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Hundreds Gather At Vigil For Iñaki Bascaran, Wrigleyville Man Missing Since Saturday

Bascaran, 23, left a River North bar and told a friend he was heading back to his apartment, but he has not been seen since.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Field Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month In Person And Online

The museum is spotlighting its Indigenous staff and the work they do for Native American Heritage Month.

South Loop

Hundreds Mourn Adé Hogue In Ghost Bike Vigil After Popular Cyclist Killed By Driver: ‘Our Community Is Tired Of This’

“We want to celebrate him and what he loved so much," one of Hogue's teammates said. "But we’re also mad. We’re pissed off."

Downtown

CPS Student Newspapers Are Struggling To Publish Because Of New Tech Rules, Staffers Say

It's "alarming" how few CPS schools have newspapers — and a new state law and CPS rules are making it hard for even those few to publish, one adviser said.

Citywide

FBI Investigating Loretto Hospital’s Vaccination Program As Part Of A Criminal Probe

After Block Club Chicago reported how doses went to ineligible people with ties to hospital administrators, a federal grand jury opened a criminal investigation.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Adé Hogue, Beloved Cyclist And Designer, Mourned By Thousands After Being Killed In Downtown Crash

The driver of a van hit and killed Hogue last week while he was riding his bike Downtown, authorities said. Friends have raised $160,000 for his family.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Get Spooky With These 27 Halloween And El Día De Los Muertos Events Around Chicago This Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are packed with trick-or-treating, festivals and more. Here is our roundup of the festivities.

Citywide

High-Rise Trick-Or-Treating Faced A Unique Threat: COVID. But Buildings Are Finding Ways Around It

It's hard for kids to go trick-or-treating in high-rises, since COVID-19 is more transmissible indoors. But buildings are using decorations, pet parades and more to celebrate.

Downtown

Parlor Pizza Locations Shut Down As Cops Raid Popular Restaurants

Chicago police were seen inside all three Parlor Pizza locations Wednesday. They said they're helping a state agency with an investigation.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

One Of The Oldest Occult Shops In The Country Is In Chicago — And It’s Looking To Expand

Newcomers visit Occult Bookstore during spooky season — but the shop hopes to expand its work by creating a permanent sanctuary for the Occult Spiritual Society.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Navy Pier Is Hosting A 3-Day Halloween Celebration Starting Friday

The festivities will include pumpkin pop-ups, a costume contest, musical performances and family-friendly events.

Downtown

Lakefront Trail Closed As 16-Foot, ‘Battering’ Waves Expected To Hit Chicago

The waves are expected to erode the shoreline and create "dangerous conditions," including flooding of low-lying roads and bike paths like the Lakefront Trail.

Citywide

Christkindlmarket Mugs Are Back — And This Year’s Collectible Features The Chicago Skyline

Christkindlmarket is celebrating its 25th anniversary by also releasing a limited-edition ornament. The market returns Nov. 19.

Citywide

A Brewery With Wine-Beer Hybrids Is Opening Friday In The South Loop

Tyler Davis, a brewer of 12 years, is opening Duneyrr Artisan Fermenta Project and Moderne Dune, which replaces Motor Row Brewery.

South Loop

7 Years After Laquan McDonald Was Murdered, Chicagoans Protest Rahm Emanuel As He Vies For Ambassadorship

McDonald's murder in 2014 engulfed the former mayor's administration. Activists say it's a "slap in the face" to install him as an ambassador.

Citywide

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

Chicago Sky Celebrate First Championship With Triumphant Parade, Rally In Millennium Park: ‘We Did It, Y’all’

“Remember the seat you’re sitting in right now,” coach James Wade said to the crowd. “Because you’re going to be sitting in the same one next year.”

Downtown

An Art Exhibit On Bipolar Disorder Is Coming To River North This Weekend

The exhibition will feature work from a variety of artists — including Chicagoans Kelly Mathews and Victoria Loeb — to raise awareness of bipolar disorder.

Downtown

Chicago Sky Parade And Rally Kicks Off Tuesday. Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Expect the entire crew — including star Candace Parker, a Naperville native — to show up for Tuesday's celebration.

Downtown

Candace Parker And The Chicago Sky Celebrated WNBA Title With A Portillo’s Takeout Run

Candace Parker's go-to Portillo's order: a fish sandwich with cheese, a jumbo chili cheese dog without onions, large fries, a chocolate cake shake and a piece of cake.

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