Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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The Rookery Closes In West Town, Owners Blame People Craving ‘The New’ All Of The Time

The decision to close followed "countless hours agonizing over the pros and cons of keeping the business open," the owners wrote in a Facebook post.

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Wicker Park Target Can Now Sell Booze After Moreno-Era Liquor Ban Lifted

Put in place by former 1st Ward Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno on Dec. 12, 2018, the moratorium prevented the sale of packaged liquor between Wood Street and Milwaukee Avenue.

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Damn Fine Coffee, Owned By Former Atomix Barista, Will Expand To Replace The West Town Cafe Next Year

Damn Fine Coffee's Josh Miller has a special connection to Atomix; he worked there in the early 2010s. Damn Fine's Logan Square cafe will remain open as well.

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Atomix Coffee Shop Closing After 19 Years On Chicago Avenue In West Town

The owner of the cafe said many longtime customers could no longer afford to live in the neighborhood, which ultimately led to its demise.

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit To Block Lincoln Yards TIF, Says Groups Lack Standing

Ald. Brian Hopkins, a vocal supporter of the TIF district, said the $6 billion project “is already moving forward,” and that it “wasn’t even slowed down by this lawsuit.”

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Which HU Is The Real HU? Two Rivals Settle The Score At Saturday’s Chicago Football Classic

Howard University and Hampton University took their rivalry to Soldier Field for the 22nd Annual Chicago Football Classic.

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City’s Plan To Fix Water Mains And Save Trees Cheered By Aldermen. Could Fixing Lead Pipes Be Next?

Ald. Brian Hopkins, who co-sponsored an ordinance to force the city to try "cured-in-place pipe" liners in existing mains, said perhaps some day it could ease the city's lead pipe issues.

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken Coming To Big Star As 1-Day Pop-Up Plans Grow By Popular Demand

In addition to extending its Sept. 22 hours at Dove's Luncheonette, Hattie B's will serve takeout chicken sandwiches at Big Star.