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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.

Citywide

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

A Proposed Bridge Over Lake Calumet Would Make It Easier To Bike From Big Marsh Park To Pullman

"For far too long, this area has been inaccessible to our residents," Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10th) said. "This new trail will allow a new generation of neighbors to experience" Lake Calumet.

South Chicago, East Side

Southeast Side Documentary Now Eyes Debut By End Of The Year — With A Wider Focus

"It has morphed to be a lot more than a documentary in the sense of the combination of music and visuals," director Steven Walsh said.

South Chicago, East Side

Southeast Side Archive Makes History ‘Come Alive’ With Short Documentaries, Curated Collections

Using the Southeast Chicago Historical Museum's "incredible wealth of historical materials," the digital archive allows residents and their items to tell stories of local — and national — importance.

South Chicago, East Side

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

South Siders In Chicago’s Least-Vaccinated Areas Say Misinformation, Mistrust Behind The Lag. Here’s What They Say Can Help

Ten of the 12 least-vaccinated ZIP codes in the city are on the South Side. For years, health "outreach to these communities has not been done. We shouldn't be expecting [the vaccination push] to be easy."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

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.

Citywide

A LGBTQ+ Community Center Is Coming To The South Side. Neighbors Say It Needs Collaborative, Local Leadership

Howard Brown Health is planning a South Side health and community center for LGBTQ residents, supported by $15 million in state funding.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Dangerous, 6-Foot Waves Possible At Lake Michigan Beaches On Thursday

People should avoid going near the shore or swimming at Chicago's Lake Michigan beaches, the National Weather Service warned.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

‘Life-Threatening’ Currents, Waves Will Make It Dangerous To Swim In Lake Michigan Monday

This week is expected to be mostly sunny and warm in Chicago, though.

Citywide

Volunteers Will Go Door To Door To Encourage People To Get Vaccinated In 13 Chicago Neighborhoods

The volunteers will answer people's questions, encourage them to get their shots and even help them make appointments.

Citywide

Chicago Beaches Officially Reopen Friday With Lifeguards, Amenities

Concessions will make their return for Memorial Day weekend.

Citywide

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

Black Chicagoans Aren’t Getting Vaccinated At The Same Rate As Others — And It’s More Than Just Distrust

Some of the lowest vaccination rates in Chicago are on the South Side. Officials could change that by improving health care access, opening more permanent vaccine sites and better listening to residents' ideas, organizers said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Want To Learn More About City’s New Rules On Coach Houses And Garden Units? Check Out Webinar Next Week

Starting May 1, property owners in five pilot areas can apply to add garden apartments, attic apartments and coach houses to their buildings.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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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