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.
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.'"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.