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Pilsen Nonprofit Breaks Ground On Long-Awaited Affordable Housing Project: ‘We Believe In Development Without Displacement’

"Finding a safe, affordable place to live — and call home and raise a family — shouldn't be an elusive pipe dream," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
4:15 PM CDT

Door-To-Door Outreach Is Connecting Thousands With Vaccine Information In South And West Sides, City Says

Volunteers with the city's Vaccine Ambassdor program have been working since June to directly contact Chicagoans to answer questions and help them sign up for vaccine appointments.

3:18 PM CDT

‘I Was Profiled, I Was Threatened’: 911 Audio Shows Distraught Nikkita Brown After Cop Grabbed Her Near Beach

Lawyers say the Chicago Police Department has yet to turn over vital evidence, like body cam footage and police reports taken after a Black woman was grabbed by an officer telling her to leave a closed park.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
2:22 PM CDT

‘Historic’ Gang Feud To Blame For Recent Uptown Shootings Near Sheridan And Wilson, Police Say

Six people have been shot at Sheridan and Wilson since late July in a longstanding gang conflict. Neighbors in a nearby high rise are voicing concerns for their safety.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
2:00 PM CDT

Newly Discovered Fancy-Feathered Fossil Bird Has A Field Museum Link

Jingmai O'Connor of The Field Museum, co-wrote a study on the recently discovered Yuanchuavis fossil bird, which lived during the Early Cretaceous period.

10:00 AM CDT

With Ban On New Apartments In Fulton Market Lifted, High-Rise Proposals Keep Flooding In

Developer Trammell Crow wants to build a 33-story apartment high-rise and a 26-story office tower and would make an acre of parkland open to the public.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
9:37 AM CDT

A Food Truck Park Could Be Coming To City-Owned Lot Near Old Megamall

Under a community-driven proposal, one Logan Square lot would become a public park with a water feature and another would be designated for paleta and empanada carts and food trucks.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
9:00 AM CDT

At Halfway Point, The Top Vienna Beef Hot Dog Stand Challenge Contestant Has Been To 278 Stands In 4 Weeks

An elite group of five contestants are racing to visit 367 Vienna Beef hot dog stands before the challenge ends in four weeks. The owner of Byron's in Uptown said the contest has helped boost business.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
8:40 AM CDT

Christkindlmarket Returns This Winter After Year Off Because Of COVID-19

The 25th annual holiday market will be staged Nov. 19-Dec. 24 at Daley Plaza and Nov. 19-Dec. 31 outside Wrigley Field.

8:33 AM CDT

6 Things To Know About Pedro Martinez, Chicago’s Next Schools Chief

The oldest of 10 children, Martinez grew up in Chicago, attended Benito Juarez High and has three sisters teaching in Chicago Public Schools.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
8:03 AM CDT

West Side Community Garden Will Become Art Installation For Chicago Architecture Biennial, Showing The Potential Of Vacant Urban Spaces

The projects in this year's expo are meant to inspire people to radically reimagine the possibilities of what could exist in open and public spaces, especially on the thousands of vacant lots around the city.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
7:55 AM CDT

Lakeview Businesses Announce Return Of Halloween Beer Stroll For Adults, Trick-Or-Treating For Families

The Halloween-themed Lincoln Avenue Beer Stroll and Trick-or-Treat on Southport events are returning next month after being canceled due to the pandemic.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
7:40 AM CDT

A Bucktown Piano Teacher Needs Help Paying Her Bills After Hit-And-Run Leaves Her Badly Injured

A car hit Monica Rose while she was riding her moped in Wicker Park. Her injuries mean she can't travel to piano lessons and other gigs.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
7:40 AM CDT

Dozens Of Filtered Water Filling Stations Being Installed In Parks, Buildings On South And West Sides

The Elkay bottle filling stations are being set up at city parks, buildings and community centers to improve access to clean drinking water and reduce single-use plastics.

7:35 AM CDT

Bask In BBQ Delights At Growing Home’s Annual Backyard Barbecue In Englewood

Five chefs are teaming up to offer tasty barbecue to neighbors at the Sunday event.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
7:10 AM CDT

Southport Neighbors Association Is Holding Its First Yard Sale. Here’s How To Participate

The Southport Neighbors Association will help people promote their yard sales by publishing a map of all participating households and supplying yard signs.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
7:00 AM CDT

‘Art Quest’ Offers Self-Guided Tours Of Murals, Galleries And More In Wicker Park And Bucktown

The tour includes a new mural called Butterfly Effect along the Blue Line tracks at Milwaukee and Wolcott avenues. It honors Olga Calderon, a clerk at a nearby Walgreens who was killed last year.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
7:00 AM CDT

‘It’s All Good’ Episode 19: The Double Dutch Sisterhood

"When we jump double dutch, it takes us back in time to a place where we didn’t have to worry about kids, jobs, bills, any of those things," founder Pamela Robinson said. "It's a club for women to come out and play outside again."

6:50 AM CDT

Wildlight Yoga Studio Moves Into New Six Corners Location As It Celebrates 3 Years Of Business

Wildlight Yoga studio, one of the few locally-owned yoga studios in the Far Northwest Side, is back to in-person teaching but will still offer virtual classes.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
6:50 AM CDT

Rogers Park Shelter For Women And Children Getting A Much-Needed Upgrade — Thanks To Neighbors Who Stepped Up To Help

New Life Interim Shelter has provided families housing and social services for 30 years, operating out of a 1920s auto garage.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
6:35 AM CDT
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