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Drag Racer Killed Woman Crossing Street During Chaotic Weekend Of Street Takeovers, Police Say

VIDEO: Drifting and drag racing Downtown and in other neighborhoods led to nine arrests, seven impounded cars and six damaged police squad cars, police said.

Midway, West Lawn

Maxwell Street Market And Other City Farmers Markets Returning This Spring. Here’s The Schedule

This year's farmers market season will kick off with an event May 11 at Daley Plaza.


Artist Isiah ‘ThoughtPoet’ Veney Explores South Side Roots In New Exhibit, ‘Lil Chico From Tuley Park’

“Lil Chico From Tuley Park,” a free, family-friendly exhibit dedicated to Veney's love for the South Side, will debut Saturday at A Very Serious Gallery in River West.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Bernie Sanders Stumps For Brandon Johnson At Get-Out-The-Vote Rally As Mayoral Race Enters Final Stretch

Sanders and other progressives urged Chicagoans to vote for Johnson as polls show a close race between him and former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas. The election is Tuesday.


13 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Oddities Flea Market, An Easter Egg Hunt For Your Dog And More

You can usher in April with a cleanup event, an anti-war benefit and more.


Sen. Dick Durbin Backs Paul Vallas In Mayoral Runoff As Race Enters Final Week

The powerful Democratic senator's endorsement comes as Vallas has faced attacks over whether he is actually a Republican and holds conservative views.

West Loop

Air Taxi To O’Hare Will Allow Chicago Travelers To Skip Traffic On The Kennedy

The city's first air taxi plans to launch in 2025. Company officials say the cost will be competitive with a rideshare between Downtown and the airport.


Police Search For Driver Who Killed Man In Fulton Market Hit-And-Run 

A Mercedes-Benz driver hit and killed a 26-year-old man early Saturday, police said.

West Loop

23 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Wine Fest, Shamrock Shuffle, A Pozole Cookoff And More

You can also shop at a farmers market, watch a Double Dutch competition and check out a Woman's History Month art show.


Greektown Starbucks Joins Nationwide Strike For Better Pay And Hours As Union Vote Nears

Workers at two Edgewater shops and a shop in West Ridge also took to picket lines Wednesday. Seven Starbucks locations have unionized in Chicago.

West Loop

Green City Market Is Back This Spring In Lincoln Park And West Loop

The Green City Market locations will have new and returning vendors selling greens, root veggies, chicken, pork and other fresh food.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Upscale Cocktail Lounge The Pearl Club Will Replace Emmit’s Irish Pub In River West

The Pearl Club is set to open in the next few weeks. The space is intended to convey "old-world elegance" reminiscent of London's cocktail scene with a modern twist to fit Chicago, officials said.

West Loop

Pitchfork Music Festival Returns To Union Park In July With Headliners The Smile, Big Thief And Bon Iver

Tickets are on sale now, starting at $219 for a three-day ticket and $109 for a one-day ticket.

West Loop

Whitney Young High School Wins 20th Straight State Academic Decathlon Title, Headed To National Competition

Competing in 10 academic subjects, the decathlon is a rigorous and fun competition students said has given them much-needed social bonding in high school during the pandemic.

West Loop

Neighbors Vow To Block Chicago Fire Soccer Facility On Public Housing Land — Even After Deal Gets Key Federal Approval

The city said its lease with the Chicago Fire will bring back funds to improve housing, while residents called the deal the product of broken promises.

West Loop

West Loop Group Wants To Block High-Rise Until New Alderman Takes Over, But Ald. Sigcho-Lopez Has Already Signed Off

Neighbors assumed Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez paused a proposal for a 370-unit apartment tower that will flip to Alderman-elect Bill Conway's ward. But Sigcho-Lopez said the project has been in the works for months.

West Loop

Chick-Fil-A Opening 4 Chicago Restaurants In Avondale, Wrigleyville, Medical District And O’Hare In 2023

There will soon by 50 Chick-Fil-As in the Chicago area.


Controversial Lease Of Public Housing Land To Pro Soccer Team Finalized With Federal Approval

City officials said construction on the site could begin this spring.

West Loop

Brooklyn Boulders In West Loop To Reopen After City Closed It For License Issue

The climbing gym was shut down this week for operating without a license, but it has since secured a license and will reopen Friday, city and company officials said.

West Loop

Proposal To Use City Cameras To Ticket Bike Lane Blockers Set For City Council Vote

Alderpeople will also consider an ordinance that would direct the city's transportation department to include more bike-, pedestrian- and transit-friendly options on roads being reconstructed.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Ald. Walter Burnett Endorses Paul Vallas In Mayoral Runoff

Burnett, an ally to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, said Paul Vallas has helped him with important projects in his ward over the years — and fully supports the Chicago casino project.

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