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As Northwest Side Park Named For Poet And Holocaust Victim Gertrud Kolmar, Loved Ones Vow To Keep Her Story Alive

The ceremony comes five months after Park District officials unanimously approved the rededication request and almost two years since residents began the efforts.

Citywide

Logan Square Athletic Club Could Be Coming To Grace’s Furniture Building After Long-Awaited Boutique Hotel Plan Scrapped

New plans have emerged for the long-vacant Grace's Furniture building in the heart of Logan Square.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Medical Facility Offering Primary Care, Cardiology Services Opens At Six Corners

The $4 million medical building will offer obstetrics and gynecology next month. It sits next to a senior housing development that's slated to be complete by the end of 2022.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Epic Kitchens’ Year-Old Lakeview Ghost Kitchen Location Closed Until ‘Further Notice’

Epic Kitchens' Lakeview restaurant is "closed ['til] further notice," according to a sign posted on its front door. The "Epic Kitchens" sign has also been taken down.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Uptown’s Clifton Avenue Gets Decorative String Lighting, The First Allowed Over A Public Street In Chicago

The decorative lighting hangs over the Clifton Avenue Art Gallery near the Wilson Red Line stop.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

The Hen, A Breakfast Spot With 20-Topping Oatmeal Bar, Opens In Lincoln Park

The Hen also offers a build-your-own-mimosa package, an oatmeal bar, avocado toasts, breakfast burgers and more.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Replay Lincoln Park’s Latest Pop-Up Honors ‘Stranger Things,’ Including An Eddie Munson Graduation

The bar will also have a "The Simpsons"-themed Tree House of Gore with a Moe's Tavern on its second level.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Smylie Brothers Closes Lakeview Brewery 1 Year After Opening

"It has been an absolute pleasure to serve the local community for the near 12 months that we were open," Smylie Bros' owners wrote. Its Evanston location is still open.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Veteran Far Northwest Side Organizer Susanna Ernst To Run Against Ald. Jim Gardiner In 45th Ward

The community organizer and historian is the second woman to officially mount a run to take Ald. Jim Gardiner's seat.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Bucktown’s Ehrler Park Playground Getting An Upgrade After Neighbors Help Raise Money For Overhaul

The project will include new playground equipment and infrastructure repairs. Neighbors hope to eventually raise funds to install a turf field and landscaping improvements.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Logan Square’s Mini Mott Replaced With Second Generation, A Tribute To Owners’ Asian-American Heritage

The owners of Asian-inspired burger joint Mini Mott closed the Logan Square eatery this summer and opened a full-service restaurant in its place with an elevated and expanded menu.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

National Sailing Championship Launches In Lake Michigan Off Monroe Harbor Starting Thursday

The Chicago Yacht Club will host this year's J/88 North American Championships.

Downtown

West Town’s Komunity Kombucha Sees Success Amid Growing Sober Movement In Chicago

Komunity Kombucha aims to provide a kombucha that is "consumable for the masses." It has lavender butterfly, rose petal berry and hibiscus ginger flavors.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

First Tee Opens $2 Million Golf Center On Lakefront: ‘Every Kid Will Have Better Experiences’

The $2 million, 60,000-square-foot facility was built by a nonprofit that provides programs, coaching and camps for children to learn golf.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Logan Square’s Lonesome Rose Expanding To Andersonville With Clark Street Restaurant

The popular Mexican-inspired restaurant Lonesome Rose will be the third Logan Square-based eatery to make the jump to Andersonville.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Far Northwest Side Neighbors Rally To Help Dog Recovering From Car Crash That Critically Injured Man

Neighbors say the stretch of Devon Avenue where the crash occurred has long been dangerous with speeding drivers and narrow lanes. A light or crosswalk with flashing lights would improve safety, they said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Veteran Chefs Opening Pompette, A Cafe And Wine Bar, In Former Izakaya Mita Space In Bucktown

Pompette will feature breakfast and lunch service and shareable dinner plates paired with "Old World" natural wines. Owners aim to open in early October.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Jefferson Park Smoke Shop Closed For Building Violations As Owner Faces Charges Of Selling Cannabis To Undercover Cops

The Supreme Smoke Shop owner was arrested Sept. 8 after authorities said he sold cannabis out of his shop without a valid license.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Vote For Chicago’s Best Taco And Watch Mexican Wrestling Matches At Lakeview Taco Fest This Weekend

Twelve local restaurants will compete for the "People's Choice" award at this weekend's Lakeview Taco Fest.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Milwaukee Avenue Block On Northwest Side Shut Down Through December To Replace Bridge, Speed Up $36 Million Project

The full traffic closure will shave off six months of construction for the project timeline.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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