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It must be campaign time in Illinois, ’cause someone ‘blew the cap’

Over the years, I've come to recognize the annual rites and rituals that indicate the start of a new season. For instance, come April, the Sox and the Cubs have their openers, meaning spring weather can't be too far away. And in January,...Show More Summary

Welcome Back To Wilson, Nick's

As we posted in January, it's a blast from the past on Wilson. Please welcome back Nick's on Wilson, the cozy neighborhood bar which will reopen its doors on Thursday after more than six years away. Nick's is located at 1140 West Wilson,...Show More Summary

Celebrate National Coffee Cake Day At Kal'ish

Delicious vegan coffee cake at Kal'ish To honor National Coffee Cake Day (Friday, April 7) Kal’ish at 1313 W. Wilson is offering caffeine addicts the perfect pastry to pair with their cup of Joe. The recently opened vegan restaurantShow More Summary

Alderman Puts Forth Milder (But Still Kinda Strict) Street Musician Crackdown

Ald. Brendan Reilly pulled a previous proposal last month amid ACLU threats and skepticism from fellow Council members. [ more › ]

Broadway/Wilson Development Gets Final City Council Approval

looking west on Wilson Ald. Cappleman just tweeted:"A good day today.... the 4601 N. Broadway project (no longer just a proposal) passed City Council today. Appreciated everyone's input."

Rahm Wants To Bring Food Trucks To O'Hare And Midway Airports

If the ordinance is approved, Chicago's food truck rules will be modified to allow food trucks to congregate at O'Hare and Midway airports for the first time. [ more › ]

City Council Hits The Gas On 'Surge Pricing' Parking Near Wrigley Field

Some aldermen worry the program will creep beyond Wrigleyville, but transit watchers and businesses say the move makes sense. [ more › ]

Ladies take the stage at Presidio's night of female empowerment

Taking a note out of Elizabeth Warren's playbook, the staff at Presidio is hosting a night dedicated to nevertheless persisting and celebrating women in the industry. On Wednesday, April 5, Presidio (1749 W. Damen) will be hosting a night of events dedicated to "female empowerment and fun," starting...

Water Protectors Protest At City Council Meeting Over Dakota Access Pipeline

"Our water cannot wait," said one activist as she was escorted out. The group called for Chicago to divest from entities that support the pipeline's construction. [ more › ]

The White Sox Are Tempting Us With More Craft Beer & A 16" Brisket Grilled Cheese

Wrigley who? The South Side stadium now has some 80 different beers (!) and some appetizingly obscene new food additions [ more › ]

Rahm To Introduce City ID Program For Undocumented Immigrants

The long-touted ID card would allow undocumented immigrants access to city services, cultural institutions, programs and other benefits, according to the mayor's office. [ more › ]

Lizzo's Coming To Metro To Conquer Chicago, Are You Ready?

Here's your chance to see an artist who is poised to make 2017 her year, right as she leaves the launchpad. [ more › ]

Activists, Local Leaders Call For 'Transparent' Investigation Of ICE Shooting

The shooting "demonstrates only the latest in a series of incidents across the country that show what happens when ICE agents are unshackled," said one immigrant-rights advocate. [ more › ]

Do good with these 5 Chicago volunteer opportunities this week: March 30-April 2

New month, new you. Kick off April and the showers they bring with the feel-good warm and fuzzies that come with volunteering in your community.  FRIDAY, MARCH 31 Girls on the Run at the Health and Fitness ExpoMcCormick Place2301 S. Indiana Ave. 773-342-1250This organization encourages young girls...

Get moving with these 5 unique fitness classes in Chicago this weekend

A switch in season is the right time to kick into gear and live your best life—if working out makes you happy, that is. Get up and get moving away from the winter blues and into these workout classes. THURSDAY, MARCH 30 Glo-Ga: Glow in the dark yoga by Lifeway308 W. Erie St. 312-202-9221What do...

Credit Union? Nope, It's Chicago PD

If you happened to see a shiny new credit union office at Leland and Broadway, and wondered how it opened so fast -- the answer is "Hollywood magic." We'd love to see a new business in the former gym space, but it's actually a set for Chicago PD, which is filming there on Wednesday.

Uptown Woman, 27, "High Risk Missing Person"

Arlene Bell, age 27, is missing and is considered to be at high risk. She was last seen at Illinois Masonic on March 25th.She is pregnant and suffers from schizophrenia. She lives on the 4600 block of Sheridan.Ms. Bell is 5'3" and weighs 210 lbs. Show More Summary

Andersonville Man Sentenced To 24 Years For Attempted Murder of Police Officers

Thomas Thompson, who was charged with disarming and attempting to murder two 20th District police officers after they detained him for shoplifting from an Edgewater Walgreen's in 2015, was found guilty and sentenced to 24 years in prison today.From a court advocate:"This didn't happen in Uptown. Show More Summary

LANA Block Club Meeting April 5 At Weiss Hospital

LANA on Facebook Neighbors boundaries: Eastwood to south side of Lawrence, East side of Sheridan to Clarendon

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