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Former Lincoln Park Ald. Michele Smith Endorses Wendi Taylor Nations In Crowded 43rd Ward Race

Mayor Lori Lightfoot appointed Timmy Knudsen to lead the ward after Smith stepped down. But Smith is backing his opponent, saying her pick "will not be beholden to any mayor or political interest group."

Lincoln Park, Old Town
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Lakeview Couple Opens Three Avenues Bookshop On Southport Corridor

The independent book store, which opened Saturday, aims to be a community hub where neighbors can shop or gather for book talks, readings and other events.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Coffee, Hip-Hop & Mental Health Finds New Home In Lakeview

The donation-based cafe was founded in 2019 and uses sales from its coffee to cover people's therapy costs.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Schiller Place Apartments Open, Bringing 24 Affordable Apartments To Former YMCA Site On Near North Side

The Schiller Place Apartments is a three-building project by Structured Development that aims to foster a mixed-income community on the Near North Side.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Shop Local 2022: A Lakeview And Lincoln Park Gift Guide

Businesses across Lakeview and Lincoln Park have been looking forward to the holidays and are ready to help anyone find the perfect gift.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Brave Space Alliance Ousted Founder, CEO After Financial Mismanagement, Board Says

An investigation found evidence of money from the Black- and transgender-led LGBTQ organization going into unknown accounts and other "questionable spending." Board members reported the findings to the Illinois Attorney General's Office.

Citywide

Team Butkus Holding Tailgate At Rizzo’s Sunday To Raise Money For Suicide Prevention

Hockey great Chris Chelios will sign pucks at Sunday's Team Butkus tailgate for the Bears-Falcons game, which doubles as a fundraiser.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Dave’s Records Closing After More Than 20 Years In Lincoln Park

The vinyl-only record store opened on Clark Street in 2002. The building that houses the store is slated to be demolished, the owner told the Reader.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lakeview Ald. Tom Tunney Is Not Running For Mayor

After a few months of considering jumping into the mayoral race, Tunney announced Friday he's decided against it.

Citywide

Renovations Begin On Historical Covent Hotel To Bring 30 Affordable Studios To Lincoln Park

Crews broke ground Thursday on the $21 million project to transform the century-old hotel into a 30-unit affordable apartment building.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Should Lakeview Get A Dog Park? Most Area Voters Say Yes

Over 80 percent of 44th Ward voters said they want an outdoor dog park.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Prominent Leather Fraternity Blasts Touché For Racist Puppet Show, Demands New Leadership

Touché is hosting a town hall Wednesday amid mounting backlash. The Midwest chapter for ONYX, a national fraternity for gay and bisexual men of color, pulled its events and wants the bar's manager fired.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

General Iron’s Lincoln Park Facility Will Soon Be Demolished; Alderman Vows No Repeat Of Hilco Disaster

The city will hold a town hall Nov. 18 to share information and answer questions about the upcoming General Iron demolition.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Toy Drive Honoring Slain 9-Year-Old Janari Ricks Is Back For Another Year

Christmas was Janari Ricks' favorite holiday because he got to gift presents to his friends, said his mother, Jalisa Ford. Now she's keeping that tradition alive with her third annual toy drive.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Quality Crab And Oyster Bah Closing In Lincoln Park As Lettuce Entertain You Plans Replacement

Quality Crab and Oyster Bah, along with its sister businesses the Gin Commission and Crab Cellar, will all close by Dec. 3.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Puppeteer Behind Racist Performance At Gay Leather Bar Touché Says He’s Retiring His Black Puppet

Puppeteer Jerry Halliday compared dropping the racist puppet from his act to the Rolling Stones retiring the song "Brown Sugar" after criticism it presented a sexualized view of Black women.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Visit ‘Harry’s House’ At Replay Lincoln Park’s Latest, Harry Styles-Inspired Pop-Up

The pop-up includes visual displays recreating the "Harry's House" album cover and a red-carpet awards scene. It runs Thursday-Sunday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

After Racist Puppet Performance At Touché’s 45th Anniversary Party, Some Leather Community Members Feel ‘Disappointed And Betrayed’

Several people walked out of Touché's celebration after a white ventriloquist came out with a Black puppet named "Sista Girl" and made jokes about loving watermelon, being on welfare and having multiple kids.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Bodycam Footage Shows Police Officer Fatally Shoot Man In Old Town Alley

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released the video Tuesday. It shows the moments leading up to a shootout between the man and a police officer last month in Old Town.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lincoln Park Could Get Its First Cannabis Dispensary, But Some Neighbors Say It’s Too Close To Jonquil Park

Marigrow is looking to open a dispensary in the now-vacant Salt n' Pepper diner spot in Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
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