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Pilsen’s annual Mexican Independence Day parade marched this past Saturday, Sept. 16, commemorating the 196th anniversary of Mexico’s freedom from Spain. Mexican Independence Day marks the day that Mexico began its fight against Spain. On …

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While some people take advantage of Saturday mornings to sleep in, scores of people headed to Millennium Park as early as 7 a.m. on Sept. 2 for a free summer workout. Summer Workouts, produced by …

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A Chicago organization transformed Couch Place Alley located between Randolph Street and Lake Street in the Chicago Loop into a pop-up party with interactive art and installations Aug. 24. The transformation was a part of …

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Back-to-school season is upon us, but a summery atmosphere lingers in the Rogers Park neighborhood thanks to Loyola’s Summer on the Plaza program, which features a farmers market and live, outdoor entertainment four days a …

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While Chicago is often seen as culturally divided, there’s one city-sponsored art form uniting multiple communities: dance. The city of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is in its 21st year of …

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Navy Pier’s Independence Day Fireworks and Celebration lit the sky over Lake Michigan for the 241st anniversary of the United States’ independence. The 15 minute-long pyrotechnics display blasted off at 9:30 p.m., but the crackling …

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Crowds lined the city streets early June 25 for the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade, with some attendees showing up two hours before the noon start time. The parade showcased 150 floats from an array …

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On June 10, Lisa Trifone rerouted her downtown walking tour to avoid areas being used for the filming of “Rampage,” an action movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Her group was unphased by the detours; …