Articles By Joe Ward

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Uptown’s Big Chicks, Tweet Reopen For Takeout After Customer With Coronavius Causes Closure

Big Chicks and Tweet closed last week after a regular came to Big Chicks while sick and awaiting results from a COVID-19 test — which came back positive.

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Saturday Is ‘Fiesta Mexicana Day,’ Honoring Uptown’s Oldest Restaurant

Peruvian immigrant Lucy Matthew opened Fiesta Mexicana on Broadway in 1979. Her daughter, Tania D'Agostino, now owns the restaurant.

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Man Fatally Shot Near Broadway In Uptown, Police Say

The man was walking down Belle Plaine Avenue when he was fatally shot, police said.

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Loyola Will Reopen Dorms, Bring Some Classes Back To Campus For Spring Semester

Dorms have been closed at the Rogers Park campus through the fall and most classes have been held remotely.

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Looking For A Special Date Night? You Can Rent Out An Entire Movie Theater In Rogers Park

Unable to pack in moviegoers, The New 400 Theaters has pivoted to private theater rentals, patio drinks service and candy to-go to survive the pandemic.

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Rogers Park Businesses Hosting ‘Trick-Or-Treat Howard Street’ On Halloween

Ten neighborhood businesses near the Howard Red Line station will give candy to kids on Halloween.

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Buena Park Neighbors Plan Socially Distanced Trick-Or-Treating For Halloween

Volunteers will enforce mask-wearing and make sure trick-or-treat traffic moves in one direction.

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Andersonville Ice Cream Shop Launches Contest For Best Pandemic-Friendly Halloween Candy Delivery System

The winner of the most inventive socially distanced trick-or-treating system will win five pints of ice cream.

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West Ridge Neighbors Rally To Bring Trader Joe’s To The Area: ‘There’s A Want And Demand For It’

Neighbors have talked about luring Trader Joe's to West Ridge for years. An official campaign is now underway.