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  • Eat your way through Albany Park’s history during taste & tours event

    ALBANY PARK — Experience the history of Albany Park through taste, sight and touch during a unique day-long event planned for Oct. 28. Organizers have arranged walking and food tours, as well as a bookbinding workshop, with people encouraged to take part in one, two or all three sessions. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Nighthawk Coffee Bar & Tavern will serve as the event’s headquarters, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4744 N. Kimball Ave. Click to […]

  • CPS’ Air Force Academy flight simulators aim to help teens soar

    ARMOUR SQUARE — Isaias Toledo, 15, has known for years that he wants to be a pilot. It’s what lead him to Air Force Academy High School. Now that the high school has unveiled its flight simulator lab, students like Isaias will have a better chance of achieving their dreams. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. “I still can’t believe this is happening,” said Isaias, who grew up near Midway Airport, which sparked his curiosity in aviation. […]

  • Skyscraper almost as tall as Hancock planned for Holy Name Cathedral lot

    RIVER NORTH — A developer wants to replace Holy Name Cathedral’s parking lot with a pair of new towers, including one that really stretches toward the heavens. Chicago-based JDL Development filed its zoning application with city officials Wednesday for the big development site at State Street and Chicago Avenue. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. The plan calls for a new 76-story tower and 45-story tower rising from a nine-story shopping center on the lot. All together, […]

  • ‘Fashion Feminism’ drives Lakeview woman’s designer clothing-lending firm

    LAKEVIEW — When Lakeview resident Sarah Perkins was studying marketing at Santa Clara University in California, she found herself constantly lending party dresses to her friends; Perkins didn’t want to wear the same dress to every outing, and her friends didn’t want to buy a dress they would only need once. It was the perfect symbiotic relationship, and it inspired Perkins’ startup, DesignerShare. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. DesignerShare is a website that allows Chicago women to either […]

  • Edgewater parents to thank for $800K renovation at community’s largest park

    EDGEWATER — Edgewater families and city officials celebrated the transformation and rebirth of Senn Playlot Park with a ribbon-cutting Saturday afternoon. The park, at the corner of Elmdale and Glenwood avenues, got an $800,000 renovation this summer which included brand new equipment and space for older kids and toddlers. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) said the park’s upgrades are “totally attributable” to local parents and families who several years ago began “demanding” changes at the […]

  • Scary movies to be shown at Northerly Island every Friday in October

    SOUTH LOOP — Northerly Island will screen free scary movies this month, starting Friday night with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic “The Birds.” The weekly movie showings every Friday will be outdoors, weather permitting, and include campfires lit one hour before showtime. Free coffee, tea and hot cocoa will be provided by the Chicago Park District. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. The screenings will be outside the Northerly Island Visitors Center at 1521 S. Linn White Drive. […]

  • Patio Theater expanding for daily showings of ‘retro’ flicks

    CHICAGO — Starting this weekend, the Patio Theater’s iconic red-and-yellow marquee will illuminate the Irving-Austin Business District nightly. The theater at 6008 W. Irving Park Road will celebrate a “grand reopening” Friday night with a triple-feature of the original “Mad Max” films, kicking off the venue’s new practice of showing retro movies six nights a week, operator Charlie Burns said. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. “The community has been asking for more consistency,” Burns said. “They want family […]

  • Summer’s death knell: Miko’s Italian Ice closing for the season Sunday

    IRVING PARK — After riding a wave of warm weather all the way into October, Miko’s will serve its final scoops of Italian ice in 2017 on Sunday. Owner Zach Roombos said locations in Logan Square, 2236 N. Sacramento Ave., and Irving Park, 4125 N. Kimball Ave., will be open until 8 p.m. on Sunday, or until the ice runs out, whichever comes first. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Look for seasonal flavors like pumpkin and […]

  • Bucktown cat cafe and adoption center aims to open by Halloween

    BUCKTOWN — A gathering spot to hang out with cats and to possibly even adopt one or two will be opening soon in Bucktown, after a planned location in Lincoln Park did not happen. Located at 1746 W. North Ave., The Windy Kitty Cat Cafe and Lounge is owned by artist and Irving Park resident Jenny Tiner. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. Tiner, who signed a five-year lease on the storefront last week, said Monday that […]

  • ‘Coffee With a Cop’ allows community to meet Morgan Park police

    BEVERLY — Police in the Morgan Park district will host a community outreach event called “Coffee With A Cop” from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Bridgeport Coffee Co. in Beverly. The gathering intends to bring area residents and police officers together to talk about issues within the neighborhoods served by officers in the district. Click here for more on this story from DNAinfo. “The mission of ‘Coffee With A Cop’ is to break down the barriers between police officers and the […]

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