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Mina Bloom

Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter

mina@blockclubchi.org

A Logan Square Hit-And-Run Seriously Injured A Man In December. Police Are Still Trying To Find The Driver

Police recently released video footage of the suspect involved in the hit-and-run, which happened Dec. 6 in the 2000 block of North Kedzie Avenue.

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Don Chema’s Owners Thank Logan Square Customers After 24-Year Run: ‘Without Them, We Wouldn’t Have Anything’

Don Chema closed last weekend, citing steep rent and a shrinking customer base. But one owner has another Logan Square spot in the works.

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Paseo Prairie Garden Mother’s Day Plant Sale Canceled Again — And Organizers Need Volunteers To Keep The Garden Blooming

With no fundraising opportunities and a year of neglect, the Paseo Prairie Garden is in "the worst shape it's ever been," organizers say.

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This West Humboldt Park Man Is Transforming His Block With A Network Of Gardens To Combat Food Insecurity, Crime

"We have tons of land here that's being wasted," neighbor Andrew Christen said. "Might as well try to do something with it."

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City Lit Bookstore To Reopen In June Under New Ownership: ‘I Am So Eager To Welcome The Community Back’

Logan Square resident and longtime librarian Stephanie Kitchen is taking over the independent book store, which closed over the winter due to the pandemic.

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Don Chema, Logan Square Mexican Restaurant, Closes After Nearly 25 Years: ‘The Neighborhood Is Not The Same’

The owners' other restaurants — Chema's at 3434 W. North Ave. and La Catrina at 3924 W. Diversey Ave. — remain open. And one of the owners is opening a new restaurant on Fullerton Avenue.

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Man Who Drove Truck Into Logan Square Picnickers Said, ‘Watch What I’m Going To Do,’ Before Attack, Prosecutors Say

Timothy Nielsen, 57, was denied bond Monday. Nielsen allegedly said he was “annoyed with yuppies on the boulevard who are out with their dogs,” before the attack, prosecutors said.

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Driving At Logan Square Picnickers, Police Say

Timothy Nielsen was arrested Sunday after he "intentionally jumped a curb in his vehicle and drove at a group of pedestrians gathered for a picnic," hitting a 42-year-old woman, police said.

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Bric-A-Brac Records Moving To Avondale, Opening Horror-Themed Coffee Shop Next Door

The coffee shop, which the owners are opening with a friend, will be called The Brewed, a play on David Cronenberg's horror flick "The Brood."

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Man Drives Truck Into Logan Boulevard Picnickers, Injuring Woman After Yelling Anti-Asian Comments In Targeted Attack, Witnesses Say

"It was obvious this guy intended to do this and it was targeted," one witness said. " .. He literally turned his truck toward the group and hit the group."

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Former Au Cheval Chef Opens En Passant In Logan Square, With ‘Old-World Comfort Food’ On The Menu

The menu at chef Sam Engelhardt's En Passant, 3010 W. Diversey Ave., includes duck confit and apricot terrine with mustard, pickles and sourdough, kefta-spiced cauliflower and other globally-inspired dishes.

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1890s Logan Square Home Damaged In Tuesday Fire Will Be Restored, Homeowner Says

The Kedzie Avenue home was built in the 1890s at the same time as another home on the stretch. A pair of business partners who ran a furniture company together built the houses for their families.

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Solemn Oath Brewery Opening Logan Square Taproom Next Month After Pandemic Pause

Solemn Oath is the third brewery to make its Logan Square debut this spring. Marz Brewing's taproom opened in the Margies Candies building last week and Ravinia Brewing is preparing to open in the neighborhood next month.

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Future Of Project Logan Still Uncertain With Graffiti Wall Founders, Developer At Odds

The developer looking to build a 56-unit apartment complex on the land has agreed to incorporate a replacement graffiti wall, but the plan is lacking, Project Logan's founders say.

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Logan Square’s Beer Boom Continues With Ravinia Brewing’s Taproom Opening Next Month

Ravinia's Logan Square taproom — complete with window swings and a "hidden" beer garden — opens May 7 at 2601 W. Diversey Ave.

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Vaccine Clinic Open To All Northwest Siders Coming To Avondale On Friday. Here’s How To Sign Up

First doses will be administered Friday at ASPIRA High School at 2989 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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City’s Plan To Turn 1920s West Humboldt Park Bank Into Community Hub With Affordable Housing Inches Forward

The city on Friday released a request for proposals for two West Humboldt Park sites, which are being redeveloped under Mayor Lori Lightfoot's INVEST South/West initiative.

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More Than 20 Trees Planted Along Logan Boulevard Thanks To Neighborhood Group’s Fundraiser

Logan Square Preservation is replacing trees lost in a massive storm last summer.

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100-Unit Affordable Housing Project Next To Logan Square Blue Line Station Could Be Finished By End Of 2021

"We want to see these apartments go to people who have been forced out of our neighborhood," Bickerdike CEO Joy Aruguete said of the Emmett Street apartments.

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Marz Brewing’s Logan Square Taproom Opens This Weekend

The brewery and taproom is set to open 4 p.m. Friday in the Margie's Candies building at 1950 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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