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Family-Friendly Halloween Celebration, Resource Fair Coming To Hermosa Next Week

People can decorate pumpkins, learn to dance and get their flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the Hermosa Halloween event.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

At FroSkate, Women, People Of Color And Queer Skateboarders Shine After Years Of Skate Park Intimidation

The Black-woman-led collective creates space for people who are traditionally underrepresented in skateboarding. “At froSkate, our favorite saying is, 'All love, no hate.'"

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Hear Real Chicago Ghost Stories On Bloomingdale Trail’s Self-Guided Ghost Train Tour

The 606 will feature 15 “ghost train stops” where visitors can scan a QR code to listen to an audio narration of a real Chicago ghost story.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

South Shore Family Gets National Award For Dedication To Volunteering: ‘There’s Always Something You Can Do To Help’

The Riley-Scruggs family received a Daily Point of Life Award on Wednesday for their impact in the community.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Coalfire Pizza In West Town Closes Temporarily Because Of Staffing Shortages

On Sunday, Coalfire Pizza closed its doors for the first time in its 15-year history because it didn’t have enough cooks. The restaurant is expected to reopen Tuesday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Here’s How To Celebrate Halloween All Month In Lincoln Square And Ravenswood

Local businesses will host Halloween-themed events throughout October and keep their doors open on Halloween for trick-or-treaters.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

American Science & Surplus Is Leaving For The Suburbs After 84 Years On The Northwest Side

The beloved seller of knickknacks and oddities, many with a science or educational bent, is moving to Park Ridge at the end of October.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ramova Theater In Bridgeport, A ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ Readies For Its Comeback After Decades Of Sitting Empty

A $28 million restoration project will transform the crumbling theater into a live entertainment space, restaurant and brewery.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

It’s Time To Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day In Illinois, Activists Say At Monday Rally

“When Columbus is honored, it further diminishes Native people, our history and culture,” one organizer said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

New Chicago River Sensors Give Real-Time Updates On Water Quality

“H2NOW reports on the river like a meteorologist reports on the weather,” said Alaina Harkness, executive director of the nonprofit leading the project.

Citywide

Chicago Voted Best US City To Visit For 5th Straight Year, Survey Says

More than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers responded to the magazine's annual survey about where they've visited.

Citywide

National Museum Of Mexican Art Will Be Open Late Thursday, Giving More Visitors A Chance To See Día De Los Muertos Exhibit

The National Museum of Mexican Art is staying open until 8 p.m Thursday and hosting a special Día De Los Muertos art activity.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Riverwalk Visitors Can Enjoy Fall With Special Events, Programs Throughout October

The Riverwalk is hosting Fall Festival, which will include a Halloween costume party, pumpkin patch and Oktoberfest celebrations.

Downtown

Love Spooky Movies? The Park District’s Outside Horror Movie Series Is Back All October

Halloween movie lovers can watch the films outside while seated near a campfire and enjoying marshmallows.

Citywide