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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.

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Save The Mudpuppies: There’s A New Push To Protect A Cute But Threatened Chicago Salamander

A local group is launching a campaign this fall that asks Wolf Lake fishers that catch mudpuppies, a threatened population of aquatic salamanders, to immediately release them.

Hegewisch

Market Days, Windy City Smokeout And More: 10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Celebrate the first weekend of August at a South Side jazz fest or playing shuffleboard in Bucktown.

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Far South Siders Have Been Promised A Red Line Extension For 50 Years. Now, The CTA Says It’s Closer Than Ever To Happening

A $3.6 billion plan would extend the Red Line nearly 6 miles from 95th Street to 130th Street. As the CTA pushes forward, Far South Siders hope the extension will bring the jobs and development they were promised.

Roseland, Pullman

With Hegewisch Fest, Local Business Group Aims To Spark More Events Showcasing The Far Southeast Side

Saturday's festival will include food from local businesses, activities and live music from bands popular on the Southeast Side.

Hegewisch

Drivers Are Killing Bicyclists Trying To Get To, From The Lakefront Trail. The City Isn’t Making It Safer, Advocates Say

On Feb. 28, Gerardo Marciales, 41, was riding his bike across DuSable Lake Shore Drive from the Lakefront Trail when a driver hit him, police said.

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City Will Rule On Controversial Southeast Side Metal Scrapper’s Permit By End Of Week

If approved, equipment and employees from General Iron will move. The months-long analysis of the proposed Southside Recycling scrapper doesn't say whether the health department should allow it to open.

South Chicago, East Side

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

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A Southeast Side Teacher Started An Online Shop For Balms And Butters. Now She Has A Booming Retail Store That Helps Others

Toci, La Diosa owner Ines Ornelas wants her shop for lotion bars, tattoo balms and other bath and body products to serve as a community space for Southeast Siders.

South Chicago, East Side

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

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‘Bird Nerds’ Build Massive Antenna In Big Marsh Park To Track Birds Through Chicago’s Ancient Flyway

Birders say the 17-foot-tall, homemade antenna will give critical information about bird migration through Chicago and how climate change affects those patterns.

South Chicago, East Side

As Most CPS Students Return To Classes Wednesday, Some Parents Plan To Keep Their Kids Home Amid COVID-19 Surge

Though CPS and the teachers union have made a deal, some parents said they don't feel safe with in-person learning yet. "I don’t think we’re gonna be safe for a couple more weeks, to be honest," one mom said.

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Christmas In Chicago: 26 Photos Of Amazing Holiday Decorations In The City

PHOTOS: Chicagoans have decorated their blocks with hundreds of lights, candy canes and blow-up snowmen as they prepare for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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