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Mina Bloom

Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter

mina@blockclubchi.org

Concord Music Hall’s New Neighbors Will Be A Cafe, Cocktail Bar And Club: ‘Something For Everybody’

The owner of Concord Music Hall aims to liven up a sleepy Milwaukee Avenue stretch with a burst of businesses. An all-day cafe serving all-American eats will be first to open.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Humboldt Park Neighbors Raising Money For Family Of 7-Year-Old Boy Killed By Stray Bullet In His Home

Supporters are trying to raise $25,000 for Akeem Briscoe's family. Akeem was killed just four days after the funeral for his father, who died after heart surgery, family said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

7-Year-Old Killed When Stray Bullet Comes Through Bathroom Window In Humboldt Park, Police Say

Akeem Briscoe's grief-stricken family is urging anyone with information about the shooter to come forward as police investigate.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Alice’s Begins Next Chapter As New Owners Take Helm Of Beloved Karaoke Bar: ‘The City Still Needs Cool Dive Bars’

A pair of bar industry veterans and Hammock Hospitality bought the Avondale bar from longtime owner Alice Boron. The new owners plan to keep the dive as it is, save for minor upgrades.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Día De Los Muertos Celebration Will Bring Performances, Ofrendas And More To Hermosa’s Armitage Avenue

The family-friendly event will also highlight local businesses along the stretch.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Slippery Slope Reopens Thursday After Long Pandemic Hiatus

The popular Logan Square dance bar, which is known for its all-night, red-lit dance parties, has been closed for months.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Humboldt Park Area Hit With At Least 12 Armed Robberies Early Sunday, Some Victims Pistol-Whipped, Police Say

Detectives think all of the robberies are linked and one crew could be responsible, according to a law enforcement source.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Man Charged In West Humboldt Park Drive-By Murder Coordinated Attack With 3 Others: Prosecutors

Michael Lampley was charged Thursday in the July killing of 31-year-old Shawn Dontell Brown. Lampley had his girlfriend call an Uber for him and his accomplices after the slaying, prosecutors said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Trike Thai Noodles & Sushi Closes After 8 Years In Logan Square

The popular and affordable restaurant has been absorbed into the owners' second Logan Square eatery, Three Wheels Noodle.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Mexican Independence Day Revelers In Chicago Slapped With Tickets For Waving Mexican Flags: ‘You Should Be Able To Celebrate Your Culture’

People who celebrated Downtown last month also received tickets for passengers hanging out of their cars. Police said they were obstructing or interfering with traffic.

Downtown

Pumpkin Fest With Halloween-Themed Crafts, Costume Parade And More Returns To Logan Square Park

New to the event this year is a Walkie Talkie Dancey Party with DJ Rica and Chicago Children's Theatre.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Wake-N-Bakery Bringing Weed-Infused Baked Goods To Logan Square

The bakery is opening on the ground floor of the apartment complex that replaced Mexican baked goods shop Pierre's Bakery.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Kone Ranger Streetwear Shop Finds Permanent Home In Avondale After West Town Pop-Up

The Milwaukee Avenue shop sells "upcycled" one-of-a-kind pieces and screen-printed garments with Western motifs.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Jessie Fuentes, Humboldt Park Activist And Puerto Rican Cultural Center Staffer, To Run Against Maldonado In 26th Ward

Fuentes is vying for a seat held by Ald. Roberto Maldonado since 2009. "I think there is a shift in politics ... of being able to transition to younger organizers, leaders and activists."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Avondale Is One Of The Coolest Neighborhoods In The World, According To New Poll

The Northwest Side neighborhood, a historically Polish and Latino enclave, ranked 16 in Time Out's list of the 51 coolest neighborhoods across the globe.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Check Out Humboldt Park And Hermosa During Open House Chicago

This year's fest includes tours of La Casita de Don Pedro, the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center and more.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

City Halts Work On Puerto Rican Museum Project Next To Humboldt Park Landmark

Neighbors and preservationists questioned how the museum was allowed to build a rectangular, cinder-block structure next to the historical receptory and stables.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square And Bucktown Hit With String Of Armed Robberies

The robbers are holding people up at gunpoint to steal their wallet, money and phones, police said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Hermosa Makes Debut In Open House Chicago: ‘A Beautiful Neighborhood Well Worth The Exploration’

This year's lineup includes the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center and self-guided tours of Hermosa's historic bungalow district.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Man Throws Drink At Ald. Daniel La Spata During Campaign Bike Ride: ‘It Was Jarring And Classless’

A former political hopeful claimed responsibility, saying he acted alone. La Spata said he saw his challenger, former Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno, in the crowd, but Moreno denied involvement.

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