Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter
Theater Centering Palestinian Stories Looks To Open In Avondale: ‘Now More Than Ever, We Need To Amplify These Voices’
The duo behind Uprising Theater is collecting grants and donations to renovate a family-owned building into a home base for their productions.
Elastic Arts Reopening For In-Person Shows After 15-Month Pause: ‘It Feels Like A Great New Beginning’
Logan Square performance space Elastic Arts is coming out of hibernation as the city reopens. The Vincent Davis Quartet is slated to perform Friday.
Chicago Fire Eyes Belmont Cragin As Home For Team’s Massive $90M Training Facility
Neighbors can attend a community meeting Thursday about the project, which includes a performance center and soccer fields at Hanson Park.
Dwayne Thomas, Chicago Punk Legend Who Disappeared Last Week, Found Dead
Thomas made waves as an anti-Nazi skinhead in the '80s. "He'll always be known as that guy who broke stereotypes. Everyone has a story about Dwayne."
Humboldt Park’s Puerto Rican Parade On For This Month, Festival Returns In September
Organizers are thrilled to host joyous summer events after a year of loss and hardship for Latino neighborhoods. "It is a moment of pride that we are still here."
Front Porch Jazz Shows Helped Logan Square Neighbors Through 2020 Lockdown. Now, They’re Weekly Concerts In Palmer Square Park
The shows, popular last summer, will continue at a new venue. "We're just trying to provide a nice thing for the neighborhood."
After Kevin Clark Killed By Driver At Dangerous Logan Square Intersection, Cyclists Say It Needs To Be Fixed — Now
A transportation advocacy group flagged the intersection as dangerous years ago, but the city hasn't taken steps to make it safer. "How many cyclists need to be killed at that location?"
The Duplex Opens Thursday In Logan Square, Bringing Fried Chicken And Mexican Food To Former Merchant Space
The Duplex, 3137 W. Logan Blvd., will have changing menus with a different set of chefs every few months.
Cop Who Killed Anthony Alvarez, Then Pulled Gun In Road Rage Clash Still Has His Weapon, Has Not Been Disciplined
Police and city officials won't say whether Evan Solano will be relieved on his police powers as the investigations continue. Alvarez's family says the incidents point to anger issues, which his lawyer denies.
Graffiti Artists Cover Logan Square’s Congress Theater With Colorful Murals Ahead Of Potential Redevelopment
The murals are meant to liven up Milwaukee Avenue and also help longtime graffiti artists maintain a presence in the gentrifying neighborhood.
Logan Square Neighborhood Association Names Youngest President In Its History: ‘She Represents The Future’
"When we speak about shaping our future for young folks, we should really let young folks have an input in that," 19-year-old Prisilla Tito said.
Logan Square Blue Line Station Will Transform Into An Art Gallery After Publisher Spends $48K To Buy All Ad Spaces For Neighborhood Photos
"I really want to make sure that these everyday histories — people's stories — aren't ignored," Khloe Karova said.
Chicago Cop Who Fatally Shot Anthony Alvarez Being Investigated For Pulling Gun In Logan Square Road Rage Clash
Videos show officer Evan Solano confront the driver of a white SUV with his gun out. The Police Department's Bureau of Internal Affairs is investigating the May 21 incident.
Kevin Clark, ‘School Of Rock’ Musician, Killed By Driver While Riding Bike In Logan Square
Clark, 32, played Freddy "Spazzy McGee" Jones in the 2003 film starring Jack Black. "He was always happiest behind that drum kit," his cousin said.
After Being Shut Down By City, Humboldt Park Advisory Council Is Back With A New Board — And The Same Bitter Infighting
Some say last week's election shut certain neighbors out of the group, and they're worried it will lead to "even more divisiveness" down the road.
Humboldt Park Affordable Apartments Moving Forward, But Neighbors Say Alderman Is Ignoring Their Pleas For A Public Meeting
"This is a nine-story development in the heart of our community ... and [Ald. Maldonado] is not allowing the community to weigh in," one neighbor said.
Congress Theater Redevelopment Is Back On, Alderman Says, As Developer Steps In To Overhaul Historic Venue
Baum Revision, the developer that restored the Green Exchange and Margies Candies buildings, is "seriously exploring" reviving the Congress, Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) said.
Get Free Children’s Books, Check Out New Little Library At Unity Park’s ‘It’s Your Park Day’ Event This Weekend
The literacy-themed event, set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, will also feature a musical performance from Abud: A Band and a puppet show from the creators of "At The Garden."
Revolution Brewing Releases Beer Dedicated To Revolutionary Labor Activist Lucy Gonzalez Parsons
Proceeds from the saison, which is named Lucia, will benefit local organization Connections for Abused Women and Their Children.
Developer Breaks Ground On Long-Planned Affordable Housing Arts Building On Humboldt Park’s Paseo Boricua
The project, funded by tax-increment finance dollars and tax-exempt housing bonds, will bring 24 units of affordable housing geared toward artists and a ground-floor theater to 2709-15 W. Division St.