves more than 30 flavors of gelato and now offers banana splits and ice cream sundaes. A food menu could be coming soon.
Bluebird, An American Brunch And Comfort Food Spot, Opening In Portage Park This Week
Bluebird will open Friday in Portage Park for lunch. It will offer more sit-down food options, expanded cocktails and local draft beers.
Henry’s Cafe Bringing Breakfast, Coffee And More To Jefferson Park’s Esdohr House This Summer
Henry's Cafe will serve breakfast foods, including parties, baked goods, egg sandwiches. The operator hopes to expand to lunch and cold drinks.
Little Lulu’s Italian Ice Shop Reopens In Portage Park With Nutrition Bar
Little Lulu's reopened in late May. Thanks to a new business partnership, it now serves waffles, protein shakes, acai bowls and more in addition to its signature Italian ice.
Panda Express Plan Scrapped As Portage Park Neighbors Push For A Different Development At Bank Parking Lot
Panda Express opponents want the bank lot to be turned into a mixed-use development. But others say the drive-thru would have given nearby businesses a boost.
Rainbow Races Launching LGBTQ Sailing School In Jackson Park To Diversify Sport, ‘Build Bridges’ Among Boaters
Rainbow Races, the organization that hosts the annual Pride Flotilla happening Saturday, plans to launch sailing classes in July to get more LGBTQ+ people into the sport.
Gladstone Park’s North Branch Fried Chicken Celebrates 2 Years With Free Pork Sliders, Chicken Sandwiches
North Branch Fried Chicken will give free grub to attendees at its Thursday Father's Day market pop-up to thank the community for its support.
Esteemed Northside Learning Center Principal Retires, But Won’t Stop Fighting For Mental Health And Special Education
The North Park school, which serves students 14-22 with intellectual disabilities, added a greenhouse, garden and student-run cafe under Karren Ray's leadership.
You Can Now Apply To Live In The Six Corners Senior Living Facility
Applications for market-rate and more affordable units in The Clarendale are now open. The development plans to be complete in September, and leasing will begin in October.
Divvy’s New E-Bike Fees Pricing Out Some Riders, Users Say
Divvy increased per-minute fees for e-bikes and upped the annual membership. Some members are switching to their own bikes or going back to the CTA in response.
See Over 60 Historical Bungalows And Exchange Plants At Mayfair’s Annual Community Garage Sale
The big garage sale is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday from Pulaski to Elston and Lawrence to Foster.
Friendship Church, Community Space Opens Inside Far Northwest Side Affordable Housing Building
Friendship Presbyterian Church, which bounced around locations since 2018, held its first in-person service this weekend at its new home on the ground floor of a Jefferson Park affordable apartment complex.
Family Devastated After Navy Vet, Cubs Fan Killed By Drunk Driver In Portage Park
Tim Kast died May 19 after a drunk motorcyclist hit him as he was walking to his sister's house. It is among several serious crashes that have occurred along Irving Park Road in recent months.
After 2 Cyclists Killed, Protected Bike Lanes Coming To Stretch Of Milwaukee Avenue On Northwest Side
Raised concrete curbs are coming to Milwaukee Avenue's bike lane between Addison Street and Irving Park Road to improve safety for cyclists using the bike highway.
Six Corners Hot Dog Joint Says It Was Excluded From Area’s Hot Dog Fest, But Chamber Says That’s Not The Case
Some Six Corners businesses and neighbors criticized the Windy City Hot Dog Fest for having no Far Northwest Side participants, while others say bringing a wide variety of vendors to the area will help put it back on the map.
Heather Daniel, A Chicago Police Veteran, Sworn In As 16th District Commander
Heather Daniel, a 22-year veteran of the department and a lawyer, takes over for retiring commander Maureen Biggane.
Jefferson Park Affordable Housing Development For Veterans, People With Disabilities Opens Applications
Construction for the buildings at Lawrence and Austin avenues is scheduled to be completed in October. The project moved forward after City Council rebuffed Ald. Nick Sposato's attempt to downzone the land.