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Midway, West Lawn

Midway, West Lawn
Midway, West Lawn

16 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Christkindlmarket, Zoo Lights, A Pub Crawl And More

You can also learn how to salsa dance, attend a vintage festival, watch a comedy show, sleep over at The Shedd and more.

Citywide

Flight Attendants Urge Lawmakers To Better Protect Them From Passenger Abuse

“People are more stressed, they’re angrier ... but I don’t think it can all be chalked up to the pandemic," one flight attendant said.

Citywide

6 South And West Side Projects Named Finalists For $10 Million Chicago Prize

Meet the community-led groups on the shortlist for the Pritzker Traubert Foundation's second Chicago Prize.

Citywide

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

$50,000 Reward Offered After Man Attacked Postal Worker, Stole Her Truck In Little Village

The man is considered armed and dangerous, and people should not try to catch him themselves, according to the Postal Inspection Service.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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

Mexican Independence Day Revelers In Chicago Slapped With Tickets For Waving Mexican Flags: ‘You Should Be Able To Celebrate Your Culture’

People who celebrated Downtown last month also received tickets for passengers hanging out of their cars. Police said they were obstructing or interfering with traffic.

Downtown

Southwest Side Alderman Accidentally Shoots Himself While Cleaning Gun

Ald. Derrick Curtis, who represents part of the Far Southwest Side and is a concealed-carry instructor, wounded his hand in the accidental shooting Monday.

Ashburn

Homegirl’s Hummus Brings West Lawn Woman’s Passion For Hummus To Local Farmers Markets

Niehla Ollie began experimenting with hummus flavors when she lived in Los Angeles. Now, she makes her brand out of a commercial kitchen near Midway Airport.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

3-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Apparent Road Rage While Riding In His Mom’s Car, Police Say

Mateo Zastro is the second child to be killed as a passenger in their parents’ car in the city this year. Later Sunday, a 7-year-old boy was shot in the leg on his way to church, police said.

Midway, West Lawn

21 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: St. Helen Carnival, Vintage Fall Fest, Oktoberfests And More

The temperatures are dropping, but the city isn't stopping, with fall fests, a night-long performance of Indian classical music, a tool sale and more fun.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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

15-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies After Truck Driver Hit Him On Southwest Side Last Week

Joshua Avina was biking across the street late last week when the crash occurred, police said. He's at least the fourth child a driver has hit and killed this month.

Midway, West Lawn

Woman- And Refugee-Owned Clothing Co-Op Battling Fast Fashion To Open Studio On Southwest Side

At Hoda Katebi's Blue Tin Co-Op, working-class women of color are in charge. "We don't have employees; we have worker-owners," the community organizer said.

Midway, West Lawn

Esperanza Health Centers Opens Clinic At 63rd And Karlov To Offer Pediatric And Adult Medical Care

The newest location of the federally qualified health care center is in West Lawn.

Midway, West Lawn

Mental Health Emergency Teams Expanding To Southwest Side, Giving Residents In Crisis More Support

The new team will spend several weeks meeting with local groups, community members and health care providers. The members will begin responding to emergencies in June.

Midway, West Lawn

14 Candidates Vying For Bobby Rush’s Congressional Seat Make Their Case To 1st District Voters At South Side Forum

With few differences in their end goals, more than a dozen candidates shared their legislative goals and touted their experience at a 1st District candidates' forum Monday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Former LeClaire Courts Public Housing Site Will Be Revamped With New School, Urban Farm And Health Care Center Under $60 Million Plan

The sustainable development on the city's Southwest Side will be the new home of Academy for Global Citizenship, a public school. It will have an orchard, solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal wells and storm water catchments.

Midway, West Lawn

Meet Chicago’s ‘Mr. Sunshine,’ The Only Man Who Tracks Sunlight In The City — Even Though He’s Been Retired 28 Years

Seven years ago, the National Weather Service switched to a system that does not track sunshine. With a sensor already on his roof, Frank Wachowski stepped in. “We’re the only country in the world that no longer tracks sunshine; it’s unbelievable."

Citywide

Carnitas Uruapan Opening Little Village Restaurant, Sputnik Coffee Launching Flagship Cafe Thanks To City Grant

Another grantee, Esperanza Health, is using its $4.2 million grant to build a sprawling neighborhood health campus in Brighton Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
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