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Gage Park, Brighton Park

Gage Park, Brighton Park
Gage Park, Brighton Park

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

Día De Los Muertos Celebrations In Archer Heights Will Include ‘Trunk Or Treating’ And Public Ofrenda

There will be an altar, or ofrenda, for guests to display photos of their loved ones Oct. 30.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Man Sick Of Speed Bumps Chops Them Up With A Pickaxe — Then Gets Slapped With $500 City Fine

Removing speed bumps legally can take up to a year. The city's process is slow, but, "I have never seen residents go to this length,” Ald. Raymond Lopez said.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Southwest Side Charter School Shifting To Remote Learning After 3 People Contract COVID-19

The Acero Schools Zizumbo campus will close to in-person learning for two weeks, per an agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.

Citywide

Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

Albany Park

After Beloved Little Village Artist Dies From COVID-19 At Age 28, Mural Honors His Memory: ‘Rafa Was An Absolute Inspiration’

Rafael "Rafa" Rojas died Aug. 3. Fellow artists collaborated on a new mural to honor him in Gage Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Esperanza Health, Alivio Medical Center Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For Employees

Employees will need to get at least one vaccination by Sept. 1.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After 30 Years Of Being Squeezed Into Small Storefront, Southwest Siders Push For Bigger Library In Gage Park

The Gage Park Latinx Council started a petition for a new library, saying the neighborhood's library is too small and lacks resources.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

10 More Chicago Libraries Extend Sunday Hours

The libraries are now open 1-5 p.m. Sundays so people can access free internet and other resources.

Albany Park

Chicago Style: 40 Photos Of Hot Dogs — And The Stands We Love — To Make You Drool Today

PHOTOS: In Chicago, hot dogs aren't just a meal — they're a work of art.

Citywide

Park District Breaks Ground On 17-Acre Campus In Brighton Park, With Plans For Office Building, Fields And More

Outside, there will be artificial turf fields, a playground, a spray pool, natural area and parking. In all, the campus will take up 17 acres.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic Opens On Southwest Side

Vaccinations have slowed down, though fewer than 60 percent of Chicagoans are fully vaccinated.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City

From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.

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South, West Side Entrepreneurs Get $10 Million In City Grants To Expand And Build Their Businesses

Nuevo Leon Bakery, Reggio's Pizza and ChiFresh Kitchen are among the businesses that got city money to build up their work.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’

The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.

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Chicagoans Who Get Vaccinated At City-Run Sites Can Get 5 Free Tickets To Six Flags

The city is bringing COVID vaccinations events to salons, beaches and other spots around the city this week and over Memorial Day weekend.

Citywide

Get Your Coffee Fix, Help Feed Families In Need: Back Of The Yards Coffee Bean Sales To Benefit Southwest Side Community Group

Back of the Yards Coffee is donating proceeds from its 47th Street blend to the Southwest Collective. The group has fed residents in need through the pandemic.

Back of the Yards

With $1.8 Billion Coming To CPS, West And South Siders Want ‘Seat At the Table’ To Decide Where The Money Goes

Parents and students say the recovery funding is especially important because the pandemic worsened conditions at their under-resourced schools.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

The Perfect Soundtrack To Your South Side Sightseeing Tour: Lee Bey’s ‘Southern Exposure’ Playlist

Architecture expert and historian Lee Bey released a playlist inspired by his 2019 book on the South Side's under-appreciated buildings this week, including tracks from Sam Trump, Chance the Rapper, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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