Wrigleyville

One fan listed his Opening Day apparel: Three pairs of socks, two hats, three pairs of pants, and five layers under his winter coat.
Brett Dimick, 30, of Lincoln Park, was charged with reckless homicide, failure to report a death and failure to report an injury. Sophie Elizabeth Allen, 27, was killed in the Aug. 14 incident.
Sunnyside took over the space at 3524 N. Clark St. formerly home to John Barleycorn.
All three bands deliver at Hella Mega Tour stop, reopening the ballpark to music and giving crowd a chance to cut loose and sing along.
A BMW X3 was westbound on Addison Street, when it drove through a stop sign in the intersection of Addison and Fremont Streets, and struck two women who were in the crosswalk.
The popular indie and alternative music venue says a negative COVID-19 test won’t cut it, either.
Police told aldermen high-crime districts would get help as rookies graduate from the academy, but it’ll take years to get South and West Side districts to proper levels. A University of Chicago Crime Lab model called for a faster, more widespread approach using veteran cops, too.
The Cubs’ partnership with DraftKings could put Major League Baseball’s first stadium sportsbook at Wrigley Field. But first, the City Council must lift the ban on sports betting in Chicago. Ald. Walter Burnett, whose ward includes the United Center, wants to do just that.
Parking operator Premium 1 also was in arrears to the city, repeatedly having been cited for violations — including for not being licensed to use the school lots.
Ald. Tom Tunney is willing to grant the Sept. 16 concert a one-time exception to rules governing night games and concerts at Wrigley Field, which are intended to ensure residents get some sleep on work and school nights.
Zeye One, a Mexican American queer tattoo artist, said the mural was an ode to the city’s diversity and inspired by those who come together to celebrate their differences.
Aldermen voted to create licenses for tow truck operators, require a $250 license for every truck they use and license the locations where towed vehicles are stored. They also OK’d a Friday night Cubs game and a plan to renovate two buildings near McKinley Park for affordable housing.
The school system replaced a parking operator who was indicted with one that’s in arrears to the city and repeatedly has been cited for violations. It also bounced two checks to City Hall.
Normally, Friday or Saturday night games are a no-no; that’s when Wrigleyville restaurants and nightclubs expect their biggest crowds. The exception was OK’d by a City Council committee because of the Cubs’ travel schedule.
“It’s like a light at the end of the tunnel,” said one 12-year-old boy as he waited in line Thursday morning with his mom at a vaccination site next to Wrigley Field, which opened at 8 a.m.
Advocate Aurora Health, in partnership with the Chicago Cubs, is overseeing the site at Gallagher Way. The Chicago Department of Public Health is overseeing another site at Chicago State University.
“A year’s too long to be away from the Cubs,” said Tim Gerster of Portage Park, who was among the 10,000 fans allowed inside the ballpark.
The decision to open two more mass vaccination sites comes just a day after the city expanded vaccine eligibility to all essential workers and adults with underlying medical conditions, excluding smokers.
“I’ve known Tom Tunney for 25-plus years. I consider him a friend. He understands what he did was absolutely wrong…He made an intentional decision to break the rules,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday.
The move would make the Ricketts family eligible for federal tax credits.
MLB
Cardboard cutouts and piped-in crowd noise were the order of the day as both teams finally began the regular season at home.
Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney said the team is eager to test its reduced-capacity plans — with fans spaced out, and other precautions such as designated gates — in case limited capacity is imposed next year.
‘We don’t see a way we can survive,’ says a statement from the bar’s staff.