Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Teachers and parents pushed back against the district's plan to have most kids in school for two days per week.
General Iron Seeks City Approval To Reopen As Activists Urge Shutdown To Continue Through COVID-19 PandemicBy Hannah Alani Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published
District officials said they need time to plan based on how many families choose all-remote learning. The Teachers Union wants CPS to open for remote learning only this fall.
Verano Holdings want to open a Zen Leaf dispensary at 1720 N. Damen Ave., previously home to a Marc Jacobs store.
The popular patio spot is closed temporarily while other staffers are tested and the restaurant is deep cleaned.
Previously, only restaurants were allowed to apply for and open a sidewalk cafe. The city hopes the change can help alcohol-only bars and taverns stay afloat.
For Struggling Innertown Pub, Temporary Beer Garden Would Be A ‘Lifeline’ — But City Won’t Issue Permit, Owner Says
The city's Liquor Commission asked Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) to decide on whether to grant the pub a permit — but he punted the decision to a neighborhood group. Meanwhile, Innertown's staff has been laid off again.
Illinois Sees Highest Number Of New Coronavirus Cases In 2 Months As State Hits ‘Danger Point,’ Pritzker Says
Another 1,772 new cases of coronavirus were reported and 18 more people died.
Helendora Samuels Picture Framing, One Of Few Black-Owned Shops In Wicker Park, Struggling During Pandemic
Wicker Park has few Black-owned businesses. With neighbors' support, framing experts Sylvester "Tommy" and Helendora Samuels hope to stay.
The city will allow vendors to leave scooters out at night. Last time, vendors had to pick them up at night and re-deploy them in the morning.
The rules, which go into effect Aug. 15, apply to people of all ages and cover almost all areas of athletics.