Articles By Justin Laurence

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Lakeview’s Luxurious Dog Park Plan Thrills Pet Owners, But Older Neighbors Say No Way

The park, which could cost $1 million to build, would not be funded by the park district. Instead, a community group would need to raise the money needed.

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West Loop Alderman’s Message To Weed Dispensary Owners: Get A Black Partner Or Don’t Come To My Ward

The 11 firms permitted to sell weed on Jan. 1 in Chicago are all owned by white men. “We don’t want to have folks be sharecroppers," Burnett said.

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Black Aldermen Will Push To Stall Weed Sales Over Lack Of Black Dispensary Owners At Meeting Wednesday

Without Mayor Lightfoot's support, the proposal to push recreational weed sales back to July 1 is considered a long shot.

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Neighbors Demand Answers After Man Accused Of Shoplifting Dies Inside Lakeview Jewel-Osco

Eugenio Escriba Guzman, 55, was found handcuffed, slouched over and unresponsive inside the store's security office.

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Caught Smoking Weed In Public? You Could Get $50 Fine Under City’s New Rules

City Council approved cutting the fines for possessing weed in public, which were previously as high as $500 for the first offense.

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Dispensary Lottery So White: With No Black Owners In The Mix, Black Caucus Could Move To Stall Weed Sales

Amid the excitement of the city's first recreational dispensary lottery, some wonder if the legalizing weed will truly bring equity for all.

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Diversey Harbor’s Sunset Crooner Ricco Munic Brings Love Songs To The Lakefront

Ricardo Muniz, aka Ricco Munic, has been performing for admiring crowds at Diversey Harbor — after getting some singing advice from Mariah Carey.