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Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park
Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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.

McKinley Park

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.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

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.

McKinley Park

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.

McKinley Park

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.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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?”

Citywide

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.

Back of the Yards

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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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.

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