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Katie Finlon

‘Golden Girls’ Fan Convention Returns To Chicago After Going Viral In 2022

Featured events include a disco dance party and a live performance by The Golden Gals featuring Ginger Minj, of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Chicagoans Confused, Weirded Out After Author Tom Cantor Mass Mails His Unsolicited Book, ‘Changed’

The religious books from Tom Cantor mysteriously showed up in mailboxes across the city. Neighbors say they don't know why they're receiving them.


This Has Been Chicago’s 7th-Warmest Winter On Record Since 1900 — But Cold And Snow Are Picking Up Speed

This winter's average daily temperature so far has been 32.4 degrees. Normally, the season's mean temperature is 28.1 degrees in Chicago.


Hilco Plans Fleet Storage Yard Next To Target Warehouse In Little Village

The Target distribution center known as Exchange 55 was the site of a botched implosion of an old coal smokestack during its redevelopment by Hilco.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Christkindlmarket Closing Early As Winter Storm Approaches, But Wrigleyville Location Will Be Open Next Week

The markets in Daley Plaza and Aurora will close for the season 4 p.m. Thursday due to the weather. The Wrigleyville location will reopen Dec 26-31 for those who still want their German holiday fix.


Southwest Side Environmental Advocates Ask Pritzker To Halt Damen Silos Sale To MAT Asphalt Owner

Groups have opposed selling the silos to a business group owned by Michael Tadin Jr. "The sale of public land deserves public comment," advocates wrote in a public letter.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Bridgeport’s Pizza Fried Chicken Ice Cream Closing In December

The Bridgeport pizza spot started as an Instagram project where home chefs gave away tavern-style pizza. The pizza itself will live on in suburban Westmont.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

With RSV Spiking In Infants And Young Kids Sooner This Year, Hospitals And Parents Feel The Strain

Doctors are seeing a large volume of pediatric patients sick with RSV, one said. Acute cases can land kids in the hospital.


Sale Of Damen Silos To MAT Asphalt Owner Protested By McKinley Park Environmental Group

“If the state wants to sell this property, the community must be at the table,” members of the group tweeted.

McKinley Park

Damen Silos, Beloved By Urban Explorers, To Be Sold To MAT Asphalt Owner

Michael Tadin Jr. is planning a headquarters for his business at the site and anticipates “millions of dollars more” investment, but he declined to say what his specific plans are.

McKinley Park

After Trinity High School Honors Student And Basketball Player Shot, Neighbors Rally To Help With Her Recovery

Markhasia "Jarae" Ross's leg was shattered in a shooting "not meant for her," her former cheer coach said. A GoFundMe campaign aims to help the 17-year-old recover.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Damen Silos, Spot Beloved By Urban Explorers, Put Up For Sale By State — Opening Bid Is $3.25 Million

The silos have been beloved by urban explorers for years, with so many people stopping by to take pictures or film videos that it felt like "a Chicago tourist destination," one said.

McKinley Park

Get To Know The People Behind Chicago’s Honorary Street Signs: ‘There Are All Kinds Of Ways To Do Good’

A friend convinced Linda Zabors to write a book about the signs after they couldn't find one in any of Chicago's museums or libraries.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted