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20 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Oktoberfests, Hyde Park Jazz, An Art Walk And More

You can celebrate Taylor Swift with drag performers, grab a beer in the woods and learn about Chicago's Underground Railroad History at weekend events.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Underground Railroad Site In Chicago Will Be Honored At Historic Dedication Ceremony Saturday

Jan and Aagje Ton Farm on the Southeast Side once provided a safe harbor to people who had been enslaved but escaped to freedom.

South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago Urban Farm Planning Community Arts Studio, Kitchen Space To Open Next Year

Urban Growers Collective will meet with neighbors and arts groups in the coming months to design a space that can host arts and culinary programs at its farm in Schafer Park.

South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago Tenants Demand More Security After Rash Of Gunfire Near Apartments: ‘We’re Still Not Safe’

East Lake Management leaders are considering more cameras for the complex, but they rejected calls to hire more security. Violent crime is "happening all through Chicago," one official said.

South Chicago, East Side

Illinois’ First Offshore Wind Farm Proposed For Southeast Side, And Residents Want Jobs To Go To Locals

The wind farm's proposed Southeast Side location would be about 15 miles into Lake Michigan from the Illinois International Port District on 95th Street.

South Chicago, East Side

Ana Guajardo, Advocate For Immigrant Workers, Announces Bid For 10th Ward Alderperson With Chuy García’s Backing

Guajardo's announcement comes days after Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza said she'll step down in 2023. She's the second candidate to enter the race, after General Iron hunger striker Óscar Sanchez.

South Chicago, East Side

The Far South Side Needs Protected Bike Lanes, Advocates Say: ‘We’ve Got A Big Job To Do’

We Keep You Rollin' wants the city to make bicycling safer in neighborhoods such as Eden Green, Golden Gate and Riverdale, where there are "no bike lanes and no biking infrastructure," the group's founder said.

South Chicago, East Side

2 Killed, 2 Wounded In South Chicago Mass Shooting: ‘We’ve Seen Way Too Much Of This’

The victims, ages 18 to 20, worked with a pastor at a nearby church for years. One had just graduated high school, and his family planned to move out of the city.

South Chicago, East Side

Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza Won’t Seek Reelection After 2 Terms Representing Southeast Side

Sadlowski Garza is the ninth sitting council member resigning or retiring. She is the first Chicago Teachers Union member elected to City Council.

South Chicago, East Side

Bulls Fest, Lucha Libre Wrestling, Fiesta Boricua And More: 20 Things To Do In Chicago Labor Day Weekend

The Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Polonia, ARC Music Festival, the African Festival of the Arts and Bike the Drive are also on deck.

Citywide

Bicycle Race Through Mud And More Saturday To Support East Side’s Big Marsh Bike Park

The all-day Half Acre CX Eliminator — where cyclists ride through extreme conditions — is Saturday. It will support the East Side park and natural area.

South Chicago, East Side

Chicago’s Labor Day Parade Returns Saturday To Southeast Side

The popular parade will feature dozens of floats celebrating Chicago's unions and labor history. Afterward, there will be a festival with live music.

South Chicago, East Side

You Can Celebrate South Chicago With Music, Food, Balloons And More At Weekend Event

The Saturday event will also have a back-to-school giveaway and resources from local groups.

South Chicago, East Side

School Supply Giveaway, Vaccines, Free Food And More Are Coming To South Chicago This Weekend

Neighbors who receive COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots on Saturday can also receive a $50 gift card.

South Chicago, East Side

South Side Gardener Gregory Bratton Helped Create 100 Urban Farms. Again Facing Cancer, He Needs Help Caring For Them

Bratton, who's faced cancer off and on since 1999, was hospitalized this month. He needs help to save two struggling gardens near his South Chicago home.

South Chicago, East Side

Chicago Schools Started Removing Police Two Years Ago. What’s Happened Since?

CPS empowered local schools councils to make the decision to keep or remove police two years ago. Because the district has released few details about the impact, it’s hard to tell if a different approach to safety is working.

Citywide

Parents Can Learn School Safety Tips, Bullying Prevention At East Side Event Tuesday

There will be a school supplies giveaway before the Tuesday evening event.

South Chicago, East Side

Driver Kills Bicyclist In Hit-And-Run In East Side

The bicyclist is at least the second person killed by a hit-and-run driver this week in Chicago.

South Chicago, East Side

Óscar Sanchez, East Sider Who Went On Hunger Strike To Protest General Iron, Running For 10th Ward Alderperson

Sanchez's platform will center environmental justice, equitable education, affordable housing and workforce development among other points, he announced Thursday. He will challenge two-term incumbent Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza for the seat.

South Chicago, East Side

Roller Skating, A House Music Festival And More: 15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

An early Oktöberfest, live jazz music, street festivals and more — there's something for everyone this weekend in Chicago.

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