Articles By Jonathan Ballew

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Planned Opening Of New Blues Club Next To Green Mill Is Delayed, Owner Says

Green Mill owner Dave Jemilo, who had hoped to open Club Della Robbia in late 2018, said "it's going to be awhile."

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Under Fire From Residents, Chicago Water Dept. Does About-Face On Tree-Saving Water Main Repair Technology

BLOCK CLUB EXCLUSIVE: After shelving an earlier try at "cured-in-place pipe," the city announced pilot programs to test lining existing water mains with resin sleeves to avoid cutting down trees.

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After Cedar Street Buys Bridgeview Bank Building In Uptown, Service Nonprofits Are Being Pushed Out

Leaders said the building's redevelopment from service hub to likely luxury housing is yet another sign that Uptown is rapidly gentrifying.

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For Years, Willie Wright Has Terrorized Women In Andersonville, Victims Say. What Will It Take To Stop Him?

A woman who was sexually assaulted by Wright says the justice system has repeatedly failed her and other victims. “I’m not going to stop talking about this,” she said. “I’m not going to let people forget.”

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Developer To Brief Neighbors On Latest Construction Plans For Vacant Lot On Sheridan Road In Edgewater

The vacant lot at 5440 N. Sheridan has gone through two failed development attempts over the last decade.

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Meet The Apocalypsticks, The 8-Ball Queens Of Cary’s Lounge — And World Pool Champions

The all-ladies pool team loves to have a good time and are unapologetic about who they are. "Not only are we smart, we are smart asses."

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‘Magical’ Piping Plover Summer Has Come To An End As Last Remaining Chick Leaves Montrose Beach

For the first time since 1955, Chicago has successfully fledged two piping plover chicks. People from all different backgrounds pulled together to protect them, one watcher said.