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Congress Theater Redevelopment In Jeopardy As Alderman Races To Save Expiring City Funding
Ald. Daniel La Spata pushed through a proposal giving a developer more time to use $27 million in TIF funding for the ambitious project, drawing pushback from other community leaders, including Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa.
Heartland Housing Loses Control Of 14 Affordable Apartment Properties Due To Financial Woes
Worried the city could lose 800 affordable units as the arm of Heartland Alliance failed to pay its bills, city officials asked a judge to transfer control of the properties to another company.
This Chicago Cop Got Out Of 44 Tickets By Saying Over And Over That His Girlfriend Stole His Car
Chicago police officer Jeffrey Kriv used the same alibi to contest dozens of traffic tickets over the years. A deeper look at his career sheds light on Chicago’s troubled history of police accountability.
How Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa Went From Progressive Agitator To City Council Boss
Ramirez-Rosa was named zoning committee chair and Mayor Brandon Johnson's floor leader, a dramatic rise to power for the former organizer and progressive rabble-rouser.
Man With Weapons, Swastika Flag, Found Dead After Friday Standoff With Police In West Humboldt Park
After hours of negotiations, police said they entered the building Friday evening to find the man deceased.
West Siders Want Answers About When Long-Delayed Amazon Warehouse Will Open — And Create Jobs It Promised
Organizers said the building should be used to benefit the community if Amazon is going to let it sit vacant. Amazon officials said the warehouse will be operational by the fall.
21 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Hot Dog Fest, Porchfest, Do Division And More
There's also an LGBTQ+ writers tour, a Taylor Swift-themed brunch and a laundromat pop-up.
45th Annual Puerto Rican Parade And Festival Returns To Humboldt Park This Month
This year's Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueñas, June 8-11, will bring traditional Puerto Rican food and drinks, music, art, carnival rides and more to the heart of Humboldt Park.
Meet The Pepperonis, A Chosen Family That’s Overcome Everything From Cancer To Pet Parade Upsets
Four Chicago transplants have formed a deep bond known as chosen family, a term for people who choose to embrace, support and love each other like relatives, regardless of blood or marriage.
Your Guide To LGBTQ+ Family Resources: Foster Programs, Health Centers, Parent Groups, Legal Aid And More
Here's a roundup of nearly 50 resources for LGBTQ+ families in Chicago, from housing support and health care services to social justice and skateboarding groups.
31 Pride Month Parties In Chicago: Gay Prom, Back Lot Bash, Rooftop Parties, Speed Dating And More
Here's a roundup of parties happening all month long — and into July.
Vacant Corner Building In Logan Square Will See New Life As Community Event Space
Logan Commons, opening in the former Cricket Wireless at Armitage and California avenues, will host everything from baby showers and graduation parties to pop-ups and corporate events.
As Lori Lightfoot’s Large Security Detail Shrinks, Her Logan Square Neighbors Say ‘It Feels Like A Normal Block Again’
Lightfoot defended the heavy security as necessary protection after many threats to her and her family.
Lula Cafe, Dante’s And The Brewed Broken Into As Rash Of Logan Square, Avondale Burglaries Continue
Business owners are on edge after break-ins at the popular spots. Bakery Loaf Lounge has stopped accepting cash to keep employees and customers safe.
Burglarized Twice In 2 Weeks, El Habanero Owners Ask Logan Square Community For Help
The owner's daughter launched a GoFundMe to help cover costly repairs. "We are shaken that this has happened after being on the corner of Spaulding and [Fullerton] for almost a decade."
Film Studio With 9 Sound Stages To Open Next Year At The Fields Campus On Logan Square-Avondale Border
Some leaders are concerned the studio will accelerate displacement in the gentrifying area, but the developer and backers said the project will boost the area's economy.
Funeral Potatoes, A Ghost Kitchen Born Out Of The Pandemic, Raising Money For Brick-And-Mortar In Logan Square
Owners Eve Studnicka and Alexis Thomas-Rice are hosting a "disco ball" fundraiser with food and cocktails, drag performances, a silent auction and more.
28 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Mole De Mayo, Memorial Day Parade, Randolph Street Market And More
You can also check out the Belmont-Sheffield Music Fest, a South Side chili cook-off, Mayfestiversary and a Star Wars burlesque comedy show.
Humboldt Park Man Who Built A Bike That Can Survive Chicago’s Intense Weather Wants To Make One For You
This summer, as a small experiment, Grant is making a limited run of 12 Electric Elk bikes. He hopes to have the first ones available in June.
At Prism Games, Now Open In Avondale, You Can Find Games That Celebrate Diversity And Inclusion
The Milwaukee Avenue store, run by 25-year-old gamer Cullen Clancy, focuses on games with underrepresented stories and characters, like "Thirsty Sword Lesbians" and "Spirit Island."