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‘The Great Lake Jumper’ Nears 365 Straight Days Of Plunging Into Montrose Harbor To Treat His Pandemic Anxiety

Dan O’Conor began his daily ritual last summer as a way to clear his head during the pandemic. Instead of stopping, he powered straight through the winter and spring.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Concert Venue Workers Can Apply For Emergency Relief Grant Thanks To Funds Raised By Indie Music Halls

The Chicago Independent Venue League is giving grants to out-of-work concert venue employees. A later round will directly support artists.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

First To Close, Last To Open: Will Chicago’s Independent Music Venues Survive The Coronavirus?

The owners of Chicago's music venues say federal relief efforts won't help them survive unless changes are made — and they're asking music fans to amplify their message.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago’s Indie Music Venues Need Your Help. Here’s A List Of Fundraisers

From Hyde Park to Uptown to Logan Square, Chicago’s independent music venues are struggling because of the coronavirus shutdown.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town