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Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Halloween And Día De Los Muertos In Chicago 2022: 70+ Events To Celebrate Around The City

There are trunk-or-treat events for kids throughout the city, Halloween parades, haunted houses and more this Halloween weekend.

Citywide

Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson Is Running For Chicago Mayor: ‘We Are Going To Bring A Revival To This City’

Johnson, a middle school teacher and Chicago Teachers Union organizer, joins a crowded field that includes three sitting alderman vying to deny Mayor Lori Lightfoot a second term.

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Man Who Attacked, Tried To Assault Postal Worker Arrested, Police Say

People recognized Cesar Ramirez from photos that were publicly released, leading to him being arrested, officials said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Divvy, Working Bikes Team Up To Train Bike Mechanics From South And West Sides

Students get five weeks of instruction and a stipend and can interview for a Divvy field mechanic position or get connected to jobs at local bike shops.

Citywide

Haunted Chicago: Here’s Some Of Our Favorite Neighborhood Halloween Decorations

PHOTOS: Check out how Chicagoans have decked out homes across the city for Halloween.

Citywide

A Sociologist Photographed 100 Chicago Buildings Just Before They Were Torn Down. What Happened To The Sites 10 Years Later?

David Schalliol found empty lots where South and West side buildings were demolished and developments in place of demolished North Side buildings.

Citywide

$50,000 Reward Offered After Man Attacked Postal Worker, Stole Her Truck In Little Village

The man is considered armed and dangerous, and people should not try to catch him themselves, according to the Postal Inspection Service.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Man Charged In West Humboldt Park Drive-By Murder Coordinated Attack With 3 Others: Prosecutors

Michael Lampley was charged Thursday in the July killing of 31-year-old Shawn Dontell Brown. Lampley had his girlfriend call an Uber for him and his accomplices after the slaying, prosecutors said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Here’s Where You Can Do Laundry For Free In Chicago

People will have access to free resources and medical care at the laundromats.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Black Women Leading Chicago’s Mental Health Movement Come Together To Encourage Other Black Women To Prioritize Care

Dozens of professionals and advocates will meet for a discussion Thursday. "There needs to be more spaces for us to sit with each other ... so we can get on the road to healing," therapist Lisa Butler said.

West Loop

Chicago Arts And Music Project Hosting Annual Fundraiser For West Side Orchestra Program

Along with a silent auction, the organization is hosting a ticketed fundraiser at Guild Row featuring student performances and s'mores.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

13 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Food Truck Pop-Up, Fall Fest, Halloween Movies And More

There's also a Portage Park walking tour, River North food tour and an adoption event at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

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Check Out Austin, North Lawndale And East Garfield Park During Open House Chicago

Firebird Community Arts, Central Park Theater, the Farm on Ogden and more can be toured this weekend.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Charity Basketball Game Raising Reward Money For Arrest In Killing Of Former Player

Dyanla "DeDe" Rainey was shot and killed in her driveway in July. Her former Marshall teammates will play a game in her honor.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Police Shoot Another Man Pointing Gun Inside West Side Station, Police Say; Second Such Shooting In 2 Weeks

Police Supt. David Brown said officers shot the man after he walked into the station ranting and making "anti-police" statements, then pointed a gun at officers at the front desk.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Austin Residents Displaced In Building Explosion Can Apply For Loans To Cover Damages And Rebuild

Homeowners and renters can apply for loans to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate and belongings. A help center opens Thursday morning at the Austin Town Hall Park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Looking To Trick-Or-Treat In Chicago? Here’s A Full List Of City-Sponsored ‘Halloweek’ Spots

Halloweek Oct. 22-31 will feature Halloween events across the city for kids and families — including 10,000 bags of Blommer's Chocolate candy and thousands of free costumes.

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West Side Legal Aid Organization Gets $200,000 To Offer More Free Services Across Chicago

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the federal grant for Lawndale Christian Legal Center at a press conference Monday, saying gun violence prevention has to “go beyond the courtroom.”

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago International Film Festival Kicks Off Next Week With Block Party On Lakeview’s Southport Corridor

The festival runs Oct. 12-23. It will screen 92 features and 56 shorts, including programs centered around LGBTQ-, Black- and women-themed stories.

Citywide

Illinois Is Getting Better At Answering Calls To The Suicide Crisis Line. Will Chicago’s South Side Be Left Behind?

The new 988 suicide prevention line shows promise in Illinois, but questions remain.

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