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Shop Local 2022: Gift A Chicago Experience

Whether you're looking to try some of the best food in Chicago, tour the West Side or get a glimpse of the city's underbelly, we've got you covered for experiences as gifts.

Citywide

Shop Local 2022: A Bronzeville, South Loop And Washington Park Gift Guide

From Yoda bongs to "Celfie" planters, find the perfect gift for the ones you love (or yourself!).

Bronzeville, Near South Side

South Loop Job Training Center Wants To Get More Black And Brown Residents Into Construction

Hire360's new center is aimed at creating a "supply chain" of talent to keep the city going, developers said.

South Loop

Jones College Prep Needs Leaders To Listen After Principal Removed Over Handling Of Student’s Nazi-Like Costume, Community Says

Longtime Principal Joseph Powers was removed after videos of a student goose-stepping in a Nazi-like uniform spread on social media. It is unclear if the student will be disciplined.

South Loop

Chicago Women Head To The Polls To Protect Right To Abortion: ‘We Can’t Afford To Go Back’

More women across the country registered to vote after Roe v. Wade was overturned in June. “I did it for me, my daughter, for the women who came before me," one Chicago voter said.

Citywide

After Principal’s Ouster, Jones College Prep Students Stage Sit-In To Combat Racism On Campus

CPS removed Principal Joseph Powers after video surfaced of a student goose-stepping in a Nazi-like costume during the school's Halloween parade.

South Loop

Jones College Prep Principal Removed After Halloween Parade With Student Goose-Stepping In Nazi-Like Uniform

The incident was "completely inconsistent with our values as a school district," CPS CEO Pedro Martinez told parents Friday. Arthur Slater will take over Joseph Powers' post immediately.

South Loop

Mold-A-Ramas That Have Delighted Chicagoans For Decades To Be Featured In Museum Of Science And Industry Exhibit

The machines allow fans to pop in just a few coins and pick a molded figure to be made. The mold is created within minutes.

Downtown

Jones College Prep Students Plan Protest After Student Shows Up In Nazi-Like Uniform On Halloween

A student showed up to school in what appeared to be a Nazi uniform on Halloween and goose-stepped during a parade. Now, students are planning a walkout.

South Loop

Deeply Rooted, A Beloved Black Dance Company, Is Coming To Washington Park

The dance company has received $4.5 million in state, city and private support to build a 30,000-square-foot South Side Dance Center.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘South Loop Stories’ Talk Thursday Aims To Capture Complicated History Of The Neighborhood

Historian Dennis McClendon is discussing the good, bad and ugly of the South Loop, from its industrial roots and dalliance with vice to its current iteration as a middle-class enclave.

South Loop

Meet Baby Qilak, The Shedd Aquarium’s Newest Otter

A boy pup from Alaska is the third sea otter taken in by the Shedd this month.

Downtown

Halloween And Día De Los Muertos In Chicago 2022: 70+ Events To Celebrate Around The City

There are trunk-or-treat events for kids throughout the city, Halloween parades, haunted houses and more this Halloween weekend.

Citywide

Shedd Aquarium’s Rescued ‘Otter 929’ Needs A Better Name. You Can Vote To Help Pick It

The Shedd is considering the names Jade, Sunny and Willow for a rescued sea otter.

Downtown

Black-Owned Moor’s Brewing Company Wins Top Prize At South Side Pitch Competition

The brewery started by three South Side friends will use the $10,000 grand prize to expand into Atlanta and other major cities with large populations of Black people.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Mayoral Candidate Ald. Sophia King Wants To Use Drones For Police Chases

Saying Mayor Lori Lightfoot puts "public relations before public safety," King vowed to fire Supt. David Brown and make stopping crime her top priority.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

2 Sea Otters Found Alone On Beach Come To Shedd Aquarium To Learn How To Mother Orphaned Otter Pups

The sea otters — named Otter 926 and Otter 929 for now — will be raised at the Shedd before heading to a partner aquarium.

Downtown

Closed South Loop Club HotHouse Announces Comeback, Raising $250,000 To Launch New Bronzeville Location

The HotHouse team is fundraising to buy the Donnelly Chicago Youth Center to build a facility to host programs and offer short-term residences.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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

After Pandemic Closed Beloved South Loop Eatery, Cafe Bionda Is Back With A New Menu And Look

Now under guidance of native Neapolitan Cosimo Riccardi, Cafe Bionda is bringing back old favorites and new dishes for family-style dining.

South Loop
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