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- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Chicago Brew Pass Encourages Patrons To Drink Local Beer And Get Free Stuff
The new Choose Chicago program awards points (and prizes) to hopheads who visit two dozen area brewpubs.
No, There Is Not A Nude Beach In Chicago. Fake Sign Removed From Loyola Beach
The hoax could mark the return of a Rogers Park prankster known for installing fake government signs and notices in public places.
Vietnamese Coffee Shop Fat Miilk Coming To Uptown After Owner’s Success On ‘Food Stars’
Owner Lan Ho launched her retail coffee business online during the pandemic and got her big break after appearing on — and almost winning — the cooking show.
Friday Morning Swim Club Is Canceled, But It Didn’t Stop Some From Showing Up
Organizers of the weekly event at Montrose Harbor had called it off for the rest of the summer, but around 30 swimmers in floaties were determined to keep going.
15 Things To Do Outside In Chicago In September
You can hike native Illinois prairies with bison, search for microbes in the Chicago River or kayak for free at Bubbly Creek.
Meet Chicago’s Typewriter Poets Creating Verses To Go
Lisa Marie Farver and Coelti hit Chicago's streets on the weekends, hauling around 10-pound typewriters and writing poems on the spot for strangers.
Ukrainian Artist’s Anti-War Mural Defaced With Swastikas In Rogers Park
Kateryna Tkachenko said she wanted to raise awareness about the vandalism of her mural depicting a girl drawing pictures of life during Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "It's a hate crime against Ukrainians," she said.
Friday Morning Swim Club Canceled For Rest Of Summer
The weekly lakefront meetup that routinely attracts thousands of swimmers was called off amid concerns the event occurs before swimming is allowed, isn't patrolled by lifeguards and encourages prohibited floats.
Holiday Club’s Fate Uncertain As Its Longtime Uptown Home Could Become 7-Story Apartment Building
The popular bar is hoping there is room for it in the new 92-unit building proposed to be built at the corner of Irving Park and Sheridan roads.
Reza’s Restaurant Closes After 40 Years In Andersonville
Reza's had a rough go of it recently after downsizing and coming under fire from city and state officials.
‘Unofficial’ Friday Morning Swim Club Draws Large Crowds — Even After Event Canceled
A police presence watched over swimmers Friday morning.
Bulldog Ale House Will Become A Breakfast Restaurant Under Same Owner
Honey Berry Cafe, a breakfast concept from regional chain WeEat Hospitality Group, will open in mid-September, serving pancakes, waffles, omelets and sandwiches.
Chalk Howard Street Fest Returns To Rogers Park Saturday With 3D Chalk Art
The annual festival sees world renown chalk artists come to Howard Street along with live music, food and vendors.
24 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Lakeview Taco Fest, Taste Of Greektown And More
Celebrate the end of August with Pizza City Fest at the Salt Shed, the Thalia Hall Block party, Cultivate Festival, a Hyde Park flea market, a Humboldt Park salsa band concert and more.
Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Fest Announces 2023 Lineup
This year's festival kicks off Sept. 21 with a film starring suburban Wilmette native Nico Tortorella, as well as a slew of transgender stories, documentaries and other flicks.
2 Teens Charged After Armed Robbery Of Andersonville Walgreens During Crime Spree
Police were waiting for the two robbers as they left the Clark Street Walgreens. They were also charged in robberies in Rogers Park, Bridgeport and Edgewater.
Frustrations Mount Over Restaurant Surcharges — But Owners Say Fees Are Necessary For Survival
The cost of food, staff shortages and other issues are forcing restaurants to make tough choices, owners said. "It's a constant battle."
‘Oppressive And Dangerous Heat’ Near 100 Degrees Coming For Chicago. Here’s How To Stay Safe
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Wednesday and Thursday. Find a cooling center near you and how to monitor for heat-related illnesses.
Gerber/Hart Library And Archives Triples Staff With $200,000 Grant
Leaders say having three full-time staffers will help the strengthen the organization's work managing the largest collection of LGBTQ+ titles in the Midwest.
New 400 Theaters Closes After 111-Year Reign In Rogers Park
The beloved Sheridan Road spot was one of the last remaining independent movie theaters in Chicago, and neighbors hope to find a new owner who will continue its legacy.