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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.


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.


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.


The City Needs Poll Workers. Here’s How You Can Apply And Make Up To $450

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says poll workers are critically needed ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.


Anti-Cruelty Society, PAWS Waiving Adoption Fees Saturday For ‘Clear The Shelters’ Day

The Clear the Shelters adoption event comes as animal shelters throughout the city have been struggling with "catastrophic" overpopulation.


Air & Water Show, Ruido Fest, A Plant Swap And More: 15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Here's a roundup of 15 things to do in Chicago this weekend, from Ribfest and jazz fests the city's only Latin alternative music festival.


Chicago’s Famous Paintings Are Becoming Pothole Mosaics Thanks To Artist Jim Bachor

Jim Bachor loved mixing highbrow art pieces with his mosaics-in-a-pothole style: "It's just a little bit of joy that you didn't expect in a ridiculous space."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Gut Feelings,’ Made With Puppets With Human Heads, Playing At Parks Across The City

The 11-minute silent film was created in a Chicago apartment and features humanettes, where the actors' faces appear as though they are attached to puppet bodies.


Chalk Howard Street Returning To Rogers Park This Month As Artists Create Amazing 3D Drawings

Chicago's only chalk art festival is returning to Rogers Park on Aug. 27.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

FroSkate, A Skating Collective Centering Women, People Of Color And Queer People, Now Has Its Own Nike Dunks

froSkate's "All Love. No Hate." Nikes dropped Saturday at skate shops around the world. They are Nike Skateboarding's first dunks designed by Black women.


Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest Returns To Rogers Park This Weekend With Live Music, Dancing And An Art Fair

The 21st annual festival kicks off 6 p.m. Friday.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

RAKKAN Ramen, A Spin On The Classic Dish Using Plant-Based Broth, Opening In Uptown This Month

RAKKAN's menu features ramen made with 100 percent plant-based broth, salads, dumplings, buns and sushi.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

South Asia Institute Hosting 1st Freedom Festival This Weekend, Celebrating Region’s Independence Through Art

The two-day festival will feature music, dance performances and more. It celebrates South Asian independence while reckoning with the pain of Partition.


Roller Skating, A House Music Festival And More: 15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

An early Oktöberfest, live jazz music, street festivals and more — there's something for everyone this weekend in Chicago.


Here’s Where You Can Get Vaccinated Against Monkeypox In Chicago This Weekend

Monkeypox vaccines will be available — by appointment only — at several clinics across the city this weekend.


Float Down The Chicago River This Weekend At The City’s First Summer Float Party

Hundreds of people will take to the water at River Park in Lincoln Square and float downstream to Clark Park on Sunday.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

After $10,000 In Cameras Stolen, Donations Pour In For Nonprofit Giving Free Photography Classes To Kids

The burglary at the FreshLens studio last month threatened to halt classes. Soon after asking for community help, well-wishers have nearly met the group's $12,000 fundraising goal to replace the equipment.


As Grocery Bills Skyrocket, Chicagoans Skip Takeout, Cancel Gatherings And Ditch Meat: ‘The Prices Are Concerning’

Consumer grocery prices are up 12.2 percent over the last year, forcing Chicagoans to buy fewer groceries, grow their own food or simply eat less.


Chicago Artist Myron Laban Is Known For His Murals — But He’ll Soon Release His First EP, ‘Feel’

The "Feel" EP has been in the making for almost two years, and artist Myron Laban is ready to share it with the world Aug. 19.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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