Irving Park news

Movie buffs rally to fight church’s plan to take over Portage Theater

Mike Edwards got married at the Portage Theater. Brian Lambrecht proposed to his wife on stage during a silent film festival as an organist played and the words, “Will you marry me?” flashed onscreen. Northwest Side residents with poignant personal memories and silent and... more

over 2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Neighbors Rally to Save Portage Theater

Mike Edwards got married at the Portage Theater. Brian Lambrecht proposed to his wife on stage during a silent film festival as an organist played and the words, “Will you marry me?” flashed onscreen. more

over 2 years ago | Fox Chicago | Permalink

Is Your Neighborhood Hip Enough For A Bike Rental?

West Side alderman Jason Ervin rightly complains that the city's bike rental program will only serve neighborhoods close to the lake. more

over 2 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Carol Stream man gets 6 years for DUI crash that killed girlfriend

A Carol Stream man who was driving drunk when he rammed his truck into a train, killing his girlfriend, was sentenced Friday to six years in prison. more

over 2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

Owned Zephyr, Byron’s Hot Dogs

When Byron Kouris first talked about opening an ice cream parlor near Wilson and Ravenswood, people told him he was nuts. At the time, the area was considered off the beaten path, but shortly after he opened Zephyr Restaurant in 1976, customers came in... more

over 2 years ago | Sun-Times | Permalink

Thousands jam Chicago Park District website as summer camp registration opens

Anecdotal reports point to long wait times, but officials say system didn't crash Tricia Poreda thought she had done everything she needed to do to get her three children into a Chicago Park District summer camp. more

over 2 years ago | Chicago Tribune | Permalink

2 Killed, 7 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in separate shootings throughout the city that took place from late Friday to Saturday afternoon. more

over 2 years ago | Fox Chicago | Permalink

The Most "Complex" Wards In Chicago

As Complex Magazine ranks the 25 Douchiest Bars in Chicago, Ward Room investigates the link between frequenting such watering holes and voting for Rahm Emanuel. more

over 2 years ago | NBC-5 | Permalink

Irish dancers and their fans prepare for weekend festivities

St. Patrick's Day weekend is a time for Irish dancers to show off their moves and for their fans to get their fill of the athletic art form. It's also a time for dancers to fine tune with the world championships in sight.

over 5 years ago | Kelly Doherty

Fire leaves building in ruins

The former site of the Chicago Silk Flower company was left with significant damage Friday after a fire that required more than 65 firefighters and more than two hours to extinguish.

over 6 years ago | Andrew Dunn

Woman's apartment rasacked

Over $7,000 in items stolen

almost 7 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

Two beaten in separate Irving Park attacks

Assailants used bat against one victim

almost 7 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

Armed robbers make off with phone

Over $400 worth of cash and goods taken

almost 7 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

North Side home robbed of jewelry

Valuables carried off in pillowcases

almost 7 years ago | Carrie Topolinski

Break-ins plague 17th district

Unleashed dogs also a concern

7 years ago | Liz Henschel

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