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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.