Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- 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.
Practice Your Blood-Curdling Scream At Illuminated Brew Works’ Halloween Bash Saturday
To kick off the Halloween fun, there will be a dog photo costume contest 5-10 p.m. Thursday. Photos will be posted to the company's Instagram account and followers will vote on the best-dressed pup.
A Portage Park Artist Wants Your Help To Open A Neighborhood Comics Shop
Howling Pages, which will sell comics, graphic novels and artwork, aims to raise $15,000 to help with startup and inventory costs.
Portage Park Gardener Who Dazzled With Butterfly Project Earns County, State Recognition
"If everybody got together and did that kind of work, it could make a huge difference for climate change," Cook County Commissioner Bridget Degnen said.
Cops Rarely Pull Over Drivers In Their Own Neighborhoods, Data Shows. Motorists In Black Neighborhoods Aren’t So Lucky
Drivers are least likely to be pulled over on the far Northwest and Southwest sides, where many first responders live. Ald. Nick Sposato said that's because "white people just know how to talk their way out of a ticket."
Jefferson Park Yard Transformed Into A ‘Cruella’-Inspired Skeleton Fashion Show For Halloween
Sisters Lily and Mila Rabb, ages 13 and 9, are the masterminds behind the Disney-inspired display at North Long Avenue and West Giddings Street.
Feds Seize Illegal Machine Gun From Ald. Jim Gardiner’s Ward Superintendent — And He’s Still On The Job
Charles Sikanich is also being sued by a man who says Sikanich and Gardiner falsely accused him of a crime, harassed him and had him arrested over a lost cellphone.
Vote For The Best Gladstone Park Halloween House In Annual Neighborhood Contest
People can vote online for their favorite spooky house in the community, and winners will be announced on Halloween.
Family-Owned Chicago Costume Gets Support From Locals After National Halloween Chain Puts Billboard In Front Of Its Store
Chicago Costume is a local, two-shop operation that's sold costumes year-round since 1976. When a Spirit Halloween billboard went up in front of the Portage Park shop, it irked workers — and locals.
Ald. Jim Gardiner Boots Residents From Public Meeting For Asking About Investigations Into Conduct
Seven out of 23 attendees were removed from a virtual meeting about a new Panda Express for trying to ask the alderman questions about the FBI's investigation into him.
Fannie’s Cafe In Portage Park Closing For Good This Weekend
Fannie's is open 8-3 p.m. now through Sunday, when it will close at 2 p.m. for the last time.
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!
The Joy Room At Six Corners Hosting Monthly Full Moon Pop-Up Markets
This weekend's full market will be 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday with at least seven vendors each day.
As Longtime Restaurant Owner Fights MS, Northwest Siders Help His Family Raise Money For Expensive Treatment
Freddy Rafidi, owner of Roma's Italian Beef & Sausage, has lived with the disease for more than 20 years. To pay for an $80,000 procedure, his community is stepping up.
Ald. Jim Gardiner Blasted For ‘Obscene’ Texts, Stripped Of Committee Positions By Cook County Democratic Party
Gardiner, who has been accused of withholding ward services from his critics and using foul language to describe women, also faces an FBI investigation.
Latest Six Corners Development Proposal Gets Panned By Neighbors For Being Too Suburban With Too Many Parking Lots
Neighbors criticized the $80 million project, saying it was proposing more than 300 parking spaces but not enough public space or residential units.
American Science & Surplus Is Leaving For The Suburbs After 84 Years On The Northwest Side
The beloved seller of knickknacks and oddities, many with a science or educational bent, is moving to Park Ridge at the end of October.
Portage Park Neighbors Step Up To Help Pregnant Woman With Cancer — And You Can Help By Stopping At Perkolator For Coffee
Perkolator, 6032 W. Irving Park Road, will donate all of its Tuesday proceeds to help Nora and Everett Gutierrez raise money for alternative cancer treatment.
A Portage Park Church Is Collecting 300 Winter Items For Neighbors In Need
The church is collecting hats, sleeping bags, tents, hand warmers and socks that will be given to neighbors in the community.
Anthony Alvarez’s Family Unveils A Little Library In His Honor 6 Months After His Killing
The little library is just one step toward making sure Alvarez's name isn't forgotten and his family receives justice, they said.