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Downtown

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.

Downtown

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.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

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.

Downtown

‘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.

Downtown

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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Neighbors Angry After High School Dumped Dozens of Classic Books, But CPS Says They Were Outdated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.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

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.

Downtown

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

‘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.

Downtown

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.

Downtown

Students At 2 Chicago Schools Will Win Free Back-To-School Supplies In Contest

Here's how you can nominate your school.

Downtown

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.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Hyatt House Hotel Opens In Fulton Market, Adding More Rooms To Booming Neighborhood

Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) thanked neighbors for giving the thumbs up to the project.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

‘Justice For Baby Yovanny’: As Slain Teen’s Alleged Killers Indicted, Family Wants Justice For Her Infant Still Clinging To Life

After a silent march to the courthouse, family members mourned the tragic murder of Marlen Ochoa Lopez.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Gately’s Peoples Store Neon Sign Will Live On After Fire: ‘Deserves A Place In A Museum,’ Ald. Anthony Beale Says

The alderman said he's working with the Gately family to remove, preserve and display the old sign, which survived Friday's devastating fire.

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