Articles By Justin Laurence

Near North Side, River North Primary category in which blog post is published

Cresco Labs, MOCA Score Coveted Licenses To Open Weed Shops In River North

The state surprised by issuing two licenses for dispensaries at 436 N. Clark St. and 216 W. Ohio St. Friday.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

This Bike Delivery Crew Is Helping Restaurants Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic

Cut Cats Couriers is taking extra precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, while ensuring people stuck at home have access to food.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

With 40-Day Beer-Only Fast Ending, Chicago Man Loses 33 Pounds, 6 Inches … And Closes 2 Restaurants

Patrick Berger, co-owner of Paddy Long’s and Kaiser Tiger, kept his Lenten fast going despite the coronavirus pandemic. He now plans to open both for delivery and takeout.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Parking Tickets Won’t Stop During COVID-19 Crisis After All, So Keep Feeding The Meter

Cars parked at expired meters with no other violations wouldn't be ticketed, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said last week. But it's happening anyway, Chicagoans say.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Test All CTA Train Workers For Coronavirus, Union Leader Says

One bus driver has contracted COVID-19 and another is in isolation after their spouse tested positive for the virus.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

No Parking Tickets Issued Amid Coronavirus Spread? Not On This Chicago Block

Residents on East Huron Street in Streeterville awoke to a row of parking tickets the day after Mayor Lori Lightfoot said ticketing is suspended except in cases of public safety.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Curbside Weed Sales Allowed For Medical Patients Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Several dispensaries, including Dispensary33 in Andersonville, announced this week they were suspended recreational weed sales to prioritize medical patients.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Chefs, Restaurant Owners Come Together To Ask City, State — And You — For Help During Coronavirus Shutdown

Owners urged the state to give emergency unemployment benefits to all hourly and salaried workers, eliminate payroll tax for business owners and call for rent and loan abatement for workers.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Giant Chicago Spire Hole To Be Replaced By ‘Sister Towers’ Under Latest Plan

The towers at 400 N. Lake Shore Drive would rise 875 and 765 feet high. Plans also call for the completion of DuSable Park and the eastern edge of the Riverwalk.