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Mina Bloom

Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter

Plan To Turn Closed Von Humboldt School Into ‘Teachers Village’ With Affordable Apartments Gets $18 Million In City Funding

The Humboldt Park school, which closed in 2013, is poised to become an 107-unit apartment complex geared toward teachers, but the $50.6 million project needs much more public financing to get off the ground.

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24 Apartments, Retail Could Be Built On Vacant Belmont Avenue Lot In Avondale

The project would include two-bedroom apartments renting for $2,000 per month. Neighbors can weigh in at a community meeting Oct. 16.

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No Property Tax Hike In Mayor Lightfoot’s Election Year Budget

Lightfoot's 2023 spending plan also includes more pension contributions and increased funding for the police department, homelessness prevention, abortion care and more.


Logan Square’s Vanishing Workers Cottages Will Be Highlighted At A Walking Tour Next Month

Many workers cottages in gentrifying Logan Square have been torn down in recent years and replaced with modern condos or single-family homes.

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Peek Inside The Meadowlark, A Cozy Cocktail Bar Opening Monday In Logan Square

The speakeasy-style bar is the owners’ third establishment at California Avenue and Palmer Street. They also run Lardon and Union inside the building.

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Beer And A Shop: New Consignment Lounge Bar Along Logan Square-Avondale Border Doubles As Vintage Store

Part bar, part vintage shop, the quirky business is "80 percent art project and 20 percent questionable decisions," one owner said.

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Humboldt Park Affordable Housing Project Scores $7 Million In City Funding

Developer Hispanic Housing Corp. is one step closer to building a nine-story, 64-unit affordable housing project at California Avenue and Division Street.

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Salad Club Chef Opening Plenty Goods Cafe In Kimball Arts Center, Offering Healthy Eats Along The 606

The cafe is an extension of owner Sarah Russo Santillanes' salad subscription service. It will focus on healthy, whole foods made in-house.

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Logan Square Athletic Club Could Be Coming To Grace’s Furniture Building After Long-Awaited Boutique Hotel Plan Scrapped

New plans have emerged for the long-vacant Grace's Furniture building in the heart of Logan Square.

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Logan Square’s Armitage Avenue To Be Resurfaced After Prolonged Water Main Project

The construction project will bring temporary parking restrictions to the street, according to the 1st Ward office. It is expected to kick off next week.

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Help Fund Alligator Robb’s Gator Research At Sunday Fundraiser At Revolution Brewing

Florida gator trapper Frank Robb will raffle off a wildlife adventure, a guitar and more at Sunday's event to benefit his gator research and education nonprofit.

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Logan Square’s Mini Mott Replaced With Second Generation, A Tribute To Owners’ Asian-American Heritage

The owners of Asian-inspired burger joint Mini Mott closed the Logan Square eatery this summer and opened a full-service restaurant in its place with an elevated and expanded menu.

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Pisolino Italian Market Closing After 7 Years In Avondale: ‘Not Enough Business To Sustain It’

The Italian spot struggled with foot traffic before the pandemic, and that "battle resumed once the world opened back up and people had so many more options," Pisolino's co-owner said.

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World Of Weed Wants To Open Dispensary In Logan Square Laundromat

The company wants to open a dispensary in J&M Laundromat on Logan Square's Armitage Avenue — but it wouldn't be called World of Weed, the alderman's office said.

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NYC-Style Apartment Bidding Wars Hit Chicago Renters: ‘If You’re Not Willing To Go $500 Over List Price, Don’t Even Bother’

Apartments in hot neighborhoods are renting for hundreds of dollars a month over their list prices thanks to a market squeezed by the pandemic and rising inflation, experts said.

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Andy Schneider, President Of Logan Square Preservation, Running For 1st Ward Alderperson

Schneider, a neighborhood leader who's had a hand in many Logan Square projects in recent years, said he has a "proven track record of leadership and ability to build consensus within the community."

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Fiesta Boricua Organizers, Police Say There Was No Shooting At Weekend Event — Despite Media Reports

Police shut down the festival about an hour early Saturday after a fight broke out on festival grounds, organizers said.

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Fiesta Boricua, ‘A Total Immersion Into Puerto Rican Culture,’ Returns To Humboldt Park This Weekend

The fest, now in its 29th year, will bring Puerto Rican performances, art and food to Division Street Saturday and Sunday.

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35 Residential Units And Retail Could Come To Bank Site Along Logan Square’s Fullerton Avenue

It's the latest proposal for the site, which is occupied by Credit Union 1 and its parking lot. Neighbors can weigh in on the project at a community meeting in September.

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Man Who Fatally Shot Humboldt Park Diner Was Targeting Ex-Girlfriend On A Cigarette Break, Prosecutors Say

Charlie Moreno opened fire outside a Division Street restaurant, aiming at a woman he'd been stalking and shot at three days earlier, prosecutors said. Felipe Ruiz Santiago, who was in the back of the restaurant, was shot and killed.

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