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Memo’s Hotdogs Reopens After Resolving ‘Unfair’ Dispute With City Over Cheech and Chong Mural

Memo's Hotdogs closed after a dispute with city inspectors, who argued the mural was an advertisement.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Celebrate Halloween Without Alcohol At Sober Costume Party Friday

Chicago AF, a growing community of sober adults, is hosting the booze-free party complete with a dance floor, photo booth and open bar.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

After At Least 5 Five People Forced Into Car And Robbed Near Wrigley Field, Leaders Call For More Cops

Ald. Tom Tunney said he told police "once again" that more officers need to patrol the entertainment areas along Clark and Halsted streets, he said.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

St. Sabina Church Members Vow To ‘Stand With Mike’ After Father Michael Pfleger Removed For Another Child Sex Abuse Allegation

Longtime church members say they will continue to support Father Michael Pfleger following a new allegation of child sex abuse filed against the pastor.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Uptown Once Forced Black Residents To Live On 1 Block. A Community Garden Honoring That ‘Winthrop Family’ Is Now Open

The Winthrop Family Historical Garden honors Black residents who persevered despite racist segregation in the neighborhood.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Here’s How You Can Apply For Federal Student Debt Relief

Eligible people can receive up to $20,000 in student debt relief.


Father Michael Pfleger Removed From St. Sabina Again As Another Child Sex Abuse Allegation Investigated

The new allegation comes after Pfleger was investigated for similar allegations and ultimately cleared in 2021. The priest said he is "completely innocent" of the latest allegation.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Very Pink Bar Lost Never Found Opens In Former Casey Morans Spot In Wrigleyville

The bar and restaurant is serving up specialty cocktails amongst velvet pink booths, disco balls and rose gold flamingos. "I'm trying to bring the West Loop to Wrigleyville," its owner said.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Should Replace Columbus Day In Chicago, Coalition Of Politicians Argue

Legislation that would officially recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day as a holiday in Chicago was introduced in 2019, but it has stalled in City Council.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Wilco Surprises Fans With Sunday Night Shows At Carol’s Pub

Here's a roundup of photos and videos taken by fans who made it inside the bar Sunday night.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Wilco Announces 2 Surprise Hometown Shows At Tiny Carol’s Pub In Uptown

Fans have already started lining up for the chance to see Wilco perform two surprise shows Sunday night at Carol's Pub, Uptown's beloved late night country dive bar.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Man Throws Drink At Ald. Daniel La Spata During Campaign Bike Ride: ‘It Was Jarring And Classless’

A former political hopeful claimed responsibility, saying he acted alone. La Spata said he saw his challenger, former Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, in the crowd, but Moreno denied involvement.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Early Voting Starts In Chicago. Here’s What You Need To Know

Early voting at the Loop Supersite and Chicago Board of Elections Office started Friday. More voting sites will open Oct. 24.


Get A CityKey, Connect With Local Orgs At Upcoming Resource Fair In Rogers Park

Chicagoans of all ages can register for a CityKey, a government-issued ID thar serves as a public library card, CTA Ventra card and a prescription discount card for Chicagoans.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Lincoln Roscoe Fall Art And Craft Fair Features Art Sale, Live Performances, Family Activities 

You can celebrate fall with a weekend of art, family fun and live performances at the free fair Saturday-Sunday on Lincoln Avenue.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

People Will Try To Pull 90-Ton Airplane During United Airlines Fundraiser For Special Olympics

To raise money for Special Olympics, teams of 20 people will try to pull a 90-ton airplane across the tarmac Saturday at O'Hare Airport.


Andersonville’s Vase And Vessel Expands To Offer Wider Selection Of Home Goods By Local Artists 

You'll still be able to find Vase and Vessel plants and pottery at the Andersonville Galleria, but there will be an expanded selection of handmade home goods at its new location a few doors down.


After Close Race In 2019, Jessica Gutiérrez Running For 30th Ward Aldermanic Seat Again

Jessica Gutiérrez announced her campaign for the vacant 30th Ward aldermanic seat. She said she's "ready to do the hard work" it takes to unify the community and improve public safety, education and the environment.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Need Fresh Produce — And A Lover? The ‘Horny’ Logan Square Farmers Market Is The Place To Be, Locals Say

Neighbors say your soulmate could be among the nearly 7,000 weekly wanderers at the farmers market. The Logan Square Chamber of Commerce wants to help you find them with a singles event.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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
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