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Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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

Loba Pastry + Coffee Now Open In Roscoe Village

After crowdfunding via loans from fans, owner Valeria Taylor opened her cafe and pastry shop at the end of May, steps from the Addison Brown Line station.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

After 15 Sick Cats Abandoned At Irving Park Shelter, Famous Fido Struggles To Fund Their Medical Care

Famous Fido Rescue hopes to raise $10,000 for the medical care and housing of three adult cats and 12 kittens abandoned in a dumpster outside the rescue.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

21 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Hot Dog Fest, Porchfest, Do Division And More

There's also an LGBTQ+ writers tour, a Taylor Swift-themed brunch and a laundromat pop-up.


City Officials Pitch Plan To Convert Diplomat Motel Into Transitional Housing During Rowdy Meeting

The city wants to convert the motel into housing with services for unhoused Chicagoans. While most neighbors appeared to support it, a small group disrupted the meeting before it could start.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

T Square Cafe Brings Traditional Boba Tea, Rice Bowls And More To North Center

The women-owned cafe's first location was a takeout window in Chinatown’s square plaza. Now, it's expanding with a larger North Center location.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Mayfestiversary Returns To Ravenswood This Weekend, Serving Up Local Beers And Live Music For A Good Cause

Proceeds from the beer-focused festival will benefit The Friendship Center, a food pantry that’s served the Northwest side since 1969.


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

28 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Mole De Mayo, Memorial Day Parade, Randolph Street Market And More

You can also check out the Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest, a South Side chili cook-off, Mayfestiversary and a Star Wars burlesque comedy show.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

The Chicago Story Behind The Incredible Chain-Stitched Taylor Swift Jackets Going Viral On TikTok

Vichcraft owner Jenna Blazevich made the jackets as a thank-you to her sister for scoring hard-to-get tickets for Swift’s Chicago show. The jackets have illustrations symbolizing each of the musician's albums.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Albany Park’s Helmand Chicago Offers A Culinary Tour Of Afghanistan’s Regions

Chef and co-owner Wahid Tanha grew up cooking alongside his father in Kabul. His goal is to introduce people to new flavors.

Albany Park

Lincoln Square Cafe Owner Blames Business Next Door For Late Night Parties, But Neighbors Aren’t Buying It

The owner of Cafe Mimoza denied accusations about operating as a nightclub, but neighbors say they've seen people bring in outside alcohol and heard loud music late at night seven days a week.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Northwest Side Farmers Markets Kick Off Outdoor Season This Weekend

The series combining the Independence Park, Portage Park and Jefferson Park farmers markets is back Sunday.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

29 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: A Vintage Market, Pilsen Cantina Crawl, Taylor Swift Dance Party And More

There's also an interactive Taiwanese music concert, a Ravenswood garage sale, a non-alcoholic social and a bike ride celebrating the city's youth.


New Biking Group, Femmes + Themmes, Is A Safe Space For Women, Femme, Non-Binary And Trans Riders

Longtime bicyclists Sammy Schneider and Emily Wilson launched the group in May. More than 50 people joined the first social bike ride, and more are planned each month.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Swedish Hospital Launches Community Garden To Grow Fresh Produce For Employees And Neighbors 

The hospital revived a defunct garden after employees said they were experiencing more food insecurity. Neighbors can donate seeds, seedlings, soil and tools to help.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

As Albany Park Church Takes In Migrants, Its Pastor Urges Others In The City To Do The Same

Five families moved into private rooms at Christ Lutheran Church this month. "I can't stress how grateful I am for all of these people for helping us get to this point," one woman said.

Albany Park

Lincoln Square’s Diplomat Hotel Could Become Transitional Housing For People Experiencing Homelessness

The motel could be turned into 40 rooms of special housing where residents get housing assistance and mental health and medical care.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

An Abandoned Pitbull Puppy Brought To Irving Park Animal Rescue Has Found His Forever Home

Cody made a quick recovery from his injuries and went home with his new owner last week. "It was an emotional moment for all of us," his caretakers said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Grubhub Pizza Sculpture Not Coming To Palmer Square Park After All

Grubhub planned to put large food sculptures in neighborhood parks, but backlash from neighbors killed the plan.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Woman Who Attacked Strangers With A Bat Also Tried To Run Over 2 Victims With Her Car, Prosecutors Say

A woman charged with hurting women on the Northwest Side, some with a bat, was ordered held on an $800,000 bond — $100,000 for each woman she attacked, the judge said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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