Bridgeport Restaurant Closing Beloved Diner After More Than 7 Decades
The last day of service will be June 30. Irais Rodriguez said he and his family are deeply appreciative of all of their customers through the years.
Andersonville Businesses, Community, Start Recovering From Devastating Fire That Canceled Neighborhood Festival
Smashy and Star Auto were demolished in the days after the fire. Now, officials and locals are trying to figure out how to rebuild.
Here’s How You Can Support South Side Kids, Families At Roseland Hospital’s Holiday Events
Roseland Community Hospital and local partners have events lined up from October to December to support local families.
After Brutal 18 Months For Artists, City Giving Arts And Culture Programs $26 Million Boost: ‘It’s A Pretty Big Deal’
Mark Kelly, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events since 2016, is retiring next month — but not before making a huge announcement on arts funding.
Open House Chicago Is Back Starting Friday With New Sites, Self-Guided Tours And In-Person Events
The festival will launch its mobile app Friday, with a weekend of in-person events Oct. 16-17.
El Milagro Employees Locked Out Of Factory During Walkout While Protesting Pay, Working Conditions
Workers were locked out Thursday night and had to wait for hours to get their personal belongings. On Friday, they were let in — but an armed security guard was there.
Chicago Activists Hosting Dance Party, Potluck To Support Fight Against Minnesota Oil Pipeline On Indigenous Land
The fundraiser will take place at Promontory Point in Hyde Park, and all proceeds will support people who have been arrested protesting the Line 3 oil pipeline extension project.
Guinness Taproom Planned For Former West Loop Railroad Terminal In 2023
The Ireland-based brewer plans to start construction on the old Pennsylvania Railroad Terminal this fall.
7 Businesses Cited By City For Mask Mandate Violations
The city warned businesses should be on "high alert" for investigations into mask mandate violations.
Vegan Food Fest Will Not Require Vaccination, Negative COVID-19 Tests — So Some Vendors Are Dropping Out
Masks will be required in crowds and lines at the fest, according to an Instagram post, but vendors are worried the mask rule won't be enforced. Those who have dropped out haven't been refunded.
Activists Formed A Human Bike Lane To Call For Safer Streets For Cyclists: ‘Why Do We Have To Wait For Someone To Be Killed?’
Transportation activists want better-protected bike lanes — and for the city to make drastic and immediate changes to its biking infrastructure.
Jeanne’s Journey For Hope Is Fundraising For A Mount Greenwood 8-Year-Old With Leukemia
All of the proceeds from the Sept. 25 event will go to the Davis family as their daughter recovers from leukemia.
Rogers Parker Finds Wonder, Community In Backyard Beekeeping: ‘This Is The Coolest Hobby’
Katje Sabin is learning the ins and outs of backyard beekeeping and the community that surrounds the hobby in Chicago.
Uptown Gallery, Located Above Green Mill, Creates Space For Underrepresented Artists
The gallery is focused on giving underrepresented artists in Chicago a platform.
Here Are The Shedd Aquarium’s Free Days For Illinois Residents In September
Illinois Resident Free Days at the Shedd Aquarium will run Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Sept. 29.
Chicago-Based Journey For Justice Raising Funds for Hurricane Ida Relief
Journey for Justice is working with Louisiana-based groups to raise $20,000 for families in need.
You Can Support Literacy In CPS Schools With Pretty Cool Ice Cream’s Graphic Novel-Inspired Flavor
The Logan Square shop's newest flavor is inspired by author Dave Scheidt's graphic novel for kids, "Mayor Good Boy." It's about a dog who becomes mayor of a fictional town.
Authors Colson Whitehead, Dawn Turner To Appear At Printers Row Lit Fest In September
Turner will open the famed literary festival Sept. 11, and Whitehead will close it. There will be coronavirus safety measures.
Kanye West Builds Replica Of Childhood Home Inside Soldier Field For ‘Donda’ Listening Party
A replica of his childhood home at 7815 S. South Shore Dr. is at the 50-yard line of Soldier Field.
Want Al Capone’s Diamond-Encrusted Matchbook Holder? It’s Up For Auction With Other Items Owned By Famed Gangster
Al Capone’s granddaughters are auctioning off his belongings, from guns and family photographs to old watches and letters from prison.