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Shop Local 2021: A Bronzeville, South Loop And Washington Park Holiday Gift Guide

From perfect selfie backgrounds to children's book and yoga classes, the South Loop and Bronzeville have your holiday needs covered.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Here’s What Chicago’s Casino Could Look Like

The five casinos are proposed at the Tribune Publishing site, the old Michael Reese site, near McCormick Place, near Solider Field and at The 78 megadevelopment.

Citywide

Not Your Average Christmas Carol: These Dance Carolers Will Bring Holiday Cheer To Your House

Choreographer Mariah Eastman launched the group during the pandemic last winter, when many people were unable to gather for the holidays. The idea was to knock on people's doors and propose a holiday dance instead of singing a carol.

Albany Park

Iñaki Bascaran, Wrigleyville Man Missing Since Last Week, Found Dead In Chicago River

Bascaran went missing Oct. 30 after a night out with friends at a River North bar.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

Citywide

WNBA Stars Candace Parker, Allie Quigley Came Up In Chicago Area. Now, They’re Powering Sky’s Championship Run

Parker was a high school star in Naperville, while Quigley became one of DePaul's best players. Now, they're on a mission to win Chicago's first WNBA title.

Citywide

Chicago Sky Sell Out Stadium For Game 3 — And Are Inspiring Women And Girl Hoopers: ‘I Can Do What The Sky Are Doing’

Women's basketball often gets overlooked, fans say, but the Sky are commanding Chicago's attention — and inspiring young players to pursue their hoop dreams.

Citywide

Chicago’s Only All-Asian Volleyball Team Hopes To Make Noise At This Weekend’s Chinese 9-Man National Tournament

Chicago United is an upstart team that has brought together athletes across the city to play a sport distinctly rooted in Chinese American tradition.

South Loop

Here’s How To Support Black-Owned Restaurants In Bronzeville, The South Loop This Month

The Blacktober virtual food fest is back with more than 50 Black-owned restaurants offering sweet deals this month.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bring Your Pets To South Loop’s Annual Blessing Of The Animals Sunday

Grace Episcopal and Holy Trinity Lutheran Churches will host the worship service and the offerings will be donated to Friends of Petraits Rescue.

South Loop

Bears Reportedly Sign Purchase Agreement For Arlington Racetrack As Plan To Bolt For Suburbs Gains Steam

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city is still trying to keep the Bears in Soldier Field. "Our door in City Hall remains open."

South Loop

Dangerous Waves, Currents Expected At Chicago Beaches Monday

The day will be sunny and warm, though, with an expected high of 83 degrees.

Citywide
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