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Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City

From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.

Citywide

A LGBTQ+ Community Center Is Coming To The South Side. Neighbors Say It Needs Collaborative, Local Leadership

Howard Brown Health is planning a South Side health and community center for LGBTQ residents, supported by $15 million in state funding.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’

The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.

Citywide

Youth-Led Campout Near Scene Of Teen’s Murder Aims To Bring Peace, Resources To Stop Gun Violence In Back Of The Yards

The summer peace events are meant to be a “catalyst for young people to put organizers' tools to action, create safe spaces and more importantly create a platform for relationship building in the community.”

Back of the Yards

Teen Held Without Bail In Fatal Shooting of 14-Year-Old Girl In Back Of The Yards

Edgar Martinez was charged with a felony count of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Savanah Quintero, 14, on June 2.

Back of the Yards

Girl, 14, Dies Days After Being Shot In Back Of The Yards: ‘We Are Losing Our Children’

Savanah Quintero, 14, died Saturday at Comer Children’s Hospital. She was shot Wednesday in Back of the Yards.

Back of the Yards

Vegan Farmers Market Returns To The Plant In Back Of The Yards Sunday

The market, called Vegan Paradise, will feature local farmers, crafters and plant-based chefs, all selling their goods at the Plant.

Back of the Yards

Girl, 14, Critically Wounded In Back Of The Yards Shooting

On Wednesday night, the girl was walking in the 1700 block of West 48th Street when she was shot in her head, police said.

Back of the Yards

Chicagoans Who Get Vaccinated At City-Run Sites Can Get 5 Free Tickets To Six Flags

The city is bringing COVID vaccinations events to salons, beaches and other spots around the city this week and over Memorial Day weekend.

Citywide

With An Emphasis On Community, Developers Unveil Bids To Transform Vacant Back Of The Yards Lot

Proposals include affordable housing, community spaces and amenities such as coffeehouses, taprooms and rooftop decks.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Developers, Local Coffee Shop Owners To Pitch Separate Plans For Back Of The Yards Lot Under INVEST South/West Program

Three competing development teams will present their proposals for the site at 1515 W. 47th St. at a meeting 6 p.m. Thursday.

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Get Your Coffee Fix, Help Feed Families In Need: Back Of The Yards Coffee Bean Sales To Benefit Southwest Side Community Group

Back of the Yards Coffee is donating proceeds from its 47th Street blend to the Southwest Collective. The group has fed residents in need through the pandemic.

Back of the Yards

With $1.8 Billion Coming To CPS, West And South Siders Want ‘Seat At the Table’ To Decide Where The Money Goes

Parents and students say the recovery funding is especially important because the pandemic worsened conditions at their under-resourced schools.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

The Perfect Soundtrack To Your South Side Sightseeing Tour: Lee Bey’s ‘Southern Exposure’ Playlist

Architecture expert and historian Lee Bey released a playlist inspired by his 2019 book on the South Side's under-appreciated buildings this week, including tracks from Sam Trump, Chance the Rapper, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

10 Public Libraries Expanding Hours To Open Sundays

The 10 libraries — which cover a variety of neighborhoods, including Austin, Edgewater and Mt. Greenwood — will be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays starting April 18.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

Albany Park

How These Young Back Of The Yards ‘Avengers’ Helped More Than 1,000 Neighbors Get Vaccine Appointments

Through Increase the Peace's ambassador program, seven young people set up outside popular neighborhood spots to sign up people for coronavirus vaccinations. “Our young people know how to reach people and how to meet people where they're at."

Back of the Yards

Chicago Wants To Fine Employers Who Retaliate Against Their Workers For Taking Time Off To Get Vaccinated

"No worker should have to choose between keeping their job and getting the COVID-19 vaccine," the mayor said.

Albany Park

Pullman Residents 40 And Older Can Get Vaccinated Tuesday. Here’s How To Sign Up

Any Pullman resident who is 40 or older can sign up to get vaccinated Tuesday. Appointments are required.

Roseland, Pullman

All Back Of The Yards Adults Can Get Vaccinated Through April. Here’s How To Make An Appointment

Any Back of the Yards resident is eligible to be vaccinated at UI Health Mile Square Health Center, 4630 S. Bishop St.

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