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Logan Square Dad Opens Indoor Skate Park On NW Side To Teach Kids Skateboarding, Keep Them Active During Pandemic

Enrico Hufana started teaching his son to skateboard at city skate parks when the boy was 2. He said he’s watched his son grow in the process — and he wants other kids to have that experience.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

This Jefferson Park Chef Is Carrying On The Paczki Fat Tuesday Tradition, Despite The Pandemic

Before the pandemic, Fat Tuesday drew crowds of Chicagoans to bakeries to buy paczki. Long-time chef Dobra Bielinski hopes to provide tradition and connection for the Polish-American community in a time of isolation.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Judge Denies Copernicus Center’s Attempt To Block Sale Of Jefferson Park Firehouse For Brewery Project

City Council agreed Jan. 27 to sell the vacant firehouse to a developer despite attempts by the nearby Copernicus Center to buy the building.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Residents Near Six Corners Petition For Stop Sign, Speed Camera After Drivers Keep Jumping Curb

Despite a car crashing into a day care center and other incidents, neighbors say Ald. Jim Gardiner's office has been unresponsive to their concerns about the dangerous intersection.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parades Canceled Again Due To Coronavirus

Last year, the parades were canceled just as panic grew in Chicago — and internationally — over the spread of COVID-19. Their cancellations marked an unofficial start of the pandemic here.


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.


City OKs Sale Of Jefferson Park Firehouse To Developer To Build Lake Effect Taproom

“We are done with this phase. Now it’s time to execute the plan and start making beer,” said Lake Effect Brewing Company's owner.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

At 101, Glamorous Norwood Park Grandma Was Young At Heart, The Life Of The Party — And Never Without Her Red Lipstick

Margie Rodriguez, 101 when she died from coronavirus, loved to make everyone laugh, was always up for an adventure and loved singing with her friends and family.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Portage Park Engineer And Inventor Lost To Coronavirus Was Fascinated By Science And Space Discovery

Jim Wlodarczyk, 61, was in good spirits and caring for his sick family before he suddenly took a turn for the worse and died in the hospital May 31. He’s survived by his wife and daughters.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Chicago Teachers Will Work Remotely Monday, Defying CPS Orders. If District Locks Them Out, They’ll Strike.

Thousands of CPS teachers were supposed to report to the classroom Monday, but they'll work remotely instead. The decision comes as many have expressed concerns about spreading coronavirus.


Families Of Carjacking Victims Ask City, State Leaders To Do Something To Stop Surge: ‘This Is … Chicago Crying For Help’

One woman, whose son was left paralyzed after being shot during a carjacking, said she's planning to leave her lifelong community if something doesn't change.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Alderman Praises His ‘Gardiner’s Angels’ Volunteers For Tossing Blankets, Food Belonging To Man Who Is Homeless

Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) said his volunteers cleared "unnecessary debris" from the Irving Park Blue Line station underpass — even though it was clearly someone's belongings.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Plan To Turn Jefferson Park Firehouse Into Brewery And Apartments Gets Key City Approval

Lake Effect Brewing would anchor the redeveloped firehouse at 4841 N. Lipps Ave.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Chicago’s Black Activists Aren’t Putting Their Faith In Biden: ‘We’re Going To Continue To Take Care Of Ourselves’

Under Trump, Chicago activists pushed for major reforms. Biden will be a big shift for the country, but local activists say they aren't investing hope in a system where "there's always a loophole."

Englewood, Chatham

Chicago Teachers Might Vote This Week To Strike, Sources Say

Union leaders plan to discuss whether teachers might refuse to work in schools but continue working online, which doesn't fit the definition of a traditional strike.


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.


Light Snow Coming Thursday Evening, But Not Enough To Accumulate

Snow showers could continue on Friday, which will be cloudy and chilly with an expected high of 34 degrees.


Want To Help Homeless Pets? Anti-Cruelty Society Hosting Virtual Day Of Service Monday

The animal rescue organization's staff will teach participants how to make no-sew pet beds and cat and dog toys from items found around the home, among other things, during the virtual event.


This Year’s Polar Plunge Is Do-It-Yourself — But You Can Still Raise Money For Chicago Families In Need

This year, participants don't have to dive into Lake Michigan. They can jump into snow in a bathing suit or have a bucket of cold water dumped on them.


My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Bring Supplies To Seniors For MLK Day

The group is looking for volunteers who can bring personal protective equipment to seniors or who can help clean up a garden that honors Martin Luther King Jr.

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