Articles By Jake Wittich

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

After Months Of Waiting For Permits, Lakeview’s Chilam Balam Opens Al Fresco Cafe

Chilam Balam's al fresco cafe opened Thursday with tables and artwork from inside the restaurant. "It's just like Chilam Balam, but outside," the owner said.

Near North Side, River North Primary category in which blog post is published

Men Charged In Murder Of 9-Year-Old Janari Ricks, 7-Year-Old Natalia Wallace: ‘Take A Leap Of Faith’ And Come Forward, Police Say

Darrell Johnson, 39, faces a felony murder charge in the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Janari Ricks last Friday. A third man was also charged in the West Side slaying of a 7-year-old girl.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

General Iron’s Potential Reopening A ‘Final Insult’ To Lincoln Park Neighbors, Alderman Says

Final inspections before General Iron's reopening should "happen within a matter of days," said Dr. Alison Arwady, head of Chicago's Department of Public Health.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

After Lurie Children’s Pledges To Stop Surgeries On Intersex Kids, Activists Urge Other Hospitals To Follow

"This is a watershed moment," said Sean Saifa Wall, cofounder of the Intersex Justice Project.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Activists Rejoice As Lurie Children’s Hospital Vows To Stop Genital Surgeries On Intersex Children: ‘We’re Not Used To Victories’

For decades, intersex activists have called on the hospital to stop performing medically unnecessary surgeries on children born with sex characteristics that don't fit traditional definitions of male or female.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Dormant Ravenswood Factory Could Be Renovated Into Sustainable Apartment Building With Green Roof

Developers said they plan to repair and "spruce up" the building's exterior while maintaining its original architectural character.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Outdoor Dining Has Helped Hundreds Of Chicago Restaurants, But Others Still Waiting On Permits: ‘Winter Will Be Here Soon Enough’

"I just need my permits, and I will take care of the rest by working harder," said Soraya Rendon, owner of Chilam Balam, a Mexican tapas restaurant with no outdoor dining options.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Lakeview’s Outdoor Dining Is A Summer Mainstay, But Chamber Needs Support To ‘Help Us Help Restaurants’

Restaurants along Broadway between Belmont and Diversey will be able to expand their patio seating into the streets for one weekend each month through September.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

A 5-Story Apartment Building Could Replace Tenenbaum Hardware In Lakeview, But Only After Developers Scale Back Plans

The developers' plans would leave just 5 feet of space between their five-story apartment building and Angie Garbot's three-story home. "That's a bit of a concern," she said.