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Reaction Formation Revisits Punk Roots 40 Years Later With 2 Reunion Shows This Weekend
The reformed band, which originally got together in high school in the '80s, will play at GMan Tavern this Friday and The Hideout on Sunday.
41 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Randolph Street Market, Beverly Art Walk, Oktoberfests And More
The 312 Block Party, Chicago Live!, SAUCED Night Market and Chicago Gourmet are also on deck.
Signal Records Opens Wicker Park Store, One Year After Launching In Avondale
Owner Blake Karlson's second location will include inventory from Dave's Records, which closed last year in Lincoln Park.
Mayor Says ‘Strategic Plan’ Is In Place To Battle Surge Of Robberies
The West Town and Logan Square areas have been hit hard by armed robberies this summer. Two Northwest Side alderpeople are holding a public safety meeting Sept. 25 in response to the issue.
Bucktown’s Le Bouchon Closes Indefinitely After Kitchen Fire
The 30-year Bucktown mainstay will be closed for the "foreseeable future," managers wrote in a social media post.
West Town’s Otis Elementary Opens Updated Playground, Sports Field
New playground equipment was specifically designed for Otis, where many students are diverse learners and there's a program for children with visual impairments.
Good Things Vending Machines Filled With Local Art Offer A ‘Little Bite Of All Chicago Has To Offer’
From tiny coloring books to decks of cards, Good Things Vending machines are stocked with little treats designed to "incite joy," said founder Steph Krim.
In ‘Gravity,’ Artist Tom Torluemke Explores Climate Crisis Through Riveting Landscapes
The artist's solo exhibition "Gravity" features pandemic-inspired portraits and landscapes. It runs until Oct. 15 at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave.
Robberies Have Skyrocketed In West Town And Logan Square. Neighbors Ask: What Is The City Doing About It?
A dramatic uptick in armed robberies on the Northwest Side has community leaders, local police and neighbors on edge and scrambling for solutions.
Learn How To Apply For Federal Flood Relief At Northwest Side Info Session Next Week
The event is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Kelvyn Park High School. FEMA officials will be on-site to help residents set up appointments and fill out and appeal applications.
32 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Taste Of Chicago, Printers Row Lit Fest And More
A Pilsen Malört Fest, Asian film festival, Madison Row block party and a tour of Avondale-Logan Square thrift shops are also on deck.
Soul Summit Chicago To Host Final Party After 13 Years: ‘We’re Going To Blow It Out As We Always Do’
The DJ collaborative event will host its final party at Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, beginning at 9 p.m. October 21.
Miss Blockbuster? Back 2 The Video Store Pop-Up Speakeasy Has All Of The Nostalgia
Open through Sept. 30, the Wicker Park pop-up speakeasy pays homage to the VHS-rental era with retro decor, boozy cocktails and screenings of hit movies from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
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.
Wicker Park’s Debonair Social Club Closing Permanently After Shooting, Building Code Violations
After 17 years in the neighborhood, the nightclub's owners said "it is no longer financially feasible to continue operations."
ChiArts Teachers Prepare To Strike As Contract Negotiations Falter
The walkout at the arts-focused school looms after more than a year of negotiations. The school board said they've bargained in good faith and are committed to meeting teachers' demands, including a 16 percent wage increase.
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.
California Clipper Employees, Patrons Held Up At Gunpoint In ‘Traumatizing’ Robbery
Rite Liquors in nearby Wicker Park was robbed at gunpoint 30 minutes earlier, also by a pair of men, but police haven't confirmed the two crimes are linked.
Semicolon Bookstore Reopens In River West Under Nonprofit Model
Owner Danielle Mullen has renovated the store to add more seating and space to host reading events, plus other programs for local kids.
West Town Art Gallery Badly Damaged After Truck Crashes Into Building
Video of the early-morning crash at Andrew Rafacz Gallery shows several men walking away from the scene. The business will be closed for at least two months.