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Community organizations give back for Thanksgiving

CHICAGO — Inside the Boys and Girls Club Chicago, a small number of volunteers worked through Wednesday preparing for its Thanksgiving cast. Rachel Carpenter was one of more than 20 volunteers who came out Wednesday for the organization’s 55th annual Valentine Club Thanksgiving giveaway. “It’s helping the community and being grateful for my community,” Carpenter […]

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After a fire, the Factory Theater in Rogers Park is raising money to keep the lights on and the shows going

ROGERS PARK — A fire at the Factory Theater in Rogers Park has caused its fall production to be delayed and thousands of dollars in repair costs. Now, the 30-year-old theater company is asking neighbors to contribute to a fundraiser to keep theater in the neighborhood for years to come. On Sept. 7, a fire […]

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Community investment should be a two-way street

In recent years, there have been many stories about grocery stores opening in food deserts. OK, there’s nothing wrong with that. When a store closes, there are cries of betrayal and even racism. There is always something forgotten in these stories. In America, corporations strive to make profits. When they don’t, they close. There is […]

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Lightfoot unveils “Invest South/West: The Second Act”

Mayor Lori Lightfoot kicked off the “repopulation phase” of her signature plan on Tuesday to rebuild 10 long-neglected trade corridors on the south and west sides of Chicago. To stop what Planning and Development Commissioner Maurice Cox calls “the hemorrhage of black and brown families” leaving Chicago, the plan calls for three strategies to spur […]

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Chicago shooting: Community remembers beloved supermarket worker killed in South Shore

CHICAGO (SCS) — A beloved supermarket worker has died after a attempted theft Friday in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. The would-be thief also died after being shot by a customer with a concealed carry license. A big question was who shot first – the customer with a transport permit or the potential thief? […]

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Jill Biden and Cabinet members will travel to Chicago and Rolling Meadows on Monday

CHICAGO – First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Chicago and Rolling Meadows on Monday to kick off National Learning Week with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, it was announced Thursday. the White House. The purpose of the trip, the White House said, is to “underscore the […]

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Food cooperatives are a better alternative to corporate grocers

The recent news that Kroger, owner of Mariano’s, is planning to acquire Albertsons, owner of Jewel, is the latest in a decades-long trend of grocery industry consolidation. Business leaders say consolidation produces cost savings for consumers. Whether this is ultimately confirmed, there are obvious concerns that access to our grocery store is being controlled by […]

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Activists and community members demand justice after Garfield Park mass shooting – NBC Chicago

Community members in Garfield Park are calling for justice and change after a mass shooting sent 14 people to local hospitals over Halloween. Activists and residents spoke out on Wednesday, with Chicago police still investigating the horrific shooting and the motive behind it. “We need help here!” said Pastor Cornelius Parks of the Good Hope […]

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Chicago Bears Latest News, October 28, 2022

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Bears offensive line will have to fix Micah Parsons problem After trading Robert Quinn to the Eagles, Bears set to go Philadelphia way – NBC Sports Chicago – The Bears have become the latest team to fill the Eagles’ war chest. In time, Ryan Poles should hope to find himself […]

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Taiwanese Night Market Brings Food and Culture to Northwestern Students

A line of students left Louis Hall at Norris University Center on Sunday evening as community members gathered to enjoy food, games and decorations at the Taiwan American Student Association’s annual Taiwanese Night Market . The event celebrates Taiwanese culture by simulating the country’s popular night markets that offer street food to bustling crowds. TASA […]

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Community with Confederate monument gets Emmett Till statue | Radio WGN 720

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi community with an elaborate Confederate monument plans to unveil a larger-than-life statue of Emmett Till on Friday, decades after white men kidnapped and killed the black teenager for whistling a white woman in a country store. The 1955 lynching became a catalyst for the civil rights movement after Till’s […]

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🌱 Chicago Named ‘Rattiest City’ + Treasurer Returns $11 Million To Estate

Good morning! Thanks for checking out Patch’s quick guide to events around Chicago. In today’s Daily: 🐀 Chicago Gets “Most Failed City” Ranking 💰 Illinois Treasurer returns record amount of unclaimed property ☕ The unionized Edgewater Starbucks is about to close 🌬️ The weather: Rather cloudy and windy. Top: 45 Bottom: 34. 🏡 Attention Chicago […]

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Faith leaders weigh solutions to gun violence as Chicago recovers from latest teen shooting death – NBC Chicago

As Chicago police continue to investigate the murder of a teenager who was fatally shot while sitting on a North Side park bench, members of the city’s faith community gathered on Saturday to call for an end to armed violence and in particular crimes against children. In the recent incident, a teenager identified as Lavel […]

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Discover the history of Portage Park on this weekend’s neighborhood tour for locals

PORTAGE PARK — Residents can learn about the history of Portage Park on a walking tour this weekend. Portage Park residents Giovina Romandine and Lance Baker will lead people on a 2.5-hour walking tour Sunday at 11 a.m. through the area. They will highlight the neighborhood’s history, architecture, long-standing local businesses and recent developments. The […]

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Suspect wanted in sexual assault of 11-year-old girl walking home from school – NBC Chicago

Several Chicago community groups joined forces on Monday, begging the public’s help in locating the person who attacked a young girl as she walked home from school last week. The assault happened last Thursday a few blocks from Dulles Elementary School in the Washington Park neighborhood. At around 3 p.m., an 11-year-old girl was walking […]

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Chicago has ‘no emergency infrastructure in place’ to handle migrant influx, advocates say

CHICAGO — As migrants continue to be bused into the city, advocacy groups that work with the undocumented community say the city still needs to close many structural holes to support and support not just newcomers , but also the existing undocumented community. Since August, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has sent more than 2,500 migrants […]

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🌱 CPD Shoot Gunman Inside Station + Best Karaoke Singer Contest

Hello, Chicago. I’m here with everything you need to know about what’s happening in the city, including news on… 🚨 Chicago police shoot gunman inside police station 📦 Tyson Foods will move hundreds of positions from Chicago 🎤 Contest to find the best karaoke singer in Chicago Prime: Find out here which bar in Chicago […]

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Crystal Lake is where business thrives

Crystal Lake, a community of 40,000 in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, quickly translated growing demand – filling retail corridors, encouraging reinvestment in multiple malls, and developing new sites with high-end retail. retail, restaurants, health care, fitness facilities and housing. When it comes to business opportunity and livability, Crystal Lake is the undisputed leader in McHenry County […]

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Black-owned businesses seek to close electric transportation gaps in Chicago

The transition to electric vehicles is well underway, but the benefits will be slow to arrive in communities where owning a private car is still a luxury. Long before app-based ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, unlicensed taxis known as “jitneys” provided similar service in black neighborhoods that mainstream white-owned taxi companies frequently refused […]

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Plan to bring Amazon Fresh to Fifth Third Bank Building in Lincoln Square, says alderman

LINCOLN SQUARE — A controversial plan to bring an Amazon Fresh grocery store to a prime Lincoln Square intersection died after a deal between developer and landlord failed, according to Ald. Andre Vasquez (40th). Vasquez first notified neighbors in early 2021 that developer Hubbard Street Group was pursuing a two-story development at the 4800 N. […]

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Love Fridge in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood goes solar

After a summer of lugging 130-pound batteries, calculating surface measurements, and digging a 100-foot-long trench in the old foundation of a house: it was time. Keyante Aytch was ready to hook up a refrigerator. The refrigerator, located in the Libations to the Ancestors garden in Englewood, had been without power since November. It’s one of […]

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Affordable Bronzeville Lofts, Black-Owned Dispensary and Other South Lakeside Projects Gain City Council Approval

BRONZEVILLE — Wednesday was a big day for South Lakeside at City Council, with a slew of new developments approved in the South Loop and Bronzeville. Northwestern Medicine’s Bronzeville Clinic, a data center, affordable lofts and a controversial South Loop dispensary have all been approved by aldermen. Northwestern Medicine will be permitted to build a […]

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Chicago platinum-selling rapper G Herbo to perform at Hoosier Hysteria – Inside the Hall

Chicago rapper G Herbo will perform at this year’s Hoosier Hysteria on Friday, October 7, IU announced tonight. Here is the full version: Reunion weekend just keeps getting better. Chicago native rapper and platinum seller G Herbo will perform after the team wraps up at Hoosier Hysteria presented by Smithville on Friday, October 7. Free […]

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Wet Lab Space, Entrepreneur Support, Cement Chicago as Serious Biopharma Hotbed

Although Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, when it comes to its position as a premier biotechnology center, the second city ranks well below many other US locations. This is starting to change, however, as new businesses move into this heart of the BioMidwest Region. Chicago and its mountain pass communities […]

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Riot Fest kicks off in Douglass Park despite neighborhood controversy

Riot Fest kicks off despite neighborhood controversy Thousands of punk rock and alternative music fans flocked to Douglass Park for Riot Fest. However, not everyone is thrilled with the event. CHICAGO – Taking place this weekend, thousands of punk rock and alternative music lovers descend on Douglass Park for Riot Fest. The multi-day music festival […]

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iO improvises its rebirth – Chicago Reader

After the comedy revolution during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many artists started talking about the toxic culture in the sketch and improv world, iO was one of the many theaters that had to close its doors, apparently for good. Upright Citizens Brigade, which began life in Chicago, closed its longtime New York venue; they have […]

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Bronzeville Art District gears up for last gallery bus tour of this year

Art lovers on the south side are gearing up for one last party before fall. All summer, the Bronzeville Art District hosted free monthly tours of its member galleries. Participants take double-decker buses led by guides. The galleries sometimes offer drinks and live music. “It’s about connecting people with their culture and the history of […]

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Chicago is making real progress on police reform

At all levels of government — including within the mayor’s office and the Chicago Police Department — urgent conversations are taking place about police reform and oversight. Reform supporters and members of the press are asking the right questions about the progress of reform, but the resulting discourse is often littered with partial truths and […]

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De’Adre Aziza stars in Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s in Chicago starting September 10

Regional News De’Adre Aziza stars in Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s in Chicago starting September 10 The Tony-nominated work plays the Goodman before a run at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. De’Adre Aziza Who passed Odd Tony nominee De’Adre Aziza plays the title role of Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage Clyde’s starting September 10 in […]

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ABC7 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with 26th Street Mexican Independence Parade, ‘Our Chicago: Voces Unidas’ special

CHICAGO– ABC 7 CHICAGO celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, September 11-October 15, with the 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade, a feature series, a half-hour “OUR CHICAGO: VOCES UNIDAS” special and vignettes . The 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade, which takes place in Chicago’s historic little village under the iconic Bienvenidos welcoming arch, is hosted […]

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Chicago Labor Day Parade returns for first time since pandemic to celebrate workers

Ralph Chaplin’s 1915 union anthem, “Solidarity Forever,” blared from a pair of speakers in the back of a black pickup truck on Saturday afternoon as Chicago’s Labor Day Parade returned on the Far South Side for the first time in two years. “People think it’s just a holiday, but it’s built from the blood and […]

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DESTINOS, 5th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL LATINO THEATER FESTIVAL back in September

Destinos, 5th Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, the city of Chicago’s annual festival featuring Latin artists and theater companies from Chicago, the United States and Latin America, returns September 14 through October 16, 2022. Destinos kicks off Chicago’s Hispanic Heritage Month with five weeks of Latino-centric shows, panels and student performances at downtown venues, neighborhood […]

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Woodlawn resident, community organizer Gabriel Piemonte running to replace Ald. Leslie Hairston on City Council

WOODLAWN – Gabriel Piemonte, a Woodlawn resident, journalist and community organizer, is running again to represent the 5th Ward on City Council. Piemonte announced his candidacy for the seat on Monday, days after incumbent Ald. Leslie Hairston has announced that she will step down at the end of her term. He placed third in the […]

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Herban Produce is cultivating a serious urban farming business in East Garfield Park

As of 2016, many Herban Produce customers thought they were doing co-owners Alicia Nesbary-Moore and Barry Howard a favor, investing their money to support the fledgling two-acre urban farm in East Garfield Park. “People were like, ‘Oh, we’re going to have your lettuce because we feel bad for you,’” Howard laughed. “But we realized they […]

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Chalk Howard Street, Reclamation, school supplies, etc.

Rogers Park Hosts Howard Street Chalk today, the annual chalk art festival where the neighborhood is the canvas. Renowned 2D and 3D chalk artists will share the streets with children, hobbyists, emerging artists and admirers to transform the surface of the city east of Howard el Station between Paulina and Ashland. This free festival runs […]

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Douglass Park Community Forum Sparks Music Festival Controversy

A Chicago Park District community forum Wednesday night in Douglass Park on the West Side sparked controversy over the debate over major music festivals that occupy the park for much of the summer. Hundreds of people attended the listening session at Douglass Park Fieldhouse, 1401 S. Sacramento Ave., one of several department plans to hold […]

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Chicago Bears Latest News, August 23, 2022

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Handicapping Bears roster as cuts loom – Chicago Sun-Times – Here are the predictions of who will make the team. Chicago Bears: Big year for running back David Montgomery? – Chicago Tribune – Playing his fifth year with the Chicago Bears after failed contract negotiations, Roquan Smith tops our list […]

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Chicago and the Urban Electric Blues

Black writers have talked a lot about the blues. Ralph Ellison wrote, “The blues is an impulse to keep painful details and episodes of brutal experience alive in one’s painful awareness, to feel its jagged grain and transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy but by extracting an almost tragic, almost comic lyricism. As […]

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Las Comadres, Tenant Rights, Call Me Elizabeth, and more

Want to learn about community groups organizing around issues like tenants’ rights and the cop academy? The Humboldt Park Housing Project (HPHP), a group fighting for affordable housing for low-income residents, hosts training at its headquarters (1629 N. Washtenaw). HPHP has been living in vacant public housing since January and is currently battling with the […]

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The Light’s SUMMER NIGHTS OUT IN THE PARKS 2022 tour wraps up this weekend

The Light, the Chicago-based youth artist-activist ensemble of Collaboraction, will wrap up its Summer Nights Out in the Parks 2022 tour this weekend with three back-to-back performances in the South and West Sides of the city: Thursday, August 18, 6 p.m.Douglass Park, 1301 S. Sacramento Ave in North Lawndale Friday, August 19, 5 p.m.LaFollette Park, […]

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Roseland’s Michigan Avenue Could Get Gorgeous Under New City Plan

The latest novelty in urban planning circles is “the city 15 minutes away”, the concept of developing communities so that most of the necessities of life are within a quarter of an hour walk or bike ride from home. . Most Chicagoans lived this way in the 20th century by shopping, working, or entertaining in […]

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Chicago police will divert some neighborhood cops to protect movie sets: report

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Chicago Police Department (CPD) reportedly ordered two commanders to divert some of their police from neighborhoods to film and television production sets on Friday, according to local reports. The orders came four days after officers responded to an incident at a film set on Monday, where […]

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Remembering Myrna Salazar 1947-2022 – Chicago Reader

Next month, the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance will present the fifth annual Destinos Chicago International Theater Festival. But it will be bittersweet; the woman most responsible for making the festival happen, CLATA co-founder and executive director Myrna Salazar, won’t be there to see it. Salazar died Thursday, August 3, two weeks after celebrating her 75th […]

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The firing of the city’s police reform chief is a step in the wrong direction

Chicago needs to send a clear and sustained message from the top of the police department down if police reform is going to succeed. The firing this week of Robert Boik, the police chief overseeing the Chicago Police Department’s court-ordered reform efforts, does not send that message. Instead, it’s a step in the wrong direction. […]

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How St. Louis City SC scores a fan base months before the start of its first MLS season

Anticipation among area soccer fans is building towards early next year, when St. Louis City SC will play their first Major League Soccer game after the ownership group received an expansion squad . three years ago this month. The team was supposed to debut this year, but the pandemic pushed it back to 2023. The […]

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WNBA: Chicago Sky’s Copper and Quigley take part in Sports Matter Day

Chicago Sky’s Kahleah Copper and Allie Quigley have a lot to do. They’re in the middle of a race to help their team repeat as WNBA champions with the playoffs in two weeks. But they still manage to find the time to give back to their community in a meaningful way. On Thursday, in conjunction […]

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Rogers Park’s new men’s homeless shelter is greenlit, but not everyone likes the idea

CHICAGO (CBS) — A proposal for a new homeless shelter serving men in the Rogers Park community is getting the green light. As CBS 2’s Marybel González reported Thursday night, advocates say the facility is needed more than ever as homeless populations soar. But not everyone agrees with the plan. Aldus. […]

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BLACK VOICES: A Conversation with the WTTW News Community

WTTW News invites you to Black Voices: A Conversation with the WTTW News Communitya virtual event on Monday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. It’s no secret that the educational resources of the city of Chicago are not evenly distributed. The story goes back to the 1863 ordinance that required separate schools. In 2013, then-Mayor Rahm […]

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A flurry of corporate exits chills Chicago’s business elite

Google expanded its footprint in Chicago last Wednesday, announcing a deal to buy a postmodern landmark in the Loop in a much-needed shake-up in the heart of the city’s central business district. The tech giant’s plans to buy the James R Thompson Center building, designed by German-born architect Helmut Jahn, from Illinois state came as […]

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Workshoppe Chicago Brings International Stories to Evanston Homes

From hand-woven Californian baskets to decadent Turkish towels, co-owners Nicole Petsos and Vivian Afrik want to tell you how and where each handcrafted piece they sell was created. It’s the company they’re building, Workshoppe Chicago, that will officially launch on September 10th. Pop-up shops are not unheard of in Evanston – as seen in galleries […]

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University launches violence intervention fund to support community and university violence reduction efforts

A new University of Chicago fund designed to support and scale up community and academic violence reduction efforts is now accepting applications through September 1, 2022. In a message to the University community on July 28, President Paul Alivisatos and Provost Ka Yee C. Lee announced the launch of the Violence Response Fund to support […]

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Two CPS teachers could be fired for pushing students to protest General Iron’s move

Two Chicago public school teachers face fire for encouraging high school students to protest General Iron’s proposed move to the Southeast Side, an action their union says is retaliation for embarrassing the Mayor Lori Lightfoot during the years-long debate. Chuck Stark and Lauren Bianchi, teachers at George Washington High School, were two of the most […]

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My Block My Hood My City Brings Back Youth-Led Community Walks

On Tuesday, nine high school and college students aged 14 to 18 gathered on the West Side at Collins Academy High School in Douglass Park to prepare for the next seven weeks. It was a training day for teenagers who are part of My Block, My Hood, My City, an organization that encourages young people […]

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Clarity Clinic will sponsor the Chicago Market Days Festival

CHICAGO, July 21 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clarity Clinic is proud to sponsor the 40e Northalsted Market Days®, a weekend-long live music street festival celebrating the community in Chicago’s iconic Northalsted/Lakeview neighborhood. Clarity Clinic will spread its message, “Be you. Make yourself. Celebrate yourself.” with festival-goers as they celebrate in Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood – America’s […]

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Community News – Chicago Tribune

The Gary Community Partnership (GCP) will host its second annual Back2Health 3K Run, Jog, Walk and Back-to-School Health Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 30 at the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen, 411 E. Fifth Ave ., Gary. The all-ages event is free and open to the community. The day will begin with […]

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New Memoir Highlights Bronzeville’s Rich History and Culture | Black Voices | Chicago News

A new book capturing what it was like growing up in Bronzeville in the 1950s and 1960s is the latest installment from our Black Voices Book Club. “When Blackness was Golden!” : Observation from the front line” is a memoir by Pemon Rami. It’s a coming-of-age story that gives readers insight into the civil rights […]

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Help the Center culturel de la Rive-Sud prosper

The South Shore Cultural Center has been an invaluable community and cultural asset since the late 1970s, when community members lobbied the Chicago Park District to save the abandoned and once segregated South Shore Country Club. Today, the Advisory Board of the Center culturel de la Rive-Sud rests on the shoulders of the members of […]

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Chicago Bears Latest News, July

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Chicago Bears 2022 Player Preview: Jaylon Johnson – CHGO – Jaylon Johnson is looking to take his game to new heights in Year 3. Here’s the Chicago Bears cornerback’s season preview. Takeaways from the Bears trade for WR N’Keal Harry – Bears Wire – 1) The trade was a win […]

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New COVID Variant, Masking Requested Again – NBC Chicago

As doctors urge the public to return to masking guidelines with the rapid spread of BA.4 and BA.5, a new super-contagious COVID variant is also causing concern. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois today: Doctor urges public to wear face masks as BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants spread Two […]

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Lives lost in Highland Park shooting leave community, country shaken by grief and grief

Those who lost their lives were executed in front of their relatives. Some of the injured share the same last name. A boy – protected from bullets by his father’s body – was not even aware of the horror inflicted on him, too young to understand that both of his parents are now gone forever. […]

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Chicago Bears Latest News, July 6, 2022

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS CHGO Bears Podcast: Chicago Bears Schedule Preview: Week 11 – Atlanta Falcons – CHGO – In this episode, the guys take a look at the Chicago Bears’ Week 11 opponent – the Atlanta Falcons. ‘Atlanta. Ranking Chicago Bears 2022 rookies by potential freshman impact Khalil Herbert, Mario Edwards Jr. among […]

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Chicago Bears Latest News, July 4, 2022

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS With training camp coming up, where do the Bears land in the NFL power rankings? – Chicago Sun-Times – Plus, a look at the Bills, Rams, NFC North and the rest of the league. CHGO Bears Podcast: Chicago Bears Schedule Preview: Week 10 – Detroit Lions – CHGO – In […]

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Chicago Fire take on San Jose Earthquakes after shutout victory

Chicago Fire (4-8-5, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (3-7-6, 14th in the Western Conference) San Jose, California; Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: San Jose +111, Chicago +216, Draw +268; over/under is 2.5 goals BOTTOM LINE: One game after shutting out the Philadelphia Union 1-0, the Chicago Fire take on […]

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Swinging for the Fences with Monty Cole

In 2016, Monty Cole made his directorial debut in Chicago with Eugene O’Neill The hairy monkey at Oracle Productions, now defunct, and what a start it was. His staging of the story of Yank, a swaggering stoker on a steamboat who is ultimately wrecked by a society that sees him only as a bully, brought […]

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Congressman Danny Davis endorsed by President Biden as Kina Collins seeks to unseat him in 7th District race

CHICAGO (WLS) — In the race for Illinois’ 7th congressional district, longtime incumbent Danny Davis has been endorsed by President Joe Biden in what could be a tough race, especially from Kina Collins, who is one of two Democratic challengers. The 7th Congressional District covers parts of Cook County, including areas of Bellwood, Chicago, Forest […]

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Chicago Bears Latest News, June 24, 2022

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS Wide Receivers to Watch in the 2023 NFL Draft In 2022, there was a fair amount of depth in the NFL Draft with no real bona fide No. 1 wide receiver prospect. In 2022, the wide receiver market has radically changed. CHGO Bears Podcast: Chicago Bears Schedule Preview: Week 4 […]

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Archdiocese of Chicago Provides Update on Five Renew My Church Clusters – Press Releases

The Archdiocese of Chicago announced an update on the Lakeview-Lincoln Park, St. Mary of the Woods/Queen of All Saints Basilica, Downtown (Chicago), West Burlington and Vernon-Liberty Renew My Church clusters, which include 16 parishes, 10 schools, an oratory and a sanctuary. Over the past few months, the Renew My Church cluster feedback and discernment teams, […]

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West Chicago High School Class of 2022

Class of 2022 graduates: 448 Time, date and location of the graduation ceremony: Wednesday, May 18, Northern Illinois University Convocation Center Graduates with highest distinction: Paloma Aguado, Jaden Aldaco, Rebecca Alison, Gerardo Avila, James Bloss, Daniel Bowen, Jaclyn Camp, Leslie Correa, Shantal Correa, Jack Dang, Alyssa Danner, Mason Dupasquier, Daniel Eaton, Dominic Errera, Levi Fisher, […]

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‘My literally happy place:’ Chicago family appeals for local help to help preserve history and leave a legacy – HORIZONS 2022 – Leader Publications

DEWEY LAKE – The small free library and historic sign on Dewey Lake are more than just landmarks that intersect the past, present and future of the Dowagiac region. They are also part of the figurative spine that helps bind the pages of the Sebastian family book. Through his love of history and heightened affection […]

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Chicago Community Trust’s outgoing CEO wants the city to think big to close the growing wealth gap between black and white Chicagoans

The wealth gap between black and white Chicagoans is widening, and “big programs” are needed to close it. It’s parting advice from someone in a unique position to know what Chicago needs to solve one of its thorniest challenges. For five years as CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, Helene Gayle focused on equal opportunity […]

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Gladstone Park’s North Branch Fried Chicken celebrates 2 years with free pork sliders and chicken sandwiches

GLADSTONE PARK – A popular fried chicken and barbecue sauce company is giving away sliders to celebrate its second anniversary. North Branch Fried Chicken, which opened its Gladstone Park restaurant in June 2020 at 5481 N. Northwest Highway, specializes in Chicago-style barbecue sauces, rubs, savory jams, compotes and casual chicken dishes. The casual eatery will […]

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Chicago Pride Parade: Cops on the lookout for threats to parade after neo-Nazis target similar event in Idaho

After dozens of neo-Nazis were arrested with riot gear near an Idaho Pride event this weekend, Chicago Police Superintendent. David Brown announced on Monday that officials had “enhanced” intelligence-gathering efforts ahead of planned festivities in the city, as he “warned those who might be planning something.” Thirty-one members of the Patriot Front, a neo-Nazi group […]

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Race Against Gun Violence raises funds for community groups

CHICAGO (SCS) — A peace movement through Chicago on Saturday included a run against gun violence that took place in part of Grant Park. And it is no coincidence that the race was there. Not only is it a central location, but it’s also within walking distance of Millennium Park, where 16-year-old Seandell Holliday was […]

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Chicago sees a big weekend of festivals and events – NBC Chicago

From art fairs and music festivals to races and sporting events, Chicagoans will have no shortage of things to do this weekend across the city. Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications warned people traveling to the city Friday through Sunday to beware of additional crowds, resulting in different traffic patterns and likely delays. OEMC […]

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The Aspire Center: A Timeline

The Austin Community ASPIRE initiative will kick off this year with the launch of the Aspire Center for Workforce Innovation project. Here is some background information on how this important effort began: ● 2018○ The Austin Forward. Together. (AFT) quality of life plan is created to address a set of comprehensive community-led strategies for neighborhood […]

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Quarantine and isolation rules, updated travel advice – NBC Chicago

As COVID cases continue to rise in Illinois, what do you need to know if you test positive or have been exposed to someone who has? The spike in cases comes at the start of summer vacation, with Chicago’s recently updated travel advisory. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois […]

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These Phoenix food vendors have been victims of serious accidents. how to help

The past few weeks have been difficult for the food community in Phoenix, as three beloved vendors were involved in serious car accidents that caused damage to all or part of their businesses and serious injuries to two of them. Husband and wife James and Jawn Golo run a stall at the Downtown Farmers Market […]

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Archdiocese of Chicago Appoints Deacon James Norman as Vicar of Deacons – Press Releases

The former Kraft Foods executive will lead the world’s largest Catholic diaconate. Norman’s appointment takes effect July 1. Chicago – (June 2, 2022) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced the appointment of Deacon James Norman as Vicar of Deacons. In this role, Norman will be responsible for the overall organization and administration of the […]

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University of Chicago 2022 Convocation Ceremonies to Begin June 3

The University of Chicago community and its graduating students will celebrate convocation beginning June 3, with three days of on-campus events honoring the Class of 2022. The University-wide ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 4 with a procession of graduating students through the main quadrangles. During the traditional UChicago community “convocation,” President […]

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Illinois’ transition to electric vehicles crucial to stopping pollution-related deaths: report

Pollution from diesel trucks will kill more than 400 people statewide and sicken thousands of residents next year, making it crucial that Governor JB Pritzker accelerate Illinois’ transition to electric vehicles , according to a new report. The Chicago Respiratory Health Association is urging Pritzker to take steps to phase out diesel engines, including setting […]

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Here are the Memorial Day weekend exceptions to Chicago’s curfew law – NBC Chicago

The stricter weekend curfew for minors imposed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot became official on Wednesday, as the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance reducing the curfew from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. -end. The new order also moves the age of residents affected by the curfew from 16 and under to 17 […]

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Chicago health officials to give COVID update ahead of holiday weekend – NBC Chicago

NOTE: Watch the live update at 11:00 a.m. in the player above. With Chicago expected to reach a “high” alert level by the end of the week, the city’s top health officials are expected to hold a COVID-19 update on Thursday to discuss the transition and what that means before Memorial Day weekend. Chicago Department […]

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Bears, puppies and otters can represent their identities with a new clothing line by 2 local LGBTQ-owned businesses

NORTHALSTED — Members of the LGBTQ community can represent their identities — bears, otters, puppies and more — with a new clothing line launched in partnership by two LGBTQ-owned businesses. The IYKYK Icon collection, made in partnership with Edgewater-based streetwear brand Soundoff and Northalsted-based Men’s Room, features tees and tank tops representing diverse LGBTQ communities. […]

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Good Samaritan guides police to woman held captive in abandoned house in West Pullman – NBC Chicago

A good Samaritan is speaking out after potentially saving the life of a woman who was being held captive in an abandoned house in far south Chicago over the weekend. Chicago police say the 36-year-old woman was found inside an abandoned property in the 11900 block of South Eggleston on Saturday afternoon. A passerby heard […]

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Rare tornado in northern Michigan kills 1, injures more than 40 – NBC Chicago

A rare northern Michigan tornado tore through a small community on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40 others as it flipped vehicles, tore roofs off buildings and downed trees and power lines. The tornado hit Gaylord, a town of about 4,200 people about 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of Detroit, […]

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New memorial wall honors life of Chicago police officer Xu Meng – NBC Chicago

Chicago police officer remembered for his dedication to the city of 24and as the city continues to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 24and The Chicago District Police Station unveiled a new memorial hall honoring the memory of four officers, including Xu Meng. “Meng’s family was here. His wife and son were here […]

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Chicago Bears Latest News, May 17, 2022

THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL Note from Ken: LeAnn Rimes was 13 when she recorded this song. BEARRRSSSS Wood: Does Justin Fields rookie fumbling herald fumbling? The data says it’s unlikely Given the close relationship between turnovers and match outcome, it’s a recipe for losing a lot of matches. But is this a problem that is […]

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Chaotic looping night ends with 16-year-old shot dead near ‘The Bean’, 2 men injured nearby and 30 arrested – NBC Chicago

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot Saturday night in Millennium Park and two men were later injured in a separate attack after hundreds of people flooded the Loop, prompting Chicago police to close streets and make mass arrests. It was the latest in a series of chaotic spring nights in the city as violent crime […]

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Suburbia hits ‘high’ risk level, more counties at medium – NBC Chicago

A Chicago-area suburb has reached a “high” community risk level for COVID, according to guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the same time, two additional counties have joined almost all of the Chicago area in reaching a high risk level. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic […]

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The Mandala Makers festival presents multidisciplinary artists

Mandala South Asian Performing Arts, which connects audiences and students to the vibrancy, flavors and colors of South Asian performing arts traditions, presents its fourth annual Mandala Makers Festival from June 16-26, returning to in-person performances on the Devon Avenue community and ending with an Artist Showcase June 24-26 at Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. […]

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Chicago City Council members share mixed reactions to temporary casino proposal – NBC Chicago

Some Chicago City Council members had the opportunity to ask about plans for the city’s first casino on Monday, with some expressing concerns about the casino’s temporary location in River North. The city announced last week that Bally’s would get its only casino license. The entertainment company plans to build a $1.74 billion casino on […]

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Violence echoes downtown as downtown mirrors unrest in its neighborhoods – Chicago Tribune

Over a 48-hour period last weekend, three shootings erupted within a mile of each other in downtown Chicago, killing two. During the same period, some 17 other people were shot in the city, most in neighborhoods where a higher level of violence is more common. Yet it was the downtown shootings, one outside a major […]

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What to know about the ‘average community level’ for COVID-19, according to the CDC – NBC Chicago

With almost every county in the Chicago area having reached the “average community level” for COVID-19, according to guidelines set by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what does this mean for you? ? As of Friday, Cook, Kane, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, DeKalb, Kendall and Will counties were all listed under the […]

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Salt Creek Ballet performs ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at the Mac – Chicago Tribune

Eva Tumanova dances as the Queen of Hearts in a previous performance in Salt Creek Ballet’s production, “Alice in Wonderland.” (Scott Lewis) A production the whole community can get excited about and follow down the rabbit hole will be staged at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn Westmont’s Salt Creek Ballet performs “Alice in […]

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Ten Companies Complete Chicago Urban League’s 2021-22 nextONE Program

The 2022 cohort of the Chicago Urban League’s nextONE program capped off their nine-month experiment with a final pitch contest and graduation celebration on Saturday, April 9. The cohort, which included 11 entrepreneurs representing 10 black-owned businesses, was the first to complete the program since it was relaunched last year. An intensive MBA-level business acceleration […]

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Hicks selected by Chicago in the NFL Draft

Elijah Hicks was drafted in the seventh round by the Chicago Bears on Saturday. Facebook30/04/2022 21:12 | By: Cal Athletics Bears take seventh-round safety with 254th overall pick LAS VEGAS – Former Cal player Elijah Hicks was selected Saturday in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Hicks […]

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Chicago Public Schools and Lurie Children’s Hospital expand partnership to support youth mental health – The Southland Journal

Chicago Public Schools and Lurie Children’s Hospital Expand Partnership to Support Youth Mental Health (Chicago, IL) – Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Center for Childhood Resilience (CCR) at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago are developing a comprehensive, collaborative system to better identify and respond to children K-12 students who need mental […]

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Chicago student died by suicide after being bullied as school ‘turned a blind eye’, lawsuit says

Gabriel’s Light Hosts ‘Hoops of Hope’ Fundraiser to Prevent Youth Suicides Carol Deely, co-founder of Gabriel’s Light, talks about her Hoops for Hope fundraiser and the importance of preventing youth suicide by any means necessary. CHICAGO – If you or a loved one are feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The Crisis Center […]

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Labor groups join aldermen in criticizing casino plans over lack of living wage guarantees

Chicago’s casino proposals, already reprimanded by close neighbors of the three potential sites, drew fire on Monday from organized labor groups who want gambling kingpins to accept a unionized workforce. The aldermen supported this request with eagerness. None of the casino candidates have agreed to bargain with unions traditionally in the casino and hospitality sectors, […]

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Nearly two years after Floyd’s murder – plans to ‘re-envision’ 38th and Chicago area begin

George Floyd Square is a place of healing, reflection and remembrance. “The murder of George Floyd changed our world, changed our country, changed our city,” said Alexander Kado, Project Manager for the City of Minneapolis. Last Wednesday marked one year since former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. […]

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Al fresco dining along Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park begins Friday as part of the Chicago Alfresco program

CHICAGO — Dining in the streets returns Friday to Rogers Park on Glenwood Avenue. Southbound traffic on Glenwood Avenue between Lunt and Morse Avenues will be closed to drivers for the outdoor dining program, according to an Ald email bulletin. Maria Hadden (49th). The closure allows businesses in the neighborhood to serve customers outside. The […]

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Community rallies around cyclist who was hit by car in West Loop – NBC Chicago

A community on Chicago’s Near West Side is rallying around a 42-year-old man who suffered severe head trauma when he was hit by a car over the weekend. Chicago police say the crash happened around 10 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of West Madison. “It’s a shame something like this has to happen to […]

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Oldest Church in Chicago Develops Artist Space to Build Community

First Presbyterian Church of Chicago pastor David Black and Logan Center Digital Storytelling Initiative program manager Elizabeth Myles organized the volunteers to help declutter and clean up a room that will be used by the South Side artists. Courtesy of Max Li Nestled in the Woodlawn neighborhood is Chicago’s oldest church, so historic that its […]

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COVID cases are slowly rising in Illinois. Here’s where community transmission is highest – NBC Chicago

The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a COVID public health warning on Thursday, saying “case rates are slowly increasing in many parts of the state.” and that members of the public should pay close attention to conditions in their local communities and keep themselves informed of their vaccination status. » On April 13, COVID […]

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What causes the long COVID-19? Chicago researchers are determined to find out – NBC Chicago

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received $22 million from the federal government to better understand the “long COVID-19” phenomenon, and patient recruitment for the study has begun. Area resident John Kazik was one of the first 100 people to sign up. “Part of it is, you know, being a good guy […]

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Chicago Community Trust, United Way, Teamwork Englewood talk COVID recovery in black and Latino neighborhoods, like Auburn Gresham

CHICAGO (WLS) – Two years ago, the Chicago Community Trust and United Way of Metro Chicago launched the Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund. The goal is to raise funds for non-profit organizations providing emergency services to those most affected by the pandemic. $35 million went to over 400 organizations. Now the focus is on recovery, […]

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Here are the farmers markets open in Chicago this weekend – NBC Chicago

Farmers market season has officially arrived. Although Chicagoans have only felt glimpses of spring, markets have already started hitting the streets in some neighborhoods, with more expected to open in the coming months. In partnership with the nonprofit Experimental Station, the city will continue its Link Up Illinois program, which allows SNAP and Link holders […]

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2022 ND Law Shaffer Fellows to Tackle Mental Illness in Illinois Prisons and Mortgage Foreclosures in Chicago | News | Law School

Madison Kemker and Annika Nielsen-Kim, both third-year law students, received Thomas L. Shaffer Public Benefit Fellowships. The scholarship, named for former dean and professor Thomas L. Shaffer and funded by donor support, covers the salary and benefits of two Notre Dame Law School graduates to work for two years in a non-profit organization providing legal […]

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Illinois coronavirus: Chicago cases rise, but city should ‘be able to escape’ surge

Two weeks after Illinois’ COVID-19 numbers began trending in the wrong direction, the state on Tuesday reported its highest number of daily cases in nearly a month. While the 1,798 new infections recorded by the Illinois Department of Public Health were the most in a day since March 11, the coronavirus rebound has been even […]

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Violence in Chicago: 6 shots, 1 fatally, in weekend shootings across the city, CPD says

CHICAGO — At least six people were shot, including one fatally, during weekend violence in Chicago. A 26-year-old woman was shot while driving early Saturday morning. She was heading north in the 900 block of South Austin when a person in a red sedan fired shots, hitting her in the back. The victim was transported […]

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Chicago Institute of Medicine Launches Virtual Four-Session Series on “The Intersection of Education and Community Engagement” with Rosalind Franklin University April 1, 2022

CHICAGO, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Institute of Medicine of Chicago is pleased to launch a virtual series of four sessions starting on April 12022 titled “The Intersection of Education and Community Engagement” with Rosalind Franklin University. Sessions address interprofessional education, health career pathways, the intersectionality of education and community engagement with in-depth research, […]

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‘I was wrong:’ Will Smith apologizes to Academy’s Chris Rock after Oscars incident – NBC Chicago

Actor Will Smith has apologized to Chris Rock after he slapped the comedian during a nationally televised altercation at Sunday night’s Oscars. Smith, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of Richard Williams in the movie ‘King Richard’, hit out at Rock after the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. During […]

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Taliban blocked flights of unaccompanied women, officials say – NBC Chicago

Afghan Taliban leaders have refused to allow dozens of women to board several flights, including some overseas, because they were traveling without male guardians, two Afghan airline officials said on Saturday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals from the Taliban, said dozens of women who arrived at Kabul International […]

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Chicago metrics, COVID vaccines and children under 5 – NBC Chicago

COVID vaccines for children under 5 have taken a big step forward as many parents eagerly await approval for the one age group that is not yet eligible for vaccination. And the numbers are starting to show small signs of increasing in the city, but health officials say they’re still under control. Here’s what you […]

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Chicago Elementary School brings back mask requirement due to COVID breakout – NBC Chicago

After about 40 cases of COVID-19 were detected at an elementary school in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, officials brought back a mask requirement for students and staff. “We had about 40 cases in the month and we actually did contact tracing and everything was [from] outside events,” Chicago Public Schools CEO Pedro Martinz said at a […]

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More remote workers are moving to smaller towns as part of workplace redesign

CHICAGO — For Marcus Medsker, the pace of life in Quincy, Illinois, is slow. And he likes it that way. Medsker, senior director of customer sales at Echo Global Logistics, lived in a two-bedroom condo in Chicago’s River North neighborhood just over a year ago. But when his wife became pregnant with their second child, […]

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Chicago Bears sign Kansas City free agent Byron Pringle

The Bears didn’t quite make the headlines for the wide receiver on Thursday than the Raiders, Rams or Packers did, but they did manage to bring in two pass catchers to help quarterback Justin Fields. On the same day the Packers traded Davante Adams to the Raiders and Allen Robinson signed to the Rams, the […]

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Englewood Group surprised by $110,000 donation from Astound Broadband

Michelle Rashad grew up in Englewood – but it wasn’t a place she wanted to stay. When she was in high school, she lost a friend to gun violence. “Trust me when I say I had a plan to go out and never look back,” Rashad said. But a local community organization invited her on […]

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‘Flamboyant, Gay, Man-Thing’: Non-mainstream performers are making room in Chicago’s drag scene

Chicago’s Northalsted neighborhood, commonly referred to as Boystown, is iconic for its wealth of talented drag queens who crowd onto illuminated stages and strut their stuff in front of loving crowds. The night begins with the queens folding their dresses, boots and wigs over their arms and piloting packed suitcases through dense crowds of drunken […]

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Green Chicago River 2022: How to watch the dye live ahead of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

CHICAGO — After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the city of Chicago is once again welcoming crowds to watch its famous St. Patrick’s Day river dye. Last year, Chicago dyed the river green again — but the city did it by surprise so as not to draw large crowds amid the pandemic. WATCH: Chicago Pulls Off […]