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Jefferson Park Paleteria Closing After 2 Years, But Owners Want Someone To Take Over Business

The owners of El Sabor la Michoacanita, 4442 N. Milwaukee Ave., invite people to stop by until Sunday for special discounts on popular items and to say goodbye.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Taft High School Stops Attempted Chapter Of Conservative Youth Group Turning Point USA

Taft's decision sparked support from teachers, parents and some members of its local school council, while the Chicago GOP and others said the decision is censorship.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

NW Side Cops To Crack Down On Illegal Guns, Parties To Combat Spike In Shootings, Officers Tell Frustrated Neighbors

About 200 people packed a Jefferson Park school gymnasium Friday for a safety meeting hosted by Ald. Jim Gardiner. Being constantly afraid of shootings is "not how I want to live" one neighbor said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Help Light Up Norwood Park’s Christmas Tree This Weekend

The Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce will also collect non-perishable food items that will be donated to New Hope Food Pantry to help families in need.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Friends Remember 19-Year-Old Artist Fatally Shot In Jefferson Park: ‘She Was A Free Spirit’

Meagan Bilbo was one of five people shot during weekend violence on the Far Northwest Side. Ald. Jim Gardiner plans to host a safety meeting Friday to address recent crime.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner’s Challenger Would Be Booted From 45th Ward In City Council’s Proposed Remap

Megan Mathias, who lives in Old Irving Park, could still challenge Gardiner for 45th Ward alderman even if her home is drawn into another territory — but she'd have to relocate if she were elected.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Woman Discovers The Magic Of O’Hare Airport On All-Night Layover: ‘It’s Amazing In There’

Allison Robicelli, who explored O'Hare Airport alone for hours after she missed her connecting flight, hopes her adventure inspires other travelers to appreciate the beauty of the airport and the people who keep it running.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Moonflower, A Plant-Themed Cocktail Bar, Opens In Portage Park

The owners aim to attract younger customers to the bar, which joins a growing number of businesses coming to the area's corridor.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

How Did A Chicago Man Get A 20-Foot Spinning Christmas Tree Through His Roof? He’s Not Telling — But You Should See It

Jefferson Park neighbors are loving a giant Christmas tree that has lit up the corner of North Meade Avenue and West Argyle Street, rotating steadily from the home's first floor to the roof.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Howling Pages Bringing Comic Books And More To Portage Park After Successful Fundraising Campaign

Howling Pages, which will sell comics, graphic novels and host art classes, plans to have a soft opening in March and a grand opening around a month later.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Family-Owned Wall’s Flower Shop Closing After 74 Years In Jefferson Park

The Wall's Flower Shop owner said she is ready to retire, but it's bittersweet to let the family-owned business go. The shop will have a clearance sale through the end of the year.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Hop On The Northwest Side Holiday Trolley This Weekend And Support Nearly 40 Local Shops

The third annual Northwest Side Holiday Trolley is back after going virtual last year and will offer free rides to local shops 12-5 p.m. Saturday.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Mindful Baking Needs Your Help To Buy Equipment For Its First Portage Park Cafe

Mindful Baking is preparing for a Dec. 11 opening — but the owner is fundraising to offset the costs of construction and secure equipment for the cafe.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jefferson Memorial Park Will Light Up For The Holidays With Annual Event Wednesday

The Jefferson Memorial Park Advisory Council will light up the park during an event 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

As Portage Park Turkish Goods Store Struggles To Stay Afloat, Owners Hope For Holiday Season Boost

Home Line Decoration, also called Al-Bazzar at 4358 N. Cicero Ave., is having a close-out sale to empty its inventory before considering next steps for the business.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Shop Local 2021: A Portage Park, Jefferson Park, Gladstone Park And Norwood Park Holiday Gift Guide

From handmade candles to soap, scarves and scrunchies, check out these Far Northwest Side shops for gift ideas.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Shop Local 2021: A Beverly, Morgan Park And Mount Greenwood Holiday Gift Guide

You can grab records, delicious-smelling candles, popcorn and more from Far Southwest Side stores for the people on your holiday shopping list.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Family Of Slain NW Side Officer Killed During Struggle With Officer Wife Demand Justice: ‘I Will Be A Voice For My Son’

Family members and advocates for German Villaseñor want harsher charges for his wife. "She needs to be held responsible for what she did. Her actions were criminal."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Zia’s Social, Modern Italian Bar And Restaurant, Opens In Norwood Park

Zia's Social on Northwest Highway opened Monday after nearly five months of interior renovation in the old Iron House Ale House space. The family behind the restaurant recently closed its two other locations in Lakeview and Edison Park.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

A Portage Park Church Is Giving Away 500 Thanksgiving Meals And Groceries Saturday

Families can stop by Storehouse Church to pick up free bags with essentials like pasta, sauce, baked goods, vegetables, fruit and a turkey or chicken.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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