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20 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Oktoberfests, Hyde Park Jazz, An Art Walk And More

You can celebrate Taylor Swift with drag performers, grab a beer in the woods and learn about Chicago's Underground Railroad History at weekend events.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Here’s How You Can Help Hermosa’s Kelvyn Park Get A Native Garden And A Play Space For Kids

The first event to help raise $10,000 for Kelvyn Park is a Neighbor's Night Out on Friday.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

18 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Riot Fest, Beverly Art Walk And More Fun

The Lakeview Taco Fest, Martini Festival, Edgewater Arts Festival and several Mexican Independence Day celebrations are also on tap.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

‘Nostalgia For My Island’ Puerto Rican Art Collection Coming To Humboldt Park Museum Next Week

The exhibit is meant to make Puerto Rican art more accessible, especially to the island's diaspora. It will be open until June.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Want To Learn How To Make Kimchee? This Chef Is Hosting Classes In Logan Square To Pass Along Her Family Recipe

"I found this really cool thing passed down to me, and I just wanted to pass it along to other people," home chef Haejung Kim said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Edgewater Arts Festival Returns This Weekend With Local Artisans, Bands, Beer and More

There will also be live music tributes and kid-friendly activities featuring School of Rock.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago-Area Metra Lines Could Shut Down Friday If Freight Railroad Workers Go On Strike

BNSF, Union Pacific North, Union Pacific Northwest and Union Pacific West trains likely will not run if there is a strike because those lines are owned by and operated by freight railroads, officials said.

Citywide

Meet Logan Square’s ‘Caterpillar Mom,’ Whose Vegetable Garden Has Become A Safe Haven For Pollinators

Lauren Kleiman bought parsley plants in May. Now, she's taking care of 28 caterpillars who have made her garden their home.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

City Hall Fixture George Blakemore Finds ‘Joy,’ ‘Freedom’ Selling Colorful Umbrellas, Jackets And More

Chicago's "concerned citizen" is garnering more attention on social media for his art. "I paint, and I dance, and I sing out of tune. And I just give 'em hell."

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Mother-Son Duo Opens ‘Quaint And Cozy’ Plant-Based Apothecary In Edgewater

Deirdre Austin has made soap since she was young. Her and her son's new shop, Mella'Ninn Complex-DMApothecary, sells their plant-based beauty products.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Ravenswood Art Walk, Mexican Independence Parade & A Pickle Crawl

From a gyro fest and double-dutch meetup to dog yoga and two Selena-themed tributes, there's something for everyone this weekend.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Thousands Of Monarch Butterflies Will Flutter Through Chicago This Weekend For Annual Migration

The fifth annual Flutter into Fall event Saturday will have monarch-related crafts, guided plant and bug walks, butterfly releases and more.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Moran Center, An Evanston-Based Legal And Social Work Nonprofit, Now Offers Services In Rogers Park For Students And Parents

The Moran Center for Youth Advocacy launched its pilot program in Rogers Park about one year ago and has recently worked on providing direct legal representation to residents.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicagoans Can Explore Parks And Find Pollinators In Month-Long Nature Challenge

Chicagoans can document pollinators across the city by participating in the Parks for Pollinators campaign.

Citywide

Here’s How You Can Help Migrants Arriving In Chicago From Texas

Local organizations have been working with the city to offer resources for newly arrived migrants. Here's how you can help out.

Citywide

Bulls Fest, Lucha Libre Wrestling, Fiesta Boricua And More: 20 Things To Do In Chicago Labor Day Weekend

The Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Polonia, ARC Music Festival, the African Festival of the Arts and Bike the Drive are also on deck.

Citywide

First Civilian-Led Police Oversight Board Finally Has Its Commissioners After Lightfoot Announces Picks

The seven members will serve until a 2023 election. The commission is meant to help build trust between residents and the Police Department.

Citywide

Ukrainian Village Fest, Taste Of Greektown, A 3D Chalk Festival And More: 10+ Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Here's a roundup of 11 things to do this weekend in Chicago, from festivals and dancing to open mics and outdoor jazz.

Citywide

West Siders Grill Park District: Why Do You Let Music Festivals Take Over Douglass Park Most Of Summer?

Riot Fest and two other music fests take over Douglass Park each summer. “When the park is locked down for 47 days in the summer, our kids have no place to go," one neighbor said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Program Where Health Professionals, Not Just Police, Respond To 911 Calls Is Partnering With Harvard To Improve

Chicago is partnering with Harvard to continue improving the city's CARE program, which has mental health experts respond to people in crisis.

Citywide
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