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Humboldt Park Neighbors Rally To Help Mom, 3 Children Evicted From Apartment

Lauren Zamora said her landlord evicted her family and threw all their belongings into the street. Neighbors launched an online fundraiser to help them rebuild.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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Webster Avenue Bridge Construction Will Wrap By End Of November, Officials Say

The 100-year-old bridge connects Bucktown and Lincoln Park over the Chicago River. It's been fully closed to traffic for more than a year.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
9:26 AM CDT

People Will Try To Pull 90-Ton Airplane During United Airlines Fundraiser For Special Olympics

To raise money for Special Olympics, teams of 20 people will try to pull a 90-ton airplane across the tarmac Saturday at O'Hare Airport.

O'Hare
9:25 AM CDT

Barcocina Expands To Former Tecalitlan Space In West Town With Expansive Patio, Draft Cocktails

The Lakeview Mexican restaurant and cocktail spot hopes to open on Chicago Avenue by mid-October. Tecalitlan relocated to Lincoln Park last year.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
9:20 AM CDT

Open Mic Night At Jefferson Park’s Eden Church Friday Will ‘Bring People Together’

People are encouraged to bring music, visual artwork, poetry and other writing to share, or be audience members and connect with neighbors.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
9:18 AM CDT

Empty Bottle’s ‘Thee Best Western’ Block Party Returns Saturday To Celebrate Chicago’s Longest Street

The Ukrainian Village venue's latest block party will feature musical acts, plus food from restaurants up and down Western Avenue.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
9:17 AM CDT

Andersonville Arts Weekend Will Turn Neighborhood Into ‘Walkable Art Gallery,’ Including New Outdoor Market

The 18th annual arts weekend will include a self-guided art walk, artist reception parties and an outdoor art fair.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
9:16 AM CDT

Chicago Tool Library Finds A New Home On The West Side, Plans To Open There In Early 2023

A co-founder said the space is nearly five times as big as the original location in Bridgeport — and it's perfect for housing more tools and hosting workshops.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
9:13 AM CDT

Short Film Puts Spotlight On ’40s South Side Through Black Love And Poetry: ‘We Need A Lot More Stories’

The film explores Black, queer love through the lens of a '40s poet. Viewers can watch "The Funnel" virtually Friday at the Reeling Film Festival.

Citywide
9:10 AM CDT

Lincoln Park Woman Creating ‘Ripple Effect’ Of Joy By Placing Bouquets Across Chicago For Strangers To Take

Jessica Housley started With Love, Chicago in 2017 to bring people together. Since then, she's created hundreds of bouquets for strangers across the city.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
9:06 AM CDT

Andersonville’s Vase And Vessel Expands To Offer Wider Selection Of Home Goods By Local Artists 

You'll still be able to find Vase and Vessel plants and pottery at the Andersonville Galleria, but there will be an expanded selection of handmade home goods at its new location a few doors down.

Andersonville
9:04 AM CDT

21 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: St. Helen Carnival, Vintage Fall Fest, Oktoberfests And More

The temperatures are dropping, but the city isn't stopping, with fall fests, a night-long performance of Indian classical music, a tool sale and more fun.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
9:00 AM CDT

Do Chicago Bagels Stink? NYC Transplant Looks To Solve ‘Bagel Problem’ By Selling Them Out Of His Apartment

A New York City comedian has taken up a second act as a Chicago bagel maker — and the demand has been "bizarre," he said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
8:35 AM CDT

Rogers Park Tent City Residents Served Fake Eviction Notices That Promised To Move Them To Fancy Hotel: ‘Don’t Do That To Us’

The notices impersonated Ald. Maria Hadden and falsely told Touhy Park residents they would be moved to the Four Seasons. A student who has ties to aldermanic candidate Bill Morton claimed responsibility.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
8:31 AM CDT

Chicago Public Schools No Longer Nation’s Third Largest District

After 11 years of declining enrollment, Chicago Public Schools now serves 322,106 children, making it the nation’s fourth largest district after Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which serves 324,961 students.

Citywide

CPS Approves Land Deal For Near South Side High School — But State Rep Vows To Kill Key Funding

The land deal was approved despite opposition from residents who say the $120 million school will siphon students away from predominately Black neighborhood schools, deepening racial divides.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

508 Pershing, A $24 Million Affordable Apartment Development At Oakwood Shores, Opens In Bronzeville

The $24.3 million, four-story building offers 53 apartments as part of an effort to bring back thousands of units to the former public housing site.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

West Loop Neighbors To Meet With Police, Officials After Attempted Kidnappings Shake Community

The community meeting is Saturday at Mary Bartelme Park. Residents can voice their concerns with officials and local groups.

West Loop

Attackers Hit Older Asian Man With Bottle, Robbed Him On Red Line: ‘Absolutely Horrific’

The attack is the latest in a wave of violence against older Asian residents, a community advocate said.

Roseland, Pullman

Man Charged In West Loop Attempted Kidnapping Attacked 2nd Woman, Poured Urine On 3rd Woman In South Loop, Prosecutors Say

Prosecutors said Quavon Ewing attacked the three women in separate incidents within 30 minutes. One of the victims bit him on the neck to free herself, prosecutors said.

West Loop
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