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Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

Citywide

Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.

Citywide

Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

Albany Park

Chicago Style: 40 Photos Of Hot Dogs — And The Stands We Love — To Make You Drool Today

PHOTOS: In Chicago, hot dogs aren't just a meal — they're a work of art.

Citywide

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

After Fierce Debate, City Council Signs Off On Affordable Apartments Near McKinley Park Asphalt Plant

The apartments across from McKinley Park would be about 600 feet from MAT Asphalt, a polluting plant which has outraged neighbors since it opened.

McKinley Park

McKinley Park Housing, Office Space Development Near MAT Asphalt Plant Heads Toward City Council Vote

“If this situation were reversed, if the housing existed there already, I’m wondering would we approve the location of the asphalt plant there?” one alderwoman asked.

McKinley Park

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

McKinley Park Redevelopment With Affordable Housing Gets Key City OK — But Some Worry About Nearby Asphalt Plant

Developers want to build 120 affordable apartments and office space at a warehouse neighboring the controversial MAT Asphalt plant, which opened with little notice to neighbors in 2018.

McKinley Park

After Pregnant Woman Murdered While Seeking Out Baby Supplies, Group Formed In Her Honor Helps Hundreds Of Parents In Need

After the murder of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, Southwest Collective launched a program to help families get baby supplies and support from other parents.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

2-Year-Old Girl Among 5 Children, Teens Shot This Weekend In Chicago

No one was in custody in any of the shootings.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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

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

High School Students Can Have Artwork Shown In Capitol Through Congressional Art Competition

The annual competition gives young artists an opportunity to showcase their work in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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

After 11 Months Of Battling Coronavirus, Hard-Hit Gage Park Gets Vaccination Site: ‘It’s A Game Changer’

Esperanza Health Centers partnered with the Southwest Organizing Project and Gage Park Latinx Council to open an appointment-only vaccination site. “These are the hardest-hit neighborhoods in the entire state."

Gage Park, Brighton Park
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