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Zombies Are Invading This Ravenswood Couple’s Home — And The Whole Neighborhood Is Watching

The handmade zombie display has drawn countless visitors who bring curiosity and neighborly connections to the quiet stretch of Ravenswood Manor.

Ravenswood

Riot Fest Returns To Douglass Park: PHOTOS

The Smashing Pumpkins, Lupe Fiasco and Coheed and Cambria took the stage for the rainy return of the annual festival.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Pitchfork Kicks Off A Weekend Of Music In Union Park: PHOTOS

People flocked to the West Loop park to dance, sing and enjoy music in the open air after the festival's cancellation last year.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

ARC Music Festival Debuts In Chicago, Bringing Electronic Music To The Birthplace Of House: PHOTOS

The inaugural festival took place at Union Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Lane Tech Honors First Female Students 50 Years After Going Coed: ‘Thank You For Your Fearlessness’

Lane Tech's first female students enrolled in September 1971 after six decades of being an all-boys institution.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

A Community Celebrates As Pullman National Monument Opens To The Public

"We want it to be open, we want people to learn — when the press isn't here, we still need to be inviting," local historian Shermann "Dilla" Thomas said.

Roseland, Pullman

Summer Smash Or ‘Fyre Festival’? Workers Walk Off Job, Citing Chaos At Douglass Park Music Fest

The annual festival was disorganized from the start, workers and attendees said. Organizers said no one was hurt and they'll be back next year.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

At Ella French’s Funeral, Thousands Say Goodbye To Beloved Slain Officer: ‘I Am Here With Half My Heart’

Family and friends remembered the "bubbly and always smiling" 29-year-old as someone who adored dogs and was dedicated to helping others.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

This Portage Park Block Has Become A Sanctuary For Rare Butterflies — Thanks To One Gardener’s Influence

Ruta Lietuvninkas has been hard at work creating the Berteau Butterfly Garden, which has received acclaim from her neighbors and passersby.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

The Stock Yards Bank Building, A Back Of The Yards Cornerstone, Is Ready For An Overhaul 50 Years After It Closed

The Stockyard Bank Building was born when Chicago ruled the meatpacking industry. Nearly a century later, some hope it can reshape the community.

Back of the Yards

Shelter With On-Site Health Clinic Opens On West Side To Serve Families Experiencing Homelessness

The Primo Center in Austin will serve families and provide health care through a partnership with Lawndale Christian Health Center.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Bud Billiken Parade Returns To Bronzeville After A Year Off Because Of Pandemic

PHOTOS: The 92nd Annual Bud Billiken Parade returned to Bronzeville as school's return peers around the corner. Neighbors celebrated with dance and song all day.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Market Days Returns With Music, Dancing To Celebrate LGBTQ Pride

PHOTOS: The weekend festival marked the return of Market Days, an LGBTQ-friendly street fest, after it was canceled by COVID-19 last year.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Goats On A Boat? ComEd Treats Its Hooved Workforce To A Downtown Cruise For #HotGoatSummer

A trio of goats who clear vegetation along ComEd powerlines enjoyed a cruise along the Chicago River and a break from their work.

Downtown

South Chicago’s Brother Joel Jenkins Is ‘A Throwback,’ Using His Faith As A Reason To Stay In Communion With His Neighbors

Jenkins experiences the joys, pleasantries and annoyances of human interaction as he paces "the largest church in Chicago" — South Chicago and other South Side neighborhoods.

South Chicago, East Side

Luke’s Italian Beef Relishes Hall of Fame Recognition After A Year Of Anticipation

The award honors the Downtown restaurant, which has served Vienna Beef hot dogs for decades.

Downtown

After Mass Shooting Rocks Englewood, Neighbors Focus On Mental Health And Healing: ‘You’re Not Alone. We Care About You’

Violence interrupters are taking over corners in Englewood to provide support to residents as they grieve and heal after a mass shooting left four people dead and four wounded.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘Massacre’ In Englewood Leaves Families, Neighbors Looking For Answers In Slaying Of 4 People, Including Young Mothers

The family of Shermetria Williams — who was supposed to graduate the same day she was slain — is asking for people with information to come forward.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Young Mom Set To Graduate Tuesday Among 4 Killed In Englewood Mass Shooting

Police are still determining what happened but said there was an argument inside the home and someone fired shots.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

As New Owners Take Over Former Mercy Hospital, Activists Who Helped Save It Want To Know More About Deal With The City

Insight Hospital leaders are promising a $50 million investment in the first two years, reinstating the emergency department and having three community members appointed to the board in the next three months.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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