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Look Out, Drivers: Bridge Lifts Along The Chicago River Are Back Wednesdays And Saturdays

Bridges along the Chicago River from Lake Shore Drive to Ashland Avenue will be raised on Saturdays and Wednesdays until mid-November.

Downtown

Save The Mudpuppies: There’s A New Push To Protect A Cute But Threatened Chicago Salamander

A local group is launching a campaign this fall that asks Wolf Lake fishers that catch mudpuppies, a threatened population of aquatic salamanders, to immediately release them.

Hegewisch

Open House Chicago Returns In October With 150+ Sites To Explore

The popular event features in-person and self-guided tours of architecturally, culturally and historically significant Chicago sites.

Citywide

End-Of-Summer Celebration With Art, Performances And More Coming To Pullman This Weekend

The exhibitions focus on photos, sculptures and other work from local artists, while the performances focus on live music and dance.

Roseland, Pullman

West Town Art Walk Returns This Weekend With Art Tours, Galleries And More

West Town shops, businesses, restaurants and galleries are hosting special art-themed events, activities and more Friday-Saturday.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Underground Railroad Site In Chicago Will Be Honored At Historic Dedication Ceremony Saturday

Jan and Aagje Ton Farm on the Southeast Side once provided a safe harbor to people who had been enslaved but escaped to freedom.

South Chicago, East Side

Dozens Of Chicago Chefs Holding Massive Dinner To Raise Funds For Ethiopian Humanitarian Crisis

Attendees can try dishes from the chefs, enjoy performances and shop from a marketplace. The proceeds will go to help people in Tigray, Ethiopia.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

West Town’s Komunity Kombucha Sees Success Amid Growing Sober Movement In Chicago

Komunity Kombucha aims to provide a kombucha that is "consumable for the masses." It has lavender butterfly, rose petal berry and hibiscus ginger flavors.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

PAWS Chicago Needs Help As More Senior Pets Are Being Given Up. Here’s What You Can Do

Many elderly pets who have lived in homes their whole lives are now at shelters because their families are struggling financially, PAWS Chicago leaders said.

Citywide

Historical Pullman Workers’ Home, Partially Restored By Former Electrician And ‘Lover Of Found Things,’ Up For Sale

Pamela Forsberg is selling the home on behalf of her father, who spent years renovating it. The fixer-upper has many historical details.

Roseland, Pullman

Jefferson Park Teen Leads Neighborhood Cleanup For Eagle Scout Project: ‘I’m Really Happy With The Way It Turned Out’

Keenan Martin cleaned up a dilapidated area at the corner of Avondale and Lawrence avenues with help from friends and a local landscaping company.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

City’s ‘Open Boulevards’ Series Returns In Bronzeville, Logan Square And North Lawndale

Sections of boulevards in Bronzeville, North Lawndale and Logan Square will be closed to vehicles so residents can walk, bike, socialize, eat food and more.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

South Side Skating Rink Reopens After Remodel: ‘The Rink Is For The Community’

The Chatham rink has been around for almost 50 years. "We have generations that come in and say, ‘This rink has saved my life. Now I'm bringing my kids and their kids to skate.’"

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Enjoy An Evening Of Live Jazz And Art This Weekend In South Shore

The Starry Starry Night event will feature jazz music played by the Roger Harris Jazz Quartet and a silent art auction.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Pullman, Altgeld Gardens Could Get New 101-Room Hotel And Save A Lot Grocery Store

Developers want to build Hampton by Hilton Hotel on part of Pullman Park and a Save A Lot grocery store that could serve thousands of residents in a Far South Side food desert.

Roseland, Pullman

Roseland’s Ware Ranch Steak House Welcomes Back Customers 2 Years After Fire And Looting Shut It Down

Restaurant owners Judy and Victor Ware are serving customers at Roseland's Ware Ranch Steak House once again after looting and fire gutted the restaurant in 2020.

Roseland, Pullman

More Residents Now Eligible To Get Lead Water Lines Replaced Through City Programs

The program can save single-family and two-flat homeowners up to $30,000 as they replace their lead service lines.

Citywide

The Far South Side Needs Protected Bike Lanes, Advocates Say: ‘We’ve Got A Big Job To Do’

We Keep You Rollin' wants the city to make bicycling safer in neighborhoods such as Eden Green, Golden Gate and Riverdale, where there are "no bike lanes and no biking infrastructure," the group's founder said.

South Chicago, East Side

Pullman Coffee Shop Debuts Monday As Groups Launches Tours Of Historical Neighborhood Homes

The Pullman Club Coffee Shop will open alongside a smaller-scale version of the Pullman House Project. Organizers are preparing for an official opening later this year.

Roseland, Pullman

Here Are 2 Labor Day Events In Pullman To Check Out Monday

The Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site and the Greenstone United Methodist Church will have neighborhood tours, musical performances and a barbecue.

Roseland, Pullman
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