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Common Cup Coffee Shop Reopens In Rogers Park After Pandemic Shutdown

After months of planning, the coffee shop in Rogers Park is back Thursday-Sunday. For now, hours are reduced.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
7:33 AM CDT

Culver’s New Restaurant In Pullman Looks To Fill 60-70 Jobs

The restaurant will be the first stand-alone, casual sit-down dining option opening in the community in years, according to Culver's.

Roseland, Pullman

Make Your Own Sugar Skulls For Día De Los Muertos At Cakewalk Chicago’s Beverly Workshop

Lori Parrett, pastry chef and owner, is resuming workshops after a long pandemic hiatus. For each ticket sold, she will donate a birthday baking kit to two area food pantries.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Return An Aurelio’s Pizza Box Top This Month And Restaurant Will Donate To Get Books To Kids

Each donation provides a book the charity will give to young children from low-income households.


As Longtime Restaurant Owner Fights MS, Northwest Siders Help His Family Raise Money For Expensive Treatment

Freddy Rafidi, owner of Roma's Italian Beef & Sausage, has lived with the disease for more than 20 years. To pay for an $80,000 procedure, his community is stepping up.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

An Art Exhibit On Bipolar Disorder Is Coming To River North This Weekend

The exhibition will feature work from a variety of artists — including Chicagoans Kelly Mathews and Victoria Loeb — to raise awareness of bipolar disorder.


Revolution Brewery Has A New Hazy Pale Ale Honoring Chicago Fire Team

Supporters will be able to taste Hazy Pitch for the first time at a preview party Wednesday at Revolution's taproom.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Modern Nun Band Shows Being Queer ‘Doesn’t Inherently Make You Unholy’

Edie McKenna, Lee Simmons and Haley Webster "love playing music" and "love being queer." They want their LGBTQ-friendly spiritual music to bring people together.


Open House Chicago Will Have 100+ Sites You Can Explore In Person This Weekend

The popular festival, which runs all weekend, invites people to tour buildings in more than 30 neighborhoods.


Día De Los Muertos Celebrations In Archer Heights Will Include ‘Trunk Or Treating’ And Public Ofrenda

There will be an altar, or ofrenda, for guests to display photos of their loved ones Oct. 30.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

‘The Office Experience,’ Where You Can Recreate Scenes From The Classic Sitcom, Opens Friday

Michael's office, Dwight's car and Pam's desk are some of the iconic settings recreated at The Office Experience.


Try Beer, Cider, Mead And Coffee From 13 Local Companies At Northwest Brewfest This Month

The event includes beer, cider, mead and coffee tasting. There's a free beer for those who show up in a Halloween costume.

Albany Park

Little Italy Dive Bar Little Joe’s Celebrates 75 Years On Taylor Street: ‘We’re Here For The Long Term’

The owners bought the place in February 2020 — then faced the pandemic. Now the bar has new management, a new menu and a new patio.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Beloved Sun Wah Worker Dies Of COVID-19, Loved Ones Launch Fundraiser To Support His Children

Friends want to raise $6,000 to send Jose Ulises Evaristo Martinez's remains to Mexico and support his four children.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Andersonville Named Second-Coolest Neighborhood In The World

Time Out pointed to Andersonville's LGBTQ+ nightlife and Clark Street bars and restaurants as prime attractions in the North Side neighborhood.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Limited Edition White Sox Bobbleheads Go On Sale This Week As Team Starts Playoffs

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is releasing bobbleheads of José Abreu, Yoán Moncada and Luis Robert.


Environmentalist Muslims Are Making Chicago’s Mosques Greener Through A New Program

The Chicago Muslims Green Team is launching the Green Mosque Program, which will start by helping the Downtown Islamic Center reduce its energy use.


Bring Your Pets To South Loop’s Annual Blessing Of The Animals Sunday

Grace Episcopal and Holy Trinity Lutheran Churches will host the worship service and the offerings will be donated to Friends of Petraits Rescue.

South Loop

Get Vaccinated At Tuesday Event And You’ll Get A $5 Coupon To A Local Farm Stand

People who get vaccinated at the event can get a coupon for Growing Solutions Farm's stand.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

A Small Business In Old Irving Park Reuses Old Shipping Envelopes, And Environmentalist Chicagoans Love It

Novo Lifecycle Products’ founder wants to extend the initiative to other local businesses, even at the cost of his own profit.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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