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Upscale Cocktail Lounge The Pearl Club Will Replace Emmit’s Irish Pub In River West

The Pearl Club is set to open in the next few weeks. The space is intended to convey "old-world elegance" reminiscent of London's cocktail scene with a modern twist to fit Chicago, officials said.

West Loop

Bally’s Casino Plan Cuts Unpopular Outdoor Music Venue, Adds Riverfront Park Instead

In addition to more green space, updated plans now include more parking and a dog park. A traffic study on the area is set to be released soon.


Emmit’s Irish Pub Closing After 26 Years In River West

Emmit's last day is June 25, ending a long history of hosting epic St. Patrick's Day parties, welcoming movie crews and giving celebrities a down-to-earth place to enjoy a beer.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Chicago Casino Approved By City Council After Screaming Match Between Mayor, Alderman

After a heated vote, the $1.7 billion casino planned for the Tribune Publishing site now goes to the state's gaming board for final approval. Here's what it will look like.


Chicago Casino Set For Final City Vote Wednesday After Committee OKs Bally’s Plan

The key vote came just weeks after Lightfoot announced Bally's was her top pick. The full City Council will vote on the controversial plan Wednesday.


West Town Lagging In Census Count, Bucktown And Wicker Park In Slightly Better Shape

"I know you all turn out for West Fest and Renegade Art Fair," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. "So let's see you turn out for your neighborhood and make yourself count in this year's census."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Big Shoulders Coffee Handing Out Free Milk, Coffee In East Ukrainian Village At 6 P.M. Sunday

In need of milk or coffee? A local coffee roasting company wants to help.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

The Matchbox Has Been Sold, But The Tiny And Iconic Cocktail Bar Will Stay The Same, New Owners Say

Longtime Chicago bar owners Kevin Killerman and Gregg Weinstein bought the corner spot, but "everything's gonna stay the same," Killerman said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Burlesque Brunches Coming To River West’s The Dawson This Winter

A rotating cast of performers will join headliner Hot Tawdry at The Dawson.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town