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Portage Park Gardener Who Dazzled With Butterfly Project Earns County, State Recognition

"If everybody got together and did that kind of work, it could make a huge difference for climate change," Cook County Commissioner Bridget Degnen said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jefferson Park Yard Transformed Into A ‘Cruella’-Inspired Skeleton Fashion Show For Halloween

Sisters Lily and Mila Rabb, ages 13 and 9, are the masterminds behind the Disney-inspired display at North Long Avenue and West Giddings Street.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Feds Seize Illegal Machine Gun From Ald. Jim Gardiner’s Ward Superintendent — And He’s Still On The Job

Charles Sikanich is also being sued by a man who says Sikanich and Gardiner falsely accused him of a crime, harassed him and had him arrested over a lost cellphone.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Vote For The Best Gladstone Park Halloween House In Annual Neighborhood Contest

People can vote online for their favorite spooky house in the community, and winners will be announced on Halloween.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Northeastern Illinois Still Looking For Developers To Scoop Up Empty North Park Buildings

The university extended its request for proposals until Nov. 1 and plans to announce a vendor for the vacant properties in early 2022.

North Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Boots Residents From Public Meeting For Asking About Investigations Into Conduct

Seven out of 23 attendees were removed from a virtual meeting about a new Panda Express for trying to ask the alderman questions about the FBI's investigation into him.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Fannie’s Cafe In Portage Park Closing For Good This Weekend

Fannie's is open 8-3 p.m. now through Sunday, when it will close at 2 p.m. for the last time.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

The Joy Room At Six Corners Hosting Monthly Full Moon Pop-Up Markets

This weekend's full market will be 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday with at least seven vendors each day.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Blasted For ‘Obscene’ Texts, Stripped Of Committee Positions By Cook County Democratic Party

Gardiner, who has been accused of withholding ward services from his critics and using foul language to describe women, also faces an FBI investigation.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Latino Arts Nonprofit The Miracle Center Finds New Home In Old Belmont Cragin Church, Plans To Expand Services

After serving 20,000 kids over two decades in Logan Square and Humboldt Park, The Miracle Center is renovating a 173-year-old church so it can offer more programs.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Latest Six Corners Development Proposal Gets Panned By Neighbors For Being Too Suburban With Too Many Parking Lots

Neighbors criticized the $80 million project, saying it was proposing more than 300 parking spaces but not enough public space or residential units.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Portage Park Neighbors Step Up To Help Pregnant Woman With Cancer — And You Can Help By Stopping At Perkolator For Coffee

Perkolator, 6032 W. Irving Park Road, will donate all of its Tuesday proceeds to help Nora and Everett Gutierrez raise money for alternative cancer treatment.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

A Portage Park Church Is Collecting 300 Winter Items For Neighbors In Need

The church is collecting hats, sleeping bags, tents, hand warmers and socks that will be given to neighbors in the community.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Anthony Alvarez’s Family Unveils A Little Library In His Honor 6 Months After His Killing

The little library is just one step toward making sure Alvarez's name isn't forgotten and his family receives justice, they said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Aldermen Are Not Subject To City Worker Vaccine Mandate — And Some Are Skipping The Shots

As unvaccinated aldermen fight the city worker vaccine mandate, other elected officials are frustrated by a lack of remote meeting options.

Citywide

Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner’s First Challenger Has Announced Her Plan To Run — Even Though Election Is A Year Away

Candidate Megan Mathias' campaign announcement drew a crowd of more than 100 people. Attendees said they want a leader who will build common ground in the politically divided ward.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Have A Chicago-Themed Piggy Bank? It Could End Up In A Polish Museum

A local group is collecting piggy banks to send to a new museum in Poland. They're looking for banks that represent Chicago and Illinois.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Fly Girl Dance & Fitness Settles Into Edison Park Home After Months Of Moving Around

Fly Girl Dance & Fitness offers classes in yoga, zumba, kickboxing, HIIT and boot camps with a fun environment tailored to boost women's confidence, its owner said.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Fundraisers Saturday And Sunday For Officer Carlos Yanez Jr., Badly Wounded In Shooting That Killed Ella French

"This weekend, we are stepping up for our brother, Carlos Yanez Jr., who has a long road to recovery ahead of him," Lt. John Garrido said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Little Lulu’s Italian Ice Closing Portage Park Storefront, But You Can Still Order Pints Online

The Italian ice spot is closing after being hit hard by the pandemic, but other local businesses will continue to sell its all-natural treats.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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