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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Illinois Finance Authority board this week reappointed Chis Meister as the IFA’s executive director.Meister has worked for the authority since 2007 and has served as its executive director since...