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Near North Side, River North

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

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.

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Vote Delayed On Controversial Plan To Build Near North Side Apartment Tower After Neighbors Object To Its Size

The developers behind the 39-story apartment tower asked the city's Plan Commission to defer their proposal for another month to give them more time to address neighbors' concerns.

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Neon And Light Pop-Up Museum Bringing Bright Works From Renowned Artists To Chicago For 8 Weeks

Tickets go on sale Aug. 2 for the pop-up museum, which will have neon- and light-based sculptures and art.

Near North Side, River North

Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City

From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.

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Controversial Near North Side Apartment Tower Proposal Gets Taller And Thinner Ahead Of Key City Vote

Fifield Companies' latest proposal is for a 39-story building at 125 W. Maple St., but neighbors in the next-door condo building don't approve.

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Dangerous, 6-Foot Waves Possible At Lake Michigan Beaches On Thursday

People should avoid going near the shore or swimming at Chicago's Lake Michigan beaches, the National Weather Service warned.

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Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’

The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.

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‘Life-Threatening’ Currents, Waves Will Make It Dangerous To Swim In Lake Michigan Monday

This week is expected to be mostly sunny and warm in Chicago, though.

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Liquor Sale Curfew, DuSable Delayed: Here’s Everything You Need To Know Out Of City Council

There was little change for the most controversial items that were on the City Council docket, but aldermen did approve multiple projects in the neighborhoods.

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$1.3 Billion Plan To Build Skyscrapers, Townhomes And Parks On Part Of Moody Bible’s Campus Approved By City Council

Aldermen approved the North Union project, which will annex about half of Moody Bible Institute's campus.

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Chicago Beaches Officially Reopen Friday With Lifeguards, Amenities

Concessions will make their return for Memorial Day weekend.

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Chicagoans Who Get Vaccinated At City-Run Sites Can Get 5 Free Tickets To Six Flags

The city is bringing COVID vaccinations events to salons, beaches and other spots around the city this week and over Memorial Day weekend.

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Homebound Chicagoans Have Been Stuck Inside For More Than A Year — And City’s Vaccination Program Still Hasn’t Responded To Thousands Of Them

More than 4,100 people have signed up for the Chicago Department of Public Health's homebound vaccination program; so far, 532 people have gotten vaccinated. Some people could have to wait until the fall to get shots, the city's top doctor said.

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Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

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Man Arrested In Attack On Ald. Brendan Reilly Outside Boss Bar In River North

Reilly said two men punched and kicked him Feb. 18 while he was leaving the bar at Clark and Hubbard streets.

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Moody Bible Campus Megadevelopment Would Get Extra Acre Of Open Space Under Latest Plan

The megadevelopment's plans went from 1.3 acres of open space to 2.5 acres in the latest draft, which was presented to community members on Wednesday.

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Chicago Wants To Fine Employers Who Retaliate Against Their Workers For Taking Time Off To Get Vaccinated

"No worker should have to choose between keeping their job and getting the COVID-19 vaccine," the mayor said.

Albany Park

Limit St. Patrick’s Day Crowds Or We’ll Shut You Down, City Warns Chicago Bars

Dancing and congregating won't be allowed, and patrons must remain seated in bars, the city's liquor commissioner said.

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Ald. Brendan Reilly Says He Was Attacked By 2 Men Outside Boss Bar In River North

Reilly said two men punched and kicked him outside the River North bar last week but he didn't report it to police.

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Sweetwaters Cafe Opens On Near North Side, Bringing Asian-Inspired Coffee, Treats To Newcity Complex

Sweetwaters Coffee opened Jan. 30 on the Near North side. It is the first Illinois location for the Midwestern chain.

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