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Lincoln Park Zoo Euthanizes Its Oldest Lion

Lincoln Park Zoo Euthanizes Its Oldest Lion
If you visited the Lincoln Park Zoo in the last 18 years, you probably heard the magnificent roar of Adelor, the “king” of the zoo’s big cats, whose thunder-like cries could literally be felt deep in your own chest. The elderly African lion was put to rest today after suffering a variety of geriatric health... Read more »

Help Solve the Mystery: Public Art Destroyed In Lincoln Park?

Help Solve the Mystery: Public Art Destroyed In Lincoln Park?
Was it vandalism or Mother Nature? This weekend, a prominent abstract sculpture in Lincoln Park was evidently destroyed, as shown in the image above. The space is part of the neighborhood’s rotating “Art in the Park” series, and sits just north of Webster and Stockton Drive (across the street from the entrance to the Lincoln... Read more »

New Hotel Coming Soon to Lincoln Park

New Hotel Coming Soon to Lincoln Park
When most people think of Chicago hotels, they think of River North, and with good reason. Both the Elysian and the Hotel Palomar just made TripAdvisor’s list of the 25 best hotels in America. And while Lincoln Park isn’t a hospitality desert–it is, after all, home to the historic Belden-Stratford–visitors will soon have a brand... Read more »
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Why Did Lincoln Park's Three-Star Restaurant Fail A Health Inspection?

Why Did Lincoln Park's Three-Star Restaurant Fail A Health Inspection?
Lincoln Park became the Food Nexus of Chicago earlier this year, when Michelin declared not one, but two neighborhood restaurants worthy of its coveted three-star rating, putting our fair city on par with food havens like San Francisco. In fact, Lincoln Park’s Alinea and L2O are the only Chicago restaurants to achieve this distinction. Restaurant Magazine even... Read more »

Residents, Ex-Alderman File Lawsuit Against Lincoln Park Hospital Plan

Residents, Ex-Alderman File Lawsuit Against Lincoln Park Hospital Plan
Still not sure where I stand on this issue, but the Battle of Webster Square intensified again this week, as former 43rd Ward alderman Martin J. Oberman filed a lawsuit with the Cook County Circuit Court, on behalf of a group of Lincoln Park residents, to stop the redevelopment process at the intersection of Lincoln,... Read more »

Alderman Smith Tries to Stop "Webster Square" Development, Again

Alderman Smith Tries to Stop "Webster Square" Development, Again
Chicago’s “new” city council met for the first time this week after being sworn in on May 16, and Lincoln Park’s newly elected alderman, former attorney Michele Smith, used the forum to argue against the Lincoln Park Hospital redevelopment. Unfortunately, at this point in the game, I’m not sure it’ll make a difference. Despite Smith’s... Read more »
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How Alinea and R.J. Grunt's Got Their Names

How Alinea and R.J. Grunt's Got Their Names
Two of Lincoln Park’s best eateries have rather unusual monikers, but thanks to a recent Tribune article, we now know why. On the western edge of Lincoln Park, Alinea is one of Chicago’s most famous restaurants, featuring a high-end, “Progressive American” cuisine from celebrity chef Grant Achatz, and is one of only two Chicago restaurants... Read more »

Girl Mugged at Gunpoint in Lincoln Park

Girl Mugged at Gunpoint in Lincoln Park
Just after midnight on Friday night, a 24-year-old girl was walking down Lincoln Avenue between Armitage and Wisconsin when two men demanded her purse at gunpoint. She gave up her purse and fled, until she found an off-the-clock cop. A few hours later, Chicago police found and arrested two young men just a few blocks... Read more »

City Council Approves Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment

City Council Approves Lincoln Park Hospital Redevelopment
City Council 1, Michele Smith 0. Usually, Chicago’s city council gives aldermen control over zoning in their own wards. But not this week. Despite newly-elected Michele Smith’s opposition, the council approved the controversial plan to transform the vacant Lincoln Park Hospital buildings into a bustling office, condo, and retail center. Smith was able to delay the... Read more »
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Lincoln Park Places: The Lincoln Park Conservatory

Lincoln Park Places: The Lincoln Park Conservatory
A paradise under glass. Few places in Chicago can be called both architectural and natural wonders, but the historic Lincoln Park Conservatory fits the bill. For more than 100 years it’s served the Lincoln Park neighborhood as a popular meeting place and a cultural anchor. Most residents know it as the best place to escape... Read more »