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Mina Bloom

Logan Square, Humboldt Park & Avondale reporter

mina@blockclubchi.org

Logan Square’s Spilt Milk Cocktail Bar Now Serving Mediterranean Food From Evette’s

The Evette's Logan Square menu includes za'tar chex mix, baba ganoush and popcorn chicken with smoked Aleppo yogurt, among other dishes.

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Hermosa Parents Spent Years Fighting For A New School Playground. Last Night, Someone Set It On Fire

The Nixon Elementary School community is reeling after the arson attack, which destroyed a play area that students loved and was just a few years old. "The kids are crying. It's too much for us," the local school council president said.

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Paulie’s Gees Teams With Logan Square Home Cook To Support Muscular Dystrophy Research

Part of the proceeds from the Tripping Billy pizza will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Logan Square resident Billy Zureikat developed the recipe after being diagnosed with the disease this year.

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Small Stretch Of Logan Square Sees Rash Of Garage Burglaries: ‘We All Have To Be On Alert’

Neighbors are worried the break-ins could lead to more intrusive and violent crime.

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With Humboldt Boulevard’s New Pedestrian Islands, City Hopes To Make Dangerous Logan Square Road Safer

The city recently installed three "refuge islands" with ADA-compliant ramps on the busy road to make the area safer for pedestrians, drivers and cyclists.

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‘Haunted Paseo Boricua’ Scavenger Hunt Returns To Humboldt Park Sunday

There are more than 20 stops along the scavenger hunt, each one offering candy or an activity, like lotería makeup classes or a circus performance.

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Aztec Dave’s Cantina Owners Bringing Grandma’s Authentic Mexican Recipes To Humboldt Park

The Torres family is taking their food truck business to the next level and opening their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in the former Bullhead Cantina space.

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Beloved Logan Square Teacher Who Died From COVID-19 Honored With Street Sign: ‘Olga Was A Super Angel’

Olga Quiroga was honored with a street sign near Funston Elementary School in Logan Square, where she spent years educating and inspiring her students.

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After Another Nephew Lost To Gun Violence, Anti-Violence Activist Hosting Humboldt Park Peace March: ‘Innocent Kids Are Dying’

House of Hope Foundation's peace march kicks off 11 a.m. Saturday at Orr Academy High School.

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Huge Metric Coffee Shop And Roastery Could Be Coming To Avondale As Company Looks To Expand

The coffee company wants to take over the 12,000-square-foot Olde Chicago Antiques building at 3110-12 N. Kedzie Ave.

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Segnatore, Italian Spot From Group Reviving The Clipper, Opening In Former Café Marie-Jeanne Next Month

With a name inspired by healers and witches of Italian folklore, the restaurant will serve Italian-meets-Midwestern fare. Chef Matt Troost, formerly of Charlatan, is behind the menu.

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Mural Honoring Logan Square’s Latino Community Coming To Affordable Housing Project Next To Blue Line

The development is also being renamed after a yet-to-be-announced Latino leader who has made a "significant mark" on the neighborhood.

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El Día De Los Muertos Shows In Logan Square Will Honor Essential Workers, People Lost During Pandemic: ‘We’ve Been Through So Much’

Latina comedy group Ratas De Dos Patas is putting on the shows, set for Friday and Saturday at Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee Ave.

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Police Beef Up Patrols In Logan Square After 3 Shootings In 1 Day

Officers from the Police Department's mobile patrol unit are being deployed to the neighborhood following the flare-up in violence, Sgt. Michael Edens said.

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Encuentro Square, Huge Affordable Housing Project Along 606’s Bloomingdale Trail, Coming In 2022

The first phase will bring nearly 100 affordable apartments to the old Magid Glove factory site. About 100 more affordable apartments and a public park are planned in later phases.

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Logan Square Farmers Market Moving To Warehouse On Pulaski For Indoor Season

Vendors will take over the warehouse beginning Nov. 21. From there, the indoor season will run for 19 consecutive Sundays.

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Logan Square Shootings Could Be Linked To Ongoing Gang Conflict, Police Say

"Crime here in Chicago has been so bad. One way or the other, it has to stop. Something's always going on. Everybody is scared to come out," one neighbor said.

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Park Will Replace Vacant Lot Along 606’s Bloomingdale Trail As City Presses Ahead With Cleanup Of Contaminated Site

The city is doing environmental remediation work on the lot at 1807-15 N. Kimball Ave., which has high levels of the chemical trichloroethene.

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Pumpkin Fest Coming To Logan Square’s Unity Park This Weekend

The family-friendly event, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, will include pumpkin decorating, a costume parade and more.

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Logan Square Homeowner Tackles Man Who Broke Into His Home, But Police Never Show Up

The homeowner let go of the intruder, who was young and unarmed. Now, the family wants answers from the city — but they say "everyone keeps passing the buck."

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