Hundreds Line Up In Rain Across Chicago For Willie Wilson’s Grocery Giveaway: ‘It’s A Lot Of Help, Believe Me’
Chicagoans braved the rain to get grocery coupons Wednesday. The savings are needed to help families hit hard by rising food prices, residents said.
Surrealist Mural Takes Over Former Tecalitlan Space In West Town As Barcocina Restaurant Plans To Move In
Artist Joseph Renda Jr. painted a large mural outside the Mexican restaurant's former location. Lakeview restaurant Barcocina is expanding into the space.
All-Affordable Logan Square Apartment Complex Opens After Years Of Planning: ‘This Is Nothing Less Than A Day Of Resurrection’
Formerly known as Emmett Street Apartments, the development has been renamed after Chicago labor activist Lucy Gonzalez Parsons.
With Bellows Film Lab, A Lifelong Photography Lover Brings Quick Turnaround Film Development To Wicker Park
Bellows opened its first store in Miami in 2021. Owner Marcello Peschiera said its streamlined approach to film processing allows for fast developing times.
West Fest Chicago 2022 Lineup Includes Lala Lala, Protomartyr, Deerhoof, Local DJs And More
Hosted by the West Town Chamber of Commerce, West Fest Chicago runs July 8-10 on Chicago Avenue between Wood Street and Damen Avenue.
Police Killed Chicago Poet Prince Akbar In 2010. 12 Years Later, His Mom Is Releasing A Collection Of His Writings
Artist Lajuana Lampkins has gained a following for selling her paintings on the street in Wicker Park. Her collection of her late son's poetry and other writings will be released Friday.
Alderpeople Fight For Public Restroom Pilot: ‘This Is Something That Benefits Everybody’
Last year, the Chicago Tribune found that fewer than 500 structures in the city “contain free public restrooms with few or no barriers to entry, such as security checkpoints or client-only access.”
From Kyiv To Mexico To Chicago: One Family’s Story Of Escaping The War In Ukraine
The Okseniuk family arrived in Chicago last month with the help of their sister and aunt Yuliya Abushevich. Their journey to the United States included a stay in a refugee camp in Tijuana, Mexico.
Closed Wicker Park Bar Says It’s Being Scapegoated For City’s Crime Spike, Poses No Safety Threat
Two shootings in four months occurred outside The Point bar and music venue on Milwaukee Avenue. Police deemed the business a public safety threat in February and ordered its closure.
They Spent Years Selling Books At Myopic Books, An Iconic Wicker Park Store. Now, They Own It
Longtime Myopic Books employees J.R. Nelson and Matt Revers bought the store earlier this week. They want to continue its legacy as one of Chicago's most cherished bookstores.
New Ward Map Would Put Lincoln Yards Under Control Of Alderman Who Opposed Megadevelopment
A compromise reached Monday marks the likely end of a standoff between Alds. Brian Hopkins and Scott Waguespack to represent the $6 billion megadevelopment.
20-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In Near West Side Home; Police Say There’s ‘Conflicting’ Information About What Happened
Police initially said Jayarion Huddleston was shot Sunday night while standing in a kitchen. But officials now say "there's several different stories out there" about how the shooting occurred.
West Town Community Groups Throw Support Behind Chicago United Ward Map In Bid To Keep ‘Our Neighborhoods Together’
Neighbors favor a map putting their areas in one ward, while one local alderperson says the proposal would unfairly carve up other communities.
Wicker Park Farmers Market Kicks Off Outdoor Season Sunday
This year's market will feature 46 vendors, ranging from local farms to bakeries and a local pet treat store.
Exhibit Showcasing ‘War Horrors’ In Ukraine Brings Photos From The Front Lines Of Russian Invasion To Ukrainian Village
Proceeds raised from the exhibit at the Ukrainian National Museum will benefit an orphanage in western Ukraine.
‘No Place Like Kasama’ Premieres In Chicago Next Week, Telling The Story Of New Michelin-Starred Restaurant
The film follows owners Tim Flores and Genie Kwon as they opened the Ukrainian Village restaurant at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
River Otter Opens In West Town, Joining Growing Number Of Vintage Furniture Shops In The Neighborhood
The shop is the latest vintage furniture store to pop up near Ashland Avenue in West Town in recent years. "It's not competition. It's more camaraderie."
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.
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.
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.