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Frank Lloyd Wright homes, outdoor festivals, comfort food and a giant garage sale usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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The city is asking for proposals to develop the former Michael Reese Hospital site, which has sat vacant for nearly a decade. But what’s the best fit for the 50-acre plot?

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Ring in the New Year with live music, comedy, DJ beats, burlesque and bubbly this weekend. Here are 10 parties in and around Chicago.

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Light up your weekend at the “Illumination” show starting Friday. (Courtesy of the Morton Arboretum)

Holiday lights, a giant mouse, punk rock and a comedy legend usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Sara Sayigh, a 60-year-old librarian on the historic DuSable High School campus, was one of nearly 250 educators and support staff CPS laid off this week because of shrinking budgets and declining enrollment.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced plans for the city's 33rd school-based student health care center at Drake Elementary.

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Doors at the school will reopen next week in Bronzeville for the first time since the 2014-15 school year. Chicago Public Schools announced last fall the school would be transformed into a neighborhood school focused on arts.

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Take in the high-flying sights at this weekend's annual Chicago Air and Water Show. (Courtesy City of Chicago)

Turn your eyes to the skies for this weekend's annual air show, explore Bronzeville galleries, hear global rhythms in Albany Park, take in a film festival, ogle Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Oak Park and more.

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Lee “Scratch" Perry performs this weekend at the inaugural Reggae Fest Chicago. (Courtesy Reggae Fest Chicago)

Take in live music, pedal through city streets in the wee hours, line up for an iconic parade and sip wine in the suburbs. Get details on those events and more things to do this weekend.

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The new Arts and Recreation Center at Ellis Park. (Eddie Arruza / Chicago Tonight)

After years of waiting, Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood gets a spectacular and much needed arts and recreation center.

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Tall Ships Chicago at Navy Pier returns this weekend. (Jeff Brown / Navy Pier, Inc.)

Celebrate Lolla's 25th anniversary in Grant Park, sip bloody marys in Highwood, celebrate local poets in Bronzeville, eat tacos in Pilsen, tour tall ships at Navy Pier and other notable events for your perfect summer weekend.

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Words of optimism from the new owners of a black-owned South Side bank that had been in financial trouble. Why they say keeping such businesses alive is crucial.

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“Past Times,” 1997. (Courtesy of the MCA)

From his studio in Bronzeville, Kerry James Marshall creates large-scale canvases that are prized in museums around the world. A 1997 winner of a MacArthur "genius" grant, Marshall spoke with “Chicago Tonight” at the opening of his career retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 

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To stay or go in the face of Chicago's violence? Many black families are choosing to go. 

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“Past Times,” 1997. (Courtesy of the MCA)

From his studio in Bronzeville, Kerry James Marshall creates large-scale canvases that are prized in museums around the world. A 1997 winner of a MacArthur "genius" grant, Marshall spoke with “Chicago Tonight” at the opening of his career retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art. 

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Forrest Claypool

Three Chicago charter schools are celebrating a victory today: a state commission has ruled they will be able to remain open, despite Chicago Public Schools' plans to close them for poor performance.