Wicker Mic Debuts, Missing Teen, Elston groundbreaking, Gay Pride Parade, Ventra ONLY, The World Within...

Wicker Mic kicks off its 5th year in Wicker Park tonight

Wicker Mic opens its 5th season tonight in Wicker Park,1425 N. Damen Ave., on the softball field near Schiller at 6 p.m.

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Missing Teenager: Mercedes Tavares

Missing teenager Mercedes Tavares, 16, is known to frequent Humboldt Park Area.

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Fox Ford Lincoln break ground on Elston Ave. in Logan Square

Fox Motors officially broke ground for their new 145,000 square foot Ford Lincoln dealership facility on a 7.4 acre site at 2501 N. Elston Ave. on Tuesday afternoon, June 24.

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45th Annual Gay Pride Parade June 29 may present travel challenges: CTA Info

The 45th Annual Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29, will introduce some travel challenges for those attending and heading toward or through the area. It steps off at noon from Montrose and Broadway.

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Ventra Fare system ONLY as of July 1 on CTA and PACE

Magnetic cards will no longer be accepted for Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train and bus travel as well as on PACE as of July 1.

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Views behind Illinois correctional walls via Lloyd DeGrane's lense hang at DreamBox

Lloyd DeGrane's photograph exhibit The World Within in Iwona Biedermann's DreamBox Gallery, 2415 W. North Ave., gives a glimpse behind the walls of Illinois correctional facilities.

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