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5th Ward Candidates Want To Unify Ward, Provide More Resources For Youth To Keep Them Safe

Aldermanic candidates Desmon Yancy and Martina “Tina” Hone discussed how they’ll improve public safety and offer more resources for residents in the 5th Ward at a forum.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Here’s How You Can Show Up For Transgender Day Of Visibility In Chicago

Transgender Day of Visibility is an international awareness day celebrating the lives and contributions of trans people while highlighting issues the community faces.


Police Search For Driver Who Killed Man In Fulton Market Hit-And-Run 

A Mercedes-Benz driver hit and killed a 26-year-old man early Saturday, police said.

West Loop

Meet ‘Chicago-Fried’ Comedian Maggie Winters, Performing 2 Sold-Out Solo Shows This Weekend

Winters' solo comedy show, “MARGUERITE," explores her life growing up in Chicago and is directed by her two brothers.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Dimo’s Pizza Opening Cafe, Bar In Lincoln Square This April 

Dimo’s Cafe will feature the company’s creative pizzas alongside other shareables, complete with a full-service bar and seating area.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Park Aldermanic Candidates Debate Public Safety But Agree Cops Should Patrol CTA

Ald. Timmy Knudsen and Brian Comer commended mayoral candidate Paul Vallas’ public safety plan, but they criticized each others’ ideas for reducing crime.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Penelope’s Vegan Taqueria Opens Second Location In Andersonville

The city's first vegan taqueria opened its second location March 14, about a year after opening in River North.


No Bail For Man Accused Of Hitting Cop With Car On DuSable Lake Shore Drive

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is also investigating the incident since the officer discharged a weapon.


Ald. Nicole Lee, Anthony Ciaravino Debate Public Safety At 11th Ward Forum

Lee and Ciaravino want a new area high school, but neither said if they support locating it on former public housing land. Mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson also appeared at the forum.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

The ‘Tomato Man’ Is Back To Rescue Chicago From ‘Tasteless Travesty’ Of Grocery Store Produce

The "Tomato Man" offers more than 120 varieties of heirloom tomato plants in his online store, but they won’t be available for long.


Family-Owned Edgewater Apothecary Reopening Months After Massive Flood

Well-wishers raised more than $7,500 to help the DMApothecary owners after the December flood destroyed much of their store and handmade products.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Proposed ‘Plow The Sidewalks’ Ordinance Would Task City With Clearing Snowy And Icy Sidewalks

Transportation and disability activists and Ald. Gilbert Villegas are behind an ordinance for a pilot city shoveling program they say will better keep walkways clear than fines for building owners who don't shovel.


Royal George Theater Apartments Plan Hits Another Roadblock As Neighbors Fight Zoning Change

Ald. Brian Hopkins said he won’t support the proposed development until neighbors’ concerns are addressed. Neighbors said new apartments would "completely alter the quiet enjoyment" of their homes.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Johnson, Vallas Trade Barbs Over Plans For Education, Taxation During Women’s Mayoral Forum

Brandon Johnson accused Paul Vallas of being a Republican — but Vallas said that's not true and he knows how to collaborate with people of all parties.


12-Year-Old Artist Launches Crying Tiger Streetwear, Created By Painting Original Designs On Thrifted Clothes

Luciana Domenica Pacilli is launching her upcycled clothing line this weekend at Dovetail in West Town.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ald. Silvana Tabares Wins 23rd Ward Race, Entering Her Fourth Term

Tabares said her top priorities for the future are making sure property taxes are affordable and improving public safety by supporting the police.

Midway, West Lawn

Ald. Emma Mitts Wins 37th Ward Race, Securing 7th Term In City Council

With all 22 precincts reporting, Mitts held 61 percent of the vote. She's represented the West Side ward since 2000.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Ald. Jason Ervin Wins 4th Term In 28th Ward Office Despite Last-Minute Challenger

“I'm humbled the voters of the 28th Ward have placed their trust in me for another term in such an overwhelming fashion,” Ervin said in a statement.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A 1900s Wrigleyville Building Could Become 8 Luxury Apartments By Preserving Facade, Building Addition

A proposed development at 3731-33 N. Sheffield Ave. would combine the older home with a new structure to create a mix of two- to four-bedroom apartments steps away from Wrigley Field.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Renowned Artist Kay Smith Turns 100 Monday. She’s Spent The Past Century Depicting US History In Watercolors

Illinois Artist Laureate Kay Smith, who is turning 100, often created her paintings on-site while watching historical events unfold.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
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