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Richard’s Bar Is Open For Business, And ‘Will Not Comply’ If City Tries To Close It, Sign Declares

Despite a statewide ban on indoor dining and drinking, Richard's Bar continues to serve people inside in the River West bar as a second wave of coronavirus grips Chicago.

Coronavirus Testing Site Coming To St. Stanislaus In West Town This Weekend

Tests will be administered 9 am.-noon Saturday at the St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church parking lot.

West Town Neighbors Decorate Community Christmas Tree With Lights, Ornaments — And Dog Treats

"It feels wonderful being able to create something together ... . We’re all part of this Christmas tree. We’re all making this corner pretty and happy."

Wicker Park Parties Rage On Despite Pandemic As City Breaks Up Another Huge Bash

The party had a bouncer and a line of people out the door — and attendees weren't wearing masks or social distancing, the city said.

HBO’s ‘Full Bloom’ Offers Escape From A Brutal 2020 — And A Top Chicago Florist Helped Make It Happen

Asrai Garden founder Elizabeth Cronin is a judge on the popular reality show. She shared tips for making a bouquet that can brighten any day — even this year.

After A String Of Carjackings This Summer, More Attacks In Wicker Park, Bucktown Rattle Neighbors

District Cmdr. Elizabeth Collazo said Wicker Park and Bucktown's proximity to the Kennedy Expressway makes the neighborhoods a prime target for carjackings.

Checkers Opens Near Wicker Park After 17-Month Delay

The fast food restaurant has been in the works since July 2019.

After 300-Person Pandemic Party, Proposed Wicker Park Rooftop Bar’s Future Uncertain

“I think there’s been a real loss of good faith here,” a neighborhood leader said Wednesday.

Help The Hideout Make It Through Winter By Picking Up Bar-Themed Ornaments, Puzzles And More

"We kind of pulled from all these things The Hideout has in it. Part of everything that we do is made by an actual artist who typically either ate, drank or was in a band at The Hideout."

The Delta Not Reopening Patio For Winter After Being Cited By City For Coronavirus Violations

"It’s a fight we can’t win," restaurant owner Eldridge Williams said. "We’re just sitting here watching our livelihood being demolished. And we’re not in control of the wrecking ball."

102-Year-Old Chopin Theatre Asks Public For Help Surviving Pandemic

"Your donation will help to alleviate operational costs and extend the life of this magnificent theater and its 100 years of history."

Holiday Pop-Up Markets Give Chicago Artists A Rare Chance To Sell Wares In This Isolated, Pandemic Year

The Chicago Makers Pop-Up, The Hideout Holiday Sale and the Prery Holiday Market are three options for neighbors who want to shop directly from local artists and makers.

$200,000 In Weed Brought To Wicker Park Vacation Rental Intercepted By Police

"Fyi, if you send a letter to the Jolly Ole Elf you might not always get a response, if you send your narcotics to a vacation rental in the the 14th District you might not get your goods," the police district tweeted.

300-Person Wicker Park Party A ‘Slap In The Face’ To All Chicagoans, City Says After Shutting It Down

The illegal party was being held in the basement of 1612 W. Division Ave. — the former home of the Bedford, a cocktail bar, city officials said Monday.

Developer Eyes Former Bank Building Near Division Blue Line Station For Rooftop Bar

The tenant who signs the lease for the rooftop bar would also take over the downstairs Division Street restaurant space formerly home to The Bedford.

You Can Support The Irish Nobleman, Local Artists By Shopping West Town Bar’s Pop-Up

Sales from face masks will support a local effort to give free masks and holiday cards to 1,800 West Town seniors.

Shop Local 2020: A Wicker Park, Bucktown And West Town Holiday Gift Guide

"This holiday season, it’s more important than ever to shop local to help keep our neighborhood businesses that make West Town so special alive for years to come."

‘Home Alone,’ ‘Elf,’ Among Holiday Classics Coming To Drive-In Theater At Lincoln Yards Site

Holiday Classics at The Drive-In, a seven-night series of holiday films, is scheduled for Dec. 10-26.

A West Town Team Set Out To Serve 50 Thanksgiving Meals. With ‘Outpouring’ Of Donations, They Will Serve 800

TaKorea Cocina teamed up with Milk and Honey, Joey G's Mac N Cheese, Jack & Gingers, Boeufhaus, unemployed chefs, mutual aid networks and hundreds of neighbors to pull off the giveaway.

It’s ‘Do Or Die’ For Some Small Businesses In Wicker Park And Bucktown As Winter Looms

"We’re not gonna be around if we don't have business. We won't be here if everybody goes to Amazon. That’s across the board."

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