The 2014 Riot Fest caused three times more damage than last year, when the tab was $54,300.
Forty artists submitted designs for new bike racks coming to the 49th Ward.
The Zoing Committee also backed landmark status for the Wholesale Furniture Exposition Building.
The West Town Art Walk will bring artists to neighborhood shops Friday and Saturday.
Three winners will be presented with their prizes by award-winning playwright Shelly Garrett.
Lea Pinsky and Dustin Harris are painting the mural under the Metra viaduct.
The event will feature samples from a number of small businesses in the neighborhood.
Highlights include a fireworks show and the lighting of 15 "fire cauldrons."
The Newberry Library hosts an intellectual debate over New York's greatest Chicago slur, "Second City."
The former presidential candidate will talk about how liberalism has changed on Thursday.
Plans include a portrait of the community, a neighborhood clean-and-green and trick-or-treating.
Parts and Labor will screen a weekly marathon of "Bob’s Burgers" during brunch beginning Oct. 11.
The monthly latte art throwdown puts local baristas head to head in a knock-out style competition.
"The Art of Falling" is set to run Oct. 15-19.
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