Friday is Juneteenth, the day that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States.
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Lakeland Christmas parade will circle Lake Morton this year instead of Lake Mirror
Because of construction-related road closures on Orange Street and Lake Avenue, the parade will encircle Lake Morton this year instead of Lake Mirror.
Mexican Independence Day celebrations fill streets in downtown Chicago and beyond
In a repeat of celebrations ... area were excluded from the closures, along with “critical care workers.” The agency also said the closures would be “intermittent” throughout the night ...
Courts will be ready when Illinois ends cash bail Monday, Chicago-area officials say
It also allows someone to be detained if they are a flight risk. AP Court officials across the Chicago area say they’ll be ready when Illinois becomes the first state in the nation to eliminate ...
Large downtown area closed to traffic as Mexican Independence Day celebrations kick off in Chicago
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Street closures were put in place downtown on Friday evening as Mexican Independence Day celebrations kicked off, the city said. Revelers hoisted Mexico's flag as they brought ...
Excitement abound in Chicago for Mexican Independence celebrations
CHICAGO — Friday was the official kickoff of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Multiple festivities for Mexican Independence Day should make for an exciting weekend across the Chicago area.
Auburn hopes to grow Juneteenth celebration in 2024
Organizers of Auburn's annual Juneteenth celebration said in a news release they're hoping to make the city one of the top three places in the country to celebrate the holiday next year.
Ronald McDonald House breaks donation record — Naperville donation puts them over $1 million mark for 2023
A thank you celebration ... dollar mark in September was a thrilling accomplishment. “It was amazing to really reach that goal to support families who are receiving services across our continuum ...
Jason Aldean's Chicago-area concert draws protesters who 'try it right in front of your concert'
In what they say was an answer to a challenge from the singer's controversial single "Try That in a Small Town, about 20 protesters associated with the Revolution Club Chicago demonstrated ...
9/11 events to be held across Chicago area in honor of 22 years since attacks
CHICAGO — Dozens of first responders from ... ‘9/11 Day.org’ A handful of suburbs will also be hosting 9/11 events as well.