After months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, DryHop's patio opened for outdoor dining.Jake Wittich/Block Club Chicago

Partaking In Patio Season? Be Very Careful, Doctors Say As Nervous Diners Emerge From Quarantine

Patio dining is fairly safe when restaurants heed the safeguards and customers are “vigilant” about washing their hands, practicing social distancing and wearing masks, medical experts said.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.