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Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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

Mystery Of What Killed The Grass At Welles Park Is Solved — But Why Thousands Of Grubs Infested The Fields Is Still Unknown

The Park District also confirmed the grubs have infested sections of Winnemac Park, but the damage there isn’t on the same scale as what happened to Welles Park.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Dave’s Hot Chicken, Which Started In An East Hollywood Parking Lot, Opens First Chicago Location In North Center

The LA-based chain’s first Chicago location is just down the block from Lane Tech College Prep. It features seven levels of spice for its Nashville hot chicken.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Welles Park Grub Infestation Will Shut Down Youth Sports Until At Least Next Summer, Parent Group Says

Treatments of the ball fields will start this week at Welles and as soon as next week at Winnemac Park.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Nightmare On Montrose: Grub Infestation Leaves Welles Park Stinking Of Rot And One-Third Destroyed

After heavy rains, thousands of beetle grubs emerged from under Welles Park in Lincoln Square and destroyed a wide swath of the fields.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Bloodshot Records Sold To Indie Investor Exceleration Music, New Owners Promise To Honor Outstanding Artist Royalties

“I am both happy and relieved to hear that the Bloodshot catalog has landed in the hands of independent-minded folks who have a long history of looking out for artists' interests,” one Bloodshot artist said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Urban Brew Labs Taproom Now Open In Former Koval Space, Featuring Exclusive Beers, Mario Kart Contests And More

The taproom opened this summer. It will host a Halloween party with music and a costume contest Oct. 30.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

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Bloodshot Records Founder Says He’s Leaving Indie Label After 25 Years

Since 2019, the indie record label has faced unresolved legal issues between Rob Miller and his former business partner, Nan Warshaw.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

As Longtime Restaurant Owner Fights MS, Northwest Siders Help His Family Raise Money For Expensive Treatment

Freddy Rafidi, owner of Roma's Italian Beef & Sausage, has lived with the disease for more than 20 years. To pay for an $80,000 procedure, his community is stepping up.

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Latest Six Corners Development Proposal Gets Panned By Neighbors For Being Too Suburban With Too Many Parking Lots

Neighbors criticized the $80 million project, saying it was proposing more than 300 parking spaces but not enough public space or residential units.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Here’s How To Celebrate Halloween All Month In Lincoln Square And Ravenswood

Local businesses will host Halloween-themed events throughout October and keep their doors open on Halloween for trick-or-treaters.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Zombies Are Invading This Ravenswood Couple’s Home — And The Whole Neighborhood Is Watching

The handmade zombie display has drawn countless visitors who bring curiosity and neighborly connections to the quiet stretch of Ravenswood Manor.

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Try Rare Fall Beers, German Food At Malt Row’s Oktoberfest Fundraiser For Area Food Pantry

Organizers Dovetail and Begyle breweries are asking for a $5 donation to support the Friendship Center, a nonprofit food pantry that feeds almost 2,000 Northwest Siders each month.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Longtime Irving Park Activist Who Died From COVID-19 Remembered With Honorary Street Sign

Betty Resnikoff was a teacher, community organizer and founding member of Albany Park, North Park and Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

As City Struggles With Shootings, Violence Interrupters In Irving Park And Albany Park Are Working Toward Peace

Tuesday's block party allowed the Alliance of Local Service Organizations's outreach team to explain their approach to reducing violence. They also learned more about neighbors' concerns.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Neighbors Can Weigh In On Developer’s Revised Plans For Former People’s Gas Site In Irving Park Next Week

Next week's community meeting will offer an in-person and virtual option for neighbors to participate.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Fewer Power Outages Expected After Upgrades To Grid At Irving Park ComEd Facility

The technology allows electricity to be rerouted around downed substations to speed recovery from electrical grid outages, ComEd officials said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chicago Joe’s Replacement Gets Alderman’s Blessing After Restaurant, Affordable Apartments Added

A developer needed Ald. Matt Martin's support to tear down the closed restaurant on Irving Park Road and build an apartment building.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Metra Begins $36.1 Million Overhaul To Grayland Station In Irving Park

Crews began work last week, and construction is expected to wrap by spring 2024, according to Metra.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Common Pantry Fundraiser Returns Friday, Raising Money To Feed North Siders In Need

Proceeds from ticket sales, donations and the silent auction will benefit the nonprofit food pantry’s mission, which has been assisting North Siders since 1967.

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