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Here’s Every Farmers Market In Chicago This Summer

The city is home to more than 40 farmers markets this summer that offer a variety of vendors and activities. Here's how to find one near you.

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Frustrated Parents Ask Park District: Why Are Park Splash Pads Not On Yet?

Splash pads at parks have opened on Memorial Day in years past, parents said. The Park District began turning splash pads last week but it will take three weeks for all of them to be turned on.


Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide 2023: 98 Spots For Scoops, Paletas, Mangonadas, Gelato And More

More than 100 independent ice cream shops and businesses are selling soft-serve and ice cream, paletas, Thai rolled ice cream, milkshakes, gelato, tacolato and more.


One-Day Donation Drive Will Collect Items For Migrants On Northwest Side

Personal hygiene products, food and water are among the items most in need for the Monday donation drive.

Albany Park

Albany Park’s Helmand Chicago Offers A Culinary Tour Of Afghanistan’s Regions

Chef and co-owner Wahid Tanha grew up cooking alongside his father in Kabul. His goal is to introduce people to new flavors.

Albany Park

As Chicago Struggled With Migrant Crisis, City Council’s Immigration Committee Didn’t Meet For More Than A Year

By the time the committee finally convened, families in need were sleeping on police station floors. Even then, the committee didn't take action.


As Albany Park Church Takes In Migrants, Its Pastor Urges Others In The City To Do The Same

Five families moved into private rooms at Christ Lutheran Church this month. "I can't stress how grateful I am for all of these people for helping us get to this point," one woman said.

Albany Park

Northeastern Illinois University Faculty Avoid Strike As Contract Agreement Reached

The ratified contract adds 3 percent yearly pay raises and bonuses to faculty salaries, better balances workload and brings back awarded merit pay, the union president said.

North Park

Woman Who Attacked Strangers With A Bat Also Tried To Run Over 2 Victims With Her Car, Prosecutors Say

A woman charged with hurting women on the Northwest Side, some with a bat, was ordered held on an $800,000 bond — $100,000 for each woman she attacked, the judge said.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

With $10 Million From City, An Albany Park Community Bank Can Help Neighbors Start Businesses And Buy Homes

The money from the city treasurer is meant to help the community bank make more loans to neighbors who want to open a business or secure affordable housing.

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As Lightfoot Departs, A ‘Woefully Unprepared’ Chicago Leaves Migrants In ‘Inhumane’ Conditions For Weeks — With No Plan In Sight

Around 3,100 migrants are in temporary shelters, relying on donated clothes and food as Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson inherits the crisis. “We don’t have beds. Children are sleeping on the floor," one man said.


26 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: A Cinco De Mayo Bar Crawl, Hafla Dance Party, Pullman Walking Tour And More

You can kick off the first weekend of May with Chicago's Latino Spirits Festival, a spring market, North Pond wildflower walk and more.


Chicago Is About To Have The Gayest City Council In The Country

Lesbian, gay and bisexual alderpeople now are one-fifth of the City Council — and they represent all corners of the city. The new members show "there is LGBTQ life outside of Boystown," one said.


15 Things To Do Outside In Chicago This May: Bike Swap, Birdwatch, Kayak The Fox River And More

You can also go to a bike garage sale, help identify native bird and plant species, and volunteer to clean up the Chicago River. 


Superdawg Is Turning 75 — But The Family Behind The Famed Hot Dog Joint Remains As Passionate As Ever

The signature hot dog joint with car hop service is celebrating its 75th anniversary with discounts and more throughout May.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Mayfair Residents, Business Owners Can Get Money Back For Buying Security Cameras

The program will give rebates to residents or business owners who buy up to five cameras.

Albany Park

Northeastern Illinois University Could Be Next To Hit Picket Lines As Faculty Rally For Fair Contract

A walkout could take place as soon as April 24 if contract negotiations continue to stall. Faculty at three other state schools are on strike.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

The Bloomin’ Spindle Knitting Store Opens In Portage Park

The Bloomin' Spindle will offer knitting and crocheting classes, space for knitting circles and themed events to increase knitting opportunities.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Neighbors Criticize Lack Of Affordable Housing In Developer’s Plan For Condos At Former Twisted Hippo Site

The city's Zoning Board of Appeals will have final say on the project, which now features first-floor commercial space in one of the buildings.

Albany Park

Paul Vallas Endorsed By Slate Of Northwest Side Alderpeople

Northwest Side voters overwhelmingly backed Vallas in the Feb. 28 election, as well.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash
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