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Mina Bloom

Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter

36th Ward Candidates To Debate Northwest Side Ward’s Issues Thursday In Ukrainian Village

Ald. Gilbert "Gil" Villegas and Lori Torres Whitt will answer prepared questions from organizers 7 p.m. Thursday at Homestead On The Roof.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa
3 hours ago

Apartments Coming To Logan Square Credit Union Site After Developer Gets City Council Approval

Hibernian Development is building 35 apartments spread out across two buildings at Fullerton and Washtenaw avenues. Both buildings will have ground-floor retail.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
7:34 AM CDT

$88 Million Congress Theater Redevelopment Plan Blocked By South Side Alderperson Over Labor Concerns

Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza, a staunch union supporter, delayed a vote on the proposal, saying questions remain over whether the new Congress Theater will generate "quality" jobs.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ald. Daniel La Spata Ekes Out Narrow Win In Close 1st Ward Race, Final Results Show

With all ballots counted, La Spata held 50.11 percent of the vote, just enough to win outright, according to final, unofficial results released Tuesday.

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Ald. Gilbert Villegas To Face CPS Teacher Lori Torres Whitt In 36th Ward Runoff

Villegas has received endorsements from officials such as Gov. JB Pritzker and Sen. Tammy Duckworth, while Torres Whitt is backed by the Chicago Teachers Union and mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson, among others.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Family Celebrates Their Colombian Culture With Magnifico Coffee Shop, Now Open In Avondale

Magnifico, which was brought to life through a city grant, serves Colombian coffee roasted on-site along with Colombian treats such as churros and pandebono con guava.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Black Dog Gelato Closes Logan Square And Fulton Market Locations

Owner Jessica Oloroso said financial strain from the pandemic is forcing her to downsize and focus on operating the original Black Dog Gelato, a Ukrainian Village staple since 2010.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Trash People Of Logan Square Is Back With More Cleanups To Unify Neighborhood

The group started in April to bring neighbors together for a good cause during the pandemic. It is hosting the first Logan Square Volunteer Fair next month.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ald. Daniel La Spata Gains Ground With Mail-In Ballots, Could Avoid Runoff With Sam Royko

La Spata was close to a razor-thin majority of the vote Wednesday as more mail-in ballots were counted, but officials said they won't call the race until next week.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Construction Starts On Affordable Apartments In The Heart Of Humboldt Park

Once built, the 95-foot-tall project will be the largest building in the area.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Humboldt Park Hospital Locks Out Low-Income Provider, Leaving Nearly 200 Patients Scrambling For Care, Lawsuit Says

In a lawsuit, health care provider Aunt Martha's said it was evicted from Humboldt Park Health last week after refusing to work with a physician who was inappropriate with a patient.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Meet Jessie Fuentes, The First Woman And Youngest Alderperson To Lead The 26th Ward

Fuentes won the election to replace Ald. Roberto Maldonado, who held the seat 13 years. The 32-year-old community organizer said she'll have more of a "grassroots" approach to leadership than her predecessor.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Project Logan Graffiti Wall Torn Down To Make Way For Apartments

The five-story, 56-unit project will have a new graffiti wall, a deal reached by the developer behind the project and Ald. Daniel La Spata.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Will Ald. Daniel La Spata Face A Runoff In 1st Ward? It’s Too Close To Call With Mail-In Ballots Out

With all precincts reporting, La Spata is short of the majority of votes he needed to avoid a runoff with challenger Sam Royko, but mail-in ballots are still being counted.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

The Metro Hosting Memorial Dance Party For Late Bar DJ Dave Roberts, Who Died This Month

The public memorial, set for Saturday, will be a night-long celebration of Roberts and the music he loved with sets that pay homage to the legendary DJ.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ald. Daniel La Spata Could Be Headed For Runoff Against Sam Royko In Tight 1st Ward Race

La Spata had 49.1 percent of the vote Tuesday night, with votes in one precinct still left to be counted. His closest challenger is West Town attorney Sam Royko.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Jessie Fuentes Wins 26th Ward Race, Replacing Longtime Ald. Roberto Maldonado

At 32, Fuentes will be the ward's youngest alderperson in years. She will also be the ward's first queer Latina leader.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa Sails To Victory In 35th Ward, Secures Third Term In City Council

Ramirez-Rosa ran unopposed after his lone challenger fell five signatures short of what was required to make the ballot.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Winsome Clothing & Home Goods Boutique Opens This Weekend Beneath Avondale Bowl

The Milwaukee Avenue shop from a lifelong fashion lover carries sustainable goods and stylish clothes from brands such as Le Bon Shoppe and Pistola Denim.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Intelligentsia Closing Logan Square And Wicker Park Coffee Shops

Both locations will close April 19. Intelligentsia decided against renewing their leases due to slow traffic and high expenses, a company official said.

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