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This Week In Photos: After The Buses, Casino Community Meeting And More

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff.

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A Young Venezuelan Dreamed Of Being A Baseball Player. In Chicago, He Found A New Passion Behind A Camera

Jesus David Lucena Castillo has spent more than five years separated from his family. During Día de los Muertos, a friendly encounter changed his course in the city.

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Un Joven Venezolano Soñaba Con Ser Beisbolista. En Chicago Encontró Una Nueva Pasión Detrás De Una Cámara

Jesús David Lucena Castillo ha pasado más de cinco años separado de su familia. Durante el Día de los Muertos, un encuentro amistoso cambia su rumbo en la ciudad.

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This Week In Photos: Navigating A Dangerous Bike Lane, A Fight To Save A Statue And More

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff this week.

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5 Protesters Arrested Outside Pilsen Church As Workers Remove Beloved Statue After Monthslong Standoff

People have camped outside the closed St. Adalbert's for weeks, hoping to prevent workers from moving the La Pietà statue to St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

This Week In Photos: Feeding Neighbors At Touhy Park, Poland Vs. Mexico And A Touching Reunion

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff this week.

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Holiday Season Is Officially On As Chicago’s 55-Foot Christmas Tree Is Lit In Millennium Park

PHOTOS: The tree lighting ceremony lit up Michigan Avenue as people ice skated, shopped, sipped hot chocolate and braved the cold night.

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This Week In Photos: Dispensaries Open, First Snowfall And More

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff this week.

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Ex-Gov. Pat Quinn Won’t Run For Mayor, He Announces At News Conference: ‘This Could Have Been An Email’

Those at the former governor's press conference expected a big announcement, but instead they learned he would continue to fight for mayoral term limits.

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This Week In Photos: Elections, Chuy Runs For Mayor, Jones Students Protest And A Lunar Eclipse

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff this week.

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This Week In Photos: East Garfield Park Tries To Heal, Día De Los Muertos and More

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff this week.

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Pilsen’s Muertos De La Risa Procession Keeps Traditions Alive While Honoring The Dead

PHOTOS: The longstanding Día de los Muertos celebration, the first held in person since 2019, drew hundreds to Dvorak Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

This Week In Photos: Tavern On Rush, Kanye West, A New Mayoral Candidate And A Skeleton Pirate Ship

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff this week.

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Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson Is Running For Chicago Mayor: ‘We Are Going To Bring A Revival To This City’

Johnson, a middle school teacher and Chicago Teachers Union organizer, joins a crowded field that includes three sitting alderman vying to deny Mayor Lori Lightfoot a second term.

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Haunted Chicago: Here’s Some Of Our Favorite Neighborhood Halloween Decorations

PHOTOS: Check out how Chicagoans have decked out homes across the city for Halloween.

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This Week In Photos: Obama’s Surprise Visit, Pilsen Ofrenda, Church Protest And More

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff this week.

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Workers Stop Removal Of Pilsen Church Statue After Neighbors Protest: ‘It Belongs To Them, Not To The Archdiocese’

For years, Polish and Mexican parishioners fought to save St. Adalbert's church. Now, they're fighting to keep a replica of Michelangelo’s La Pietà statue there.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Fall Foliage, Local Businesses And Open House Favorites: Here’s Chicago In Photos This Week

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes — and lenses — of the Block Club Chicago staff this week.

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New EDM Fest Necropolis Cancels, Promises Alternative Shows

Festival organizers posted online, writing, "We strive to put out the best experience possible for our fans, unfortunately we no longer feel that we can accomplish this."

Downtown

New EDM Festival Necropolis Coming To Northerly Island For Halloween Weekend

The Oct. 29-30 fest will showcase a range of EDM artists, including Alison Wonderland, Excision, and DJ Diesel, aka Shaq.

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