- 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
Are You The City’s Best Karaoke Singer? Mayor Launches Tournament With A $5,000 Prize For Winner
Eighteen bars across the city will host competitions beginning Sunday. The best at each bar advances to the next round.9:41 AM CDT
Looking To Trick-Or-Treat In Chicago? Here’s A Full List Of City-Sponsored ‘Halloweek’ Spots
Halloweek Oct. 22-31 will feature Halloween events across the city for kids and families — including 10,000 bags of Blommer's Chocolate candy and thousands of free costumes.9:22 AM CDT
14 People, Organizations, Allies To Be Inducted Into Chicago LGBT Hall Of Fame: ‘It’s Important We’re Not Erased From History’
This ceremony will be held Oct. 11 at the Chicago History Museum. It's the organization's first in-person induction ceremony since 2017.8:55 AM CDT
How Did This Chicago Divvy Bike End Up In Mexico? It’s Unclear, But ‘Can’t Blame This Bike For Heading South’
Chicagoan Ruperto Vergara spotted the characteristic bright blue bike parked outside a Mexican grocery store. A lost or stolen bike can cost a user $1,200.
What Does A Perfect Day In Chicago Look Like? A New Recipe And Guidebook Takes You Across The City
"(A) Part: A Recipe Guidebook to Chicago" features more than 20 local creators taking you to their favorite places and sharing recipes that remind them of Chicago.
Chicago International Film Festival Kicks Off Next Week With Block Party On Lakeview’s Southport Corridor
The festival runs Oct. 12-23. It will screen 92 features and 56 shorts, including programs centered around LGBTQ-, Black- and women-themed stories.
You Can Now Get Wagyu Beef Hot Dogs At Home Depot
Wagyu beef is being served with a side of hardware at Fixin' Franks, the hot dog stands inside Chicago Home Depot stores.
No Property Tax Hike In Mayor Lightfoot’s Election Year Budget
Lightfoot's 2023 spending plan also includes more pension contributions and increased funding for the police department, homelessness prevention, abortion care and more.
Illinois Is Getting Better At Answering Calls To The Suicide Crisis Line. Will Chicago’s South Side Be Left Behind?
The new 988 suicide prevention line shows promise in Illinois, but questions remain.
Lightfoot’s 10 PM Youth Curfew Was Mostly Enforced On The South And West Sides — And It Had Little Effect On Crime, Data Shows
Some aldermen, including one who supported it, said the curfew change was a "waste of time." Now, activists want the curfew repealed — and they might sue over it.
Pollen Counts Are Falling In Chicago, But Here’s What To Expect For The Mold Allergy Season
Mold spores grow especially in wet areas and can cause allergy symptoms similar to pollen.
City Employees In Chicago Will Get 12 Weeks Of Fully Paid Parental Leave In 2023
The city previously gave birthing parents up to four or six weeks of paid leave and non-birthing parents two weeks of paid leave. The new policy goes into effect Jan. 1.
This Week In Photos: Vibrant Murals, Free Bouquets And Business Openings In Chicago
PHOTOS: From a groundbreaking in Englewood to a woman giving away bouquets in Lincoln Park, Chicagoans were busy this week.
16 Places To Go Apple-Picking In The Chicago Area
Here's a roundup of orchards near Chicago where you can stock up on apples for the fall.
Short Film Puts Spotlight On ’40s South Side Through Black Love And Poetry: ‘We Need A Lot More Stories’
The film explores Black, queer love through the lens of a '40s poet. Viewers can watch "The Funnel" virtually Friday at the Reeling Film Festival.
Chicago Public Schools No Longer Nation’s Third Largest District
After 11 years of declining enrollment, Chicago Public Schools now serves 322,106 children, making it the nation’s fourth largest district after Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which serves 324,961 students.
Renowned Filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang Hosting Chicago Premieres This Week
The first stop of the filmmaker's U.S. tour will feature the Chicago premiere of his short film, an artist lecture and more.
Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From McCormick Foundation To Launch Investigative Team
The new investigative team will work closely with Block Club's neighborhood reporters to root out corruption, wrongdoing and inequality, particularly on the South and West sides.
How Much Does My Alderman Make? Here’s A Complete List
The highest-paid alderpeople will make $142,772 next year, thanks to a nearly 10 percent raise. The lowest-paid alderperson makes $115,560, by comparison.
City Hall Shake-Up: Why Aldermen Are Retiring In Droves And How It Could Change Chicago Politics
City Council hasn’t seen this level of turnover in decades, experts said. To find a similar situation, one would have to look back to the post-World War II era, when returning servicemen ran for office.