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Lincoln Park, Old Town
Lincoln Park, Old Town

‘I Was Profiled, I Was Threatened’: 911 Audio Shows Distraught Nikkita Brown After Cop Grabbed Her Near Beach

Lawyers say the Chicago Police Department has yet to turn over vital evidence, like body cam footage and police reports taken after a Black woman was grabbed by an officer telling her to leave a closed park.

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Lincoln Park’s North Pond Restoration Could Start By Thanksgiving

The Lincoln Park Conservancy is leading the $7.3 million project to re-dredge the pond and prevent water loss.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

As Lincoln Park High School Students Return, Teachers Say Building Has Oozing Floors, Unfinished Classrooms

In a letter to CPS, teachers said it's unsafe to teach during renovations and asbestos abatement at the school. But district officials insist renovations are finished.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Chicago Cop Put On Desk Duty After Grabbing Black Woman Walking Her Dog In Lincoln Park

Nikkita Brown was traumatized by the "obvious case of racial profiling," her attorney said. Mayor Lightfoot has pushed for a quick investigation.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

PAWS Collecting Pet Supplies To Help Animals Affected By Hurricane Ida

The shelter is accepting donations Tuesday. People can also help by fostering and adopting animals in need.

Citywide

Chicago Cop Who Grabbed Black Woman Walking Her Dog In Lincoln Park Being Investigated

"This was an obvious case of racial profiling," said an attorney for the woman, Nikkita Brown. Videos show the officer follow and grab Brown.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.

Citywide

Chicago Shelters Are Full Again — And Struggling To Save Pets’ Lives: ‘We’re Not Going To Sugarcoat It. Things Aren’t Good’

In April 2020, every animal was adopted from Chicago animal control for the first time. Now, shelters and rescue groups are struggling as they're "inundated" with animals in need.

Citywide

Massive Goose Island Development Poised To Get Initial Approval From City

The development would bring Goose Island its first residential units in decades and a 300-room hotel.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Feds Fine General Iron’s Current, Former Owners $500,000 For Operating Defunct Scrapper Without Pollution Controls

The defunct North Side scrapper's settlement with the EPA, announced Wednesday, resolves citations from July 2018.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

Albany Park

Sandbox Beach Cafe Reopens On Lake Near Fullerton After COVID-19, Erosion Sidelined It For 18 Months

Sandbox Beach Cafe was closed all of 2020 and much of 2021 because of the pandemic and Lake Michigan erosion, which tore up that stretch of the beach.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Blue Angels Will Perform This Weekend On The Lakefront. Here’s Where You Can See (And Hear) Them

The Air and Water Show is canceled, but the Blue Angels will practice Friday and perform this weekend on Chicago's lakefront.

Citywide

Ludlow Charlingtons Cafe In Lincoln Park Raises Cash To Support Pet Adoptions From City Shelter

The coffee shop at 2425 N. Clark St. is donating 50 percent of its merchandise proceeds to Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

UIC Professors Donate 150 Copies of Their Bilingual Children’s Book To Lurie Children’s Hospital

“Reaching For The Stars" is a story about a cat that transforms into other animals on a journey to become a star in the sky.

Citywide

Punk Club Exit Shut Down By City For ‘Dangerous And Hazardous’ Conditions — But It’s Not Closed For Good, Club Says

Exit has been home to Chicago's punk music scene since the '80s, but it can't reopen until owners fix the club's unsafe conditions.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wells Street Art Fest Returns To Old Town This Weekend With Free COVID Testing, Vaccinations

The festival runs Saturday and Sunday along Wells Street between North Avenue and Division Street.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Wieners Circle To Reopen By End Of September With New Bar, Patio

The famous hot dog stand will have a new bar when it reopens, according to plans presented during a community meeting earlier this year.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

WestEnd Bar Will Be Replaced With Ranalli Pizzeria In West Loop

Four Corners Tavern Group is expected to open Ranalli’s at the closing WestEnd location in October.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Lincoln Park Businesses Hosting Outdoor Sidewalk Sale This Weekend

The sidewalk sales will take over stretches of Armitage Avenue and Halsted Street on Sunday.

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