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Signal Records Opens In Former Bric-A-Brac Spot, Bringing Post-Punk, Industrial And More To Avondale
Blake Karlson, founder of local record label Chicago Research, recently opened Signal Records at Diversey and Kedzie avenues, featuring tens of thousands of LPs.
Longtime Logan Square Cooks Open Spicy Taco Restaurant On Avondale’s Milwaukee Avenue
After 20 years working in restaurants, Adolfo Garcia and Javier Mendiola are striking out on their own with Spicy Taco, an eatery focused on staples from their home state of Michoacán, Mexico.
Roller Skating, A House Music Festival And More: 15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend
An early Oktöberfest, live jazz music, street festivals and more — there's something for everyone this weekend in Chicago.
Thrd Coffee Company Pops Up Along The 606’s Bloomingdale Trail
Thrd Coffee Company is serving coffee and other drinks from a cart along the trail every weekend through October.
Residential Project Going Up On Old Bank Site At Logan Square-Bucktown Border
Construction is underway on a five-story, 20-unit residential complex at a site most recently home to an abandoned MB Financial Bank.
Police Will Paint Your Catalytic Converter Hot Pink, Mark It With ‘CPD’ To Deter Thieves As Part Of Pilot Program
Residents in the 14th police district can get their catalytic converters spray-painted and marked at an upcoming event aimed at making catalytic converters less attractive to steal or sell. Here's how to register.
Does Public Housing Belong To The Public? Humboldt Park Protesters Clash With CHA Over Long-Empty Apartments
Protesters say they've been living in a vacant apartment building since January in an effort to call attention to properties that should be offered to Chicagoans in need by the Chicago Housing Authority.
Sweetgreen To Open In Logan Square Apartment Complex That Replaced Megamall
Sweetgreen will join a small-format Target store, Big Wig Tacos, Jeni’s Ice Cream and K-Fire Korean BBQ among other retailers in the complex.
Myrna Salazar, Chicago Theater Icon Who Championed Latino Artists, Dies At 75: ‘She Was Motivated By Vision’
Friends of Myrna Salazar described her as a "trailblazer" and "a force to be reckoned with," always advocating for equity and representation for Latino and Latina artists.
As Grocery Bills Skyrocket, Chicagoans Skip Takeout, Cancel Gatherings And Ditch Meat: ‘The Prices Are Concerning’
Consumer grocery prices are up 12.2 percent over the last year, forcing Chicagoans to buy fewer groceries, grow their own food or simply eat less.
Driver Seriously Injures Cyclist In West Humboldt Park Hit-And-Run
The driver of a white Chevrolet SUV hit the cyclist July 27 in the 1300 block of North Kostner Avenue, police said.
Chicago Artist Myron Laban Is Known For His Murals — But He’ll Soon Release His First EP, ‘Feel’
The "Feel" EP has been in the making for almost two years, and artist Myron Laban is ready to share it with the world Aug. 19.
10 Plazas For Pop-Ups, Festivals, Art And More Are Coming To The Neighborhoods With City Funding
The plazas will be created or renovated so neighbors can use them for entertainment, pop-up shops, gardening and other activities.
Cozy Corner’s Manager Lost Everything In A House Fire. Here’s How You Can Help
Sheryl Peals lost everything in a house fire last month. A co-worker at Cozy Corner organized a fundraiser to help out.
Terracotto Plants Celebrates 1st Year In Logan Square With Plant Giveaway
The North Side plant shop, at 3056 W. Diversey Ave., is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Friday with plant giveaways and free plants with every purchase.
Puerto Rican Symphony Orchestra Performs In Chicago For The First Time This Weekend
Founded in 1956 and sponsored by the Puerto Rican government, the Puerto Rican Symphony Orchestra regularly performs across Puerto Rico, but it rarely performs in the contiguous United States.
Humboldt Park Bridge Reopens After Months-Long Closure
Neighbors took to social media to celebrate the bridge's long-awaited reopening, posting comments like "Huge day for me" and "Yesssssssssss finally!!!"
West Humboldt Park Lot Transformed Into Vibrant Nature Play Area For Kids
Humboldt Park Montessori's nature play area has tree swings, mulch mounds, a mud kitchen and more — and it's open to the public.
The Rocking Horse Is Closed For Good After 12 Years In Logan Square
A new bar is replacing The Rocking Horse, which closed during the pandemic after a months-long dispute between the bar's owner and the building's landlord.
Logan Square’s Family Thrift Closed ‘Until Further Notice’ After Roof Collapse, Gas Leak
The building's owner had to do "emergency shoring" to avoid demolition and prevent further damage, a city spokesman said.