🌱 Monster Ramen Opens in Logan Square + CTA Unveils New Tactile Signs

Hey, neighbors. It’s Wednesday in Chicago and I’m again in your inbox to get you caught up on crucial issues taking place domestically. Let’s start!

  • 🍜 Monster Ramen opens in Logan Square
  • 🚌 CTA unveils new tactile indicators to help blind and low imaginative and prescient riders
  • ✏️ Chicago unveils new ward maps and a discount in the variety of precincts

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Top 5 tales in Chicago right this moment:

1) Chicago gun violence: DOJ pronounces dozens of costs as a part of federal ‘strike pressure’ initiative. The Department of Justice introduced yesterday that officers have charged and convicted dozens of offenders for gun crimes in Chicago as a part of President Biden’s 2021 “strike force” initiative. The DOJ additionally stated a “significant number” of weapons recovered in Chicago have been illegally trafficked from outdoors the town. Biden launched the initiative final summer season in an effort to assist curb violent crime and gun trafficking in Chicago, which recorded a 25-year excessive in homicides final year.

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2) Chicago unveils new ward maps, will cut back variety of precincts by virtually 40%. In the aftermath of the 2020 U.S. Census, the Chicago Board of Elections launched maps finalizing the brand new boundaries of the town’s 50 wards yesterday, and introduced important reductions in the variety of precincts for upcoming elections. The wards will take impact following subsequent year’s municipal elections. The new map will include 1,290 voting precincts, representing a lower of 37.7% from the two,069 precincts in the final election.

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3) CTA unveils tactile indicators to help blind and low imaginative and prescient riders. The Chicago Transit Authority is changing into extra accessible for passengers who’re blind or have low imaginative and prescient after unveiling new tactile indicators. The indicators are 4″ x 6.5″ and browse “bus stop” in braille. They’ll be centered between 48″ and 60″ from floor degree, and positioned on the pole in the route of journey of the approaching bus. The #20 Madison route is already outfitted with the indicators.

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4) Monster Ramen opens in Logan Square, specializing in Gyukotsu-style beef broth ramen. Owner Katie Dong, who grew up in Nanjing, China, is bringing flavors of residence to Logan Square together with her first restaurant, Monster Ramen, which not too long ago debuted on Fullerton Avenue after two years of planning. Monster Ramen serves three sorts of ramen: shoyu, shio and miso. All of the noodles and broth are made in-house with speciality gear from Japan. Monster Ramen is open Wednesday-Sunday for dine-in service solely.

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5) How a secretive Chicago billionaire handed his fortune to the architect of the right-wing takeover of the courts. In the biggest identified political advocacy donation in U.S. historical past—price $1.6 billion, ultra-secretive Chicago businessman Barre Seid, 90, funded a brand new group run by Federalist Society co-chair Leonard Leo, who guided Trump’s Supreme Court picks and helped finish federal abortion rights. ProfessionalPublica’s reporting sheds gentle on how the 2 males, one a judicial kingmaker and the opposite a mysterious however prolific donor to conservative causes, got here collectively to create a political conflict chest that can doubtless supercharge efforts to additional shift American politics to the appropriate.


Today in Chicago:

  • Tomatina Festival at Jaleo Chicago (9:00 AM)
  • Film Screening: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at Elmwood Park Branch Library (1:30 PM)
  • Film Screening: King Richard at Woodson Regional Library (1:30 PM)
  • Andersonville Farmer’s Market on Catalpa Ave. (3:00 PM)
  • Jazzin’ on the Shedd (5:00 PM)
  • Jazz Institute of Chicago presents: Jazz Club Tour 2022 at Epiphany Center for the Arts (5:00 PM)
  • Courtyard Concert: The Wayne Messmer Trio at Glessner House (5:30 PM)
  • Film Screening: Wayne’s World at Mayfair Branch Library (6:00 PM)
  • Urban Farm Dinner at Big Delicious Planet (6:00 PM)
  • Book & Film Discussion: The Princess Bride at Back of the Yards Branch Library (6:00 PM)
  • The Big Fake Wedding (Wedding Expo Alternative) at Bridge 410 (6:30 PM)
  • Luis Carreon, La Bestia at Chicago Magic Lounge (7:00 PM)
  • Sky Observers Hangout: Red Planet Rendezvous at Adler Planetarium (7:00 PM)
  • Ukraine & Ukrainians Abroad Charity Concert Tour at Copernicus Center (8:00 PM)
  • Leon Bridges w/ Little Dragon at Credit Union 1 Arena (8:00 PM)
  • Monica Martin at Sleeping Village (8:00 PM)


  • Calling all owners: Now casting for reno present!: J Haire, Neighbor: “We’re filming a renovation show in Chicago this fall and need the PERFECT house! See all the details in the graphic.” (Patch Neighbor Posts)
  • Illinois resident free days: “📣NEW ADDITIONS📣 We’re adding 4️⃣ new free days for IL residents this month. Come through to get your inventive genius on, Illinoisans! 🏛️ Skip the line, reserve your ticket online.” (Museum of Science and Industry via Instagram)
  • Monster Ramen: “Owner Katie Dong, who grew up in Nanjing, China, is bringing flavors of home to Logan Square with Monster Ramen.” (Block Club Chicago via Facebook)
  • Bulls Fest: “Our #BullsFest map & schedule are HERE. Join us September 3-4 ➡️” (Chicago Bulls via Facebook)
  • Fundraiser for Spencer Williams: “Family members are raising money to pay for Spencer Williams’ memorial — and for his son.” (Block Club Chicago via Facebook)
  • Narcan: “Did you know you can get free Narcan at Chicago Public Libraries? Narcan will be available in 51 library branches by the end of August and all CPL locations by the end of the year.” (CDPH via Instagram)
  • Chicago-themed tattoos: “If you were to get a Chicago tattoo, what would it be?” (Block Club Chicago via Facebook)

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Nicole Cvetnic

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