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Festivals Are Returning This Summer. Here’s A Peek At What’s Back
Mayor Lightfoot announced officials have begun reviewing applications for outdoor festivals, street and arts and craft fairs and athletic events.
Steppenwolf To Open New Theater Building, Education Center During 2021 Comeback Season
The building will feature a 400-seat round theater and a state-of-the-art education center. It's expected to open to audiences in November.
Paddy Long’s To Reopen As Max And Issy’s Pizzeria, Bringing New York-Style Pies To Lincoln Park
Owners said they're shifting their business model to focus on pizza deliveries and takeout orders, which are strong right due to the pandemic.
The Wieners Circle Wants To Expand Its Patio And Add A Bar Menu, But Neighbors Worry About ‘Late-Night, Rowdy’ Atmosphere
When the Wieners Circle reopens late this summer, the famous hot dog stand wants to add a limited bar menu and new patio. "The front will be the same with the roast comedy ... but our exception is that won't occur in the back patio."
DePaul University Welcoming Students Back For Fall Semester, But Only If They’re Vaccinated
This fall will also mark a full year since the university transitioned to online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lincoln Park Zoo Selling Animal-Themed Artwork To Raise Money For Endangered Species
The custom zoo passes feature artwork of various endangered species and raise money for their conservation efforts.
Green City Market Is Returning To Lincoln Park May 1. Here Are The Newest Vendors
Green City Market returns May 1 and will feature a handful of new vendors from the Chicago area.
Lincoln Park’s Tonic Room Is Reopening As ‘Golden Dagger’ With A Coffeehouse And Front Window Stage
Live music won't return until it's safe to do so, but the Golden Dagger opens Wednesday with coffee and cocktails.
Lincoln Park Preschool Proposal Delayed After CPS Doesn’t Submit Neighborhood Traffic Study To City Board
Chicago Public Schools plans to open two preschools in Lincoln Park. Neighbors of one are concerned about increased traffic and say a district study done during the pandemic isn't sufficient.
‘Black Queer Equity Index’ To Evaluate Local LGBTQ Nonprofits On Racial Diversity, Equity
The Black Queer Equity Index will grade five LGBTQ nonprofits on how well their organizations are creating opportunity and representation for Black LGBTQ people.
Old Town Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic Giving Out 3,500 Shots Next Week. Here’s How To Sign Up
The one-day vaccine clinic will give out 3,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday. Registration is open.
Savor Lincoln Park Expands Into Weeks-Long Celebration Of Local Restaurants
Savor Lincoln Park runs from April 19 through May 2 and features prix fixe to-go menus and take-home kits for virtual tasting demonstrations from local businesses.
Victorian-Era Home In Lincoln Park Will Not Be Demolished After Developer Pulls Out Of Sale
"It's clear that the community is very attached to the house, sees its historical value and how it adds to the character of the neighborhood," the property owner said.
ArcLight Movie Theater In Lincoln Park Won’t Reopen, Company Announces
The Clybourn Avenue theater, which shut its doors in March 2020, will remain permanently closed due to financial loss from the pandemic.
Visit Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. With Replay Lincoln Park’s ‘Office’-Themed Pop-Up
Replay Lincoln Park's latest pop-up transforms the 9,000-square-foot bar into the set of the popular TV show, "The Office."
Volunteers Needed For Old Town’s Spring Cleanup This Month
Volunteers are needed to pick up trash and beautify Old Town on April 24. There will be free food for the helpers.
Lincoln Park Writer, Librarian Leonard Kniffel Toured The World — And Helped Other Polish Authors Find Their Voice
Kniffel, 73, was well-respected within the Polish-American community and wrote memoirs based on his travels and heritage. He died March 19.
In Chicago, Parent Fundraising Eases Reopening At Some Schools — And Leaves Others Out
The dynamic in a city deeply segregated by race and wealth has long contributed to the inequalities among schools.
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.
Matchacita Opens In Lincoln Park, Bringing Creative, Matcha-Focused Drinks, Dishes To North Side
Matchacita offers a full menu of lattes, specialty drinks and pastries that feature matcha, a powder made from green tea leaves that's high in antioxidants.