Mary Bartelme Park Advisory Council will host its 8th annual Christmas tree- and menorah-lighting ceremonies this weekend. Michael Lyons

Tree, Menorah-Lighting Ceremonies And Holiday Stroll Kick Off Season In West Loop This Weekend

The holiday stroll on Madison will include a letters for Santa station, ornament decorating party and winter-themed drinks.

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Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report, Will Have To Surrender To Cops

Once considered a victim in a racist attack in Streeterville, the "Empire" star is now facing a felony charge.

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Steve Madden Closing Its Wicker Park Store (Which Means Boots Are $20)

The shoe shop has called the 1553 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront home for roughly a decade.