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Chicago Hit With 40 MPH Winds, Frigid Temps — But It Will Be In The 50s By Friday

It could feel as chilly as 13 degrees overnight and the wind is sticking around all week.

Citywide

22 Holiday Pop-Ups And Bars In Chicago To Get You Feeling Festive

This list features 20 holiday-themed pop-ups — and two bonus bars that go all out on decorations — so you can celebrate the holidays with a drink and lots of photos.

Citywide

Shop Local 2022: Your Chicago Holiday Market Guide

Head to holiday markets throughout the city to get your gift buying done in style.

Citywide

The Ultimate Guide To Shopping Local In Chicago For The Holidays In 2022

Block Club's reporters reached out to more than 160 small businesses across the city to highlight their work — and encourage shoppers to stop by.

Citywide

Give Local 2022: How To Support Block Club This Holiday Season

We want to keep doing this work and to expand to more neighborhoods so we can tell more stories. Here's how you can help.

Citywide

Shop Local 2022: Submit Your Favorite Local Businesses To Block Club’s Gift Guide

Do you own a shop or want to boost a local business during the holidays? Submit its information to be featured in our reader-curated gift guide!

Citywide

Give Local 2022: Chicago Mutual Aid Groups And Nonprofits Where You Can Give — Or Receive — Help Over The Holidays

Want to give, not get, this holiday season? Here are 40 nonprofits and mutual aid groups where you can donate your time, supplies or money to help other Chicagoans.

Citywide

Thanksgiving Week Weather In Chicago: It’ll Be Warmer, But Prepare For Possible Rain With Your Turkey

The week is expected to be sunny and warm until Thursday, when there could be rain.

Citywide

Ray Lopez Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Says Crowded Field Only Helps Lori Lightfoot

Lopez is "putting the city first" by removing himself from the ballot so there's less chance of a runoff, he wrote.

Citywide

Families Can Grab Free Turkeys On South, West Sides This Weekend

The local giveaways are meant to help families in need prepare for Thanksgiving next week.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

More Snow And Temperatures In The 20s Expected For Chicago This Weekend

Monday and Tuesday could warm up to the 40s, though.

Citywide

Snow Could Hit Chicago Monday Night And Continue All Week

It could start snowing Monday — and there won't be a break in snowflakes until Friday.

Citywide

Here’s How To Skate At The Millennium Park Rink And Ice Ribbon This Winter

The popular outdoor rinks will stay open through the winter, with varying hours around the holidays.

Downtown

Chicago NASCAR Race Tickets Will Go On Sale Thursday Morning

People will be able to reserve seats, suites and specialty packages that will give them a view of the race and access to other benefits.

Downtown

From 73 Degrees Thursday To Snow Flurries Saturday? Weird Fall Weather Hits Chicago

Temperatures will plummet from 73 degrees Thursday to the 30s by Friday.

Citywide

Jesus ‘Chuy’ García Announces Run For Mayor, Challenging Lori Lightfoot

García's announcement comes on the 40th anniversary of the day his ally, former Mayor Harold Washington, made his own campaign announcement.

Citywide

Vote On Funding For Forest Preserves Passes

The property tax increase would equate to about $1.66 a month, or less than $20 a year, for an average Cook County homeowner.

Citywide

Alexi Giannoulias Beats Dan Brady For Illinois Secretary Of State

Giannoulias is set to replace Jesse White, who has been the secretary of state since 1999.

Citywide

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker Declares Victory In Governor’s Race, Easily Defeating Republican Darren Bailey

The race was called early for Pritzker. Bailey had repeatedly criticized Chicago, Illinois' largest city, as a "hellhole."

Citywide

Rainbow Cone Beverly Will Be Open All Winter

Rainbow Cone has been a Far South Side favorite since it opened in 1926, serving up a cone topped with slices of orange sherbet, pistachio, Palmer House, strawberry and chocolate.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park
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