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Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.

Steingold’s Relocating To Southport Corridor, Giving Classic Jewish Deli A Bigger Kitchen And Menu

The modern Jewish Deli is moving from North Center to 3737 N. Southport Ave., just two doors north of the Music Box Theatre, in February.

Lan’s In Old Town Closing Temporarily After Party Backlash: ‘The Decision Was Made Out of Desperation’

Owners of the Chinese restaurant said it will temporarily close after a video surfaced showing a large party there Saturday despite a statewide ban on indoor dining and drinking.

Video Shows Large Maskless Party At Lan’s In Old Town —And Neighbor Says ‘Super Spreader’ Parties Are Happening Every Weekend

A video posted to Reddit shows more than 60 people packed into the Old Town Chinese restaurant dancing and taking swigs from the same bottle of booze.

Gino’s East In Lakeview Closed, Will Become Gotham Bagels By Day And Italian Spot At Night

Bravo Restaurants said Gino's East was not doing well through the pandemic, so they are bringing in two spots that have thrived: Gotham Bagels and Eduardo's Enoteca.

Lakeview, Roscoe Village Businesses Hosting Free Wellness Classes, Virtual 5K This Month

The Winter Wellness initiative will highlight local wellness businesses while promoting deals and activities throughout January.

Legendary Southport Lanes Could Reopen This Year After Receiving ‘Lifesaving’ Grant From State

Owner Steve Soble says he hopes to reopen Southport Lanes as soon as March, depending on the latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding.

Plan Accordingly: Red Line Trains Between Belmont and Addison Will Be Replaced By Shuttle Buses This Weekend

The Red Line Service will be suspended between the two stops so crews can install steel framework for the Red-Purple Bypass project.

The Lincoln Park Zoo Is Closed Until March, But You Can Catch Up With Its Animals In A New YouTube Series

New episodes of the series will premiere every Tuesday and Thursday, featuring various exhibits and animals.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Restaurant Coming To Wrigleyville

Raising Cane's has not confirmed when the fast food spot will open, but it is hiring crew members.

Wiener’s Circle Raising Money To Support Staff While Hot Dog Spot Is Closed For Renovations

The Wiener's Circle will reopen later this year after completing its renovations, but fans can support its staff in the meantime through an online GoFundMe campaign.

Wrigleyville’s The Dugout Closed Until Further Notice For Hosting Indoor New Year’s Eve Gathering

Police were investigating an unrelated call of a person who was attacked when they discovered the Wrigleyville bar was hosting an over-capacity New Year's Eve gathering.

Lincoln Park Black Queer Advocacy Group Hosting Winter Virtual Pride Celebration As 2020 ‘Victory Lap’

The Lighthouse Foundation's three-day Black Queer Pride: Winter Edition will stream from the group's Facebook page and feature performances from Black LGBTQ people in Chicago.

Local ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Denali Releasing CBD-Infused Seltzer To Tie In With Season Premiere

Denali's Winter Wildflower drink will go on sale Friday. The queen is set to star on the latest season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," which premieres the same night.

Wrigleyville’s The Dark Horse Closes Permanently: ‘COVID Is The Big Winner Here’

The Dark Horse Tap and Grille struggled to stay open throughout the coronavirus pandemic and ultimately closed its doors for good Sunday.

Developer Proposing Apartments Claims Part Of Lincoln Park Building Is Empty — But 3 Tenants Are There

"In the end, one fact remains indisputable, which is that the claim that there are no tenants on the second floor of the building ... is not truthful," one business owner said.

AIDS Garden Chicago Delayed Again As State Funding Dries Up During Coronavirus Pandemic

The green, 30-foot statue of Keith Haring's "Self-Titled" sculpture stands alone at the site of the would-be AIDS Garden, while state funding for the project is in a jam.

With No Retail Clients Knocking, Lincoln Park Developers Want To Create Apartments Inside Struggling Building

Owners at KJF Properties said the entire second floor of the commercial building is vacant because it's been hard finding tenants during the coronavirus pandemic.

$250 Million Old Town Project With 450 Apartments Approved By Key City Commission

The Shops at Big Deahl project would include three residential buildings, a fitness center and a public park.

After Surviving 9 Months Of Pandemic, Lakeview Businesses Now Face Huge CTA Construction Project

"It's already been hard enough with the roller coaster of the pandemic, and now we're going straight from one [crisis] into another," said Stephanie Cook, owner of the Houndstooth Saloon.

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