Wicker Park

An administrative law judge agreed that the owner of the Point could not have “reasonably anticipated” the actions of the patron — but he still backed the city.
Midtown Center’s summer program for Chicago youth opens in new Wicker Park location.
Boguslaw Kasprowicz pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the failure of Washington Federal Bank for Savings — the investigation that also ensnared ex-Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson.
City College students average three years to complete a 2-year associate degree program. Maria Delgado took 28.
Annie Shea Wheeler was walking home from the Blue Line when her attorneys says she was struck by concrete that came off of a building in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.
The project consists of 100 small paintings of people who appeared in the media via Zoom during the height of the pandemic.
The Illinois General Assembly has done it for years. On Wednesday, the City Council debuted electronic voting, with IPads at each alderperson’s seat and three video boards behind the mayor’s rostrum to display each vote.
The surcharges, being extended for two more years, are $15,000 for demolishing a house, townhouse or two-flat and $5,000-per-unit for tearing down multi-unit residential buildings. Critics have said such fees steal equity from residents who “stuck it out through tough times.”
The man fell onto the tracks at the Division Street station in the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue early Wednesday.
‘We were told it is because the resources were being stretched too thin,’ Point owner Jun Lin says. ‘But it doesn’t change the fact that someone died.’
Gunfire erupted from a dark-colored vehicle early Sunday in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, striking five people, police said.
Around 2:40 a.m., a man, 52, was sitting in his 2018 Hyundai sedan in the 1500 block of North Damen Avenue when he was forced out of his vehicle, police said.
The woman and her daughter were not injured.
Another small business, Volumes Bookcafe, is shutting down after taking a big hit from the pandemic. The storefront’s last day is Saturday, though web sales will continue.
There’s a $15,000 surcharge to tear down a house — $5,000-per-unit for multi-unit residential buildings. “You heard it here first,” said “no” vote Ald. Nick Sposato. “The guy with the high school diploma says we will be sued over this.”
The plan proposed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot would impose a $15,000 surcharge for demolishing a “detached house, townhouse or two-flat” and a $5,000-per-unit fee for tearing down “multi-unit residential buildings.”
The woman, 31, was standing next to her 2010 Dodge Journey about 11:35 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when a male got out of a maroon SUV, threatened her and demanded her vehicle, which had been left running, police said.
Each person was carjacked as they walked to or from their vehicle in a parking lot in the 2200 block of West Division Avenue, Chicago police said.
The ordinances, championed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot, would generally make it more difficult for owners and developers of property on certain blocks to turn multi-unit buildings into expensive single-family homes.
No one was struck by gunfire and the victim has a valid FOID and concealed carry license.
The most recent incident happened Jan. 9 about 7 p.m. in the 1400 Block of North Maplewood Avenue.
The woman was not injured.
More than 300 businesses — including Wildberry Pancake and the Chicago Sports Complex — have been cited since March.