‘I Was Profiled, I Was Threatened’: 911 Audio Shows Distraught Nikkita Brown After Cop Grabbed Her Near Beach
Lawyers say the Chicago Police Department has yet to turn over vital evidence, like body cam footage and police reports taken after a Black woman was grabbed by an officer telling her to leave a closed park.
Lakeview Businesses Announce Return Of Halloween Beer Stroll For Adults, Trick-Or-Treating For Families
The Halloween-themed Lincoln Avenue Beer Stroll and Trick-or-Treat on Southport events are returning next month after being canceled due to the pandemic.
Southport Neighbors Association Is Holding Its First Yard Sale. Here’s How To Participate
The Southport Neighbors Association will help people promote their yard sales by publishing a map of all participating households and supplying yard signs.
Owner Of Town Hall Pub In Lakeview Dies Of COVID-19: ‘Everyone Who Knew Him Still Can’t Believe He’s Gone’
Town Hall Pub's owner, Bill Bucholtz, died of COVID-19 Sept. 6. The bar has been closed indefinitely.
Plans For 21-Story Residential Building On Near North Side Approved By City Council
The 21-story building will have 178 residential units, retail on the first floor and 53 parking spaces.
Lakeview Taco Fest Returns This Weekend With Local Vendors, Live Lucha Libre Matches
The Lakeview Taco Fest will feature live Lucha Libre wrestling, music and tacos from more than a dozen vendors.
Despite Canceled Pride Parade, Pride Fest Will Go On As Planned And Add A Day
Howard Brown Health criticized Market Days organizers for a lack of COVID-19 precautions, but the organization said it supports extending the October festival.
With Pride Parade Canceled, Chicago Pride Fest Adds Extra Day To Weekend Street Festival
The Chicago Pride Fest will run Oct. 1-3, taking over the Northalsted neighborhood after being canceled last year due to the pandemic.
Metra To Replace 11 Old Bridges Through Lakeview As Part Of Union Pacific North Line Overhaul
Metra is replacing 120-year-old bridges from Fullerton Avenue to Cornelia Street. Neighbors can learn more at a Thursday night virtual meeting.
Ald. Jim Gardiner Apologizes To Fellow Alderman He Called A ‘B-tch’ In Leaked Texts
Ald. Jim Gardiner called aldermen Tom Tunney and Scott Waguespack to apologize, but he texted Waguespack's chief of staff, who he'd called a "b-tch."
Nearly 3 Weeks After Fatal Wrigleyville Hit-And-Run, Surviving Victim Begs Driver To Come Forward
Sophie Allen, 27, was killed and her best friend, Nahiomy Alvarez, was injured when a driver slammed into them in Wrigleyville and ran off. No one has been arrested, police said.
Chicago Pride Parade Canceled For Second Year Due To Coronavirus Pandemic
The parade, which had been pushed back from June to Oct. 3 to give the city more time to recover from the pandemic, will hopefully return in 2022, organizers say.
Lincoln Park’s North Pond Restoration Could Start By Thanksgiving
The Lincoln Park Conservancy is leading the $7.3 million project to re-dredge the pond and prevent water loss.
As Lincoln Park High School Students Return, Teachers Say Building Has Oozing Floors, Unfinished Classrooms
In a letter to CPS, teachers said it's unsafe to teach during renovations and asbestos abatement at the school. But district officials insist renovations are finished.
Reeling LGBTQ Film Festival Announces 2021 Lineup With Opening Night At Music Box Theatre
The fest, which showcases queer films, runs Sept. 23-30 at various theaters.
After CPS Investigation, Staffer Accused Of Inappropriate Touching Reinstated In Lakeview — And Some Parents Aren’t Happy
The staff member, who was suspended in 2020 after being accused of touching a student inappropriately, will be reinstated, it was announced this week. Details of the investigation were not released.
Sandbox Beach Cafe Reopens On Lake Near Fullerton After COVID-19, Erosion Sidelined It For 18 Months
Sandbox Beach Cafe was closed all of 2020 and much of 2021 because of the pandemic and Lake Michigan erosion, which tore up that stretch of the beach.
Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health Raising $50,000 To Help Move Out Of Lakeview Home
Owner Christopher LeMark said the cafe that pays for Chicagoans to go to therapy has to move because of contractual issue, but the building management disputes that.
Ludlow Charlingtons Cafe In Lincoln Park Raises Cash To Support Pet Adoptions From City Shelter
The coffee shop at 2425 N. Clark St. is donating 50 percent of its merchandise proceeds to Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Preservation Group Fights To Save Lakeview Bank After Developer Starts Demolition To Make Way For Mystery Tenant
Crews began demolishing the Lakeview Fifth Third Bank building on Friday, but preservation advocates said the permit should have never been approved.