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Kanye West’s Honorary Doctorate Degree Rescinded By School Of Art Institute Of Chicago

"Ye’s actions do not align with SAIC’s mission and values," a university spokesperson said. A petition to get West's degree rescinded received more than 4,000 signatures.

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It’s Snowing In Chicago — But It’ll Turn Back Into Rain This Weekend

Less than a half-inch of snow and sleet are expected to accumulate.

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30 Years Ago, Englewood’s Racine Green Line Station Shut Down. Now, Neighbors Are Ramping Up Fight To Bring It Back

Englewood organizers got an advisory referendum on the 2023 ballot to push forward efforts to reopen the long-closed station. CTA leaders say they support it.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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December Is The Perfect Time To See Chicago, Local Tour Guide Says

Hilary Marzec has long introduced Chicagoans and tourists to the beautiful interiors of lesser-known Loop buildings.

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This Week In Photos: After The Buses, Casino Community Meeting And More

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff.

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As Sadlowski Garza Steps Aside, 5 Candidates Are Vying For The Southeast Side’s City Council Seat

Óscar Sanchez, Ana Guajardo, Peter Chico, Jessica A. Venegas and Yessenia Carreón are in the running for the 10th Ward race.

South Chicago, East Side
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After North Park Recycling Center Is Damaged, A Fan Launches Fundraiser To Help Nonprofit Recoup Losses

City officials denied an August cleanup at the independently run recycling center caused any damage, but the longtime founder says he is now thousands of dollars in the hole.

North Park
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Holiday Toy Drives Are Collecting Gifts For Chicago Families In Need: ‘It’s Good For People To See That Somebody Cares’

Here’s how you can spread holiday cheer to families who are struggling right now.

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Portage Park Turkish Goods Store Home Line Decoration Permanently Closing After A Year Of Low Sales

The shop, which opened in 2018, will close after all of its inventory is sold. The owners say they could open a new business in its place.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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What Are Humboldt Park’s Housing Needs? Give Input At City Listening Session Next Week

The meeting is part of a broader effort to keep residents informed about Invest South/West projects in their neighborhoods.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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The Englewood Arts Collective Is Transforming A Vacant South Shore Storefront Into An Artist’s Haven

The Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commerce invited the group to use a city grant to create a safe space for local artists to thrive.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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Find Local Honey, Handmade Jewelry And More At The Plant’s Winter Market In Back Of The Yards

People can do holiday shopping from a variety of local businesses and grab a bite to eat Sunday.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
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This Chicagoan Wants To Build A Pickleball Empire. He’s Hosting A Tournament On The Bulls Court

It will be the first time pickleball will be played inside an NBA arena.

West Loop
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There’s Still Time For 3rd Ward Residents To Weigh In On The Red Line Extension

An online survey is open through Friday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago’s Earliest Sunset Of The Year Happens Today — At 4:19 PM

Starting Friday, the sun will set later and later until we're at a post-5 p.m. sunset in late January.


House Music Venue Wants To Open In The West Loop, But Residents Say Not On Their ‘Quiet’ Block

Habitat Chicago owners said they want the late-night club to offer an inclusive and safe nightlife experience, but they will need the alderman to lift a liquor moratorium.

West Loop

16 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: An Art Stroll, Hot Cocoa Crawl, Yoga With Butterflies And More

You can also sample sips of vino at Wine Fest, watch a Stevie Wonder tribute concert and attend a children's lantern parade.


Albany Park’s Green Spaces Plant Shop Up For Sale A Year After Opening 

Hanan Khrawish opened her shop in December 2021 and won a local business award, but she has struggled to stay afloat. "I had to put this on the market because the business was just plummeting."

Albany Park

South And West Siders Are Most Affected By HIV/AIDS. More Funding, Services Are Needed, Expert Says

The ongoing stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS as well as economic disparities continue to prevent marginalized communities from accessing treatment and prevention for the disease.


12 Hopefuls Aim To Replace Ald. Leslie Hairston In Packed 5th Ward Race

The South Side's 5th Ward, which includes parts of Hyde Park, Woodlawn and South Shore, is a hotbed of economic and political attention as the home of the future Obama Presidential Center.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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