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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ukrainian Village Museum Director, Lost To Pandemic, Was A Fierce Advocate For Fellow Ukrainians In Chicago

Jaroslaw "Jerry" Hankewych emigrated from Ukraine to Chicago in the wake of World War II. Over the next several decades, he'd be a resource for other immigrants in Ukrainian Village until his death from coronavirus at 77.

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Chicago Teachers Will Work Remotely Monday, Defying CPS Orders. If District Locks Them Out, They’ll Strike.

Thousands of CPS teachers were supposed to report to the classroom Monday, but they'll work remotely instead. The decision comes as many have expressed concerns about spreading coronavirus.

Families Of Carjacking Victims Ask City, State Leaders To Do Something To Stop Surge: ‘This Is … Chicago Crying For Help’

One woman, whose son was left paralyzed after being shot during a carjacking, said she's planning to leave her lifelong community if something doesn't change.

Plan To Transform Morton Salt Building Into Riverfront Music Venue, Office Space Gets Early Approval

Other projects approved by the key city commission include an affordable housing complex in Bronzeville, a micro hotel in Fulton Market and a trail redevelopment near the Chicago History Museum in Lincoln Park.

Vegan Grab-And-Go Eatery Uncooked Opens In Bucktown

Everything the Jones family offers at Uncooked is plant-based, gluten-free and sustainably sourced using whole-food ingredients.

Chicago’s Black Activists Aren’t Putting Their Faith In Biden: ‘We’re Going To Continue To Take Care Of Ourselves’

Under Trump, Chicago activists pushed for major reforms. Biden will be a big shift for the country, but local activists say they aren't investing hope in a system where "there's always a loophole."

Chicago Teachers Might Vote This Week To Strike, Sources Say

Union leaders plan to discuss whether teachers might refuse to work in schools but continue working online, which doesn't fit the definition of a traditional strike.

Here’s How To Sign Up For Wicker Park’s ‘Garden As Inspiration’ Art Classes

The gardens are volunteer-run and neighborhood-funded.

Irazu Struggling To Survive Pandemic After 30+ Years Of Serving Costa Rican Food In Bucktown

Irazu needs neighbors to order more food if the longtime, family-owned Costa Rican spot is going to survive the pandemic. "We want to be a part of this community for years to come."

Three House To Bring Grab-And-Go Breakfast And Lunch To West Town

The chefs and creatives behind Three House hope to counteract abusive kitchen culture.

Logan Square Weed Shop Gets Key Approval To Open In Historical 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.

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.

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.

Shake-It Burger Joint Resumes Construction In Ukrainian Village, Aiming For July Opening

Neighbors have historically been cool to the idea of the burger joint, but project partner Dante Deiana said he has "remained positive."

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.

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.

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