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Roller Skating, A House Music Festival And More: 15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

An early Oktöberfest, live jazz music, street festivals and more — there's something for everyone this weekend in Chicago.

Citywide

Albany Park Man Was Protecting His Fiancée When He Was Fatally Shot, Family Says

Juan Dionicio Nandi was shot multiple times early Monday morning while he was walking with his fiancée a few blocks from his home. His fiancée was shot in her leg and is recovering, family said.

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Twisted Hippo Will Operate Out Of West Loop’s District Brew Yards While Owners Look For New Albany Park Home

Twisted Hippo will begin brewing at its temporary home next week with plans to have beer on tap at District Brew Yards' beer hall by August.

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Albany Park’s Lot Jams Concert Series Is Back This Week. Here Is The Full 2022 Schedule

The free concert series runs through October with eight different acts that will perform across six different neighborhood venues.

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Meet Kalani Han, The Super Stylish Mailman Delighting Northwest Side Neighbors

Han, who joined the U.S. Postal Service in November, said his polished look is inspired by the Americana of mid-century mail carriers.

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CPS Teacher, Her Family Among Those Wounded In Highland Park Shooting

More than $102,000 has been raised to help Dever Elementary teacher Zoe Kolpack and her family. She, her husband, her father and her brother-in-law were shot.

O'Hare

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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North Park Business Owners Worry They’ll Be Pushed Out As Developer Eyes Building For Apartments

Developers want to build 36 apartments about 1 mile from the Kimball Brown Line stop. Tenants — including a hair salon and popular restaurant — are worried they can't afford the change.

North Park

Esteemed Northside Learning Center Principal Retires, But Won’t Stop Fighting For Mental Health And Special Education

The North Park school, which serves students 14-22 with intellectual disabilities, added a greenhouse, garden and student-run cafe under Karren Ray's leadership.

North Park

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.

Albany Park

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

Sissy’s Sandwich, A North Park Spot Opened By 3 Sisters, Serves Food With A Latin Twist

Sissy's Sandwich's menu features breakfast and lunch items with a mix of American and Latin flavors.

North 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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City Worker Who Removed Black Lives Matter Sign From Resident’s Yard Suspended For 29 Days

“I told the inspector general’s investigators when they first came out that I would have appreciated, if not a conversation with the guy, then an apology or something too," the homeowner said.

North Park

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
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