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Mina Bloom

Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter

mina@blockclubchi.org

Plan To Bring More Retail, Film Studio To The Fields Campus Gets Final Approval From City Council

The approval comes after some community members tried to block the vote over what they called a lack of transparency.

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Tami Love, Longtime Logan Square Organizer, Was A Fierce Advocate For Families: ‘They Knew They Could Depend On Her’

Love spent 25 years fighting for families and public housing residents as a community organizer for Logan Square Neighborhood Association. She died Sunday after a long battle with cancer.

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Wine Lounge, Food Truck With Frozen Cocktails Coming To Testaccio In Logan Square By Summer

The restaurant has a new menu featuring Roman-inspired dishes like orecchiette di cacio e pepe and Roman artichokes with preserved lemon and Sicilian olives.

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Mercado del Pueblo, el nuevo mercado de Humboldt Park, es ‘un sueño hecho realidad’ para los comerciantes locales

El Centro Cultural Puertorriqueño transformó una antigua lavandería en un mercado para así ayudar a los propietarios de pequeños negocios a lanzar sus carreras y atraer a más visitantes al Paseo Boricua, corazón de la comunidad puertorriqueña.

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Humboldt Park Health Now Vaccinating Frontline Workers. Here’s How To Get An Appointment

The Humboldt Park hospital is administering shots to grocery store cashiers, factory workers, government employees and more under the city's plan.

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Does Avondale Need Its Own Chamber Of Commerce? Organizers Want To Hear From Local Business Owners

Leaders behind the newest push for a neighborhood-specific chamber of commerce say they hope to set up shop in the spring.

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Logan Square Dad Opens Indoor Skate Park On NW Side To Teach Kids Skateboarding, Keep Them Active During Pandemic

Enrico Hufana started teaching his son to skateboard at city skate parks when the boy was 2. He said he’s watched his son grow in the process — and he wants other kids to have that experience.

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Cyclist Seriously Hurt In Avondale Hit-And-Run Was Hit By Driver In Carjacked SUV

The black Buick Enclave was stolen from a woman and a child Feb. 6, four days before the hit-and-run, police said.

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CPS Teacher Wants To Fill Remote Learning Gap With Children’s TV Show Set At Logan Square Community Garden

Sarah Falkiner and project partner Oddbox Theater are raising money to bring a puppet-driven TV show, called "At The Garden," to life.

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Plan To Redevelop Part Of The Fields Campus Gets OK From Key City Panel Despite Community Opposition

Some commissioners echoed concerns about gentrification but ultimately approved the developer's plans, setting the stage for a film production studio on the Northwest Side.

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Toby The Dog Is Home Safe Thanks To Neighbor Brigade, Chicago Police Officers: ‘It Truly Was A Combined Effort’

Nelly Roa was so happy to be reunited with her lost pup she slept on the floor with him his first night home.

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Toby Is Home: Lost Dog Who Sparked A Massive, Days-Long Search Reunited With Family

A police officer caught the wayward pup, the district said on Twitter. "I’m just elated that he is home and that he brought all these strangers together."

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Man Who Spent Years Fighting For LGBTQ Housing Gets Apartments Named In His Honor — But Developer Won’t Let Him Live There

Robert Castillo grew up in Logan Square and was unable to afford steep rents when the area gentrified. His activism led to an affordable housing complex named for his late husband in the neighborhood — but he's been denied housing there.

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After Dog Escapes Avondale Vet, Strangers Rally To Help Distraught Owner Find Lost Pup: ‘We’re Not Giving Up’

The search for Toby has sparked a Find Toby Facebook page, an Instagram account and a sightings map. Neighbors across Avondale are determined to reunite the 2-year-old German shepherd with his owners.

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Family Of Cyclist Critically Injured In Avondale Hit-And-Run Launch Fundraiser To Pay For Costly Medical Bills As Police Search For Driver

Police believe the driver of a dark gray or black 2013-2017 Buick Enclave hit and seriously hurt 31-year-old bicyclist Alex Betzel in Avondale last week.

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As Some Groups Dial Up Opposition To Avondale Film Studio, Others Say Latest Fields Development Will Benefit Neighborhood

The area alderman and some neighbors have backed the project, but others say they've not received enough information and want a pending city vote delayed.

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Cyclist Critically Injured In Avondale Hit-And-Run On Track To Recover: ‘She’s Very, Very Strong,’ Brother Says

Alex Betzel was on her way to Home Depot Wednesday afternoon when a driver in a dark-colored car hit her, police and family said. The 31-year-old is an avid bicyclist who works as a fundraiser for WTTW.

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Alligator Robb, Who Famously Caught Chance The Snapper, Asks For Prayers Ahead Of Heart Surgery

Florida surgeons will perform Frank Robb's high-risk heart and chest surgery March 9. He thanked Chicagoans for helping him with steep medical bills and for their unwavering kindness.

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Chicago Musicians Band Together To Bring Pizzas, Supplies To People Experiencing Homelessness On Northwest Side

With music venues shut down, local musicians Adam Gogola and Jeff Schaller have raised more than $20,000 for people experiencing homelessness through their grassroots organization, People's Pizza Party.

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Mercado Del Pueblo, Humboldt Park’s New Market, ‘A Dream Come True’ For Local Makers

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center transformed an old laundromat into a market to help small business owners launch their careers, and to bring more people to Paseo Boricua, the heart of Humboldt Park's Puerto Rican community.

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