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Inspired By Mister Rogers, Jefferson Park Church Starts Video Series To Build Bonds Among Northwest Side Neighbors

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" tackles issues of affordable, housing, homelessness, racial justice, inclusion and community development.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
8:00 AM CDT

Tour Dunning On Two Wheels Saturday To Celebrate Neigborhood’s New E-Bike Divvy Stations

Locals can use their own bikes or Divvy bikes for the 8-mile ride. There will be refreshments from Eli's Cheesecake.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
7:51 AM CDT

Jefferson Park’s Alchemy Chicago Art Gallery Closes For Good After City Shuts It Down

The co-owner of Alchemy Chicago, which attracted artists of color from around the city, said he suspects some neighbors weren't happy with the gallery's clientele. But the city said he had no license to operate.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

City Looks To Sell Always-Empty Six Corners Parking Lot, But Some Say A Revived Portage Theater Will Need The Spaces

The lot at 4050 N. LaPorte Ave. would be packed when the Portage Theater was active. But shoppers coming to the area rarely use it now.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After Jefferson Park Cyclist Killed On Milwaukee Avenue, Advocates Push City To Fix The ‘Bike Highway’ — Before Someone Else Dies

"We need protected routes on major ways or intermediary routes to bike safely — and we needed it years ago," said a Northwest Side cycling advocate.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jeff Fest Returns To Jefferson Park For 20th Year Of Music, Food And More

Tickets to the family-friendly festival are $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Kids 12 and younger are free with an adult.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Friends Of 6-Year-Old Norwood Park Girl With Cancer To Host Fundraiser Sunday To Support Family

The MollyStrong Family Day is Sunday. There will be carnival games, Irish dancers, balloon creations and more.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

As Six Corners Sears Overhaul Inches Forward, Some Northwest Siders Celebrate Luxury Apartment Plan — But Others Worry About Affordability

Of 209 luxury apartments planned for the vacant Sears building, just six will be affordable, according to the zoning application. It won't be subject to the city's new affordability ordinance, which goes into effect in October.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jefferson Park’s Copernicus Foundation Marks 50 Years With History Book: ‘This Place Is A Legacy’

Polish Americans Joseph Barnas and Alina Bosak created the book, which leaders said will be the first comprehensive history of the foundation.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Family, Neighbors Offer Tributes To Edgebrook Filmmaker Jeff Marpé: ‘He Came In Like A Comet And Burned Bright’

Jeff Marpé loved giving back to local businesses. The Marpé family will hold a memorial for him 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Isle.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Lake Effect Brewing’s Firehouse Brewpub One Step Closer To Opening After City Council Lifts Liquor Ban

The firehouse brewery and kitchen are slated to open in summer 2022.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Norwood Park Girl, 6, Battling Cancer To Be Honored By City Council For ‘Extraordinary Strength And Courage’

"Molly's extraordinary strength and courage has inspired her family, friends, and neighbors," the resolution says of Molly Morris.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Volunteers Have Cleaned Up The Dunning-Read Conservation Area For Years. Finally, They Could Get Help From The State

Volunteers and nature conservationists say the area has become difficult to access as maintenance has fallen off. They hope state funds will help with removing weeds and installing better trails, fences, signs and parking.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After 25 Years In Edison Park, Zia’s Trattoria Is Moving To Norwood Park: ‘The Neighborhood Is Ready For A Restaurant’

Zia's Social plans to open in October inside the former Iron Horse Ale House, which closed last year because of the pandemic.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Portage Park Gallery Wants To Create More Opportunities For Visual Artists: ‘This Area Really Needs It’

The Seventh Corner Gallery's first pop-up is 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the Irish American Heritage Center. It will feature work from five Northwest Side illustrators.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Max’s Chicken Restaurant In Mayfair Brings A Taste Of Home To Chicago’s Filipino Community

Max's is a beloved staple in the Philippines — but the Mayfair location is the first from the chain in the Midwest.

Albany Park

700 People Apply For 75 Apartments In Jefferson Park Affordable Housing Complex Some Neighbors Didn’t Want

The project at 5150 N. Northwest Highway was the subject of a long, heated, racially charged debate. But now some people initially skeptical of affordable housing have applied for spots, its developer said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Dunning’s Piazza Italia Will Host An Outdoor Euro Cup Final Watch Party Sunday To Cheer On Italy

Italian restaurant BarTucci, 3426 N. Harlem Ave., will host a watch party for the final game of the Euro Cup on Sunday.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Tropicuba Cafe Opens Second Location, Bringing Cuban Food To Portage Park

The restaurant at 5606 W. Irving Park Road serves a variety of Cuban sandwiches, entrees, empanadas and appetizers.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Family Of Slain Portage Park Man Raising Money To Bury National Guardsman: ‘Chrys Will Be Remembered As A Hero’

Chrys Carvajal was back in Chicago to visit family after finishing basic training for the National Guard when he was killed Sunday.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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