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RealGood Stuff, Healthy Food And Juice Spot Born In Chicago, Closes All Locations

The company is looking for a “Christmas miracle,” and its owner said he's open to having conversations with any potential partners that will help them stay alive.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

The Hot Dog Box Closing Six Corners Spot After Less Than A Year

The owner cited low sales, negative social media comments and racial discrimination as reasons for closing.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Life And Death In Chicago’s Most Dangerous Bike Lane

In Chicago’s busiest bike lane along Milwaukee Avenue, there have been 50 reported crashes and three deaths since 2020 as cyclists navigate the city’s patchwork approach to safety.

Citywide

Boiler Room Closes, Ending 12-Year Run In Logan Square

A new restaurant will soon replace the popular pizza joint, known for its PB&J special — a slice of pizza, a PBR tall boy and a shot of Jameson.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

At The Gym Pod In Fulton Market, Members Can Work Out In Privacy — In Their Own Shipping Container

The private gyms in shipping containers can be rented in 30-minute increments for $6 and offer a way for people to work out without the intimidating atmosphere or wait times of a traditional gym.

West Loop

At Rogers Park Tent City, Housed And Unhoused Gather For New Tradition: Weekly Chili Night

"We're all neighbors." Teams of Rogers Park neighbors organized to provide a weekly chili night for the dozens living in tents inside Touhy Park.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

The Ultimate Guide To Shopping Local In Chicago For The Holidays In 2022

Block Club's reporters reached out to more than 160 small businesses across the city to highlight their work — and encourage shoppers to stop by.

Citywide

19 Mike Ditkas At An Epic Bachelor Party Steal The Show At Bears-Falcons Game

"We probably stopped to take 500 pictures," groom-to-be Jake Mazanke said. "Everyone loves Coach. My buddies were joking, 'You'll probably take less pictures at the wedding.'"

Citywide

Taylor Swift Chicago Tickets Could Cost You Thousands After Ticketmaster Scraps Sale To General Public

Floor seat tickets at the Soldier Field's June 3 show were $1,100-$8,300 each on StubHub Thursday. The lowest price — for seats in the nosebleed section — would cost you $1,260 for a pair of tickets.

Citywide

Levain Bakery Opens This Weekend In Fulton Market

The Randolph Street spot will open 8 a.m. Saturday with free goodies for the first 100 visitors. It is the popular chain's first location outside the East Coast.

West Loop

Lincoln Park’s Branko’s Restaurant Reopens After Passing Of Family Matriarch: ‘She Made Us Promise’

The Jordanovskis fled Yugoslavia and found home at a Chicago grill across the street from DePaul's campus. After a long pandemic closure, their restaurant, Branko's, has reopened.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

‘Lucky’ The Wild Turkey Is Wandering Around Beverly, Delighting Neighbors Who Vow Not To Eat Him

A turkey also was spotted in the neighborhood five years ago, leading to the name of a popular area boutique.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Music Fests Will Now Require Park District Board Approval, But Skeptics Worry City Will Choose ‘Profit Over People’

Music fests in parks have long frustrated residents who are fenced out of public spaces. The new rules give communities more power to weigh in — but it remains to be seen if the board will listen.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Mayor Lightfoot’s Car Caravan Parked In A Bike Lane So She Could Buy Doughnuts, Bike Advocates Say

Photos shared by a bike advocacy group showed cars parked in a bike lane outside Roeser's Bakery and what appeared to be Lightfoot inside Roeser's. "It is just egregious," one cyclist said.

Citywide

Salt Shed’s First Indoor Lineup Includes Flaming Lips, Bikini Kill, Iggy Pop, The Roots

The concert hall inside the former Morton Salt warehouse near Goose Island opens Feb. 17.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ivy Hall, One Of Illinois’ First Black-Owned Pot Dispensaries, Opens In Bucktown

Ivy Hall opened Friday. It holds one of the first two social equity licenses issued by the State of Illinois for recreational marijuana dispensaries.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Bad Drugs In Clubs: Venue Owners Say They’re Not To Blame For Overdoses As Fentanyl Testing Expands

A club owner said he'll add security and train staff after four people overdosed inside around Halloween. "I have nothing to hide," he said.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Tenants Booted From Startwork Studios As Landlord M. Fishman Closes Low-Cost Artist Hub In Logan Square

Startwork Studios tenants were recently given 30 days to vacate the premises. "It's kicking out the little people who made the neighborhood what it is," one said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Obama Center Builders Halt Construction After Noose Found On Site

The Black-led coalition of construction firms building the presidential center is offering a $100,000 reward to help find those who perpetrated the "act of hate," officials said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Jesus ‘Chuy’ García Announces Run For Mayor, Challenging Lori Lightfoot

García's announcement comes on the 40th anniversary of the day his ally, former Mayor Harold Washington, made his own campaign announcement.

Citywide
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