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Insect Asylum Launches Saturday With Beetles, Butterflies And Sea Demons Galore
Long-armed beetles, beautifully preserved butterflies and an eerie sea demon await you at the new Insect Asylum museum (2870 N. Milwaukee Ave.), launching Saturday, May 14, in Avondale. Ahead of the grand opening, which also features a live sloth and musical performances, proprietor Nina Salem introduced us to the space’s new residents.
Ichthyosaur: Apex predator of the dinosaur-era seas
Ichthyosaurs were predatory marine reptiles that could grow to enormous sizes and ruled the seas during part of the dinosaur era. For a chunk of the millions of years when dinosaurs reigned over Earth's landmasses, ichthyosaurs claimed the title as maritime apex predators.
Logan Square UFO Club Seeks Sightings, Open Minds
The Logan Square UFO Club brings together ET enthusiasts, true believers and some folks just looking for interesting conversation.
Unity Park Auctions Tours, Artwork, Gift Baskets and More in Winter Fundraiser
Unity Park (2636 N. Kimball Ave.) wants to help you cross off those last few people on your holiday shopping list — or just get something nice for yourself. The Unity Park Advisory Council (UPAC) wraps up a virtual auction and raffle this weekend, a pandemic-year virtual replacement for the group’s annual winter fundraiser.
What is RNA?
More than just DNA's lesser-known cousin, RNA plays a central role in turning genetic information into your body's proteins. This remarkable molecule also carries the genetic instructions for many viruses, and it may have helped life get its start.
What is taxonomy?
IAccording to taxonomy, the discipline that assigns official scientific names to all known organisms, all birds are dinosaurs. "Robin" and "blackbird" are common names that may mean different things in different places, while the clade "Dinosauria" is a clear scientific designation.
Geometry Points to Coronavirus Drug Target Candidates
When a virus invades your cells, it changes your body. But in the process, the pathogen changes its shape, too. A new mathematical model predicts the points on the virus that allow this shape-shifting to occur, revealing a new way to find potential drug and vaccine targets. The unique math-based approach has already identified potential targets in the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Thousands of Chicagoans to Belt Bon Jovi in Window Sing-Along
This Saturday, thousands of Chicagoans stuck inside due to “social distancing” will throw open their windows to sing some of the most inspiring lyrics in pop music: “Whoa, we’re halfway the-ere!” Yes, responding to the community balcony sing-alongs in locked-down Italy, two Chicago women are hosting a citywide “Livin’ on a Prayer” window sing-along.
Polling Sites Shuffled, Early Locations Extended
Voters of Logan Square, your polling place for today’s primary election may have changed!
Some polling sites in the neighborhood appear to have closed amid coronavirus concerns. But you can find your new polling site via several resources — and use of early voting sites has been extended through today.
Help Out Local Businesses, Artists and Families During COVID-19 Closures
If you’re worried about the effects of COVID-19 closures on your neighbors, here are some ways to help out — from volunteering to buying gift cards online.
Get Ready for Primary Voting, Logan Square!
To help make voting go smoothly, LoganSquarist has put together this brief guide. Read on below to help make doing your civic duty as painless as possible.
Your Happy Place Bringing Organic Groceries to Mini-Target Block
Thanks to Your Happy Place Liquors, a healthy assortment of organic groceries will still be coming to the mini-Target block — just across the street.
Alderman La Spata Looks to Tackle Housing and Climate in 2020
The aldermen of Logan Square entered 2020 after about seven months with a more-progressive city council. We wanted to check in with the three aldermen serving the majority of the neighborhood and get an update on what they accomplished in 2019 and what they hope to get done this year and beyond.
Alderman Daniel La Spata, of the 1st Ward ... said the first year has been a learning experience, but he’s looking forward to pushing policies ...
What's Going on for NYE in Logan Square?
New Year’s Eve approaches, Logan Square! Here’s what’s going on for New Year’s Eve at some of our favorite spots in Logan Square!
What’s Going on in Logan: December 2019
With the big, end-of-year holidays coming up, there are plenty of themed events to enjoy—plus, just straight-up fun neighborhood things to do. Check out the best activities for each week in December in Logan and nearby ‘hoods.