A troop of Irish dancers walk in the South Side Irish Parade.Kate Gardiner/Flickr

Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parades, River Dyeing Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

The events draw more than one million people to Chicago to celebrate together — which is exactly what health officials don't want as coronavirus spreads.

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Bridgeporters Say Bat-Wielding Vigilantes Are Terrorizing Peaceful Protesters, Neighbors

"It is absolutely not appropriate for people to take up arms, bats, pipes, whatever in ... patrolling neighborhoods," Mayor Lightfoot said of Wednesday night's crowd at 31st and Princeton.

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Black LGBTQ Group Raising Money For Black, Queer Mutual Aid Fund

The Lighthouse Foundation's Black Queer Mutual Aid Fund will give out $100 micro grants to help Black LGBTQ people with rent, food and other needs.