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SE Side Is ‘Overburdened’ With Pollution Amid Metal Scrapper Fight, Air Quality Report Says — But It’s Below EPA Benchmark For Concern

The findings come as activists continue to pressure the Chicago Department of Public Health to reject plans for Southside Recycling, a controversial metal scrapper planned for East Side.

South Chicago, East Side

Night Out In The Parks 2022 Seeks Submissions From Artists, Cultural Organizations

Applicants have until Dec. 8 to submit proposals that highlight the historical and natural areas of the parks.


Supply Chain Issues Could Make Holiday Shopping Rough — But Local Stores Are Prepared: ‘Shop Early. Be Patient’

Small business owners started ordering products for the holiday season months ago, but that might not be enough to avoid supply chain issues.


Field Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month In Person And Online

The museum is spotlighting its Indigenous staff and the work they do for Native American Heritage Month.

South Loop

Wiener’s Circle Transforms Into ‘Simpsons’ Spots Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern For Halloween

The storefront of the popular hot dog stand became the Krusty Burger, while the back turned into Moe's Tavern.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Man Killed In Logan Square Was Shot After He Tried To Help A Woman Being Assaulted, Prosecutors Say

Jesus Garcia, 22, is charged with murder. Prosecutors said he shot Michael Bankston, 26, when Bankston tried to help Garcia's girlfriend.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Habitat For Humanity Seeks Volunteers To Help Build Homes For Veterans

The event will kick off on Veterans Day. For three days, volunteers and sponsors will build houses and support veterans in need of affordable housing.


Halloween Event With Costume Contests For Kids Set For Saturday In Humboldt Park

The day will feature food, pumpkins, music, and prizes for kids with the best costumes.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Rats And Mice Are Headed Indoors For The Winter. Here’s How To Keep Them Out

A mouse can get into your home by fitting in an opening the size of a pen; for rats, a dime-size hole will do, a pest expert said. “It’s a serious health hazard; and once they’re inside, the damage is done."


Socially Distanced Trick-Or-Treating Event Coming To Bucktown And Wicker Park

Twenty-five local businesses will give out candy around the park, while trick-or-treaters also can get candy from neighborhood stores.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Navy Pier Is Hosting A 3-Day Halloween Celebration Starting Friday

The festivities will include pumpkin pop-ups, a costume contest, musical performances and family-friendly events.


Christkindlmarket Mugs Are Back — And This Year’s Collectible Features The Chicago Skyline

Christkindlmarket is celebrating its 25th anniversary by also releasing a limited-edition ornament. The market returns Nov. 19.


CTA Plans To Keep Lower Prices Through 2022 As Ridership Lags Due To COVID-19

The Chicago Transit Authority announced its budget proposal for next year, aiming to maintain the discounts introduced over the summer and eliminating the fee for bus and train transfers.


A Brewery With Wine-Beer Hybrids Is Opening Friday In The South Loop

Tyler Davis, a brewer of 12 years, is opening Duneyrr Artisan Fermenta Project and Moderne Dune, which replaces Motor Row Brewery.

South Loop

Hundreds Of Englewood Students March Against Violence: ‘We Are Better Together’

Students at the Academy of St. Benedict the African launched the Prayer Walk for Peace after a particularly violent summer in 2015.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Common Cup Coffee Shop Reopens In Rogers Park After Pandemic Shutdown

After months of planning, the coffee shop in Rogers Park is back Thursday-Sunday. For now, hours are reduced.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Culver’s New Restaurant In Pullman Looks To Fill 60-70 Jobs

The restaurant will be the first stand-alone, casual sit-down dining option opening in the community in years, according to Culver's.

Roseland, Pullman

Make Your Own Sugar Skulls For Día De Los Muertos At Cakewalk Chicago’s Beverly Workshop

Lori Parrett, pastry chef and owner, is resuming workshops after a long pandemic hiatus. For each ticket sold, she will donate a birthday baking kit to two area food pantries.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Return An Aurelio’s Pizza Box Top This Month And Restaurant Will Donate To Get Books To Kids

Each donation provides a book the charity will give to young children from low-income households.


As Longtime Restaurant Owner Fights MS, Northwest Siders Help His Family Raise Money For Expensive Treatment

Freddy Rafidi, owner of Roma's Italian Beef & Sausage, has lived with the disease for more than 20 years. To pay for an $80,000 procedure, his community is stepping up.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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