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Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park
Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Chicago Tool Library Finds A New Home On The West Side, Plans To Open There In Early 2023

A co-founder said the space is nearly five times as big as the original location in Bridgeport — and it's perfect for housing more tools and hosting workshops.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
9:13 AM CDT

21 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: St. Helen Carnival, Vintage Fall Fest, Oktoberfests And More

The temperatures are dropping, but the city isn't stopping, with fall fests, a night-long performance of Indian classical music, a tool sale and more fun.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
9:00 AM CDT

You Can Vote To Help Curie High School Win $50,000 To Revamp Its Theater

Chicagoans can vote through Sunday to help Curie win $50,000 from the World's Best School Prizes.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

New Cold Storage Facility That Would Replace McKinley Park Building Would Be ‘Another Blank Wall On Ashland,’ Neighbors Say

Developers want to demolish an old warehouse on McKinley's Park Ashland Avenue and replace it with a nearly 100,000-square-foot cold storage facility.

McKinley Park

Retiring Ald. George Cardenas Endorses Former Chief Of Staff Anabel Abarca To Succeed Him

The ward, which included McKinley Park and Brighton Park, will have a new representative as Ald. George Cardenas steps down to join the Cook County Board of Review.

McKinley Park

NYC-Style Apartment Bidding Wars Hit Chicago Renters: ‘If You’re Not Willing To Go $500 Over List Price, Don’t Even Bother’

Apartments in hot neighborhoods are renting for hundreds of dollars a month over their list prices thanks to a market squeezed by the pandemic and rising inflation, experts said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

South Side Organizers Turn Up Pressure On City To Move Proposed High School, Build Public Housing

The activists want a meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot to discuss the city's plans for the proposed open-enrollment school at the former Harold Ickes Homes site.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ald. Nicole Lee, Chicago’s 1st Chinese-American Alderperson, Announces Bid To Keep Her Seat

Lee, the second Asian American to serve on the City Council, was appointed in March to replace Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson following his conviction for tax fraud.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Joe Harris’ Hardware Store Closing After 60 Years In Bridgeport

The building with the neighborhood hardware store has been sold, said shop runner Bill Harris. It'll close after a Wednesday farewell party.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Chicago Restaurants Are Struggling To Keep Staff As Burned-Out Workers Bail For Better Pay, Less Stress

Many restaurants have hiked wages, but it's not enough for workers disillusioned by cranky customers and grueling work. “If you don’t have to go back to hell, why set yourself up to burn?”

Citywide

Back Of The Yards Neighbors Resist Pitch To Incorporate Library Into Public Housing Development

Developers said adding the library to the Ashland Avenue project would save money, but at a meeting that drew hundreds, some residents said they want the library in its own building.

Back of the Yards

Driver Running Stop Sign Hits, Kills Bicyclist In Armour Square, Police Say

Officers cited the driver for failing to stop at a stop sign and driving on an expired license without insurance, police said.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Ukrainian Village Fest, Taste Of Greektown, A 3D Chalk Festival And More: 10+ Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Here's a roundup of 11 things to do this weekend in Chicago, from festivals and dancing to open mics and outdoor jazz.

Citywide

Temp Staffing Agency Let Company Cut Workers’ Pay Without Notice, Punished Them For Speaking Out: Lawsuit

Patricia Martinez and Ana Diaz Rivas are suing Superior Staffing and Fareva, a Morton Grove-based company. "Working on this line caused me so much pain I felt like I was dying."

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Bridgeport’s The Adelitas Reopens With Mexican-Inspired Menu From Pilsen Chef Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia is also the chef behind Pilsen's Taco Azteca and El Berrinches. He said his new restaurant is more elevated, and he's excited to show the neighborhood what he can do.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Damen Silos, Spot Beloved By Urban Explorers, Put Up For Sale By State — Opening Bid Is $3.25 Million

The silos have been beloved by urban explorers for years, with so many people stopping by to take pictures or film videos that it felt like "a Chicago tourist destination," one said.

McKinley Park

Kid Who Went Viral For Dropping Hot Dog At Sox Game Gets All-You-Can-Eat Party At Wieners Circle

A viral video showed Matthew Hoobler, 4, at an Aug. 14 game, happily munching on a dog before it slipped out of the bun. His dad said he's usually in it for the bun, anyway.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Danny Golden, Officer Paralyzed In Beverly Shooting, Gets Massive Welcome Home Parade After Leaving Rehab Facility

Ald. Matt O'Shea said he couldn't be prouder of the community for backing Golden with a million-dollar fundraiser and signs of support. "You mark my words, Danny Golden is going to walk again."

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Pilsen Exhibit Will Showcase Photos From Young Southwest Side Artists ‘Finding Beauty Within The Neighborhoods’

The six photographers took part in a summer program called Documentografía with the Gage Park Latinx Council. Program leader Eduardo Cornejo said it's the artists' first time having their work displayed in a gallery.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Residents Divided On Proposed Near South Side High School At Chinatown Town Hall

Despite moments of tension, some saw the meeting as a "good start" to find common ground as neighbors and organizers debate if the school should be built.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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