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10 Plazas For Pop-Ups, Festivals, Art And More Are Coming To The Neighborhoods With City Funding

The plazas will be created or renovated so neighbors can use them for entertainment, pop-up shops, gardening and other activities.

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Families, Teachers Can Get Relief When Buying School Supplies During Tax Holiday

The state's 10-day sales tax holiday on school supplies starts Friday, allowing shoppers to save 5 percent on the sales tax for some clothing and supplies. Here's the list of what qualifies.

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Market Days, Windy City Smokeout And More: 10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Celebrate the first weekend of August at a South Side jazz fest or playing shuffleboard in Bucktown.

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Get Outside, Chicago: These Inclusive Groups Are Bringing More People To The Great Outdoors

Nonprofits, volunteer-led organizations and meetups help Chicagoans find community and a sense of belonging while hiking, biking, climbing, camping and paddling in the city.

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Need School Supplies? Here’s Your Guide To Back-To-School Giveaways In Chicago

Block Club rounded up events for people looking to donate or pick up free school supplies for their students.

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Monkeypox Vaccines Are Hard To Find, But White Chicagoans Getting The Majority Of The Shots, Top Doc Says

Chicago needs money and more vaccines to combat its monkeypox outbreak, health commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.

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Hunt For Chicago’s Hidden Gems With A New Book Filled With Riddles And A Treasure Map

The book has riddles that lead to more than 300 Chicago locations, including the United States' first Black art museum and a bed and breakfast run by monks.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lollapalooza 2022 Ends With Fewer Arrests, Hospitalizations Than In Past Years, Officials Say

Fifteen people were arrested at the popular four-day music festival, which brought 400,000 people to Grant Park.

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Lollapalooza Security Guard Faked Mass Shooting Threat To Leave Work Early, Prosecutors Say

The security guard was charged with making a false terrorist threat for allegedly circulating two fake messages, one of which said "Mass shooting at 4 pm location Lollapalooza. We have 150 targets."

Downtown

City Claims On Anti-Violence Program Are Overblown

Mayor Lightfoot’s choice to lead the city’s campaign against gun-crime has a history of hyperbole, both about her efforts to confront Chicago’s greatest crisis and her own career.

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Chicago Police Are Arresting Thousands More Black Drivers After Traffic Stops Than They Report

An analysis by Block Club Chicago and Injustice Watch found thousands of missing traffic stops that ended in gun possession arrests in data Chicago police are required to report to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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‘A Bigger Cage Is Not The Right Answer’: Animal Advocates Urge Cook County Officials To Relocate Rocky The Coyote

Animal advocates want Rocky moved to a sanctuary in Colorado, where he would have more space. Forest Preserves officials say Rocky is doing well and it could be dangerous to move him.

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Immigrant Rights Advocates Push Cook County To Find Out If ICE Is Using Data Brokers To Skirt Sanctuary City Ordinances

National Latinx and immigrant advocacy groups have raised alarms over how ICE is buying access to individuals' personal information.

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Monkeypox Is A Public Health Emergency For Illinois, Pritzker Declares

Illinois has seen the third-most number of diagnosed cases out of any state, with 520 found here — including 330 in Chicago.

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It Could Feel Like 105 Degrees Wednesday With Potential Thunderstorms In Afternoon, Evening

A sunshine streak could be interrupted by thunderstorms in the middle of the week.

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Chicago Police Stopped Black Drivers 5 Times More Often Than White Drivers In 2021, State Report Says

The number of traffic stops in Chicago has increased exponentially since 2015, following a lawsuit settlement that restricted the use of stop-and-frisk.

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Chicago Rent Is Spiking — So Tenants Are Forming Unions And Pushing For Rent Control To Stay In Their Neighborhoods

More than a dozen renters told Block Club their monthly payments recently rose or are set to increase soon. Some said they are having trouble making rent despite programs to provide relief.

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Here’s Where You Can Get More Free Gas And Groceries From Willie Wilson This Week

Wilson will give away gift cards for groceries on Wednesday and gas on Saturday around the area.

Citywide

Here’s Where You Can Get Vaccinated Against Monkeypox In Chicago

Officials are working to get more people vaccinated against monkeypox as the outbreak spreads.

Citywide

Chicago NASCAR Race Will Take Over Most Of Grant Park For Two Weeks, Report Says

A report reveals next year's NASCAR race will include a two-week takeover of Grant Park, though Park District officials say they will make sure public access is "minimally impacted."

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