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Mina Bloom

Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter

mina@blockclubchi.org

Logan Square Farmers Market’s Outdoor Season Kicks Off May 9

It will be held at its regular outdoor location, on Logan Boulevard between Milwaukee Avenue and Whipple Street.

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Former Football Player Launches Logan Square Flag Football Camp, Hopes To Boost Latino Representation In Sport

Omar Ureña Jimenez, an inductee in the Mexico Football Hall of Fame, is offering scholarships to four neighborhood kids whose parents are immigrants and lost a job during the pandemic.

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Another Humboldt Park Clinic Offering Vaccines To All Adult Residents. Here’s How To Sign Up

The city has partnered with Erie Family Health Centers on a vaccination site at 4500 W. Chicago Ave. Appointments are available beginning Saturday.

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Man, 32, Killed In Sunday Logan Square Shooting

Neighbors said the shots sounded like they came from an automatic weapon.

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Developer Will Pitch Plan To Build 56-Unit Apartment Complex On Project Logan Site In April

The project would be the latest upscale apartment tower to rise near the California Blue Line station. The 1st Ward office is hosting a community meeting on the proposal next month.

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All Humboldt Park Adults Can Get Vaccinated At This Neighborhood Clinic. Here’s How To Make An Appointment

The first batch of appointments have already been taken, but the second batch will open either Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

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West Humboldt Park Neighbors, Police And Community Organizations Hosting Safety Walk Saturday

The goal of the event is to provide West Siders in need with resources and to spread hope in the area, which has long suffered from neglect, an organizer said.

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With Trash Everywhere, Alderman Hosting Neighborhood Cleanups Across 35th Ward

The next cleanup is 1-3 p.m. Sunday in Avondale. Tools will be provided.

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Chicago Wants To Fine Employers Who Retaliate Against Their Workers For Taking Time Off To Get Vaccinated

"No worker should have to choose between keeping their job and getting the COVID-19 vaccine," the mayor said.

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Anti-Gentrification Ordinance Approved, Slapping Developers With Steep Fines For Tearing Down Buildings Near The 606, In Pilsen

Under the ordinance, developers who tear down single-family homes will have to pay a fee of $15,000, while developers who raze larger, multi-unit buildings will incur a fee of $5,000 per unit.

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Family-Owned Salsa Studio Moves To Logan Square After 18 Years In Humboldt Park

The family was struggling to pay rent at their Humboldt Park location due to the pandemic, so they moved to a cheaper — and smaller — spot in Logan Square. "It actually turned out to be good for us," Miguel Mendez said.

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Humboldt Park’s Roberto Clemente High School Brings Back Boys Swim Team After 25 Years Thanks To Alumna’s Effort

The team is already having a positive effect on the boys, many of whom didn't have much experience swimming prior to joining the team.

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Squirrel Package Thief The Latest Mail Nightmare To Hit Chicago

Missing a package? This furry friend was caught on video snatching someone's Amazon order in Avondale.

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Many Residents Of Logan Square’s Upscale Apartment Towers Have Left For Cheaper Rents, More Space During Pandemic

Experts say the market is rebounding going into spring, particularly in Logan Square. But some have fled for places with a yard — or the suburbs — due to COVID-19.

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Paladar Cuban Restaurant Closes Logan Square Spot Permanently: ‘COVID … Got The Best Of Us’

"All of the mom and pop shops — it's a shame, but I don't see them being very successful down the line," the owner said.

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Avondale Coffee Club Reopens, With Former Staffers Running Things: ‘We’re Just Really Happy To Be Back’

The former general manager and her fiance have taken over the neighborhood coffee shop and are offering a full lineup of the sustainably-sourced coffee they roast out of the suburbs.

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Logan Square’s Best Intentions Isn’t Closed — It’s Just In ‘Deep Sleep’ Mode Until Pandemic Subsides

The owners of the popular dive bar said their model would not work with COVID protocols, but they plan to reopen when it's safe. "We're waiting for epidemiologists to say, 'We're in the clear, we rounded the corner.' That's where we're at."

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Musicians, Ex-Employees Mourn Logan Square Dive Bar Owner Ed Mroz: ‘The Mutiny Was Ed’s Party And Everyone Was Invited’

Mroz died this week after a long battle with prostate cancer. He's remembered as an old-school Chicago guy who wanted the people around him to have fun — even if that resulted in debauchery, which, at The Mutiny, it often did.

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Do You Have A Community Improvement Project For Logan Square? Church Offering Grants To Get Started

"It's such a difficult moment for all of us collectively, and we saw this as a way to invest in our community and its people," an organizer said.

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Armed Robbers Strike Logan Square, Wicker Park Businesses, Police Say

The area has seen at least three armed robberies over the last week, police said.

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