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Want To See Soccer Superstar Lionel Messi Play In Chicago? The Cheapest Seat Will Cost You More Than $300

Messi, arguably the greatest footballer player in history, is set to join MLS team Inter Miami CF in July and play at Soldier Field against the Chicago Fire on Oct. 4. Tickets already are selling for as much as $4,000.

South Loop
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This Queer Rogers Park Couple Is Raising 2 Kids With An ‘Abundance Of Love’ — And No Shortage Of Fun

Jung Yoon and AJ Domingo fell in love in 2019. Then the pandemic hit, and the couple started life as a family of four.


Birrieria Zaragoza Opens Uptown Location, Bringing Acclaimed Mexican Spot To Former Broadway Grill

It's the second location for the heralded Southwest Side restaurant known for its braised goat, next to neighboring Uptown staples like Green Mill, Fiesta Mexicana and Carmela's Taqueria.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

What’s Up With All The White Fluff? Why Cottonwood Trees Are Seeding Like Crazy This Year

These types of trees expel their seeds en masse every few years, and it usually only lasts a few weeks. The seed blizzard is more noticeable this year because there's been so little rain, an expert said.


Vienna Beef Reopening Restaurant, Corporate Headquarters At Former Bucktown Factory

"Vienna Beef Plaza" will include offices for the hot dog brand and additional retail space. The restaurant is slated for a spring 2024 opening.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

At New Chicago Walgreens, You Can Only Browse 2 Aisles — The Rest Of The Store Is Locked Away

Walgreens claims the South Loop store, which forces customers to order items digitally, is about "convenience" and not theft prevention.

South Loop

Meet The Pepperonis, A Chosen Family That’s Overcome Everything From Cancer To Pet Parade Upsets

Four Chicago transplants have formed a deep bond known as chosen family, a term for people who choose to embrace, support and love each other like relatives, regardless of blood or marriage.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago-Style Bagels? Tilly’s Brings Solid Bagels To South Loop By ‘Not Trying To Be New York’

Former fine dining pastry chef Hannah Tillett hopes her quarantine sourdough recipe will make her South Loop shop a bagel destination.

South Loop

Lula Cafe, Dante’s And The Brewed Broken Into As Rash Of Logan Square, Avondale Burglaries Continue

Business owners are on edge after break-ins at the popular spots. Bakery Loaf Lounge has stopped accepting cash to keep employees and customers safe.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Anti-Cruelty Society Invites Chicagoans To Take A Dog Out For A Day — And Maybe Even Adopt It

The Downtown shelter's Dog Day Out program encourages anyone to enjoy a day out with a dog in need. It's free, no reservations or dog experience necessary.


Sick Of Potholes, Roscoe Village 10-Year-Old Writes Letter To Alderman Pleading For Alley To Be Repaved

Meryl Kellogg is on a mission to make the alley behind her house safer for kids to play in. "If a 10-year-old girl is writing a letter to you about this, you know it’s a problem."

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

New Fulton Market Group Backed By Top Restaurateurs, Developers Wants To Hire Private Security For The Area

Fulton Market's heavy hitters want to hire P4 Security to provide 24-hour patrols in the area at a hefty price tag of $800,000 a year.

West Loop

Penis- And Vagina-Shaped Desserts Are Coming To Northalsted When Willies ‘N Waffles Opens Friday

Founder Michal Papierz was inspired to open the shop after seeing similar concepts in Europe. "It's such a sexually liberating concept."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Humboldt Park Man Who Built A Bike That Can Survive Chicago’s Intense Weather Wants To Make One For You

This summer, as a small experiment, Grant is making a limited run of 12 Electric Elk bikes. He hopes to have the first ones available in June.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Meet The Adorable Fox Family Living In Millennium Park

The foxes were frolicking around the park Tuesday morning, having a rat snack. Experts are urging Chicagoans to leave the creatures alone and avoid feeding them.


Stuck In Traffic? Join The Club. Traffic Is Terrible Everywhere Thanks To Construction, Other Factors, Experts Say

With construction underway on four major roadways, commuters are reporting two-hour travels each way to work.


As Chicago Struggled With Migrant Crisis, City Council’s Immigration Committee Didn’t Meet For More Than A Year

By the time the committee finally convened, families in need were sleeping on police station floors. Even then, the committee didn't take action.


Chicagoans Tell Fox News To ‘Shut The F— Up About Chicago’ With New T-Shirts

The idea for the shirt was hatched amid a Twitter backlash to a Fox News segment on Chicago's new mayor — filmed more than 30 miles west of the city in suburban Naperville.


Satanists Sue Chicago For Not Allowing Them To Say ‘Hail Satan’ At City Council Meetings

Minster of Satan Adam Vavrick said his request has been stuck in purgatory, which "left me with no choice but to file suit."


Venezuelan Refugees Living In South Side Police Station Find Peace By Volunteering At Community Garden Nearby

Far South Side neighbors opened the community garden so migrants at the nearby police station had a place to unwind. Then some migrants began to pitch in.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park
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