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Mindy’s Bakery Opens In Wicker Park In Latest Chapter For Chef And Baker Mindy Segal: ‘This Is A Passion Project’
The bakery is filled with subtle tributes to Segal's family, including her great-uncle, who ran a West Side bakery in the 1800s. It comes after she closed Mindy's Hot Chocolate in 2020.
2 Weeks After Police Alert, More Women Say They’ve Been Harassed By Sexual Predator In Wicker Park And West Town
At least two more women were approached by a man who asks for directions and then masturbates. In the recent incidents, he looked through photos on their phones: "I felt so immensely violated in that moment."
Big Star Opening Third Restaurant In West Town With A Seafood Focus
Big Star Mariscos will offer aguachile, ceviche and more. It'll join Big Star's flagship Wicker Park restaurant and Wrigleyville outpost.
Milwaukee Avenue Resurfacing Kicks Off In Wicker Park After Quarry Workers Strike Led To Delay
The project will also install protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue from Chicago Avenue to Division Street, as well as pedestrian curb extensions and bus stop improvements.
Wicker Park Aldi Reopens After City Inspectors Find Hundreds Of Insects, Sanitary Issues In Grocery Store
The grocery store failed two recent inspections after hundreds of "small flying insects" were found by inspectors, according to a city report.
Bucktown Shuffleboard Club Hosting Chicago’s First-Ever Nationally Recognized Tournament This Weekend
The weekend tournament will take over The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club with players from across the city and United States.
Help Roberto Clemente High School Win Much-Needed Library Renovation Through Online Competition
The high school is one of 10 finalists in an online competition to win a free library makeover. Neighbors can vote through Aug. 10.
The Salt Shed, Chicago’s Newest Music Venue, Opens Next Week At Morton Salt Site Along North Branch
Concerts outside the development along the Chicago River will run through September. The indoor venue is expected to open early next year.
Black Architect ‘Extraordinaire’ William E. Brazley’s Collection Is Up For Sale — And The Estate Goddess Is On It
Lynn McDaniel and her husband, Ty, have liquidated the estates of Chicago's Black heroes for 13 years. They'll host an estate sale for Brazley in early August.
Graveface Records And Curiosities Opens This Weekend, Bringing The Weird, Eclectic And Sometimes Shocking To Bucktown
The business includes a record store, John Wayne Gacy exhibit, horror shop, museum and arcade. It will also house thousands of items from former video store Odd Obsession.
Wicker Park’s The Point Must Stay Closed Until August — But Report Shows Bar Had Little To Do With Shootings That Forced Its Closure
The Point has been shut down for six months following two shootings nearby — which the bar couldn't do anything about, its owner said. "This is nothing more than scapegoating."
Mexican Vegetarian Restaurant Quesadilla La Reina Del Sur Opens In Pilsen As New Bucktown Location Is Delayed
Owners hope to reopen their Bucktown restaurant in a renovated storefront next to its original location as soon as the city completes inspections.
Lesbian Cocktail Bar Dorothy Re-Opens This Weekend Under Split-Rail In Ukrainian Village
After several starts and stops, the low-key bar with '70s vibes reopens Saturday. "This is sort of like a neighborhood cocktail lounge that happens to also be a lesbian bar," its owner said.
10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend
Wicker Park Fest returns, sample 'za at Pizza City Fest, catch a modern take on Shakespeare — and so much more.
West Town’s Esperanza Community Services Receives City Grant To Upgrade Building
The nonprofit serves more than 100 children and adults with disabilities at its West Town campus and through at-home services.
40-Unit Apartment Building Coming To Ukrainian Village, Finally Bringing A Project To A Long-Vacant Lot
Neighbors fought a gas station proposed for the site last year. The apartment building will contain ground-floor retail and 11 parking spaces.
In Wicker Park And West Town, Women Say They’re Being Chased And Harassed By Sexual Predator
Multiple women described similar attacks: A man asks for directions and exposes himself, masturbates or follows them. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Sam Royko, Son Of Famed Chicago Columnist Mike Royko, Announces Bid For 1st Ward Alderman
Royko has pushed for public safety improvements since his girlfriend was carjacked in 2021. He said he'll also focus on improving constituent services and communication in the 1st Ward.
Independence Menswear Shop Brings American-Made Clothing, Shoes To Former Neighborly Space In Wicker Park
The store sells a range of upscale men's clothing from brands hard to find anywhere else in Chicago, owner George Vlagos said.
Helfeld’s Deli Opens This Weekend In Wicker Park With New York Bagel & Bialy On The Menu
The North Avenue deli is holding a soft opening this weekend after months of delays with a limited menu, focusing on bagel sandwiches and baked goods like rugelach, banana bread and blintzes.