Cake ‘The Bear’ / Wicker Park Fest / Ald. Smith Retires / Zombies

Happy Friday, Chicago. Wicker Park Fest starts today!


Hot. High: 88 Low: 71.


  • Jhe cop who fatally shot Anthony Alvarez in the back will keep his job. The Chicago Police Board ignored the city’s police watchdog’s recommendation to fire Officer Evan Solano. (WTTW)
  • A 14-year-old boy was shot dead in Woodlawn. Police responding to reports of gunshots found the boy on the ground. He was shot several times. (Patch)
  • Newly released police body camera video shows the moment a police officer shot a 13-year-old boy who appeared to have his hands raised. The seventh-grade boy was fleeing a stolen car, authorities said. (WGN9)
  • Delicious treats featured on Hulu’s hit show ‘The Bear’ come to a new restaurant in Avondale. Be on the lookout for the Loaf Lounge, “a cozy all-day cafe,” opening soon on Milwaukee Avenue. (Eater)
  • Just when you think losing your home to foreclosure couldn’t be bad enough, ABC7’s I-Team talks to victims of “Zombie seizures.” (ABC7)
  • Aldus. Michelle Smith will not be seeking re-election. The 43rd Ward boss called her decision to retire at the end of her term next year deeply personal. “At this point in my life, I have increasing responsibilities to my family and friends. These personal issues are forcing me to step down now.” (CNB5)

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To have a good time, click on:

  • Rebelution: Good Vibes Summer Tour at the Aragon Ballroom (8:30 p.m.)
  • to of the martyr (8 p.m.)
  • Wicker Park Festival on Milwaukee and Damen Avenues (Midday)
  • Vic Dibitetto at city ​​vineyard (7 p.m.)
  • Cody Jinx at the Rosemont Theater (7:30 p.m.)

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About me: Mark Konkol, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for local reporting, wrote and produced the Peabody Award-winning series Time: The Kalief Browder Story. He was producer, writer and narrator for the CNN docuseries “Chicagoland” and consulting producer for the Showtime documentary “16 Shots.”

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