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Wicker Park’s Field House And Restrooms Should Be Open All Weekend Long, Neighbors Say
The park's field house is open Saturday mornings and closed Sundays, eliminating restrooms when thousands are visiting the park. Hundreds of neighbors have signed a petition asking the Park District to expand the hours.
Thrd Coffee Opening Bucktown Shop This Summer After 3 Years Of Pop-Ups
After working in coffee shops, Raoul Adwan started selling lattes out of his apartment during the pandemic. Now his popular mobile coffee business will soon be headquartered on Milwaukee Avenue near The 606.
Modern Mediterranean Restaurant Elia To Open In Wicker Park
Owner Metin Serbest, who also owns Turquoise in Roscoe Village, rebranded the former Sea & Olive and plans to offer a wide-ranging menu, cocktails and brunch on weekends. The restaurant opens Thursday.
Chonk, An Enormous Snapping Turtle On The Chicago River, Is Stealing City’s Heart
Joey Santore and Al Scorch, two longtime friends, filmed their surprise encounter with a large snapping turtle — and it's gone viral.
Northwest Side Tent City Residents Get Housing After Kennedy Expressway Construction Forces Them Out
All of the residents — about 35 — were matched with housing thanks to an interagency effort. The outcome shows what can be done with more funding for homelessness, advocates say.
19 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: A Fair Trade Fest, Plant Sale, Mother’s Day And More
There's also the Lincoln Roscoe Art and Craft Fair, a yoga class with bunnies and a Hollywood-themed prom for pups.
Two Residential Developments Near Wicker Park’s Division Blue Line Stall After Neighbors Protest Height, Parking
A developer wants to build 40 residential units near Division and Ashland, but a prominent neighborhood group thinks the buildings would be too tall, among other issues.
Wicker Park Groups Holding Plant Sale Saturday To Benefit Gardens In Neighborhood’s Namesake Park
All plants for sale will be hand-selected by Wicker Park Garden Club members, organizers said. Free native pollinator seeds will also be available.
As Lightfoot Departs, A ‘Woefully Unprepared’ Chicago Leaves Migrants In ‘Inhumane’ Conditions For Weeks — With No Plan In Sight
Around 3,100 migrants are in temporary shelters, relying on donated clothes and food as Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson inherits the crisis. “We don’t have beds. Children are sleeping on the floor," one man said.
City Denies Events License For Whadda Jerk In Ukrainian Village After Opposition From Neighbors — But Owner Hopes To Appeal
Owner Thomas Brewer wants to charge admission for events at his bar and restaurant, which requires a special license. The city issued a preliminary denial last week.
Margie’s Candies Owner Dies At 86, But Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Shop Will Live On Thanks To His Son
Peter George Poulos died last month after decades of running the neighborhood institution. His son, George, is taking the reins — and plans to keep everything the same.
Here’s How You Can Explore Chicago’s Murals To Celebrate National Mural Day
You can use these online registries to tour murals around the city and learn about the artists who created them.
26 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: A Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl, Hafla Dance Party, Pullman Walking Tour And More
You can kick off the first weekend of May with Chicago's Latino Spirits Festival, a spring market, North Pond wildflower walk and more.
Grand Avenue In Ukrainian Village And West Town Could Get Protected Bike Lanes, Lower Speed Limits
City officials say the plan will make the busy street safer for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Neighbors had split opinions on the early designs.
Saturday Protest In Bucktown Has One Objective: To Get You To Read More Comic Books
The rally coincides with Free Comic Book Day at Challengers Comics and other stores around the country. "This protest is about saying, 'Hey, man, join the reading brigade,'" its organizer said.
West Town, Wicker Park And Bucktown Business Owners On Edge After Repeated Break-Ins, Burglaries
Police think at least some of the more than 20 break-ins are connected. Meanwhile, small businesses are spending thousands to fix windows and beef up security.
15 Things To Do Outside In Chicago This May: Bike Swap, Birdwatch, Kayak The Fox River And More
You can also go to a bike garage sale, help identify native bird and plant species, and volunteer to clean up the Chicago River.
Wicker Park Farmers Market Returns Sunday To Neighborhood’s Namesake Park
The market will run 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through the end of October.
Roberto Lopez, Photographer And Champion For Artists In Wicker Park, Dies At 74
Lopez took thousands of photos of the neighborhood, where he was a constant fixture since the early '70s. "I don't think I ever knew anyone who loved that neighborhood as much as he did," said a neighborhood gallery owner.
Protected Bike Lanes Coming To Augusta Boulevard In Ukrainian Village Next Month
The lanes will run between Milwaukee and Western avenues. The city will also shorten pedestrian crosswalks and lower speed limits on that stretch of Augusta.