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Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City
From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.
Wicker Park’s Volumes Bookcafe Fundraising For Permanent Home: ‘Look, We’re Here To Stay’
Sisters Rebecca and Kimberly George say they have a new location in mind for the popular Wicker Park book shop — they just need a little more help to buy it.
Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’
The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.
Logan Square Artists Launching ‘Graffiti & Gears’ Tour To Showcase — And Reclaim — The Local Graffiti Art Scene
After years of watching tour companies visit their public art displays, two longtime graffiti artists are rolling out their own tours, starting Saturday.
Foxtrot Opens Second Wicker Park Location At Six-Corner Intersection
It's Foxtrot's second Wicker Park location.
Beloved West Town Restaurant Tecalitlan Reopening In Lincoln Park’s New City: ‘It’s Still Us’
The restaurant left its West Town digs last year after 47 years in business. "We've been at this too long to fail."
Celebrate Fourth Of July With Honky Tonk, $5 Whiskey And $2 Beers At Chef’s Special In Bucktown
DJ Lawerence Peters will play songs from the Honky Tonk and Outlaw Country genres spanning the 50s-80s decades.
Beauty Bar In West Town Reopens Iconic Dance Floor: ‘Dress To Sweat’
The West Town club known for an eclectic array of themed music nights initially reopened in late May with table seating.
Old Convent At St. Hedwig Church In Bucktown Could Become Apartments
A zoning change would allow a developer to build 21 units inside the old convent, including two affordable housing units.
Group Turning Morton Salt Factory Into Music Venue Sees Promise In Goose Island: ‘We’re Finally Getting Some Love’
Lower rents, edgier offices, parking and outdoor spaces are a draw in a neighborhood once known for industry.
Bucktown’s Art Of Chicken Reopening After 4-Year Closure
The family-owned grilled chicken joint reopens Thursday. A roof fire forced the restaurant to close in 2017.
With Wicker Park Fest’s Return, Subterranean Owner Finally Sees Hope For The Future Of City’s Indie Venues
"The impact of a venue on a neighborhood is a lot of business ... . You really are an economic engine. Wicker Park Fest is that on steroids."
Social Justice-Minded Owners Of Split-Rail, The Martin Join Forces To Reopen Restaurant And Gallery In Same Space
The Martin was forced to close its Humboldt Park doors during the pandemic. The gallery is reopening inside Split-Rail.
Dancing In The Streets Festival Is Returning To West Town This Summer
The fourth annual Dancing in the Streets festival will bring together breweries, local bands, food trucks and artisan booths in West Town.
Stop Sign Coming To Dangerous West Town Intersection After Fourth-Graders Protest: ‘We Never Feel Safe Crossing The Street’
A group of fourth-graders have fought for a stop sign for months. Their cause intensified after Lincoln Park High School teacher Alan Nunez was killed at the intersection.
Ukrainian National Museum Opens Theater For Film Screening, Q&A With Ukrainian-American Journalist
The museum will be showing "The Long Breakup," where Katya Soldak documents the plight of Ukraine through the eyes of family and friends in Kharkiv.
Locally Made Art, Handmade Gifts Available At Thursday’s Pop-Up Market At Midwest Coast Brewery
The Chicago Makers Pop Up Shop will hold the outdoor market Thursday to showcase vendors from across the city.
The Stoop Brings Curated Collection Of Vintage Housewares And Clothing To West Town
Sasha Shver left her corporate job in New York City fashion design to follow her dream of opening a vintage clothing and furniture store with her husband.
With ‘Launch Thy Neighbor,’ A Black Sommelier Is Giving Women Chefs Of Color Their Own Stage In Wicker Park
Ermoni Best created the event after years of inequality in the hospitality industry. "I was sick of always trying to conform to be part of this world. So I created my own."
Nini’s Deli To Reopen In West Town — A Year After Closing Due To Protests Over Owner’s Homophobic And Racist Preaching
Protesters rallied against Nini's Deli owner Juan Riesco last year. This week he wrote, "We have decided to double down on our Christian worldview and reopen our family business for the glory of God alone!!"