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Oct. 31, 2014

I pledge allegiance…

When asked about his connection to the Tea Party during the WTTW and the City Club of Chicago U.S. Senate candidate debate earlier this week, state Rep. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) said, “I have never been a member.”

Oct. 24, 2014

Do aldermen pass the test?

Grassroots Illinois Action, a local advocacy group, recently launched its TakeBackChicago.org website. On the website, GIA rates the performance of members of the Chicago City Council.

Oct. 17, 2014

A city on display

The fourth annual, self-guided Open House Chicago tour takes place this weekend.

Oct. 10, 2014

Marathon mania

An estimated 45,000 participants are expected to race through 26.2 miles of the city’s streets during the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday.

For those planning to watch the event, DNAinfo Chicago published a helpful interactive map of the race route. The map highlights “significant race points,” local businesses hosting race parties, and some prime viewing locations.

Oct. 3, 2014

Here comes the cop

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy is engaged.

McCarthy told the Chicago Sun-Times he proposed to Chicago personal injury attorney Kristin Barnette at the Hancock Building’s Signature Room last week.

Sept. 26, 2014

All that jazz

More than 30 jazz acts are slated to perform at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival this weekend.

Sept. 19, 2014

Street fest, anyone?

It’s September and the tail end of Chicago’s summer street festival season is upon us.

The Lakeview Taco Fest is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the intersection of Southport and Addison. It will feature beer and taco pairings, music, Mexican wresters and fun stuff for kids.

Area collectors and designers will showcase their home and garden wares at Design Harvest on Saturday and Sunday. The event takes place on Grand Avenue between Damen Avenue and Wood Street in the Ukrainian Village.

Sept. 12, 2014

Festival de La Villita

The 25th annual Little Village Festival kicks off on the city’s Southwest Side Friday.

The free event features food, music, carnival rides and arts and crafts all weekend at the intersection of Kostner Avenue and 26th Street. Additionally, the festival will serve as the final destination of the 26th Street Mexican Independence Day Parade on Sunday.

Sept. 5, 2014

It’s not over yet

It’s not over yet – this weekend in Chicago there’s still more festivals to enjoy.

Scheduled in the city this weekend is: the Armitage Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Weegee’s Lounge, Rosa’s Lounge and Mozart Park in Logan Square; the Shock Top Oyster Fest, Saturday at 2000 W. Roscoe St. in Lakeview; and the 9th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, Saturday on 79th Street between Racine Avenue and Loomis Boulevard in Gresham.

Aug. 29, 2014

Jazz it up

There’s more festival fun to be had in Chicago over the upcoming three-day weekend.

Chicago’s 36th Annual Jazz Festival began on Thursday and runs through Sunday. Check out the full schedule of acts at JazzinChicago.org.