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TikTok Historian Shermann ‘Dilla’ Thomas Is Fundraising To Buy A Bus For His South Side Neighborhood Tours

If Thomas can raise $200,000 to buy a Chicago Mahogany Tours bus, he'll be able to lower ticket prices for community members and offer more free trips.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

What’s Causing Mysterious Explosions Around Rogers Park? Police Investigating Link To TikTok Bomb Challenge, Official Says

Loud explosions have vexed neighbors for months. One theory is the sounds are tied to a TikTok trend, the alderperson said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

With Black People Outside TikTok Channel, West Side Adventurers Show Followers Benefits Of The Great Outdoors

After noticing a lack of Black people on their national park adventures, Chevy Linear and Kameron Stanton started BlackPeopleOutside to encourage more people to explore nature. "It's the outside ... It's for all of us."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

TikTok’s Dilla The Urban Historian Is Educating Followers And Challenging Chicago Stereotypes — 60 Seconds At A Time

One of Shermann 'Dilla' Thomas' forays into Chicago history before becoming 6figga_dilla on TikTok was memorizing the city's street grid. As a teenager, his cousin would call him during dates to get directions.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham