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Should Aldermen Be Allowed To Have 2nd Jobs That Conflict With Their Office? A Proposal To Ban It Stalls

Aldermen are paid six-figure salaries and have access to a city expense account, but they are considered part-time employees who can take outside jobs.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

As Northwest Side Park Named For Poet And Holocaust Victim Gertrud Kolmar, Loved Ones Vow To Keep Her Story Alive

The ceremony comes five months after Park District officials unanimously approved the rededication request and almost two years since residents began the efforts.

Citywide

Medical Facility Offering Primary Care, Cardiology Services Opens At Six Corners

The $4 million medical building will offer obstetrics and gynecology next month. It sits next to a senior housing development that's slated to be complete by the end of 2022.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Veteran Far Northwest Side Organizer Susanna Ernst To Run Against Ald. Jim Gardiner In 45th Ward

The community organizer and historian is the second woman to officially mount a run to take Ald. Jim Gardiner's seat.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Gertrud Kolmar Park Dedication Honoring German-Jewish Poet Killed In Holocaust Set For Thursday

The rededication ceremony for the Northwest Side park will honor a writer and poet who created more than 450 pieces, continuing her work even while being persecuted by the Nazis.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Far Northwest Side Neighbors Rally To Help Dog Recovering From Car Crash That Critically Injured Man

Neighbors say the stretch of Devon Avenue where the crash occurred has long been dangerous with speeding drivers and narrow lanes. A light or crosswalk with flashing lights would improve safety, they said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jefferson Park Smoke Shop Closed For Building Violations As Owner Faces Charges Of Selling Cannabis To Undercover Cops

The Supreme Smoke Shop owner was arrested Sept. 8 after authorities said he sold cannabis out of his shop without a valid license.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Milwaukee Avenue Block On Northwest Side Shut Down Through December To Replace Bridge, Speed Up $36 Million Project

The full traffic closure will shave off six months of construction for the project timeline.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Old Irving Park’s Disney II High School Wants Mentors For Its Civics Education Program

Community and policy members active in urban planning and transportation, food insecurity, housing and public health are encouraged to sign up and be a mentor.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

New Paradise Bakery Brings Sicilian Pastries, Gelato And More To Gladstone Park

The original New Paradise Bakery is based in Sicily. "The bakery is so popular in Palmero that people from Palermo were calling their relatives here in Chicago and telling them that New Paradise was opening here."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Portage Park Exhibit Highlights Latino Artists For National Hispanic Heritage Month

Triple R Gallery's exhibit highlights 11 artists from around the city with an aim to showcase history, diversity and culture. It runs through September.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Mother Of Jefferson Park Teen Killed In Crash Asks For Community’s Help To Buy Daughter’s Headstone

Arnelis “Nelly” Flores died after a crash on the Eisenhower Expressway. Her family is now raising money to buy her a headstone.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Chicago Police Officer Dies By Suicide, At Least The 4th Since July, Officials Say

The officer's death comes as the police Department and Supt. David Brown face increasing scrutiny for how officers' mental health and days off are treated.

Citywide

Taste Of Polonia Celebrates 40th Anniversary In Jefferson Park This Weekend

The festival will feature more than 35 bands spread across four stages, including musicians who are traveling from Poland for the event.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Data Researcher Challenging Ald. Samantha Nugent To Represent Northwest Side

Denali Dasgupta is billing herself as a progressive candidate with a focus on improving public resources.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Bistro 6050 Looking For New Owner To Take Over Popular Portage Park Snack Shop

The owners of Bistro 6050 want to move back to Europe and hand over the 5-year-old business — including the recipes — to someone who will keep it going.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

You Can Make Ribbon Skirts For Indigenous Teens At Indian American Center Workshop

The program is free and meets Wednesdays through Sept. 21. Volunteers learn how to make the skirts and about Indigenous culture.

Albany Park

Northwest Siders Rally Around Schurz High School After 4 Teens Shot In First Week Of Classes

Neighbors, parents and organizers greeted students and teachers with doughnuts, flowers and school supplies to "counteract the violence" of the drive-by shooting "with love."

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

City Slaps Stop Work Order On $90 Million Six Corners Sears Redevelopment

Workers on the site were building without a permit, city officials said. It's the second time developers have been forced to stop work on the project.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

North Branch Trail Extension Connecting Path To Suburban Niles Will Break Ground Next Year

The connection will allow bikers and hikers to access the natural areas at Bunker Hill and the more than 20 miles of trails in the Forest Preserves’ North Branch Trail system.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash
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