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Nightmare On Montrose: Grub Infestation Leaves Welles Park Stinking Of Rot And One-Third Destroyed

After heavy rains, thousands of beetle grubs emerged from under Welles Park in Lincoln Square and destroyed a wide swath of the fields.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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Northeastern Illinois Still Looking For Developers To Scoop Up Empty North Park Buildings

The university extended its request for proposals until Nov. 1 and plans to announce a vendor for the vacant properties in early 2022.

North Park
7:54 AM CDT

Helfeld’s Deli Bringing New York Bagels To Wicker Park, But Owners Need Help Covering Unexpected Expenses First

After several delays, deli owners hope to open in December. "We know exactly what needs to be done so we can cross the finish line,” co-owner Mark Grutz said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Urban Brew Labs Taproom Now Open In Former Koval Space, Featuring Exclusive Beers, Mario Kart Contests And More

The taproom opened this summer. It will host a Halloween party with music and a costume contest Oct. 30.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Encuentro Square, Huge Affordable Housing Project Along 606’s Bloomingdale Trail, Coming In 2022

The first phase will bring nearly 100 affordable apartments to the old Magid Glove factory site. About 100 more affordable apartments and a public park are planned in later phases.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square Farmers Market Moving To Warehouse On Pulaski For Indoor Season

Vendors will take over the warehouse beginning Nov. 21. From there, the indoor season will run for 19 consecutive Sundays.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Ald. Jim Gardiner Boots Residents From Public Meeting For Asking About Investigations Into Conduct

Seven out of 23 attendees were removed from a virtual meeting about a new Panda Express for trying to ask the alderman questions about the FBI's investigation into him.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

2 Apartment Buildings Proposed For Happy Wash Retail Strip On Uptown’s Wilson Avenue

Developers Ayman Khalil and Kareem Musawwir are asking to build to the property line, without a rear or front property-line setback, drawing criticism from neighbors.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Fannie’s Cafe In Portage Park Closing For Good This Weekend

Fannie's is open 8-3 p.m. now through Sunday, when it will close at 2 p.m. for the last time.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Hear Real Chicago Ghost Stories On Bloomingdale Trail’s Self-Guided Ghost Train Tour

The 606 will feature 15 “ghost train stops” where visitors can scan a QR code to listen to an audio narration of a real Chicago ghost story.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

The Joy Room At Six Corners Hosting Monthly Full Moon Pop-Up Markets

This weekend's full market will be 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday with at least seven vendors each day.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Proposed Grocery Store Could Boost Howard Street In Rogers Park, But Some Bristle At Liquor Sales

A 4,000-square-foot grocery store could come to a vacant Howard Street building, but the owner wants to overturn a liquor sales moratorium for the area.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Park Will Replace Vacant Lot Along 606’s Bloomingdale Trail As City Presses Ahead With Cleanup Of Contaminated Site

The city is doing environmental remediation work on the lot at 1807-15 N. Kimball Ave., which has high levels of the chemical trichloroethene.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Sterling Bay Breaks Ground On Lincoln Yards’ First Building, A Massive Life Sciences Center

Construction on the ALLY building marks the start of transforming the area into the controversial Lincoln Yards mega-development in Bucktown and Lincoln Park.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Pumpkin Fest Coming To Logan Square’s Unity Park This Weekend

The family-friendly event, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, will include pumpkin decorating, a costume parade and more.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Bloodshot Records Founder Says He’s Leaving Indie Label After 25 Years

Since 2019, the indie record label has faced unresolved legal issues between Rob Miller and his former business partner, Nan Warshaw.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Coalfire Pizza In West Town Closes Temporarily Because Of Staffing Shortages

On Sunday, Coalfire Pizza closed its doors for the first time in its 15-year history because it didn’t have enough cooks. The restaurant is expected to reopen Tuesday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Ald. Jim Gardiner Blasted For ‘Obscene’ Texts, Stripped Of Committee Positions By Cook County Democratic Party

Gardiner, who has been accused of withholding ward services from his critics and using foul language to describe women, also faces an FBI investigation.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Rogers Park’s Charmers Cafe Spins Pandemic Pivot Into New Gift Shop, Opens Horseplay By Charmers

Charmers Cafe put its dining room to use during the pandemic by selling local items. It was so successful the owners have opened a standalone gift shop.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Southport Neighbors Association’s First Yard Sale Is This Weekend. Here’s Where To Shop

The sale will happen 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring dozens of homes within the Southport Neighbors Association's boundaries.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
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