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Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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

Here’s A First Look At Apartments Proposed For North Center Fifth Third Bank Buildings

Some neighbors worry about increased traffic at an already busy intersection and height of the new construction. Others said they wanted the developer to make the project even larger.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chicago’s Tourism Bureau Lands $5.5 Million Grant To Bring More Visitors To City Neighborhoods

Twelve neighborhoods primarily on the South and West sides will be added to the city's marketing efforts to encourage visitors to explore more of the city, officials said.

Citywide

Irving Park Road In North Center Will Get Safety Upgrades Months After Beloved Volunteer Killed In Crash

New crosswalks and pedestrian refuge islands are coming to several intersections. Ald. Matt Martin ramped up his push for the changes after Peter Paquette, a longtime volunteer in his office, was killed crossing the street.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Common Pantry’s New Lincoln Avenue Headquarters Aims To Open By Spring, Leaders Say

The new home of the North Center nonprofit food pantry will have a large dining space, commercial kitchen, grocery shopping area and more.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Long-Delayed Ravenswood Metra Station Renovation Could Be Done By Spring

Construction of the western side of the Ravenswood station was completed in 2015. Work on the eastern platform has been delayed multiple times.

Ravenswood

Ald. Andre Vasquez Faces 2 Challengers As He Seeks A 2nd Term Representing Lincoln Square

Christian Blume and Jane Lucius are making their first bids for elected office, while Vasquez hopes to keep pushing for better CTA service, solutions to the city's homelessness crisis and expanding emergency mental health care.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Dovetail Brewery Tours Are Back After 3-Year Hiatus

The tour features equipment not typically seen in American breweries, a water tasting and samples of Dovetail beer to enjoy.

Ravenswood

Welles Park Isn’t Getting Night Game Lights Due To Neighbor Pushback, Park District Says

The Welles Park Parents Association floated its pitch to add lights at Welles Park to allow nighttime games for its youth league teams back in 2021.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

All 9 Mayoral Candidates Court North Side Voters At Lane Tech Forum Sunday

Mayoral contenders traded barbs on policing, CPS and CTA as they made their pitch to lead City Hall.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Overhaul Of Bank Buildings At Damen And Lincoln Would Create Stores And 258 Apartments. Here’s How Neighbors Can Weigh In

North Center's busy intersection at Irving Park, Damen and Lincoln would see renovations and new construction. Neighbors can join a Jan. 25 open house and a community meeting with Ald. Matt Martin (47th) to learn more.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lone Challenger To Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa Falls 5 Signatures Short, Gets Booted From 35th Ward Ballot

Hundreds of petition signatures for challenger Richard Mpistolarides were invalidated, leaving him just short of the requirement, elections officials ruled Friday.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Get A Rare Look At Nature Museum’s 400,000-Specimen Collection To Celebrate Founders Day Thursday

The Nature Museum in Lincoln Park will have plants and taxidermy animals from its collections on display 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Baker Miller Becomes Miller Bagel, Bringing A New, Streamlined Menu To Lincoln Square

Bagels have been the cafe's most popular item over the years, so its owners decided to narrow their focus as food costs climb.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Ald. Jim Gardiner Obsessed Over Facebook Comments, Launched ‘Terror Campaigns’ Against Critics, Former Staffer Testifies

In depositions made public last week, Gardiner denies going after his critics. His campaign claims he is the victim of a "multi-layered campaign of political harassment."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Cannabis Seed Shop Opens In Irving Park, Allowing Medical Marijuana Users To Grow Their Own

MoneyTree Genetics also offers genetic testing for plants, one of the first stores in the country to do so, its owners said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

‘Horrendous Drag Strip’ On Montrose Avenue Getting City Traffic Study After 2 Crashes, Neighbor Complaints

Speeding drivers between Cicero Avenue and Pulaski Road make pedestrians unsafe, a local group said. The traffic study will start this month.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Ravenswood’s Vin312 Winery Has A New Tasting Room

The small winery sits behind what is now Cultivate by Forbidden Root and produces small-batch wines using unique grape varieties from California and Washington.

Ravenswood

Recycle Your Broken Holiday Lights At These 12 Drop-Off Locations

Keep your non-working decorative lights out of a landfill by dropping them off at one of 12 locations throughout the city.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Old Town School Of Folk Music Opening Restaurant At Former Grafton Pub

The nonprofit school aims to continue the Grafton's legacy as a hangout and performance space for its students and teachers.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Milwaukee Avenue Stretch Near Grayland Metra Station Won’t Reopen For Another 2 Months

The strip between Kenneth and Kilbourn won't reopen until February, Metra officials said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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