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Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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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.

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Edgewater’s Bands On Broadway Events Expands To Fridays In August At 15 Restaurant Patios

More than 20 bands will play at Edgewater restaurants on Fridays through August in a new format for the annual event.

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Rogers Park Residents Raving About Burger Bite, A New Diner Connected To A Neighborhood Gas Station

"Who'd ever think a burger joint inside a gas station could serve up this kind of food?" one reviewer said. "These burgers are worth keeping in our neighborhood."

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Whiskey Girl Tavern Brings LGBTQ-Friendly Sports Bar To Edgewater With Craft Cocktails, Women’s Sports And More

The lesbian-owned bar opened last month in the former Pressure Billiards space. The owners are still converting part of the interior from a longtime pool hall into a bar focused on craft cocktails and beers — but four pool tables will remain.

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The Windy City Rollers Want To Teach You How To Roller Skate

There are two classes in August costing $25, and the first class is Saturday. No experience is necessary, and there will be equipment available to borrow.

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Rogers Park Homeless Shelter Proposal Wins Hadden’s Approval After ‘Drop-In Center’ Plan Scrapped

North Side Housing's plans for a 72-bed shelter has been the subject of intense neighborhood debate and an "intentional misinformation campaign," Ald. Maria Hadden said.

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There’s A Star Wars Action Figure Garden And Little Library In Rogers Park, A New Hope For Local Kids

Orion Couling used Star Wars action figures to create the Galaxy's Hedge, a rebel base on a small plot on the far, far North Side of Chicago.

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Rogers Park Free Store Is Looking For A New Location After Losing Space In Church

The Rogers Park Free Store started as a form of mutual aid during the pandemic. After losing its space in a local church, the store is on the hunt for a new location.

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Here’s How You Can Donate School Supplies To CPS Students

Neighbors are encouraged to drop off or send backpacks to one of several sites on the North Side.

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Inflation Is Driving Up Demand At Food Pantries — But Rising Costs Also Make It Harder For Pantries To Help

Thanks to inflation, need for food assistance is reaching levels unseen even during the pandemic. Food Pantries are stretched thin to meet the demand. "[Clients] are having to make a choice: Am I going to eat or am I going to buy medicine?" one operator said.

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Rogers Park Couple Get Lifetime Achievement Award For Work Performing And Preserving Centuries-Old Music

Rogers Park residents Ellen Hargis and David Douglass are the longtime artistic directors of the Newberry Consort, which performs music from the Medieval to Renaissance periods.

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Girl, 15, Sexually Assaulted In West Ridge Park, Police Say

The girl was in Green Briar Park when a man pulled her into a portable toilet and sexually assaulted her, according to police.

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Andersonville’s Pooch-Friendly Dog Days Of Summer Street Fest, Sidewalk Sale Return This Weekend

Neighbors can get a photo of their dog on a surfboard while checking out special sales at local businesses.

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7th Annual West Ridge Yard Sale Is Happening This Weekend 

Neighbors typically offer up furniture, clothing and vintage items during the yard sale.

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Carnival Coming To Rogers Park’s Jarvis Square Sunday To Benefit Theatre Above The Law

The Summertime Carnival will include game booths, a temporary tattoo parlor, fortune teller and rubber ducky race tournament.

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Polygon Cafe Shut Down After Inspectors Find Roaches, Rat Droppings And Improperly Stored Raw Fish, City Says

The Andersonville business's license was suspended by the Chicago Department of Public Health last week, records show.

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50th Ward’s Back To School Fair Will Provide Free Backpacks, School Supplies

Families can stop by Indian Boundary Park Nature Play Center to get supplies as school returns.

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Great Giveaway Offers Families In Rogers Park Free Toys, Bikes, Activities

The Christian organization C24/7 is giving away toys and bicycles at its second annual Great Giveaway in Willye B. White Park July 30. Families can also enjoy various kid-friendly activities and free food.

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‘Do People Outside The LGBTQ+ Community Got Skin?’: Experts Fight Monkeypox Stigma

More than 100 people have been diagnosed with monkeypox in Chicago. Howard Brown Health experts are encouraging people to learn how it spreads to prevent more infections.

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Former Congressional Aide Kim Walz Joins Race For 46th Ward Alderperson

Kim Walz was an aide to U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley, who has endorsed her in the race to succeed Ald. James Cappleman (46th).

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