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Maia Pandey

Police Torture Survivors Pushing For Memorial Urge Mayoral Candidates To Support Effort

The memorial was promised as part of the city's 2015 reparations package. Two of the police torture survivors have died in the seven-year wait for it.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

How A North Side Group Is Urging Chicago Businesses To Adopt Trans-Inclusive Hiring Practices

The Chicago Therapy Collective is looking to recruit 250 more businesses to commit to inclusive workplace practices.


This Pop-Up ‘Closet’ Helps LGBTQ+ People Get Gender-Affirming Clothes. It Needs Donations To Keep Going

The monthly pop-ups work to create a "community experience" around fashion and shopping for transgender people.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Winter Weather Got You Down? Go Outside, Exercise To Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder, Experts Say

It's tempting to hunker down and stay indoors, but experts advise getting outside and staying active whenever possible.


Chicago Fair Trade Holiday Pop-Up Shop Returns With Handmade Goods From Around The World

The market features more than 30 local businesses that support fair worker wages, sustainable production models and more transparent supply chains.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Organizer Malik Alim’s Life To Be Honored With Art, Music At Tuesday Event

The event will feature sound and visual galleries, poetry, music and a documentary tribute to Alim, a well-known organizer who died in 2021.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Little Village Group Hosts Art Workshops For Residents To Share Environmental Justice Concerns

The workshops are meant "to inspire people to take action" about environment issues, an organizer said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Who’s The Fastest Kid In Chicago? A Citywide Race Will Try To Find Out

The exhibition-style track competition is open to runners 5-14 years old and is free.

Roseland, Pullman

Active Shooter Drill At City Hall Friday Will Close Down Building And Nearby Streets

The active shooter drill will close City Hall to the public 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.


Chicago’s Overnight Winter Parking Ban Starts Thursday. Here’s How To Avoid Getting Towed

The ban is enforced whether or not there's snow on the ground. Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee and a $60 ticket.


15-Year-Old Chicago Activist Jahkil Jackson Giving Away 10,000 ‘Blessing Bags’ To Those In Need Tuesday

The young activist, recognized by former President Barack Obama in 2017, has assembled volunteers across 60 cities to provide bags of essential supplies to people facing homelessness this Giving Tuesday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

With Field Museum Popup Ketapanen Kitchen, Groundbreaking Indigenous Chef Works To Preserve Native Culture

Chef Walks First, also known as Jessica Paemonekot, wants more Chicagoans to learn about (and eat) Native food. She's planning to turn her Field Museum pop-up into a food truck or permanent restaurant.


Ukrainian Institute Of Modern Art Hosting Market, Holiday Concert To Support War-Affected Ukrainians

Featuring local choral groups, the holiday concert will benefit Help Heroes of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

County Enrolls First Recipients Into Largest Guaranteed Income Program In US: ‘This Is Not A Handout; It’s A Hand Up’

The first $500 monthly checks will roll out next month for the 3,250 pilot program recipients.


Chicago Abortion Fund Hosting Bake Sale Saturday In Andersonville

Volunteers organized a similar bake sale in August, which they said was a "raging success."


Lightfoot Urges Feds To Fund Amtrak’s Proposed $850 Million Revamp Of Union Station, Local Train Services

The proposed Chicago Hub Improvement Program would establish new passenger train routes into Union Station from the south and allow Amtrak and Metra trains to run more often. More than 50 other midwestern mayors support the plan.


Nine Bar, Chinatown’s First Cocktail Bar From Moon Palace Family, Aims To Boost Area’s Nightlife Options

Co-founders Lily Wang and Joe Briglio hatched a dual-concept model for the space to preserve neighborhood favorite Moon Palace, owned by Wang's parents.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Uptown Theatre Community Mourns Longtime Volunteer And Restoration Advocate Bob Boin

Bob Boin devoted the last three decades of his life to reviving the Uptown Theatre, and he worked to restore other theaters and organs across the city.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Randolph Street Market’s Holiday Market Is Back With 3 Floors Of Goods This Weekend

Tickets can be purchased online for $10 or at the door for $15. The market

West Loop

At Sneakerhead University, Learn Why People Line Up For Blocks To Get New Kicks: ‘It’s A Form Of Art’

The 15-room immersive exhibition is modeled after a university and features workshops where visitors can design their own sneakers.

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