Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Environmental Activists Led Tour Around McKinley Park To Spark Conversations About Environmental Justice
The tour was intended to raise awareness of environmental racism and how some prioritize industry over marginalized people, an organizer said.
Gage Park Pizzeria Delivery Drivers Say They Aren’t Being Paid Fair Wages: ‘We’re Exercising Our Rights’
Workers are suing Naty's Pizza, alleging they're being underpaid. The owner's daughter denied their allegations.
Personal Safety Alarms, Trainings Aim To Give Asian Residents Tools To Protect Themselves As Attacks Rise
Safety alarms are a short-term solution to a concerning uptick in anti-Asian violence during the pandemic, advocates say.
Check Out Bridgeport, Chinatown, Little Village And Pilsen During Open House Chicago
The Pui Tak Center in Chinatown, Apollo's 2000 Theater in Little Village and Mana Contemporary Chicago in Pilsen are some neighborhood sites welcoming the public this weekend.
Local Alderman Joins State Rep, Activists In Pledging To Block Controversial Near South Side High School
Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez and State Rep. Theresa Mah said they will try to halt millions in state and city funding until city leaders make good on their promise to engage the community.
Gage Park Group Collecting Coats And Winter Gear For Southwest Siders In Need
This year, Gage Park Latinx Council aims to give 500 coats to families on the Southwest Side, nearly doubling their goal last year.
6 Bridgeport Restaurants Hosting Joint Taco Night
Attendees can get tacos from Antique Taco, Taco E, Kimski, Freddie’s, Punky’s Pizza and Pasta and Duck Inn at the event.
Chicago Tool Library Finds A New Home On The West Side, Plans To Open There In Early 2023
A co-founder said the space is nearly five times as big as the original location in Bridgeport — and it's perfect for housing more tools and hosting workshops.
21 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: St. Helen Carnival, Vintage Fall Fest, Oktoberfests And More
The temperatures are dropping, but the city isn't stopping, with fall fests, a night-long performance of Indian classical music, a tool sale and more fun.
You Can Vote To Help Curie High School Win $50,000 To Revamp Its Theater
Chicagoans can vote through Sunday to help Curie win $50,000 from the World's Best School Prizes.
New Cold Storage Facility That Would Replace McKinley Park Building Would Be ‘Another Blank Wall On Ashland,’ Neighbors Say
Developers want to demolish an old warehouse on McKinley's Park Ashland Avenue and replace it with a nearly 100,000-square-foot cold storage facility.
Retiring Ald. George Cardenas Endorses Former Chief Of Staff Anabel Abarca To Succeed Him
The ward, which included McKinley Park and Brighton Park, will have a new representative as Ald. George Cardenas steps down to join the Cook County Board of Review.
NYC-Style Apartment Bidding Wars Hit Chicago Renters: ‘If You’re Not Willing To Go $500 Over List Price, Don’t Even Bother’
Apartments in hot neighborhoods are renting for hundreds of dollars a month over their list prices thanks to a market squeezed by the pandemic and rising inflation, experts said.
South Side Organizers Turn Up Pressure On City To Move Proposed High School, Build Public Housing
The activists want a meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot to discuss the city's plans for the proposed open-enrollment school at the former Harold Ickes Homes site.
Ald. Nicole Lee, Chicago’s 1st Chinese-American Alderperson, Announces Bid To Keep Her Seat
Lee, the second Asian American to serve on the City Council, was appointed in March to replace Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson following his conviction for tax fraud.
Joe Harris’ Hardware Store Closing After 60 Years In Bridgeport
The building with the neighborhood hardware store has been sold, said shop runner Bill Harris. It'll close after a Wednesday farewell party.
Chicago Restaurants Are Struggling To Keep Staff As Burned-Out Workers Bail For Better Pay, Less Stress
Many restaurants have hiked wages, but it's not enough for workers disillusioned by cranky customers and grueling work. “If you don’t have to go back to hell, why set yourself up to burn?”
Back Of The Yards Neighbors Resist Pitch To Incorporate Library Into Public Housing Development
Developers said adding the library to the Ashland Avenue project would save money, but at a meeting that drew hundreds, some residents said they want the library in its own building.
Driver Running Stop Sign Hits, Kills Bicyclist In Armour Square, Police Say
Officers cited the driver for failing to stop at a stop sign and driving on an expired license without insurance, police said.
Ukrainian Village Fest, Taste Of Greektown, A 3D Chalk Festival And More: 10+ Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend
Here's a roundup of 11 things to do this weekend in Chicago, from festivals and dancing to open mics and outdoor jazz.