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Jefferson Park Smoke Shop Closes Permanently As Criminal Charges Against Owner Are Dismissed

The business owner said he clashed with the landlord about fixing building problems, while the landlord said he evicted the business because of the owner's legal trouble.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Over 400 People Apply For Spots In Jefferson Park Affordable Housing For Veterans, People With Disabilities

Residents could start moving into the housing complex by Full Circle Communities this month.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Six Corners Mural Livens Up Portage Park’s Shopping District With ‘Facets Of The Neighborhood’

The mural was commissioned by the Six Corners Association, which recently won a state award for its mural work in the area to preserve and revitalize the historic district.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Northwest Side Bike Shop Cog Cycles Now Sells Yarn And Holds Knitting Workshops: ‘It’s Yarn Season’

The North Park bike shop launched its yarn retail side to further build community.

North Park

Six Corners Chamber Of Commerce Has City Funding Yanked After Mismanagement Allegations

The chamber, which helped oversee how Portage Park spent special tax dollars, is out after city officials said an unauthorized person was partially managing it.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Northwest Side Homeowners Can Get Financial Relief For Unpaid Property Taxes

Applications are open for a program that could provide homeowners with $5,000 for a delinquent tax bill.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Lake Effect Brewing Will Close Production Site In December As Avondale Taproom Plans Move Forward

The brewing company is open until Dec. 15. The owner needs more sales to boost business and get rid of beer before moving.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Homeowners Hit Hard By September’s ‘Supercell’ Storm And Flooding Won’t Get Federal Relief

Nearly 2,000 North Side residents reported flooding in their basements after the September storm overwhelmed city sewers and created flash floods.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Skeleton Pirate Ship Crashes Into Old Irving Park Lawn, Lighting Up The Block For Halloween

Neighbors can expect a cannon blast from the ship on Halloween night, along with plenty of candy, the homeowner said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Business Owner Fights Off Robber, Takes Away Gun In Portage Park Holdup Caught On Video

Car Care Auto Spa owner James Suh has training dealing with armed attackers, but he and police warn people should not resist if they are in a similar situation.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Someone Has Been Destroying Native Plant Fences At Northwest Side Forest Preserves: ‘This Is A Serious Setback’

The vandalism at LaBagh Woods and Forest Glen Woods threatens years of work to safeguard flora and fauna and provide a friendly habitat for insects and migrating birds, volunteers say.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After Jefferson Park Home Hit With Anti-LGBTQ Vandalism, Neighbors And Cops Step Up To Help

"The support was amazing," the homeowner said. "It sends a statement: 'The more you mess with us, the gayer I am going to make this place.'"

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Concrete-Protected Bike Lanes Come To Milwaukee Avenue On Northwest Side, But Some Are Already Damaged

The barriers have so far been installed sporadically from Addison to Kenneth and replace the painted bike lane and flexi posts.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Irving Park Pantry Collecting Winter Coats For Residents In Need, With Smaller Sizes High On Wish List

People can drop off their donations at several Irving Park, Portage Park and Jefferson Park businesses, gyms or police stations until the end of November.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Jefferson Park Home Hit With Anti-LGBTQ Vandalism, MAGA Political Harassment 5 Times

Jefferson Park neighbors have rallied around the family, they said. Beautification plans for the family's home are in the works to deter the man from coming back.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Free Trees, Pet Photos Available At Edison Park Pet Fair Saturday

The Saturday event will feature local vendors, a pet parade and more.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

This Northwest Side Neighborhood Group Has Hosted Monthly Meetups For 60 Years: ‘It’s Timeless’

The Kildare Coffee Klatch group is a staple for one Old Irving Park block, bringing together neighbors to catch up.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

You Can Weigh In On Your Police District’s Strategic Plan At These Community Meetings

Residents can share ideas on how to develop community-driven crime reduction strategies, among other initiatives.

Citywide

Irving Park Teen Opens Flower Shop That Is An Ode To Her Guatemalan Culture

Mariana Ariza has wanted her own flower shop since she was 12. The 19-year-old opened Romance Flowers and Details last week on Irving Park Road.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Learn About Portage Park’s History At This Weekend’s Neighborhood Tour For Locals

The tour is the last one for the year organized by Chicago for Chicagoans, a tour company that began in 2016.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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