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South Shore Back-To-School Event In August Needs Volunteers, Donations

The Central South Shore Area is looking for donations, a volunteer barber and hair stylist, and vendors for its Family Funday Back-To-School Dance and Social 2-5 p.m. on August 13.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Thousands More Chicagoans Are Getting Mental Health Care, City’s Top Doc Says — But Critics Say More Must Be Done

The city expects to provide funding to at least one mental health clinic in each of Chicago’s 77 community areas by the end of the year, but relying on often-underfunded nonprofits to bear the brunt of the city's mental health needs is problematic, one alderperson said.


Southeast Side Residents Can Get More Free Plants This Weekend

Three Little Birds Garden and Zandstra's Farm and Greenhouse are teaming up for the event Sunday.

South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago Health Fair Will Have COVID Vaccines, Health Screenings, Music And More

There will also be giveaways, massages, face painting and more at the health fair Thursday.

South Chicago, East Side

Selena Fans Can Celebrate The Queen Of Tejano At East Side Event Saturday

Selena fans can enjoy music from her discography, participate in a lookalike contest and hear live music at a Saturday event.

South Chicago, East Side

Cary’s Lounge, Home Of Mel The Bar Cat, Celebrating 50 Years On Devon With All-Day Party Saturday

Owner Pete Valavanis is inviting the community to celebrate Cary's Lounge's 50th anniversary on Saturday with food, drinks, live music and an art show.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Pullman’s Decades-Old Farmers Market Returns For Summer And Fall

The Pullman City Market will be open Wednesdays through October.

Roseland, Pullman

Miracle Boyd Says Cop Who Attacked Her During 2020 Protest Escaped Accountability By Quitting

Boyd was 18 when Officer Nicholas Jovanovich hit her during a 2020 protest. She said she wanted a restorative justice solution where the two could have talked about the incident.


Pullman Workshop Aims To Create New Wave Of Woodworkers, Construction Workers

Pullman Tech Workshop is teaching people of color and women construction and woodworking skills in the hopes of giving them career opportunities in old trades.

Roseland, Pullman

Shop Handmade And Secondhand Goods At Monthly Thrift Event In South Chicago This Weekend

Neighbors can shop and sell handmade products, second-hand items, art, food and more Sunday afternoon.

South Chicago, East Side

After 48 Chickens Saved From Cockfighting Ring, Rescue Group Looking For Foster Homes

The roosters and hens were rescued from an alleged cockfighting ring in June. Local chicken rescue Chicago Roo Crew needs help finding homes for some of the birds.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Underground Chicago Tour (Plus Rats!) Takes Visitors On A Stroll Through Chicago’s Underbelly

The man behind Chicago's Ugly Buildings tour was inspired by a client whose young cousin wanted a tour that focused on rats.


One Tail At A Time To Offer Free, Reduced Adoption Fees As Part Of Empty The Shelters Campaign

Adoption fees of $50 or less will be covered for people who adopt from One Tail at a Time starting Monday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Local Entrepreneurs Can Sign Up To Sell Their Wares At Roseland Shopping Event

The Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce is looking for vendors to participate in a community event this August.

Roseland, Pullman

You Can Get Free Plants On The Southeast Side Sunday Thanks To Community Group

The plant giveaway is Sunday morning. Online registration is required.

South Chicago, East Side

Local Photographers To Be Featured At Pullman Art Gallery, Starting With Opening Night Reception This Week

The "As Stewarded" photography exhibit explores stewardship and how it relates to architecture, infrastructure, preservation, demolition, construction and neglect.

Roseland, Pullman

With Roe V. Wade Overturned, Illinois And Chicago Leaders Mobilize To Protect Abortion Rights

Local officials have pledged that Chicago and Illinois will remain a "haven" where people can access abortions and other forms of reproductive health care.


Southeast Siders Demand New School Buildings After Ceiling Partially Collapses, Injures Security Guard After Major Storm

George Washington High School teachers, parents and students say their school has been poorly maintained for years before a metal beam fell from the ceiling the day after a tornado watch.

South Chicago, East Side

Tour Pullman’s Greenest, Most Colorful Yards At Annual Historical Garden Walk

Pullman's green thumbs are opening their yards for self-guided and guided tours this weekend. There will also be plants, T-shirts, garden knick knacks and art for sale.

Roseland, Pullman

Big Dogs Need Homes, Too: PAWS Chicago Hosting Saturday Adoption Event For Large Pooches

It can be hard to find homes for bigger dogs in Chicago. PAWS hopes to help them connect with families by waiving adoption fees for those dogs during a Saturday event.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
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