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Mina Bloom

Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter

mina@blockclubchi.org

Bike Lanes Coming To Armitage Avenue In Logan Square And Hermosa

The bike lanes will not eliminate any car parking, a city official said.

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Middle Brow Hosting Traveling Record Fair Featuring Vinyl, Pizza And Live Music

The brewery and restaurant is one of 15 stops on the Paved Paradise tour, which has been organized by five independent record labels.

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Humboldt Park Gators, Chicago’s Only All-Girls Baseball Team, Win National Title: ‘Just Amazing’

The team started as five girls with little baseball experience and has blossomed into a nationally recognized force.

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Borinken Cakes Bringing Puerto Rican Sweets To Logan Square

The Puerto Rican bake shop is taking over a vacant storefront at 3313 W. Fullerton Ave. Customers can pick up cupcakes, merenguitos and quesitos with flavors like guava, coconut and Nutella.

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Dumpster Fire Damages Storefront At Busy Kimball And Fullerton

No one was injured and the fire was quickly put out.

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Latin Jazz Festival Coming To Humboldt Park This Weekend

The fest, now in its 14th year, is Friday and Saturday at the Humboldt Park Fieldhouse.

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Shooting Victim Wanted To Live To See Justin Fields Play For The Bears. He Survived — Then The Quarterback Paid Him A Visit

As Scott Morrow fought for his life, 41-year-old thought, "I can't die before I see Justin Fields take the field."

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Nearly 700 People Apply For 50 Apartments In New Logan Square Complex, Showing ‘Dire Need’ For Affordable Housing In Area

The 100-unit affordable housing complex being built next to the Logan Square Blue Line station is expected to open next year.

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Logan Square’s Hollander Building To Become Lofts, Retail, Day Care After City Council Vote

Developer GW Properties wants to rehab and redevelop the nearly 110-year-old building at 2418 N. Milwaukee Ave., a project years in the making.

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Affordable Apartments At Humboldt Park’s La Casa Puertorriqueña Site Got City Council Approval

For the past couple of years, there has been little activity on the site. But now, nonprofit developer Hispanic Housing’s long-planned project is moving forward.

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Dill Pickle Food Co-Op Facing Closure Amid Financial Woes And Union Battle, Manager Says

"We are looking at closing our doors in a couple of months the way things are continuing right now," the store's general manager said. If so, the city would lose its only food co-op.

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Avondale’s Kay Shoes Building Is Coming Back As Apartments, Ground-Floor Retail

The project will inject new life into a building that has sat vacant for two years, and it will enable the shoe store's owner to continue her family's legacy.

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Humboldt Park Woman Sexually Assaulted By Masked Intruder, Police Say

Police say the man broke into the woman's apartment early in the morning by removing her air conditioning unit.

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Shop Locally Made Art, Vintage Clothing And More At Palmer Square Art Fair

More than 30 vendors will sell their creations at the fair Saturday along Humboldt Boulevard.

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Helping Others, One Pizza At A Time: With ‘Pizza For Everyone’ Cookbook, Chefs And Chicago Foodies Share Recipes For A Cause

John Carruthers launched the book last week as an extension of his pop-up, Crust Fund Pizza, which funnels money to social justice groups.

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Humboldt Park Teen Killed In Shooting, Other Gun Violence Victims Honored With Mural: ‘We Hope That Their Lives Inspire Change’

Neftali Reyes Jr. was shot and killed in 2017. Family and friends gathered this week to pay tribute to the 19-year-old, a talented baseball player who "learned to catch before he could walk."

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Music Writer Faces Long Road To Recovery After Being Shot In Humboldt Park: ‘It Could’ve Been So Much Worse’

Scott Morrow spent days fighting for his life. Now, friends and family are stepping up to help fund his long recovery.

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Avondale Concert Will Honor Late Polish Singer Krzysztof Krawczyk On Thursday

Krawczyk was a fixture at Polish nightclubs along Milwaukee Avenue in the '80s and '90s. He recently died of COVID-19 while living in Poland, according to Polish news outlets.

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Pilot Project Brewing Hosting Inaugural Fest Highlighting Local Beer, Hard Kombucha And Cider

Fest-goers will get to sample drinks from a dozen brewers at the Aug. 8 event, some of them first releases. Tickets are available online.

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The California Clipper Is Coming Back, And Café Marie-Jeanne Will Be Reborn As Segnatore In Humboldt Park

A group of Chicago bar and restaurant industry veterans plans to keep the Clipper the same and open a restaurant and bar with Italian-meets-Midwestern fare in the Café Marie-Jeanne spot.

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