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Frustrating, Months-Long Armitage Avenue Water Main Project In Logan Square Could Finally End Next Week

A stretch of the road has been one-way traffic since January, reducing foot traffic to local businesses and creating dangerous situations from frustrated drivers.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

TaKorea Cocina Closing Sunday After 3 Years In Ukrainian Village — But Entire Staff Hired At Nearby Restaurant

Owner Robert Magiet is joining The StopAlong restaurant in Bucktown as a managing partner. Magiet has organized numerous food drives and other initiatives with his nonprofit, West Town Feeds.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ed Paschke Art Center To Reopen In Jefferson Park Next Year

The reopening of the Ed Paschke Art Center, which has been closed since March 2020, is part of the anticipated Northside Cultural District planned for Jefferson Park's downtown area.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Jack’s Wicker Park Opens Next Week, Merging ‘Classic’ French Dishes With Approachable Neighborhood Atmosphere

The restaurant will serve French staples, including escargot and steak frites, while also offering burgers and other fare. The space was formerly home to a Pizano's.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

‘Bryn Mawrket’ Will See Young Artists, Fashion Designers And Entrepreneurs Take Over Edgewater’s Bryn Mawr Avenue Friday

More than 40 young artists and business owners will pop up on the street and in vacant stores for a festival to revitalize the Bryn Mawr business corridor.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Family-Owned Jefferson Park Gelato Shop Ix-Chel Reopens For Summer

Ix-Chel serves more than 30 flavors of gelato and now offers banana splits and ice cream sundaes. A food menu could be coming soon.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

This Weekend In Logan Square: Palmer Square Art Fair, Neighborhood Yard Sale And Music Fest

The Logan Square Arts Festival and an art fair in Palmer Square are among this weekend's events.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Smylie Brothers Brewery To Open Beer Garden With Food Trucks At Bowmanville Plant

The "chill hangout" will offer neighbors a place to grab beers and a bite to eat, "and the kids can run around," the brewery's owner said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Irving Park Catholic Church Property Up For Sale, But No Word On If The Buildings Will Be Saved

The property includes the masonry and concrete church building, rectory, former school building and a parking lot. The parish closed in 2021, and the school shut down in 2005.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Bluebird, An American Brunch And Comfort Food Spot, Opening In Portage Park This Week

Bluebird will open Friday in Portage Park for lunch. It will offer more sit-down food options, expanded cocktails and local draft beers.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Henry’s Cafe Bringing Breakfast, Coffee And More To Jefferson Park’s Esdohr House This Summer

Henry's Cafe will serve breakfast foods, including parties, baked goods, egg sandwiches. The operator hopes to expand to lunch and cold drinks.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Panda Express Plan Scrapped As Portage Park Neighbors Push For A Different Development At Bank Parking Lot

Panda Express opponents want the bank lot to be turned into a mixed-use development. But others say the drive-thru would have given nearby businesses a boost.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Little Lulu’s Italian Ice Shop Reopens In Portage Park With Nutrition Bar

Little Lulu's reopened in late May. Thanks to a new business partnership, it now serves waffles, protein shakes, acai bowls and more in addition to its signature Italian ice.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Paulo Gelato Opens In West Town, Bringing Some Of Poland’s Best Gelato To Chicago Avenue

Owner Pawel Petrykowski moved to Chicago in 2019 from Poland, where he'd spent years honing his craft and competing in gelato competitions.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Rhapsody Theater Opens In Rogers Park, Bringing Magic And Music To Former Mayne Stage

"We're not the Rhapsody Theater that could be anywhere in the world. We're the Rhapsody Theater that could only be in Rogers Park," the venue's managing partner and artistic director said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Cheeto Puff Sushi? Popular Suburban Spot Wajo Brings Its Creative Sushi Concepts To Lincoln Square

Owners Won Jang and Joy Kwak operated Wajo out of suburban Wheeling for 10 years before opening a second location in Lincoln Square.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

California Blue Line Station Could Get Elevators, Wider Platforms In $36 Million Overhaul

The CTA wants to improve accessibility at the Logan Square station, which was originally built in 1895 and lacks features that many other "L" stations have.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Optima Lakeview Luxury Rental Building Opens In Closed Treasure Island Grocery’s Spot With Year-Round Rooftop Pool

The Optima Lakeview building features the city's first year-round rooftop pool, a gym, heated dog park, indoor basketball court and other amenities.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Architectural Artifacts Is Coming Back With Huge New Location Inside Former River North School

After 31 years in Ravenswood, founder Stuart Grannen is opening a River North location to show and sell his eye-popping collection of one-of-a-kind salvaged architectural pieces, relics, art, furniture and more.

Near North Side, River North

Uptown Senior Living High-Rise, Redeveloped College Campus Get OK From Cappleman’s Zoning Board

The development would rehab a historical school campus in Uptown, but some neighbors are not sold on the planned senior living tower that would rise from a parking lot.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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