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City Animal Shelters Facing ‘Catastrophic’ Overpopulation. Here’s How You Can Help

Shelters across the city say they are packed with dogs and cats who need homes as adoptions stall. They're looking for more people to foster and adopt — so they can help more pets.

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Chicagoans Getting ‘Unsettling’ Anonymous Texts — With A Map Of Their Address — Urging Them To Vote

The messages are leaving Chicagoans confused, worried about their ballot and concerned about their safety. It's unclear who is sending them — but it's not the city's election agency.


Rogers Park Social To Host Open Mic Comedy Nights Twice Monthly Starting In July

Rogers Park resident Anthony Aguinaldo said he wanted to create a place in Rogers Park where people can come together and laugh.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Sundays On State Street Return In July With 250 Artists, Businesses, Workshops And More

The series of street festivals is returning with dance and fitness classes, musical and dance performances and more.


TikTok-Famous Kong Dog Opening In Lincoln Park — And Giving Away 200 Korean-Style Corn Dogs

The Korean-style corn dog spot has made waves online for specialty corn dogs, including ones coated in cereal and Hot Cheetos.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

A Rogers Park Resident Has Sold Ice Cream On The Beach For Years. His Cart Broke — But Here’s How You Can Help

"I just love him so dearly and I just want him to have his ice cream cart as soon as possible," one resident said. "I just think about the season ending — it does feel like August is right around the corner."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rhapsody Theater Opens In Rogers Park, Bringing Magic And Music To Former Mayne Stage

"We're not the Rhapsody Theater that could be anywhere in the world. We're the Rhapsody Theater that could only be in Rogers Park," the venue's managing partner and artistic director said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

A Logan Square Teen Wanted To Have A Quinceañera. Her Neighbors Came Together To Make It Happen

"I was just asking to borrow a dress, and to just see the outcome and to see the neighborhood offer so much — it feels like a family," Dennise Melecio said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

West Humboldt Park Pool Should Be Reopened To Public To Protect Neighbors From Heat, Violence, Residents Say

"It would give the kids and the people, the taxpayers, something to do and somewhere to go other than the corners and hanging out and doing bad stuff," one neighbor said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Here’s How To Stay Safe During This Week’s Dangerous Heat In Chicago

Stay hydrated, wear loose clothing, and watch out for signs of heatstroke or other heat-related illnesses, officials advised.