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After Brain Surgery And Lengthy Recovery, Chicago Principal Is Back At Work: ‘I Feel Incredibly Grateful’

Jason Patera took eight weeks off after the surgery in February. He's still dealing with some lingering side effects, but he returned to work April 18.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago, Ukrainian Breweries Team Up For Special Beer To Support Humanitarian Efforts

Midwest Coast Brewing is collaborating with Varvar Brew in Kyiv to launch a version of Ukrainian Golden Ale.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

With Wealthy Neighborhoods Turning To Armed Private Security, Questions Raised About Accountability

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday said she's "concerned" about the move toward private cops. “We don’t want to have a circumstance where public safety is only available to the wealthy,” she said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Developer Adds Parking, Shrinks Retail Space To Proposed Apartment Building At Grand And Western In Ukrainian Village

The changes came after a few neighbors said the 40-unit project didn't have enough parking to accommodate new residents. Located near a Metra station and several bus lines, the site qualifies as a transit-oriented development.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Mixed-Use Building On Division Street In Wicker Park Gets City Council Approval

The building will include residences and 900 square feet of retail space near the busy Damen and Division intersection.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Massive Warehouse And Distribution Center At Former Peoples Gas Site Near Goose Island Moving Forward

Logistics Property Company, LLC sought a zoning change to construct the Division Street complex near the Salt Shed music venue.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Do Division 2022 Lineup Includes Tune-Yards, Ric Wilson, Torres And More For First In-Person Fest Since 2019

Hosted by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, Do Division runs June 3-5 on Division Street between Damen Avenue and Leavitt Street.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Next Stop: Polish Triangle. Wicker Park’s Division Street Blue Line Station Could Be Renamed To Honor Area’s Polish Past

A proposal from Ald. Brian Hopkins would rename the station "Division/Polish Triangle." The area was once home to hundreds of Polish businesses and organizations.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

A Double Lot In Bucktown Has Sat Vacant Since October, Waiting To Be Developed. Neighbors Want A Community Garden Built Instead

Bucktown resident Leah Moskoff is spearheading the effort to buy the lots and preserve them as public land. The developer is willing to sell, but he has a tight timeline for when a deal would have to happen.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Firenze Italian Street Food Expands To Wicker Park, Bringing Schiacciata Flatbread Sandwiches To Division Street

The restaurant opened its first location in 2018 in the French Market. "We don't want to be a Panera. We don't want to be a Così. We want to be Firenze."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Judge Orders More Emergency Repairs For Wicker Park Building After Woman Seriously Injured By Falling Debris

A court-appointed receiver called the building's condition "still dangerous and hazardous" Tuesday. A 22-year-old woman spoke out Monday about her extensive injuries from the incident.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Student Injured By Falling Debris From Wicker Park Building Finally Leaving Hospital, But A Long Road To Recovery Awaits

Annie Shea Wheeler was hit by falling debris from a vacant building on Milwaukee Avenue April 6. Her attorney called the incident "completely preventable."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wake-N-Bakery Expands To Wicker Park, Offering THC-Infused Coffee And Treats Just In Time For 4/20

The shop features products infused with a legal strain of THC sourced from hemp. "We want you to come back for the food, not just the high."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Neighborly Gift Shop Closing Wicker Park Location, But Owner Hopes To Reopen In The Neighborhood

The store is closing April 24. Owner Jenny Beorkrem is hoping to downsize to a smaller location in the Wicker Park area while still operating her storefront in Lincoln Square.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

To Rein In ‘Problem’ Bars And Venues, Event Promoters Should Have To Register With The City, Aldermen Say

The plan would prevent business owners from shifting blame to promoters when something goes wrong, two aldermen say. But some club owners are pushing back.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Town Dispensary From Former Alderman And Roots Pizza Owner Moves Forward —Without The Spa

Former 47th Ward Ald. Ameya Pawar hopes to open the dispensary with Scott Weiner, co-owner of the Fifty/50 group which runs Roots Pizza, West Town Bakery and other local restaurants.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Swap And Strut Pop-Up Brings Glamorous Clothes With A Purpose To West Town

The label donates a portion of its sales to organizations helping women: "This is a woman-focused brand made by women for women to help women."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Kensington School Hopes To Build Expansive Day Care Building On Damen Avenue In Bucktown

Four buildings along Damen Avenue would be torn down to build the three-story day care.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Woman Critically Hurt By Crumbling Wicker Park Building — Weeks After City Told Owner To Fix Facade

Part of the facade of a building on the Polish Triangle fell off Wednesday night, hitting the woman and a car on Milwaukee Avenue.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

High Dive Bar Reopens In West Town, Sharing Former Storefront With Dante’s Tavern

The bar closed in March 2020 at the beginning of the state's stay at home order.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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