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Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square Weed Shop Gets Key Approval To Open In Historic Milwaukee Avenue Bank

The Zoning Board of Appeals also approved plans for the CTA to build a power station in Avondale to boost capacity on the overcrowded Blue Line and for an Avondale weed shop to expand.

Former Ald. Proco Joe Moreno Released From Jail: ‘No More Surprises,’ Judge Says

Moreno also has been ordered to undergo treatment for substance use in connection with the drunken Gold Coast crash. That — and testing — will be mandated by a judge.

Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.

‘All-Day Salumeria’ With Cured Meats, Artisanal Cheese And Sandwiches Opening At Former Township Site In Logan Square

The owners aim to open the spot, called Lardon, soon, but they haven't pinned down a specific date, a spokeswoman said.

Man Charged In Killing Of Enrique Sanchez, Longtime Resident Of Avondale Homeless Encampment

Police said Jonathan Gonzalez, of the 1600 block of North Latrobe Avenue, shot and killed Sanchez Dec. 5.

MF DOOM Murals Cover Logan Square Buildings: ‘It Just Shows Much Of An Impact [He] Had’

Local artists paid tribute to the late rapper and producer with a series of murals — and they're already drawing lots of fans.

Family Of 9 Behind ‘Cielito Lindo’ Mariachi Band Face Eviction — But Neighbors Step Up To Help

Chicagoans have already raised nearly $5,000 for the family. "It almost doesn’t feel real," Juan Lucero said.

Light Snow Coming Thursday Evening, But Not Enough To Accumulate

Snow showers could continue on Friday, which will be cloudy and chilly with an expected high of 34 degrees.

Want To Help Homeless Pets? Anti-Cruelty Society Hosting Virtual Day Of Service Monday

The animal rescue organization's staff will teach participants how to make no-sew pet beds and cat and dog toys from items found around the home, among other things, during the virtual event.

This Year’s Polar Plunge Is Do-It-Yourself — But You Can Still Raise Money For Chicago Families In Need

This year, participants don't have to dive into Lake Michigan. They can jump into snow in a bathing suit or have a bucket of cold water dumped on them.

My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Bring Supplies To Seniors For MLK Day

The group is looking for volunteers who can bring personal protective equipment to seniors or who can help clean up a garden that honors Martin Luther King Jr.

2 More Mass Vaccination Sites Opening This Week As Chicago Ramps Up Campaign

The city is focused on vaccinating health care workers and people living in working in long-term care facilities as part of Phase 1A. That phase will likely take several more weeks.

To Support Struggling Undocumented Restaurant Workers, Logan Square’s Mi Tocaya Pivots To Serve Free Meals

The owner/chef behind the acclaimed Mexican restaurant is raising money to get the "todos ponen" program off the ground in February — and keep it going for a couple of months.

Chicago’s Travel Order Simplified — But City Says You Still Shouldn’t Go Anywhere

Every state besides Hawaii is currently in the Orange category, as are the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Travelers coming from places in that category must quarantine or get a negative COVID-19 test.

Sidewalk Repairs, Street Resurfacing And More: Help Decide How $1.3 Million Should Be Spent In 35th Ward

Residents of the 35th Ward can now vote in the alderman's participatory budgeting process. The winners will be announced in mid-February.

Logan Square Weed Dispensary Planned For Milwaukee Avenue Bank Goes Before Key City Panel

The Zoning Board of Appeals will also consider a new CTA substation in Avondale to speed up Blue Line service and a consignment shop/cafe on Diversey.

Chicago Schools Create Once-Monthly Coronavirus Testing Program For Staff As Students Return

While teachers have been asking the district to implement testing of students and staff if they are to return, CPS' plan applies only to staff on a once-monthly, voluntary basis.

Handful Of Kids Return To Mozart Elementary In Logan Square: ‘We Pray … That Everything Is Going To Be OK’

“It will be better for us so we can work and leave the house," one parent said. "I will have more time to work now.”

Chicago Commissioning ‘Ambitious’ Public Art With $500K In Funding. Applications Open Monday

Another $250,000 will be given to partners that will use the money for smaller, local projects.

As Chicago Kids Head Back To School After 300 Days At Home, Some Parents Are Relieved — But Teachers Worry

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS chief Janice Jackson have said schools are safe for in-person learning. Teachers disagree.

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