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No Plans This Weekend? Check Out This ‘BLOC Party’ In Bronzeville

The "BLOC" — Bronzeville Loving Our Community — party starts 5 p.m. July 25 with food, music and live performances.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
1 hour ago

US At ‘Pivotal Point’ In Pandemic As Delta Variant Rips Through Unvaccinated Communities

Local and national officials have warned multiple times this week the Delta variant is creating a new wave of COVID-19.

3 hours ago

Former Nick’s On Wilson Bar To Become LGBTQ-Friendly 2 Bears Tavern From Owners Of Popular North Side Bars

2 Bears Tavern will inhabit the former space of Nick's On Wilson, the popular late-night spot that closed during the pandemic.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
1:28 PM CDT

Here’s Where You Can Get Vaccinated This Weekend In Bronzeville

As the number of Delta variant cases rise, South Side organizations are teaming up to get more residents vaccinated.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
12:45 PM CDT

Controversial Affordable Housing Project In Auburn Gresham Will Be Redesigned — But Neighbors Still Want A Grocery Store Instead

Rather than building one affordable housing complex in Auburn Gresham, developers and city officials have proposed adding two.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
9:08 AM CDT

West Siders To Hold March For Peace After 2 Mass Shootings Within Minutes: ‘There’s No Respect For Life’

The community's response to ending violence must continue to be "all hands on deck," one organizer said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
8:50 AM CDT

ChiFresh Kitchen, Co-Op That Hires Formerly Incarcerated People To Cook For Those In Need, Finds A New Home In Greater Grand Crossing

Within two years, co-op members hope to be making 5,000 meals daily at a new facility at 400 E. 71st St.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
8:15 AM CDT

Family, Neighbors Offer Tributes To Edgebrook Filmmaker Jeff Marpé: ‘He Came In Like A Comet And Burned Bright’

Jeff Marpé loved giving back to local businesses. The Marpé family will hold a memorial for him 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Emerald Isle.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash
8:10 AM CDT

Casa Durango, An Affordable Housing Development In Pilsen, To Break Ground This Fall

Casa Durango will be a 37-unit development at 1850 S. Racine Ave. and a 16-unit building at 2008 S. Ashland Ave.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
8:00 AM CDT

Latin Jazz Festival Coming To Humboldt Park This Weekend

The fest, now in its 14th year, is Friday and Saturday at the Humboldt Park Fieldhouse.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
8:00 AM CDT

Love Beer And Good Causes? Here’s Where You Can Combine The Two Friday

A special IPA will be on tap Friday at Mitchell's Tap to raise money for Lost Boyz.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park
7:53 AM CDT

It Could Feel Like 100 Degrees This Weekend In Chicago, Weather Agency Warns

People are encouraged to take breaks indoors and drink water, as the weather could prove dangerously warm.

7:51 AM CDT

Neighbors Asked For A Dog Run Next To A Community Garden In Pilsen. A Fundraiser Brings It Closer to Reality

The money will go toward water service and installation of chain-link fencing and a double-gate system. Trees also will be added.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
7:20 AM CDT

‘I Have To Start All Over Again’: Chicago Parents Worry About What’s Next If Preschools Close

Chicago parents are scrambling to find alternative child care as Head Start programs face steep budget cuts.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
7:00 AM CDT

Sterling Bay Pitches 25-Story Apartment Tower In Fulton Market — But City Wants More Affordable Units

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) said the project could be stalled because the city and developers don't agree on how many on-site affordable units there should be.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
7:00 AM CDT

Friends, Family Of Slain Youth Activist Caleb Reed Look For Permanent Home For A Mural In His Honor

The 17-year-old was part of the citywide movement to get police out of public schools. “Now we want to keep his legacy going," his friend said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
7:00 AM CDT

Chicago Public Schools Will Require Masks When Classes Resume — But 3 Feet Of Distancing Not Guaranteed

The state school board has said masks can be optional for vaccinated students and teachers. But local district can set stricter rules.


Shooting Victim Wanted To Live To See Justin Fields Play For The Bears. He Survived — Then The Quarterback Paid Him A Visit

As Scott Morrow fought for his life, 41-year-old thought, "I can't die before I see Justin Fields take the field."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago Sees 291 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day As Delta Fuels A Spike — And As People ‘Forget About COVID,’ Top Doc Says

"Fifty out of 50 states are seeing increases like this. We remain broadly in control at this point," Dr. Allison Arwady said.


Mag Mile Event Series Kicks Off Thursday, Featuring Music, Shopping, Dining And More

Popup concerts and outdoor events are just some of the fun the public can enjoy on the Mag Mile this summer.

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