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Joe Ward

Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown Reporter

Loyola University Will Require Students Get COVID Vaccine Before Returning To Campus This Fall

Students who aren't vaccinated or don't meet exemption criteria won't be allowed to move into dorms or attend in-person classes, Loyola officials said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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West Side Teen Designs Coffee Bags For Uptown Cafe, With Sales Proceeds Going To Boys & Girls Club

"It felt good knowing something I made will be in a store and seen by people," 14-year-old Trenton said. "It's a really good feeling."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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Andersonville, Rogers Park Business Districts Get Floral Makeovers For Earth Day

Rogers Park businesses will be handing out free seeds for neighbors to plant, and Andersonville businesses have spring specials.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Mayor’s Plan To Require More Affordable Units In Residential Developments Earns Key City Approval

The Lightfoot administration's plan would require developers building in most parts of the city to include 20 percent affordable units, up from the current 10 percent.

Downtown

Rogers Park’s Green Gate Dispensary Opens For Recreational Customers, Will Rebrand After Being Bought By Major Pot Company

Green Gate, which will become Zen Leaf Rogers Park, began serving recreational customers this month. It had been medical-only since opening in 2018.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Major Red Line Reconstruction Begins Soon, Starting With Demolition Of 100-Year-Old Stations, Tracks

The Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn and Bryn Mawr stations will close May 16 for demolition, but temporary stations will open that day at Argyle and Bryn Mawr.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Dispensary33 Not Holding 4/20 Fest, But Debuts Stoner-Friendly 8-Bit Video Game Featuring Chicago Artists

Dispensary33 will not hold its Waldos Forever Fest, but it still has some tricks up its sleeves for the pot-friendly holiday known as 4/20.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Video Appears To Show Adam Toledo Wasn’t Holding Gun When He Was Shot By Cop, Refuting Claim Of Prosecutor, Cop’s Lawyer

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office backtracked on a previous claim 13-year-old Toledo was holding a gun when he was fatally shot by a police officer.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Video Shows Chicago Police Shooting 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo As He Raised His Hands (NO VIDEO IN STORY)

Immediately after commanding Toledo to show his hands, the officer shot the boy at close distance. Toledo’s hands were raised when he was shot, the footage shows.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Adam Toledo Video Shows Chicago Police Shooting 13-Year-Old As He Raised His Hands (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Immediately after commanding Toledo to show his hands, the officer shot the boy at close distance. Toledo’s hands were raised when he was shot, the footage shows.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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Nookies’ Edgewater Location Closes Permanently While Lincoln Park, Old Town Spots Reopen

Nookies closed its locations at the beginning of the pandemic, and the Edgewater outpost will not reopen.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Ridge’s Armstrong Elementary Has 28 In Quarantine After 2 COVID Cases Found

Two school pods are among those in quarantine after two people in the school tested positive following CPS' spring break.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

After Hundreds Of Complaints, Rogers Park ‘Open Air Drug Market’ Near Howard ‘L’ Stop Busted By Police, Officials Say

Eighteen people were arrested under Operation End of the Line. Now, Ald. Maria Hadden is looking for holistic ways to end drug dealing in the area.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Affordable Vet Center For Cats And Dogs Opens In Tree House’s West Ridge Shelter — And The Cat Cafe Is Open Again, Too

Tree House Humane Society opened its veterinary clinic Tuesday, looking to provide affordable pet care to neighbors and local animal groups.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Teacher Launches Fundraiser To Get Kids On Their 1st Soccer Team — And You Can Help

Some Gale Elementary students in Rogers Park have never had a chance to play on an organized sports team. One of their teachers is partnering with a local soccer league to make it happen.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Woman-Owned Tattoo Shop Moving From Ukrainian Village To Andersonville, Taking Over Former Mary’s Attic Space

Evoke Tattoos plans to open in July on the second floor of the former Hamburger Mary's building. "Bringing them to the neighborhood is a huge win for us," a chamber of commerce leader said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown’s Tank Noodle Must Pay Back $150K Pandemic Grant After Breaking Federal Labor Laws, State Says

Tank Noodle was fined $700,000 by the federal government for skirting wage laws. Now, it must give back a state pandemic business grant.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Riverwalk Vendors Begin Reopening Friday, Starting With Beat Kitchen And City Winery

The Riverwalk will be fully operational by the end of May.

Downtown

Weiss Hospital Hosting Vaccine Event For 46th Ward Residents, Alderman Announces

Eligible 46th Ward residents can get the Pfizer vaccine at one of two clinic events at Weiss Hospital this month.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Artist Opens Andy’s Art, Antiques & Oddities As Ode To Late Mother

Andrew A. Johnston would always go antiquing with his mother. When she died, he decided to change careers and open an antiques shop near his Rogers Park home.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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