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New Cold Storage Facility That Would Replace McKinley Park Building Would Be ‘Another Blank Wall On Ashland,’ Neighbors Say

Developers want to demolish an old warehouse on McKinley's Park Ashland Avenue and replace it with a nearly 100,000-square-foot cold storage facility.

McKinley Park

Hotel Lincoln’s Plan To Expand Rooftop Bar Could Lead To More Noise, Rowdy Patrons, Neighbors Say

Hotel Lincoln representatives and neighbors gathered for a community meeting that became contentious at times as they debated what to do about the proposed rooftop bar expansion.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up Returns To Goose Island With A Corn Maze, Bars, Games And 10,000 Pumpkins

The 2-acre pop-up, back for its fifth year, will feature a field of pumpkins, family-friendly fall activities and three bars with festive food and drinks.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

You Might Be Eligible To Get 2 Free Security Cameras And A Solar-Powered Floodlight From City

The city is giving away two security cameras and a solar-powered floodlight to eligible Chicagoans until supplies run out. Here's how to apply.

Citywide

Couple Opens Fad2Fresh Vintage Shop In Andersonville To Share Their Thrifting Finds

The couple has long pored over estate sales. Now that they have a shop, co-owner Alex Jones said she looks forward to stocking it with great finds: "Maybe I don’t need it, but the people of Andersonville do.” 

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

5,000 Low-Income Households Get First Monthly Check From Cash Assistance Pilot

The program is meant to see what impact the guaranteed income will have on families and their communities. The median income of the program’s participants is $14,000.

Citywide

Ald. Ariel Reboyras Retiring After 20 Years On Northwest Side 

Ald. Ariel Reboyras will retire at the end of his term — and former challenger Jessica Gutiérrez has said she is again running for his seat.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

You Can Visit The Shedd Aquarium For Free In September. Here’s The Schedule

To get free admission, you have to reserve your tickets online in advance and provide proof you’re a resident of Illinois.

Downtown

Field Museum Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month With Free Days, Live Performances

The Field will offer free admission to Illinois residents nine times for the month.

Downtown

Jefferson Park’s LaBagh Woods To Celebrate Fall With Family Activities, Live Music, Giveaways 

You can celebrate the beginning of fall at LaBagh Woods with self-guided nature walks, live music and lots of free stuff.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Lincoln Park Gyros Fest Returns All Weekend With Greek Food, Music, Dancing

You'll find gyros, family-friendly activities, live music, dancing and more at the Lincoln Park Gyro Fest this weekend.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Scammers Are Asking People Near Wrigley Field For Money On Venmo, Then Using Their Phone To Take More, Officials Warn

Don't give strangers your phone, officials warned Chicagoans after recent scams near Wrigley Field.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Wormhole Coffee’s 2nd Location Closes After 2 Years: ‘It’s A Sad, Weird Feeling To See It Go’

Wormhole Coffee's second location closed Thursday, but fans of the coffee shop can find their favorite treats just down the street at the original cafe.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

3 Generations Of Sea Lions Reunited At Shedd Aquarium 

The Shedd Aquarium's sea lion colony recently welcomed 3-year-old Charger and his 3-month-old pup, the youngest sea lion to ever live at the aquarium.

Downtown

Empirical Brewery Transforming Into Lego Pop-Up With More Than 1 Million Bricks

The pop-up will be decorated with Lego sculptures, but the real draw is the thousands of Lego pieces that customers can use to build their own creations.

Ravenswood

Planned Parenthood Officials Say They Need More Support To Ensure Abortion Remains Accessible In Illinois

Gov. JB Pritzker said state officials are working on laws that would allow nurse practitioners to provide abortions, among other steps to keep up with the increased demand in Illinois.

Citywide

Chicago Providers On Front Lines Of Monkeypox Outbreak Call For More Funding, Help

Clinics are working overtime to ramp up monkeypox vaccinations, testing and treatment. Officials at Howard Brown Health say they need more help to take care of patients.

Citywide

‘Stories Around Every Corner’: Historian Shares Chicago’s Mysteries Through Daily Streams, Tours

Chicago Mystery Tours offers virtual and in-person tours, chronicling the lives of the people who make up Chicago's history.

Citywide

Pilsen Art Fair Returns After 10-Year Hiatus, Bringing Together More Than 100 Midwest Artists 

Artists from across the Midwest are coming together this September to present art installations and discuss their recent projects.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

‘The Neighborhood Milkman, But For Coffee’: Edgewater-Based Kinetic Coffee Delivers Fresh Cold Brew To Your Doorstep

An Edgewater local who loves creating artistic coffee drinks launched Kinetic Coffee this month. He makes the canned cold brews without extra sugar using a sous vide, or vacuum sealing, method.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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