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Green City Market Is Back This Spring In Lincoln Park And West Loop

The Green City Market locations will have new and returning vendors selling greens, root veggies, chicken, pork and other fresh food.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lucia Lucas, History-Making Transgender Opera Singer, Returns To Chicago For Lyric Opera Debut

Lucas, a 2009 Roosevelt University alumna, is starring in "Four Portraits," one of three stories that highlights societal challenges.


Veteran Roasters, Pullman’s $7 Million Microbrewery And Coffee Project, Gets Key City Backing

Veteran Roasters would also include a restaurant and cafe and bring about 50 permanent jobs, many of which would go to military veterans.

Roseland, Pullman

Roseland Community Hospital Health Fest Will Have Free Food, Health Screenings Sunday

The event is being held to address health resource disparities in the community, officials said.

Roseland, Pullman

Logan Square Neighbors Helped Save Terracotto Plants. Now, Its Owner Is Having A Big Sale To Thank Them

A fundraiser for the store helped the founder through financial trouble during a slow winter. Customers can get 20 percent off through Friday.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

15,000 Pounds Of Fresh Food Will Be Given Away In Morgan Park Saturday

All are welcome to Saturday's giveaway, as organizers try to help neighbors affected by the recent reduction of Illinois SNAP and Link program benefits.

Roseland, Pullman

Famed Old Town Artist Norman Baugher To Sell Off Personal Collection In Estate Sale This Weekend

Norman Baugher is selling 2,000 cookbooks, antique furniture, Asian decor and more during the estate sale this weekend. He is moving but will remain in Old Town.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Roseland Medical District Will Take Time — But Could Transform Far South Side Neighborhood, Leaders Say

Though the Roseland Medical District was established by the state in 2011, progress on the project has been slow. The master plan was adopted by the Chicago Plan Commission in November.

Roseland, Pullman

Ald. Anthony Beale Continues Long Tenure In City Council, Winning South Side’s 9th Ward

Beale, who's held the post since 1999, secured 60 percent of the vote, assuring him a seventh term in City Council.

Roseland, Pullman

18th Ward Ald. Derrick Curtis, Who Faced Flack After Accidental Shooting, Wins Reelection

Known for being one of the quieter City Council members, Curtis generated headlines in recent months because of gun-related incidents.


Pullman Porter Museum Has Honored The Black Railway Workers For 28 Years. Now, It’s Ready To Expand

The museum is raising money at its anniversary gala Saturday to fund a multi-phase museum campus expansion project to tell the story of Pullman Porters on a grander scale.

Roseland, Pullman

Bronzeville Health Fair Saturday Will Have Health Screenings, Giveaways And More

The Chicago Urban League is focusing on health and wellness for Black History Month.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Early Voting Is Surging Ahead Of Chicago’s February Election, Which Could Drive Higher Turnout Overall

One thing that could be driving the surge in voting before Election Day: the large number of candidates running for mayor and alderperson.


Neighbors Can Get Free Food, Personal Care Items At New Roseland Community Hospital Pantry

Roseland Reserve Initiative, launching Feb. 14, will offer food and and toiletries for neighbors to take home, organizers said.

Roseland, Pullman

Celebrate Black History Month All February At DuSable Museum Events

The DuSable is hosting in-person and virtual film screenings, plays, workshops and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Pullman’s Lexington Betty Smokehouse Is Expanding With A Wagyu Hot Dog In Local Mariano’s

Local barbecue chef Dominique Leach is partnering with a Michigan beef farm for the wagyu beef hot dogs.

Roseland, Pullman

Growing Gardeners Club In Irving Park Is Helping Kids Fall In Love With Nature

The group will host meetups at city parks to teach young children about nature and how the world works.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Far South Side Aldermanic Hopefuls Vow To Improve Public Safety, Spur Developments

Cameron Barnes and Cleopatra Draper say transparency and participatory budgeting would be key components of their offices.

Roseland, Pullman

In Englewood, Thousands Of Tulips Are Blooming — During The Winter

Tulips are typically grown in the spring and summer. Southside Blooms' new growing system will produce 18,000 in time for Valentine's Day. Here's how you can order a bouquet.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ald. Derrick Curtis Facing Community Organizer Heather Wills In 18th Ward Race

Curtis is hoping to keep his seat amid some recent controversies, while Wills is is banking on years of community work to generate support on Election Day.

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