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My Block, My Hood, My City Wants To Turn Closed Chatham Walmart Into A Community Center

The nonprofit gave away 1,000 boxes of food Sunday in the Chatham Walmart parking lot — and group leaders have vowed to hold more distributions.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

3 Teens Wounded In Shootings As Large Groups Gathered Downtown, At 31st Street Beach This Weekend 

As the weather warms up, large groups of teens gather Downtown. But the meetups have also seen violence in past years, fueling debate among officials over how and when young people gather.


‘They’ve Only Reminded Us What We’re Up Against’: Lakeview Church Supports LGBTQ+ Community Despite Homophobic Vandalism

Someone has repeatedly vandalized supportive messages for the LGBTQ+ community outside of Holy Covenant United Methodist Church.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

You Can’t Recycle Leftover Campaign Signs In Chicago — But Here’s What You Should Do With Them

Residents can repurpose signs or trek to suburban Wilmette to drop them off for a recycling program.


City’s First Cycling Plan In A Decade Needs To Be Far More Aggressive, Advocates Say

The plan calls for more neighborhood bike lanes to be built, but advocates say more “radical change” is needed to actually make streets safer.


A New Chick-Fil-A Is Offering Free Sandwiches When The Cubs Wins At Wrigley

Chick-fil-A’s Wrigleyville location opened Thursday. It's offering a free sandwich each time the Cubs win at home.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth Declares Upset Victory In 48th Ward Race

The race to replace retiring Ald. Harry Osterman started at 10 people before coming down to business owner Manaa-Hoppenworth and developer Joe Dunne.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Under New Ownership, Uptown’s Drink Happy Thoughts Welcomes Neighbors With Creative Lattes

Ravenswood local Brandon Valentine bought the shop late last year and has introduced a variety of lattes he developed.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Greektown Starbucks Workers Win Union Election, Become Chicago’s 8th Unionized Shop

The employees want consistent hours and better safety protocols. They said people have had mental health crises and overdoses in the shop.

West Loop

Midtown Athletic Club’s Cleaning Staff Spoke Out About Safety Concerns. Then, 33 Workers Were Fired

A member of the Bucktown gym joined protesting workers this weekend. “I ask Midtown, why not show the same care and respect to your employees that you show for your members?” 

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ridman’s Coffee In Uptown Gets New Owners, But They Have No Plans To ‘Fix Something That Wasn’t Broken’

Ryan Haynes and Danielle Holtz took over the shop from its founders in the winter. "This place has always felt like home to us, and we wanted to hang onto that feeling," Holtz said. 

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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
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