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Logan Square Breweries Create ‘Brewer’s Triangle’ To Attract More Craft Beer Fans To Area

The nickname is part of a rebranding effort from Metropolitan Brewing, Maplewood Brewing and Ravinia Brewing. A launch party is set for May 20.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

The Briny Swine, Buck Mason And More: 4 New Businesses Open In Lincoln Park

A chocolate cafe is replacing the 115-year-old Gepperth's Meat Market, and a barbecue restaurant and two clothing stores are coming to the neighborhood.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Nisos Restaurant In Fulton Market Closes After Less Than A Year

The Mediterranean restaurant opened in July on Randolph Street's Restaurant Row. Leaders said they mutually parted ways with the executive chef and are reevaluating the brand.

West Loop

Bronzeville’s Palmer Mansion Will Become Obsidian Collection Archive, Coworking For Black Creators

City Council also approved $6 million for the construction of the much-anticipated Lillian Marcie Center for the Performing Arts.


43 Green, Bronzeville’s First Transit-Oriented Development, Could Welcome First Residents Next Month

The $81.8 million Invest South/West project is adjacent to the 43rd Street Green Line station near Prairie Avenue, making it the first equitable transit-oriented development on the South Side.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Virtue Chef Erick Williams Leading Plan To Bring Condos And Retail To Bronzeville’s 47th Street

The five-building project is planned for a commercial corridor where the neighborhood Walmart recently closed. Developers hope to bring Black-owned businesses there.


Finkl Steel Pulls Bid To Expand South Side Operation

Finkl applied to build three furnaces in July, but it withdrew its application two days before a public meeting about the plans, state officials said. It can still reapply.

South Chicago, East Side

2 Lincoln Square Restaurants Are Operating As Late-Night Clubs With Loud Music, Rowdiness And Fights, Neighbors Say

Neighbors have complained about fireworks in the street, arguments and drunk patrons harassing people. The business owners say they're trying to resolve the issues.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Walmart Closing Stores In Bronzeville, Chatham, Little Village And Lakeview Sunday

The stores are closing due to years of poor sales, company officials said. Elected leaders rebuked the move, saying the company was abandoning neighborhoods already lacking grocery stores and pharmacies.


Bronzeville’s Fourtunehouse Is Creating Space For The Next Generation Of Art Entrepreneurs

Makafui Searcy spent years watching his mother build a life for their family as a fashion designer. Now, he is striking out on his own with a bold mission.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Driver Crashes Into Newly Renovated Small Business Incubator In Bronzeville

The team working to revitalize Bronzeville moved into the building nearly 20 years ago and had recently been renovating it.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Lightfoot’s Plan To Ban Alcohol Sales After 10 PM ‘Dead On Arrival,’ Alderman Says

“You can’t kneecap a whole industry of mostly independent small businesses ... because of anecdotal concerns about quality of life,” one expert said.


‘Shop Pilsen’ Campaign Encourages Residents To Support Struggling Neighborhood Businesses

At least six neighborhood businesses have closed since the start of the pandemic.


A Troubling Trend In Chicago’s School Reopening: More Students Disengaged

CPS released data that showed the majority of white families reported to school buildings as expected so far, while nearly half of Black families chose to stay home. About 62% of Latino students reported to campuses.


Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.


Lagunitas Taproom Will Likely Stay Closed All Of 2021, Brewery Says

After closing in mid-March, the Douglas Park brewery is waiting to reopen until the coronavirus pandemic subsides, a company spokesperson said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Bucktown Chick-Fil-A Opening This Week Across From Shuttered Vienna Beef Factory

The new Chick-fil-A will neighbor Drive Shack, a riverfront driving range replacing the recently closed Vienna Beef Factory.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Can Chicago Finally Get An Elected School Board? After Years Of Fighting, Advocates Push State Senators To Pass 2019 Bill

Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on her support for an elected school board, but then said she needed more time to study the matter.


Are You An Out-Of-Work Restaurant Or Bar Worker? Southern Smoke’s $4 Million Relief Fund Can Help

Despite launching in August, Southern Smoke Foundation leaders say they still have $3.6 million to help restaurant and bar industry workers in Cook County.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Wrigleyville’s The Dark Horse Closes Permanently: ‘COVID Is The Big Winner Here’

The Dark Horse Tap and Grille struggled to stay open throughout the coronavirus pandemic and ultimately closed its doors for good Sunday.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
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