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Gemz And Boardz, Specializing In Crystals And Skateboards, Will Add A Cafe When It Reopens In Albany Park This Summer

Owners Leslie Garcia and Alberto Abarca opened their first Gemz and Boardz shop in May 2021, but closed it months later as business slowed. Now, they're back with a new business plan.

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See Over 60 Historical Bungalows And Exchange Plants At Mayfair’s Annual Community Garage Sale

The big garage sale is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday from Pulaski to Elston and Lawrence to Foster.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Flavors Of Albany Park Returns For Its 13th Year Celebrating Neighborhoods Restaurants

This year’s routes are along Kedzie Avenue, Montrose Avenue and the western and eastern halves of Lawrence Avenue in Albany Park.

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Roosevelt High School In Albany Park Getting $5.8 Million In TIF Funds For Turf Soccer Field

The new field will be known as Centennial Field to mark the 100th anniversary of Roosevelt High as a neighborhood school, the principal said.

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Northwest Side Farmers Markets Are Back For Outdoor Seasons And A 3-in-1 Event Featuring Local Vendors

The outdoor season for Northwest Side neighborhood markets kicks off in June.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Theater Teams With One Of Chicago’s Most Diverse Elementary Schools To Get Students To Open Up

The collaboration between Volta Elementary and the Albany Park Theater Project turns reluctant performers into confident stars by giving them a stage and a voice.

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A Ward Boss Was Caught Calling A Rabbi A ‘F—ing Jew’ On Tape. His Alderperson Was The One Who Turned Him In

The city's inspector general's office found the Streets and Sanitation ward superintendent's comments violated city rules and recommended he be fired — but he was allowed to retire.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Lindo Michoacan Supermarket, A Longtime Albany Park Staple, Gets City Grant To Expand Grocery Store

Lindo Michoacan's owners said they will use the grant money to expand their retail space and carry larger items at lower prices for customers.

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Twisted Hippo Searches For A New Home After Fire Destroyed Its Albany Park Brewery

“We’re working really hard to find a space as close to our original location as possible,” the brewery's co-owner said.

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Northwest Side Convenience Stores Targeted In Spate Of Armed Robberies

Stores in Logan Square, Avondale and surrounding neighborhoods have been hit at least 13 times since Feb. 9, police said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Health Clinic Coming To Former Home Of Andy’s Fruit Ranch In Albany Park

Cano Health was founded by Dr. Marlow Hernandez in 2009 and specializes in care for older people. A flyer says the company is taking over the Kedzie Avenue building that was home to Andy's Fruit Ranch for four decades.

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Lebanon Bites Owner Wants To Bring Authentic Lebanese Dishes To Albany Park When Cafe Opens In April

“This is going to be a very cozy cafe for people to come in,” the owner said. “I want people to feel welcome.”

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Albany Park Father Missing For Weeks Found Dead In Chicago River

Hector Franco Tello, 53, was last seen March 9 leaving his home. His family still has questions about what happened to him before police found him.

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After Albany Park Father Goes Missing, Neighbors And Alderperson Launch Fundraiser To Help His Family

Hector Franco Tello, 53, was last seen March 9 leaving his home near Spaulding Avenue and Argyle Street. "We really have no idea where he could’ve went ...," his daughter said.

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Massive Fire Destroys Albany Park Store; No Injuries Reported

The fire erupted at Jojo Discount Outlet Home Line on Lawrence Avenue. Customers were able to safely escape, but the building will need to be torn down.

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Chicago’s Irish Dancers Excited To Perform Live At St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations After Months Of Practices On Zoom

After two years of "dancing in front of a small computer screen" and outside of hospitals and nursing homes, Irish dancers are excited to perform for crowds again. "I’m looking forward to actually seeing people's reactions."

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Construction Starts At Albany Park Affordable Housing Development Named For Beloved Northwest Side Organizer

The six-story building, named Maria Elena Sifuentes, will include 50 apartments aimed at helping neighbors who might have been priced out of the neighborhood otherwise due to gentrification. 

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Albany Park Residents Who Lost Homes Massive Fire Are Grateful For Their Neighbors’ Help, But Face Long Road

“I’m feeling depression. Loneliness. It’s stressful,” one resident said. “I’ve never been through this before in my life.”

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Albany Park On Edge After 3 Fires In 3 Days, But Investigators Haven’t Found A Connection

“They’re looking at each fire to see if there are any similarities or anything that could possibly connect them,” a Fire Department spokesman said. “Thus far, they have not reported any evidence that would show that to be the case.”

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Here’s How To Help Albany Park Neighbors And Businesses Trying To Rebuild After Devastating Fire

Multiple fundraisers are underway for the businesses, residents and even a skee-ball league impacted by the devastating fire.

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