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Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

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A Low-Stress Bike Route Through Lincoln Square And Uptown Could Break Ground As Early As This Summer

The Leland Avenue Greenway plan has been in the works for more than three years. Neighbors can give city officials feedback on the plan for the next two weeks.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

This Ravenswood Sculptor Wants To Make You A Mini Replica Of Your Chicago-Style Home

Katie Lauffenburger has a three-month waitlist of customers paying $5,000 and up for her one-of-a-kind, 10-inch homes.

Ravenswood

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Was Chicago Cop With Ties To Proud Boys, White Nationalism Ever Punished? 2 Years Later, City Won’t Say

Chicago cop Robert Bakker helped organize Proud Boys meetups in Lincoln Square and bragged about his access to “high police." He was supposed to be punished, but he remains employed by the Police Department.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

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Lincoln Square Alderman Giving Away 20,000 KN95 Masks To 40th Ward Residents

Masks are limited and can be requested by filling out an online form.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

High School Sweethearts Who Met Working At A Grocery Store Now Have Their Own Market In Lincoln Square

Salsa's Family Market, 4852 N. Damen Ave., opened Monday. The owners plan a larger grand opening on Cinco de Mayo. 

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

One Of The Country’s Best Young Chess Players Is A 15-Year-Old Lane Tech Freshman

Avi Kaplan recently placed second at a national youth chess tournament and is closing in on a 2,200 master score. "Even though I have a lot of trophies, it doesn’t mean that chess is any easier. I still have to focus on every game."

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.

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Alexander’s Restaurant To Open In Former Jeri’s Grill Space, Bringing Another Family-Owned Diner To North Center Corner

When it opens this spring, the Western Avenue restaurant will be Alexander’s second location and feature the same diner menu as its original Edgewater spot, which has been open since 1960.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Irving Park Food Pantry Closed This Week After NYE Fireworks Damaged Building

Food pantry leaders said no was hurt in the New Year's Eve fire, but cannot open for Wednesday's food distribution while the building is fixed.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Recycle Your Broken Holiday Lights At These Far North Side Spots

Six offices and businesses are collecting broken string lights to keep them out of landfills.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Giant Lincoln Square Nativity Scene Created By Woman Thanks To Donations From Neighbors

“This is also a way for me, in the times we’re living, to make something heartwarming. Something that can bring other people joy for a moment,” the neighbor who created the display said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Man Charged In Fatal Shooting In Lincoln Square After He Carjacked Another Man In Rogers Park, Police Say

Julius Flowers, 23, was in jail charged with a carjacking that happened an hour before Rae Park was killed in Lincoln Square.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Cultivate By Forbidden Root Opens In Former Band Of Bohemia Spot In Ravenswood

Malt Row’s newest brewpub features vegan-friendly options prepared on a wood-fired hearth alongside craft beers. 

Ravenswood

Christmas In Chicago: 26 Photos Of Amazing Holiday Decorations In The City

PHOTOS: Chicagoans have decorated their blocks with hundreds of lights, candy canes and blow-up snowmen as they prepare for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's.

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Ravenswood Light Up Nights Return This Weekend With Live Music, Restaurant Specials

Neighbors can enjoy light displays, a public art project, live music, restaurant specials and other holiday activities during the free, three-night event.

Ravenswood

A Lincoln Square Mom Needed A Family-Friendly Gym With Good Child Care — So She Opened Her Own

After years of planning, owner Adrienne Farrell opened Brush Park Gym earlier this month. It has an activity area for kids so parents with toddlers up to fourth graders can work out in peace.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Irving Park Alderwoman Rejects Townhomes, Apartments At Former DePaul College Prep Campus

Despite the denial, the developer Lexington Homes still plans to submit revised plans for the property along the North Branch of the Chicago River.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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