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As Migrants Wait For Shelter Openings At Police Station, Northwest Side Neighbors Flock To Help

More federal assistance could be coming to Chicago to help with the migrant crisis as families wait for shelter space in police stations.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jefferson Park Chamber Of Commerce Gets City Grant To Hire Executive Director

The money will allow the mostly-volunteer chamber to bring in a leader who will have a greater presence in the neighborhood and help business owners.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Superdawg Is Turning 75 — But The Family Behind The Famed Hot Dog Joint Remains As Passionate As Ever

The signature hot dog joint with car hop service is celebrating its 75th anniversary with discounts and more throughout May.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Sidewalk, Alley Improvements Coming To 45th Ward

Construction could start in early summer, but the 45th Ward office is still deciding where improvements will be made, Ald. Jim Gardiner said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Resurrection College Prep Celebrates 100 Years Of Educating Young Women: ‘There’s A Lot Of Love At The School’

The school's centennial celebration this weekend will raise money for the annual fund, which provides education opportunities and gives tuition discounts to students in need.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Portage Park’s Bistro 6050 Gets New Owner — But Award-Winning Empanadas Aren’t Going Anywhere

The remodeled cafe will open May 1 with lunch, catering and a "hip" vibe to bring people to the Northwest Side.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

John Greenfield, Cycling Advocate And Streetsblog Editor, Making ‘Great’ Progress After Crash Downstate

Greenfield's family suggested fans donate to Streetsblog if they want to show their support as he recovers.


As Northwest Side Loses 223 Low-Cost Apartments, Advocates Say Chicago Needs Better Affordable Housing Laws

Affordable units at the Pavilion Apartments are switching to market rate after a low-income tax program subsidizing the apartments expired. It mimics a national trend of potential displacement.


Mayfair Residents, Business Owners Can Get Money Back For Buying Security Cameras

The program will give rebates to residents or business owners who buy up to five cameras.

Albany Park

Portage Park Chamber Of Commerce Picked To Oversee Six Corners Business District

The business district area has not had a permanent provider overseeing services like beautification, snow removal and cleanup since October.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Thousands Raised For Jefferson Park Teacher Badly Injured In Hit-And-Run: ‘She’s A Strong Woman’

More than $6,000 has been raised to pay the teacher's steep medical bills and for the physical therapy she'll need.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Edgebrook’s Local Goods Chicago Shifts Focus In Effort To Boost Local Artists

The gift shop that opened in 2012 is becoming The Chicago Artisan Lab, a nonprofit that will offer art classes and gallery space for local artists, the owner said.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Belmont Cragin Charter School Could Open Upper Grade Campus In Former Our Lady Of Victory School

Horizon Science Academy Belmont, a K-8 school in Belmont Cragin, is close to finalizing a deal to buy the school building and open a campus to serve students in seventh to ninth grades.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Northeastern Illinois University Could Be Next To Hit Picket Lines As Faculty Rally For Fair Contract

A walkout could take place as soon as April 24 if contract negotiations continue to stall. Faculty at three other state schools are on strike.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Jefferson Park Neighbors Urge City To Make Crosswalk Safer After Woman Badly Hurt In Hit-And-Run

Neighbors and parents want a speed bump and more signs to compel drivers to stop for pedestrians crossing on a strip where there have been several crashes over the years.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Concrete Bike Barriers Installed At NW Side Intersection Where 2 Bicyclists Were Killed

The Milwaukee Avenue portion under the Metra tracks remains closed for construction and is expected to open at the end of June.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

The Bloomin’ Spindle Knitting Store Opens In Portage Park

The Bloomin' Spindle will offer knitting and crocheting classes, space for knitting circles and themed events to increase knitting opportunities.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Affordable Apartments Near O’Hare On Hold Due To Housing Market Changes

High interest rates, fewer people moving and a slowing economy have affected the local and national housing market, experts said.


Edgebrook Theater Company Celebrates 10 Years Of Storytelling

Edge of the Wood theater company will mark its milestone with "Light Up the Sky." The organization hopes to expand its diversity, storytelling caliber and directing styles as it grows.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Ald. Jim Gardiner Wins Reelection In Far Northwest Side’s 45th Ward

The race has been one of the most-watched aldermanic elections in the city after Megan Mathias narrowly pushed Gardiner into a runoff.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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