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Mina Bloom

Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter

mina@blockclubchi.org

Marz Brewing’s Logan Square Taproom Opens This Weekend

The brewery and taproom is set to open 4 p.m. Friday in the Margie's Candies building at 1950 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Logan Square Farmers Market Launches Youth Program To Teach Teens About Farm Culture, Nonprofit Work

Teens and their families can learn more at an informational meeting 6 p.m. April 28.

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Police Warn Of Car Break-Ins In Logan Square Gym Parking Lots

People have targeted the two parking lots and stole belongings from cars “for some time," Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said.

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Logan Square’s ‘Corner Farm’ Shuts Down After 13 Years As Owner Moves To Sell Land To Condo Developer

The property owner on Saturday told the gardeners they had a week to vacate the premises. Now the group is looking for a new home. "Hopefully we can create something even better," an organizer said.

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Miko’s Italian Ice Opens Logan Square And Irving Park Locations For The Season

Current flavors include lemon, blueberry, strawberry, coconut, mango, banana chip, passionfruit and raspberry.

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Thousands March In Chicago To Protest Police Killing Of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo: ‘Adam Deserved To Live’

The day after the gruesome video of Toledo's death was released, masses of people protested in Logan Square and near Mayor Lori Lightfoot's house to demand justice for the teenager and other victims of police violence.

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Protest In Response To Police Killing Of Adam Toledo Happening Friday In Logan Square: ‘It Could Be My Kid’

Neighbors and business owners in Logan Square said they're pushing for justice for Toledo and his family the same way the protesters are.

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Logan Square Bar Easy Does It To Host Sunday Markets This Spring And Summer

Vendors will be selling everything from ceramics to vinyl records at the spring and summer markets, which will be held on the bar's outdoor patio.

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With Workers Cottages Vanishing In Logan Square And Other Neighborhoods, Preservationists Roll Out Plan To Save Them

Developers are tearing down workers cottages to make way for single-family homes and condos, a practice preservationists hope to stop with a project that launched this week.

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Logan Square’s Busy Beaver Button Selling Snazzy ‘I Got Vaccinated’ Pin-Back Buttons

A large portion of the sales from each pack of buttons will benefit My Block, My Hood, My City, which has helped Chicagoans in need during the pandemic.

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Should Speed Bumps Be Installed Along Avondale Stretch? After Neighbors Complain Of Speeding Drivers, Alderman Launches Survey

Under the plan, speed bumps would be installed on Barry Avenue between Kimball and Kedzie avenues.

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Man Who Was Run Over And Dragged Down Street At Dangerous Logan Square Intersection Dies From Injuries

As Ciro Ortez's family and friends mourn, neighbors are continuing to push for safety improvements to prevent future crashes even though city and state policy won't allow for stop signs.

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After Driver Runs Over Man At Logan Square Intersection, Neighbors Say More Stop Signs Are Needed To ‘Prevent Another Horrible Accident’

Neighbor Elsbeth Cool launched a petition to add stop signs at Diversey and Albany avenues, but a city official said they can't install stop signs there.

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Condo Complex, Three-Flats: Weigh In On Small Logan Square Projects At Community Meetings

If approved, the condos would replace an existing one-story office building at 2619 W. Armitage Ave.

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Get A Taste Of Puerto Rico At Bella’s In Logan Square, Where Family Known For Its Helado De Coco Recipe Just Opened Up Shop

Adrian Pacheco’s family provided their recipe — cross between coconut Italian ice and coconut ice cream — to street vendors for years. Now, he has a shop of his own. Other Italian ice flavors are on the menu, too.

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Free Food Available At Catholic Charities Logan Square Site Twice A Week

Catholic Charities has been giving out free food to families in need since the start of the pandemic. The organization recently gave out its 20,000th box this year. "The need has been great," an official said.

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A Year After Alexa Baute Was Killed By A Silent Bullet In Logan Square, Her Family Still Searching For Answers

Mourners gathered Wednesday — the one-year anniversary of Alexa Baute's killing — to honor her life and call for justice. "Everyone goes on with their lives — they should, of course — but mine doesn't," her mom said. "That day was the day everything changed."

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Learn More About Logan Square Norwegian Church’s Big Renovation Project At Community Meeting

Church leaders are embarking on a months-long renovation project funded, in part, by a $250,000 city grant. They'll go over the details at a community meeting Tuesday.

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Logan Square’s ‘Corner Farm’ Community Garden Could Be Razed For Condos — But Neighbors Are Scrambling To Save It

The Corner Farm, which has become a vibrant community hub over the past decade, could soon be uprooted for the kind of development people have come to associate with gentrification in Logan Square.

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Help Clean Up Logan Square And Humboldt Park This April At One Of These Community Cleanups

At least four community cleanups are planned for April. One is set for Sunday afternoon at Kimball and Medill avenues.

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