Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter
More Infections Linked To Salmonella Outbreak At Avondale’s Carniceria Guanajuato
As of Wednesday, public health officials had identified 55 confirmed infections stemming from the outbreak, up from 20 last week.
Revolution Brewing’s Avondale Taproom Adding 20,000 Square Feet In $1.8 Million Expansion
The popular brewery is on its way to getting a property tax incentive that will allow for an expansion and building upgrades.
Popular DJ Don Crescendo Killed In Avondale Stabbing: ‘That Man Was Magic’
Donovan Taylor, 28, and his neighbor were killed inside their apartment building. An online fundraiser for the family of Taylor, a fixture of Chicago's queer nightlife scene, has raised more than $50,000.
Marine Leadership Academy Parents Outraged After Student Bullied, Beaten In Attack Caught On Video
Dozens of parents protested outside of the embattled school Monday, saying school staff did nothing to help a seventh grader who was left bruised, swollen and in emotional distress.
Another Summer Goes By Without Chicago’s Only Inland Beach
The Humboldt Park beach was closed this summer for the second year in a row due to the Chicago Park District's lifeguard shortage, leaving neighbors "incredibly disappointed."
Avondale Neighborhood Plan Will Be Unveiled At Community Meeting Next Week
The report gives an overview of Avondale's existing conditions and recommends strategies to keep the community vibrant. A meeting to celebrate its release is Monday evening at Metropolitan Brewing.
An Orange Moon Vintage Shop In Humboldt Park Closing After 14 Years
Husband-and-wife owners Lynne and Ty McDaniel are closing the store to focus on their estate sale business, Estate Sale Goddess. The liquidation sale starts next week.
Robberies Have Skyrocketed In West Town And Logan Square. Neighbors Ask: What Is The City Doing About It?
A dramatic uptick in armed robberies on the Northwest Side has community leaders, local police and neighbors on edge and scrambling for solutions.
Learn How To Apply For Federal Flood Relief At Northwest Side Info Session Next Week
The event is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Kelvyn Park High School. FEMA officials will be on-site to help residents set up appointments and fill out and appeal applications.
Logan Square Family Dollar Closes After More Than 25 Years Due To ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Building Issues
The chain's departure leaves a large hole on bustling Milwaukee Avenue near the California Blue Line station, an area that has seen a lot of development in recent years.
Logan Square Federales Opening Next Week
The restaurant, slated to open Sept. 13, will serve classic and frozen margaritas and tacos served on house-made tortillas.
ChiArts Teachers Strike Averted, School Says After Deal Reached With Union
Details of the agreement were not immediately available, but the union posted late Tuesday on social media that there was a "major breakthrough at the bargaining table."
World Dumpling Fest Coming To Heart Of Logan Square This Weekend
Saturday's fest will feature vendors of different cultural backgrounds serving their versions of dumplings, from Chinese bao to Haitian doumbrey.
ChiArts Teachers Prepare To Strike As Contract Negotiations Falter
The walkout at the arts-focused school looms after more than a year of negotiations. The school board said they've bargained in good faith and are committed to meeting teachers' demands, including a 16 percent wage increase.
California Clipper Employees, Patrons Held Up At Gunpoint In ‘Traumatizing’ Robbery
Rite Liquors in nearby Wicker Park was robbed at gunpoint 30 minutes earlier, also by a pair of men, but police haven't confirmed the two crimes are linked.
Why Chicago Is Losing The War On Rats
New York has a Rat Czar. Other cities are trying new trapping methods. But the “rattiest city in America” can’t keep up with skyrocketing rodent complaints, data shows.
East Coast Cities Are Zapping Rats With High-Tech Traps
SMART Boxes shock rats with electricity, collect their corpses, then share data wirelessly with local officials.
Poke Okie Opens In Avondale, Bringing Fresh Poké Bowls To Milwaukee Avenue
It's the second Avondale restaurant for husband-and-wife duo Peter Shen and Sarinporn Intongkam, who own Sipping Turtle Cafe on the same street.
Pickleball Courts Coming To Humboldt Park — But What About The Broken Bathrooms?
Neighbors and Humboldt Park Ald. Jessie Fuentes are concerned pickleball courts are being prioritized over more urgent repairs, like reopening public bathrooms and resurfacing basketball courts.
Logan Square Farmers Market Is Back On After Intense Backlash
The market organizer had canceled Sunday's edition, but vendors were told Thursday night their booths will be "open for you to come Sunday."