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You Can Hear One Of The World’s Largest Instruments In Action This Week — And It’ll Be Festive, Of Course

The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon was installed during the summer of 1932, and its 72 bells range from 10.5 to almost 37,000 pounds.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published
Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Pilsen’s Via Crucis ‘Brings People Together’ On Good Friday

To celebrate Good Friday, hundreds of Catholics walked along 18th Street for the annual reenactment of the living stations of the cross in Pilsen.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Happy Village Officially Sells For $1.5 Million — But Dive Bar’s Renovation On Hold ‘For One Last Summer’

"We're going to run it as-is for the next six months," said Andrew Miller, one of the bar's new owners. "We're cognizant of the connection people have with this place."