Akhirah's Praline Candy, Beignets and Coffee, owned by Arron Muhammad, is one of the restaurants participating in Taste of Black Chicago this weekend. Sarah Conway/ Block Club Chicago

Akhirah’s In South Loop Celebrates New Orleans Flavors And Black Entrepreneurship

It's barbells and beignets for this personal trainer-turned-baker.

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Suburban Couple Robbed 4 People At Gunpoint During Spree Of North Side Hold-Ups, Police Say

An officer fractured a hip while trying to stop and talk to the two, police said.

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St. Helen Carnival Offers Music And Rides For Ages ‘3 to 93’ All Weekend In Ukrainian Village

Admission is free and there will be 10 bands offering live music throughout the 3-day event.

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Ikea (Yes, That Ikea) Opening A Pop-Up On Damen In Bucktown … With Free Meatballs

Visitors can hang out in four different rooms at the four-day event, from August 23-26 in the former Marc Jacobs boutique storefront.