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West Town, Dunning Auto Shops Offer Free Oil Change For Vaccinated Customers
Through May 17, vaccinated customers can receive some services for free at United Tires' West Town and Dunning locations.8:45 AM CDT
The Unwaste Shop Brings Bulk Shampoo, Zero-Waste Products To West Town
A pair of Broadway musicians moved to Ukrainian Village during the pandemic. They want to share their zero-waste lifestyle with neighbors.8:30 AM CDT
Need A COVID-19 Vaccine? West Town Bakery, Roots Handmade Pizza Giving 1,000 Free Shots This Month
The restaurant is teaming up with Humboldt Park Health, Casa Central and Chicago Vaccine Angels to provide the vaccines May 18.8:23 AM CDT
Empty Bottle Returns With Live Performances — And Discounted Tickets For Fans In Need
Half-price "Community Access" tickets are "intended for diehard fans with restricted disposable income."7:50 AM CDT
Cleo’s Bar And Grill Reopens After Driver Backed Car Into Building While Parallel Parking
The driver was an elderly man who was "very shaken up" after he accidentally hit the gas pedal as opposed to the brakes while trying to parallel park. The West Town dive is getting new front windows, but is open.
On Eve Of Law School Finals, Ukrainian Village Neighbor Prepares 1000th Lunch Donation
"I was taught that if I can help other people, I should help people,” Loyola law student Jacqueline Ingles said.
Summer Is Coming: Black Dog Gelato Reopens This Weekend In East Ukrainian Village, Logan Square
The popular gelato shops at 859 N. Damen Ave. and 2662 N. Sawyer Ave. reopen Saturday. The West Loop location will open May 15.
Do Division Canceled In West Town Despite City’s Street Fest Guidance
"When you're planning special events, there comes a time in the timeline when you have to pull the plug."
Wicker Park Farmers Market Begins Summer Season May 16
Like last year, the market will be plastic-free, will require masks and will enforce social distancing.
Bucktown Neighbor Joe Lake Hated Corruption — So He Got Involved In The Community To Stop It
Joe Lake moved to Bucktown after his wife's sudden death. For nearly two decades, the beloved neighbor cheered local reporters and shaped aldermanic policy.
Volunteers Needed For 17th Annual Bucktown Garden Walk, Which Will Combine In-Person, Virtual Programs
"The heart of the event revolves around connecting neighbors and giving nature lovers a glimpse into urban gardening."
City’s Plan To Deter Looting Kept Residents Up All Night — With Recycling Trucks Idling For Days, Neighbors Say
The city sent Streets and Sanitation workers to "protect" businesses from potential looters in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict. Wicker Parkers, kept up for days by the trucks, wondered, "What is a guy in a recycling truck going to do?"
Shop The Chicago Makers Pop Up Group’s Outdoor Market At Hexe Coffee This Weekend
Neighbors can come by Hexe to shop for gifts made by Chicago-based artists 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Private Lot Booting Is Now Banned In The 1st Ward: ‘If Their Business Model Is … To Catch People In A Trap, That’s A Bad Business Model’
Wards across the city are banning companies that boot cars in private lots. Ald. Daniel La Spata said these companies charge people too much for small mistakes and don't actually help small businesses.
West Town Becoming Chicago’s ‘Gallery District’ As Neighborhood Draws Women, Artists Of Color To Chicago Avenue
PATRON is opening this weekend in West Town next door to several other art galleries that have opened or relocated to the neighborhood since 2015.
Faster Trains Have Arrived On The Blue Line: Take A Look At The CTA’s New 7000-Series Train Cars
Pre-pandemic, riders found themselves crushed into trains or on platforms having to wait as multiple packed trains passed them by. The new cars will help congestion problems — if they arise again.
Want To Learn More About City’s New Rules On Coach Houses And Garden Units? Check Out Webinar Next Week
Starting May 1, property owners in five pilot areas can apply to add garden apartments, attic apartments and coach houses to their buildings.
Mayor’s Plan To Require More Affordable Units In Residential Developments Earns Key City Approval
The Lightfoot administration's plan would require developers building in most parts of the city to include 20 percent affordable units, up from the current 10 percent.
Clean Up Churchill Dog Park With Bucktown Neighbors This Weekend
Neighbors will clean the park 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at 1825 N. Damen Ave.
Recycle Electronics, Documents, Medications This Weekend At 1st Ward ‘Shred-A-Thon’
Officials will collect these items 9 a.m.-noon Saturday in an empty lot in Logan Square.