CHICAGO: 2 Rogers Park Beaches Devastated During Weekend Storm

Late last year, crews for the city worked to protect the Rogers Park shoreline from a rising Lake Michigan while preserving some of the last remaining beachfront at two neighborhood parks. 

But after a major storm last weekend devastated lakefront areas throughout Chicago, city officials have determined that the beaches at Rogers and Howard park are no longer salvageable. They will instead be replaced with rocks, with a dream of someday restoring the beaches, but that could take years.

CHICAGO: Heartland Cafe to Close After 42 Years

On Dec. 31, after 42 years, an iconic Rogers Park restaurant and community hub will close.

The Heartland Cafe, which has been striving to serve “good, wholesome food for the mind and body” with a healthy side order of progressive politics since 1976 will soon be no more.

The vegetarian-leaning restaurant, on the corner of Glenwood and Lunt, was the creation of young progressive activists.