Articles By Mina Bloom

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New Pop-Up Library In Avondale Allows Residents To Donate, Pick Up Books For Free

With bookstores and donation centers closed during the pandemic, the library allows people to drop off books they no longer need.

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Logan Square Coffee Shop Opens On Same Block Where Owner Ran Beauty Shop 9 Years Ago: ‘This Is My Dream’

“I’m a single woman, an immigrant. … I worked very hard for this coffee shop. This coffee shop is my heart,” Luz Marriaga said.

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California Clipper Landlord Sues Brendan Sodikoff For More Than $93,000 In Unpaid Rent, Building Damage

It’s the latest development in The California Clipper saga, which started in May when Sodikoff abruptly shut down the beloved Humboldt Park bar.

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Humboldt Parker’s Home-Grown House Plant Business Flourishing During Coronavirus

Marcus Kirby went from making $1,500 a month as a server to $15,000 a month selling house plants out of his apartment. "It doesn't feel real to me. ... When do I wake up from this?"

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From The Boulevards To ‘Running With The Bulls’: A Look Back At Logan Square’s Notorious Traffic Circle

With the city planning to overhaul the traffic circle next year, Block Club looked back at the history of the intersection that has come to define Logan Square.

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Roberto Clemente Ousts School Officers From Campus: ‘The Last Thing Our Kids Need Is More Policing’

The Humboldt Park high school is now the third Chicago public school to eliminate school police.

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Mayor Dismisses Rumor She’s Moving To Sauganash: ‘Why On Earth … Would I Uproot My Family?’

The rumor has circulated for weeks as protesters stage demonstrations over police brutality and racial injustice near Lightfoot's home.

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Logan Square’s Most Confusing Intersection Getting Overhauled Next Year With New Traffic Pattern And Plaza

The plan is to eliminate the confusing Kedzie Avenue traffic circle and create a plaza adjacent to the Logan Square Blue Line station, according to documents obtained by Block Club.

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Shop 1021 In Logan Square Closes For Good Due To Coronavirus Shutdown

"It's heartbreaking," owner Mandy Metros said. "The hardest part about it was it was out of our control. We didn't ask to be closed."