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Portage Park

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  • Highland Park show puts spotlight on mysterious photographer

    Many Highland Park residents might recall noticing a woman walking around with a Rolleiflex camera during the 1950s and 1960s. Some can even cite memories of this person as their nanny, a role she held for various Highland Park families. Very few,...
  • Portage Theater to reopen in June

    Portage Theater to reopen in June
    The Portage Theater, shuttered since last May, has unveiled a new set of shows on its website, with events scheduled to begin next month. “Hello from the New Portage Theater Management Team,” reads a Facebook message linked from the site....
  • Remembering war through art

    Remembering war through art
    A Korean War veteran tells the story of swimming in a river near the Korean Demilitarized Zone and making a horrific discovery on the river floor. A Gulf War veteran talks about the seemingly benign ways the military is glorified in toys and even...
  • Zen bachelor and bachelorette party ideas

    Zen bachelor and bachelorette party ideas
    STRIKE A (YOGA) POSE The Yoga Shop 3880 N. Milwaukee Ave. 312-509-3880 New to yoga? Not bendy enough? No worries. This unpretentious Portage Park studio prides itself on zapping the intimidation factor out of the often serious practice. Owner Jim Cogan...
  • Paid Sunday parking may return in some Chicago neighborhoods

    Paid Sunday parking may return in some Chicago neighborhoods
    Folks who have become accustomed in recent months to not feeding the meters on Sundays in a host of North and Northwest Side shopping districts could get a bit of an unpleasant surprise next month. In response to requests from five aldermen, Mayor...
  • Historic Patio Theater to close in April

    Historic Patio Theater to close in April
    The historic Patio Theater in Portage Park has been in Demetri Kouvalis' family since 1987. His father ran the movie theater until 2001, when the air conditioning broke. The repairs were more than the family could afford, and the theater, built in 1927,...
  • Police: 2 held following Northwest Side stabbing

    Police: 2 held following Northwest Side stabbing
    Police are questioning two suspects in connection with a stabbing that injured two people this morning in the Portage Park neighborhood. They are suspected of cutting a 17-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man inside an apartment in the 3700 block of...
  • 2 cousins charged in Northwest Side stabbings, robbery

    2 cousins charged in Northwest Side stabbings, robbery
    Two tied up and stabbed a 17-year-old girl and her 20-year-old boyfriend during a Monday robbery on the Northwest Side after inviting the couple to stay the night at a home where one cousin lives, prosecutors said. David D. Cross, 36, and Jeffery Cross,...
  • Worth a trip: Gyros at The Parthenon

    Worth a trip: Gyros at The Parthenon
    Worth a trip: Gyros at The Parthenon 314 S. Halsted St. 312-726-2407 The Parthenon may never have been born if it weren't for some delinquent car payments. In the '50s, fresh from serving in the army during the Korean War, The Parthenon's owner Chris...
  • Man dies following Portage Park shooting

    Man dies following Portage Park shooting
    A young man who went home after a shooting instead of immediately seeking medical attention has died, one of two young men were wounded in separate North and West side shootings Monday night. Alex Anderson, 19, was declared dead at 4:42 a.m. at Advocate...
  • Chicago logs its first double homicide of year

    South Chicago on Sunday saw Chicago's first double homicide of the year, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data. Two men, ages 18 and 35, were shot to death in the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue, officials said. Chicago...