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Near North Side, River North

Near North Side, River North
Near North Side, River North

Parlor Pizza Locations Shut Down As Cops Raid Popular Restaurants

Chicago police were seen inside all three Parlor Pizza locations Wednesday. They said they're helping a state agency with an investigation.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

One Of The Oldest Occult Shops In The Country Is In Chicago — And It’s Looking To Expand

Newcomers visit Occult Bookstore during spooky season — but the shop hopes to expand its work by creating a permanent sanctuary for the Occult Spiritual Society.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Lakefront Trail Closed As 16-Foot, ‘Battering’ Waves Expected To Hit Chicago

The waves are expected to erode the shoreline and create "dangerous conditions," including flooding of low-lying roads and bike paths like the Lakefront Trail.

Citywide

Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

Citywide

Dangerous Waves, Currents Expected At Chicago Beaches Monday

The day will be sunny and warm, though, with an expected high of 83 degrees.

Citywide

Plans For 21-Story Residential Building On Near North Side Approved By City Council

The 21-story building will have 178 residential units, retail on the first floor and 53 parking spaces.

Near North Side, River North

Streeterville’s Virtual Talent Competition Is Back And Accepting Video Auditions

The popular virtual event that raised spirits and funds for Streeterville during the pandemic last year has returned. Video auditions close Sept. 30.

Near North Side, River North

Citing ‘Lawlessness And Violence In River North,’ Downtown Alderman Wants More Cops On Weekends

Ald. Brendan Reilly wrote Mayor Lori Lightfoot to demand more police patrols after a viral video showed two men being attacked in his ward.

Downtown

Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.

Citywide

Controversial Plan To Build Apartment Tower On Near North Side Abruptly Pulled Before Key City Vote

Neighbors protested the plan, saying it was too close to their building and too tall.

Near North Side, River North

Judge Orders Man Accused Of CTA Hammer Attack Held On $350,000 Bond

In addition to felony charges related to Tuesday’s hammer attack, Tyler faces other charges in “almost a dozen other incidents that are similar to this one," the judge said.

Near North Side, River North

Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

Albany Park

Blue Angels Will Perform This Weekend On The Lakefront. Here’s Where You Can See (And Hear) Them

The Air and Water Show is canceled, but the Blue Angels will practice Friday and perform this weekend on Chicago's lakefront.

Citywide

City Panel Approves $600 Million To Finish Cabrini-Green Redevelopment

The city is pledging to follow through on promises it made when the public housing complex Cabrini-Green was ordered demolished more than two decades ago.

Downtown

Neighbors Want Near North Side Apartments Scaled Down. Instead, They Say Developers Offered Them Cash

Developers asked for more time to address community feedback, but residents say the company "literally ignored every single comment and concern."

Near North Side, River North

Chicago Officer Charged With Felony After Shooting Man In Grand Red Line Station In February 2020

The shooting was recorded in a widely shared video. The officer's lawyer said it was a case of self-defense.

Downtown

Music On The Mag Mile: 2 Free Concerts Being Held Thursday On Famed Shopping Strip

The concerts are free and will be in outdoor plazas.

Downtown

Life-Threatening Waves, Currents Expected At Lake Michigan Beaches Thursday And Friday

Dangerous waves up to 7 feet tall are expected at beaches. People are advised to stay out of the water.

Citywide

Chicago Style: 40 Photos Of Hot Dogs — And The Stands We Love — To Make You Drool Today

PHOTOS: In Chicago, hot dogs aren't just a meal — they're a work of art.

Citywide

Pilsen-Based Belli’s Cafe Is Opening Juice Bars In River North, Lincoln Park Gyms

Alexandra Curatolo will have a counter to serve her organic juices, smoothies, healthy shots, bowls, toasts, coffees and grab-and-go food.

Near North Side, River North
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