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GG’s Chicken Shop Among 3 Boka Restaurants Opening In Former Southport Lanes Building

GG's Chicken Shop is a concept by Michelin-starred chef Lee Wolan, which operated as a ghost kitchen out of Boka's flagship restaurant during the pandemic.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
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West Lakeview Neighbors Rally To Save Mature Trees From Being Chopped For City’s Water Main Replacement Work

About two dozen mature trees in West Lakeview could potentially be removed so the city can replace the underlying water main, but neighbors are fighting to save them from being cut.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lincoln Park’s Golden Dagger Fundraising To Help Staffers ‘Out Of Work For The Foreseeable Future’ After Fire

The live music venue and bar was badly damaged in a fire Friday, and launched a GoFundMe to support its employees and pay for repairs.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Shop Local 2021: A Lakeview And Lincoln Park Holiday Gift Guide

Local businesses in Lakeview and Lincoln Park have a wide variety of gifts to choose from that would be perfect for any family, friend or pet.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Part Dinner Party, Part Cooking Class: Get In The Kitchen Launches Membership Plan For Its Wine-Fueled Events

Get in the Kitchen is also holding a series of free events throughout the holidays, including classes on how to make bagels, wontons and cocktails.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

In Deadly Year For Trans People, Advocates Mourn Those They’ve Lost And Push Officials To Keep People Safe

The Transgender Day of Remembrance event provided a space for transgender people to discuss the issues faced by the community, honor people who have died and celebrate transgender leaders while they are still living.

Citywide

Brown Line’s Flyover At Belmont Begins Service Friday Morning

Brown Line trains will now completely circumvent the Red and Purple line tracks in Lakeview by following a new set of tracks that go over the other two lines.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Smylie Brothers Brewery Opens In Lakeview, Bringing Texas-Style Barbecue It Also Cooks Up In Evanston

Owner Michael Smylie made sure the brewhouse could be viewed from the main bar. "Part of it is a show," he said. "We want to give people something to see."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Transgender Day Of Remembrance Vigil To Honor 5 Trans Women Killed In Chicago Area

Every Nov. 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance honors the memory of trans people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-trans violence.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

ZooLights Returns To Lincoln Park Zoo Saturday, Going Green With Wind-Powered LEDs

The Lincoln Park Zoo is using only energy-saving LEDs powered by wind energy for this year's ZooLights show.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Schubas Tavern, Lincoln Hall Owner Set Up Hidden Cameras To Take Nude Videos Of Nanny, Lawsuit Alleges

Michael Johnston was dropped as CEO of Audiotree, Schubas Tavern and Lincoln Hall after being sued for allegedly using hidden cameras to record nude videos of his nanny.

Citywide

Winterfest, Shopping Strolls And More: Here’s What’s Happening In Lakeview And Roscoe Village This Holiday Season

The Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce is holding events through December to encourage people to shop local while celebrating the holidays.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Ayo Pizza And Café Brings Sicilian And Tavern-Style Pies To Lincoln Park

Ayo Pizza and Cafe opens Wednesday, blending owner Chris Scardina's Sicilian heritage with American-style recipes.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

From John Barleycorn To Weed: Sunnyside Lakeview Opens Massive Dispensary Just Steps From Wrigley Field

Sunnyside Lakeview opened its 10,000-square-foot dispensary in the site of the former John Barleycorn in Wrigleyville.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Toy Drive In Honor Of Slain Chicago 9-Year-Old Janari Ricks Returns To Help Even More Kids This Year

Janari Ricks, killed outside his Near North Side home last year, always gave to his friends for the holidays. Now, his mother is honoring his giving nature with a toy drive for local kids.

Near North Side, River North

As Old Town Prepares For Major Changes At Prime Locations, Developers Want To Hear From Neighbors

Development firm Fern Hill launched a website Thursday that neighbors can use to share feedback on the firm's plans to redevelop properties in Old Town.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Children, Adults Can Get Vaccinated Friday, Sunday At 2 Lincoln Park Schools

Lincoln Elementary is holding a vaccination clinic for anyone 5 or older Friday. Francis Parker School is holding another vaccination clinic Sunday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lakeview’s Love, Charlie Boutique Aims To Offer Uplifting Shopping Experience For Women With Curated, Affordable Options

Love, Charlie is celebrating its Saturday grand opening with 15 percent off all items. It features a wide selection of women's clothing, accessories and gifts.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Meet Sigourney Beaver, Chicago’s ‘Female Impersonator Impersonator’ Competing To Be The Next Drag ‘Supermonster’

Chicago-based drag queen Sigourney Beaver is representing the city, as well as drag queens who are women, on the latest season of the "The Boulet Brothers' Dragula."

Citywide

TBOX Is Back: Famous Bar Crawl Returning To Wrigleyville Next Month

TBOX, the infamous bar crawl that brings thousands of inebriated partygoers to Wrigleyville every year, returns next month after being on hiatus due to the pandemic.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
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