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Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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

Huettenbar’s New Owner Says Bar’s Old German Charm Will Remain When It Opens As Lincoln Square Taproom In July

Huettenbar closed late last year. The new owner says he wants the watering hole to stay rooted in the neighborhood's German American history, but it will offer a variety of Chicago-made brews.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

2 High School Basketball Stars Wounded In Drive-By Shooting In Englewood

Tyler Johnson, a student at DePaul College Prep, and TaKiya “TK” Howard, a student at De La Salle Institute, were wounded in Monday night's shooting.

Englewood, Chatham

Chicago Police Should Stop Foot Chases Until New Policy Is Created, Latino Leaders Say: ‘This Has To End Right Now’

After Adam Toledo and Anthony Alvarez were killed during foot chases, leaders are urging immediate changes to police policy. "Our communities are traumatized by this," one member said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Ravenswood Culver’s Is Opening This Month — And Owners Are Hiring This Weekend

The Ravenswood Culver's is hosting a job fair Friday and Saturday to hire 40-50 workers for the new location.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Plan To Install Lights At Welles Park Baseball Diamonds Could Be Cut In Half After Some Neighbors Oppose It

The Welles Park Parents Association is revising its proposal to just two fields after a small group of neighbors said the plan to add lights would be too disruptive to the neighborhood.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Cloud Kitchens Launches PR Campaign To Fight Business Restrictions In North Center — And It Looks A Lot Like The Early Days Of Uber

Facing pushback from neighbors and aldermen, Cloud Kitchens — which former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is heavily invested in — is claiming criticism of the ghost kitchen is racist.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

North Center Alderman Nixes Developer’s Plan For Luxury Condos At Chicago Joe’s Property

Neighbors and the alderman rejected the plans due to a lack of commercial space, affordable housing and residential density to support local businesses.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square’s Ainslie Arts Plaza Has A New, More Inviting Look. Now, It Just Needs The Perfect Logo

The Lincoln Square-Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce is looking for an artist to create a logo and branding for the plaza that will be featured on planters and pylons in the area. The deadline to apply is April 30.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Property Owners Can Weigh In On North River Commission’s Plan To Expand Irving Park And Albany Park Taxing District

If the commission can get the support of businesses, it could offer its services — like litter removal and landscaping — in the expanded area by January.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Faster Trains Have Arrived On The Blue Line: Take A Look At The CTA’s New 7000-Series Train Cars

Pre-pandemic, riders found themselves crushed into trains or on platforms having to wait as multiple packed trains passed them by. The new cars will help congestion problems — if they arise again.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ravenswood, Lincoln Square And North Park Neighbors Can Volunteer At These Earth Day Clean Up Events

Volunteers at the clean up events will need to wear mask and follow social distancing rules.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Cloud Kitchens Isn’t Following A City Rule To Lessen Traffic Woes, North Center Neighbors Say

City officials told Cloud Kitchens to stop allowing customers to pick up orders from Rockwell Street. But the business is still doing it, residents said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Want To Learn More About City’s New Rules On Coach Houses And Garden Units? Check Out Webinar Next Week

Starting May 1, property owners in five pilot areas can apply to add garden apartments, attic apartments and coach houses to their buildings.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Miko’s Italian Ice Opens Logan Square And Irving Park Locations For The Season

Current flavors include lemon, blueberry, strawberry, coconut, mango, banana chip, passionfruit and raspberry.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Lincoln Square’s Canna Bella Lux Hosting 4/20 ‘Weed Girls’ Mixer At Davis Theater 

The event includes a screening of “Mean Girls" and a swag bag with cones from the smoke shop, popcorn and more.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Bon Femmes Expands From Online Shop To Ravenswood Storefront With A Focus On Female Artists

The Bon Femmes store, 4917 N. Damen Ave., will only be open Saturdays, but customers will still be able to shop online. The store sells accessories, art and home decor made exclusively by women.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Night Game Lights At Welles Park Would Help Kids Baseball And Local Businesses, Supporters Say. City Will Decide This Month Whether To Approve Them

A nonprofit group asked the Park District for a quick decision so it can apply for grants to pay for the lights. Some critics say the process is moving too fast.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Thorek May Sell Parts Of Bethany Methodist Hospital And Retirement Home In Ravenswood, Alderman Says

Thorek purchased the Bethany property in 2019 for $22.5 million but has shared little about its plans for the space.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Building Winnemac Dog Park Will Be A ‘Tall Order,’ But Lincoln Square Neighbors Say They’re Up To The Task

The group has $100,000 of city funds they can use for construction, but they only have until 2023 to spend it — or it goes back to the city.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square Farmers Market Returns In May

The Tuesday and Thursday markets will resume first week of May and continue weekly until late fall.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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