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At Drag March For Change, Activists Say Fight For Black Trans Justice Must Continue — Starting In Northalsted

"I'm tired of these bars on North Halsted dragging their feet on things we have told them they need to improve on to make their businesses better for everyone," said one organizer. "It still feels like the same old Boystown."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
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After A Teenager Was Shot Near Oz Park, Neighbors Call For More Security Cameras, Foot Patrols

A 17-year-old boy was arrested and charged in connection to the shooting, but neighbors say they need more security cameras and cooperation with police to make the Oz Park area safer.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Chicago Police Will Use Correct Names, Genders For Trans, Nonconforming People Under New Policy

The Police Department wants residents to comment on changes to its policy. Public comment is open through June 25.

Citywide

First Tee Opens Youth Golfing Facility That Transforms Waveland Clock Tower Building Into A Clubhouse

The new clubhouse features an indoor golfing simulator and a learning lounge for kids in First Tee — Greater Chicago's program.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Dom’s Kitchen & Market Opens In Lincoln Park. Here’s A Look Inside The Grocery Store And Food Hall

Dom's Kitchen & Market combines grocery shopping with restaurant dining and food delivery.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Drag March For Change, Which Drew Thousands Last Year, Returns Sunday: ‘We Want People Of Color To Have A Seat At The Table’

The second Drag March for Change begins 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Belmont and Halsted.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

The Bird Cage, Reopening Later This Month, Highlighting Chicago LGBTQ Heroes With Pride Month Display

The mini museum features LGBTQ icons like Vernita Gray, Antonia "Tata" Flores and chef Tania Callaway. The Bird Cage reopens June 24.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Lincoln Park’s Cenacle Sisters Requesting Demolition Permit To Convert Religious Center Into Homes

Cenacle Sisters is selling the religious center to care for aging nuns.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Long-Awaited AIDS Garden Finally Breaks Ground — And Could Open This Fall

The garden has been in the works for more than a decade, but it's faced delays due to funding issues.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Goodbye, ‘Boystown’: After Lakeview Strip Rebranded To Be More Inclusive, Banners Now Welcome Visitors To Northalsted

Lakeview's Boystown banners were replaced after critics said the nickname didn't represent women and nonbinary people.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Chicago Transgender Women Are Reclaiming Their Narrative Through Groundbreaking Talk Shows

Irregular Girl's "That Shit's Trans" and Alex Jenny's "The Moment" show local transgender women are redefining what it means to be a trans person in media.

Citywide

Dance Floors Reopen In Chicago’s LGBTQ Neighborhood After 15 Months Of Coronavirus Closure: ‘It Feels Like Pride Again’

"I cannot describe how extraordinary it feels" to see normalcy return, one bar manager said as he held back tears.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Pop-Up Book Sales, Audio Walking Tours And More Coming To Lakeview This Summer Through Community Grant Program

Nearly a dozen community events and mini-festivals throughout the neighborhood this summer are being supported by $40,000 in grants.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Friday’s Expanded Capacity At Wrigley Field Means 25,000 Can Hear New, History-Making PA Announcer

Jeremiah Paprocki, 21, is the youngest and first Black PA announcer for the Chicago Cubs. "I've always dreamed of getting this job ... but now to actually have it is unbelievable."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Man, 52, Dies After Crashing Porsche Into At Least Five Cars In Lakeview

The crash happened on Addison Street near Southport Avenue, police said.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Roscoe Village Is Getting Its First Farmers Market Next Month. These Are Its Vendors

The Roscoe Village Farmers Market will feature fresh produce, pastries, coffee and other goods from nearly a dozen Chicago-area vendors.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

$1.3 Billion Plan To Build Skyscrapers, Townhomes And Parks On Part Of Moody Bible’s Campus Approved By City Council

Aldermen approved the North Union project, which will annex about half of Moody Bible Institute's campus.

Near North Side, River North

Chicago Cubs Get One-Time OK For Weekend Night Game Next Month

Night weekend games at Wrigley typically are banned, but the City Council approved an exception to give the team more rest before the June 18 game against Miami.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Pride Parade To Be Held In October After Last Year’s Coronavirus Cancellation

Chicago's LGBTQ Pride Parade is making its comeback Oct. 3 after being canceled last year by the coronavirus pandemic.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lincoln Park Preschool Gets Key City Approval After Delay And Dueling Traffic Studies From CPS, Neighbors

Two new Chicago Public Schools preschools in Lincoln Park just need approval from City Council to become reality.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
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