Get Spooky With These 27 Halloween And El Día De Los Muertos Events Around Chicago This Weekend
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are packed with trick-or-treating, festivals and more. Here is our roundup of the festivities.
And The Pumpkin-Carving Contest Winner Is …
More than 25 people entered our raffle through email and social media, sending in amazing painted, carved and decorated jack-o'-lanterns. Check them all out here.
Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag
Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!
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Michigan Man Brings His Large, Loud Pro-Trump Float To Downtown Streets, ‘Annoying’ Some Chicagoans
The float, which tours the country as the "Trump Unity Bridge," is meant to inspire people, according to its creator. Some Chicagoans, however, were not thrilled.
Construction For CTA Red-Purple Bypass Set To Begin This Fall
A long-awaited plan to "detangle" the crowded Red, Brown and Purple line tracks in Lakeview is finally getting underway.
The Halal Guys Closes Its Chicago Locations, But Suburban Branches Are Still Open
Known for its simple menu of shawarma or falafel, its white sauce and its flaming hot red sauce, the popular New York City street food came to Chicago in 2015.
‘Cooked’ Screening Brings Experts On 1995 Chicago Heat Wave Together To Discuss How Racism Fueled The Tragedy
Block Club Chicago reporter Jamie Nesbitt Golden will moderate a discussion following the film screening about the policies that led to such a disaster.
Bump-Outs Planned At Chase Avenue And Clark Street In Rogers Park
Bump-outs make crossing the street safer, Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) said in a Facebook post.
Florida Man Brought In To Catch Chance The Snapper, Humboldt Park Shut Down As Gator Search Continues
It's not clear if Alligator Bob, who has searched for the alligator for six days, is still part of the effort to find it. But he did pack up his traps before leaving the park Sunday.
Neighbors Angry After High School Dumped Dozens of Classic Books, But CPS Says They Were Outdated
CPS officials say the books were recycled and are conducting an "evaluation" of the confusing situation.
50 City-Owned Vacant Lots On South And West Sides Getting Makeovers As Part Of Job Training Push
The Grounds for Peace program kicked off on Tuesday.
Chicago Dyke March Brings ‘Anti-Capitalist’ Pride Celebration To Little Village This Weekend
Organizers of the march are asking supporters with the means to donate through their GoFundMe page to help fund food, permits, ASL interpreters and more.
North Branch’s Wild Mile Gets A Blast Of Green As Shedd Aquarium Helps Add New Floating Island
Wild Mile Chicago includes floating islands in the North Branch Canal just east of Goose Island.
Mosquito Season Is Nearly Upon Us As Chicago Heats Up
Eleven counties, including Cook County, have seen mosquito batches or birds with West Nile virus so far.
Chef Curtis Duffy And Michael Muser To Open ‘Ever’ In Fulton Market Next Spring
The two left three-star Michelin restaurant Grace in a partnership dispute in 2017.
‘50 In 50’: Free Street Theater To Stage Performances In Every Ward This Weekend
Small teams will perform takes on what it means to survive in Chicago and create a “just and joyous” city.
Protesters Demand Release Of Immigrant Children In Heartland’s Chicago Shelters
“Anybody who has children, or had children, should take this personally,” one activist said of the five shelters Heartland operates in Chicago neighborhoods.
Students At 2 Chicago Schools Will Win Free Back-To-School Supplies In Contest
Here's how you can nominate your school.
Yovanny Lopez, Baby Of Slain Pregnant Teen Marlen, Dies After Weeks On Life Support
The slain teen's family wants more charges to be filed against Marlen's killers.