Articles By Alexandra Chaidez

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For Street Performers, Pandemic Leaves Them With Few Options: ‘Well, Now What Do I Do?’

For some, the pandemic has put a pause on their gigs. Others say that the crisis has forced them to reflect on why they became a musician in the first place.

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Couple Raising Money To Bring Luxury Indoor Dog Park To Irving Park

Zoomies, a 20,000-square-foot dog park, will allow 24/7 access for members and have services like self-wash dog baths and a coffee bar and vows to be "completely odor-free."

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Black-Owned Hair Salon Raising Money To Rebuild After Looting: ‘My Mother Lost Everything She Worked For In One Day’

China McNeil opened ChiHair Imports about five years ago but has been in the hair business for more than 20 years. The salon, 674 N. Dearborn St., was completely cleared out last week.

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Rent, Mortgage Help Now Available For Illinois Residents Who Lost Money From Coronavirus

Each program will provide $150 million to homeowners and renters across Illinois.

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Drive-In ‘Movies At The Parks’ Offers 6 Movies Around The City

Some of the movies that will be screened include "Cooley High," “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Akeelah and the Bee" and “The Secret Life of Bees."

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South Side Youth-Led Farmers Market Adding Open Mic Night Starting This Week

The market has been run by South Side youths for more than a decade. They're hoping an open mic night will help draw more customers to support Black and Brown vendors selling fresh produce and goods.

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IIT Faculty, Students Concerned And Frustrated With School’s Reopening Plans

Illinois Institute of Technology is one of many colleges allowed to open their doors this fall, but social distancing and face masks will be required.

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Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump To Headline One Tail At A Time Virtual Fundraiser

The Summer Shake Up at 1 p.m. Saturday will raise money for the shelter and its ongoing work during the pandemic.