Chicago River Advocates and Public Officials Take "The Big Jump" + Indoor Trampoline Park Coming Soon + New Neighborhood Restaurant Openings: Top 3 Stories In and Around West Town

The Chicago River is Getting Cleaner and More Swimmable Faster Than We Ever Thought Possible

On Saturday, August 25th 2018, Chicago River Advocates and Officials took a "Big Jump" into the South Branch of the Chicago River at Ping Tom Park to display the cleanliness of the river to the public. Through various filtering processes, the water that is being released back into the Chicago River is cleaner than the river water itself and it is now only a matter of time before the entire river is deemed "swimmable". 

Through the valiant and consistent efforts of the Friends of the Chicago River and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District the Chicago River is becoming cleaner faster than we ever thought was possible. With so many new residential development projects in motion along the North Branch and South Branch of the Chicago River, it is time to reclaim the Chicago River for all of Chicago's residents to enjoy and put the river to its highest and best use.


West Town to Host Chicago's First Indoor Trampoline Park

A 33,000 square foot indoor trampoline park is coming to West Town - and the trampoline park has the neighborhood's kids jumping for joy - literally. Altitude Trampoline Parks has locations throughout the world, and the company is calling on Chicago to be the next in line.

Altitude Trampoline Park in West Town will be located at 404 N Armour Street just south of Grand Ave in the 33,000 square foot Bow & Truss building. The Altitude Trampoline Park is expected to open in Fall of 2018. For more information visit:


New Neighborhood Restaurant + Cafe + Bar Openings

West Town, Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square continue to become hot hoods for new restaurant and culinary offerings giving neighborhood residents something to chew on - literally. Here is a roundup of new and notable eateries + cafes in the area:

Funkenhausen (1709 W Chicago Ave) - a German-inspired restaurant and beer hall serving classic German food favorites with a funky twist.

Paradise Park (1913 W North Ave) - a casual + trippy, outdoor trailer park patio-inspired eatery specializing in pizza, calzones and salads.

Neon Wilderness (1270 N Milwaukee Ave) - the perfect dynamic duo of high-end cocktails and cheap brews makes Neon Wilderness a win-win for nightlife lovers.

Tricycle (1700 N Damen Ave) - an eclectic assortment of beer and wine with a tasty food menu to boot, Tricycle is brought to you by the top tastemakers at Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden.  

Four Letter Word (3022 W Diversey Ave) - an Istanbul to Chicago coffee connection with local roasters serving some of the most robust cups of Joe on the Northwest side of Chicago. Four Letter Word is quickly becoming a Logan Square neighborhood favorite.