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Over 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. marched through the park and hundreds gathered to fight for fair housing. How the community has changed since then.

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Fancy footwork, Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, professional bull riders and mocktails usher in the holiday weekend. Here are a dozen things to do in and around Chicago.

The Chicago Public Library is celebrating its 150th birthday. (WTTW News)

In recent years, Chicago Public Library has reached major milestones — becoming one of the first big city libraries to eliminate late fees and allowing more than 100,000 formerly blocked accounts to start anew.

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren speaks during Big Ten NCAA college basketball Media Days on Oct. 12, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Chicago Bears hired Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren as their president and CEO on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, bringing him back to the NFL to help lead a founding franchise after three years running one of college athletics' marquee conferences. (AP Photo / Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

The Chicago Bears hired Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren as their president and CEO on Thursday, bringing him back to the NFL to help lead a founding franchise after three years running one of college athletics’ marquee conferences.

FILE - British guitarist Jeff Beck performs on the Stravinski hall during the 41st Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, late Sunday, July 15, 2007. (Laurent Gillieron / Keystone via AP, File)

Jeff Beck first came to prominence as a member of the Yardbirds and then went out on his own in a solo career that incorporated hard rock, jazz, funky blues and even opera.

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1) meets with Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah (1) after an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, in Detroit. (AP Photo / Paul Sancya)

Fields, the No. 11 overall pick in 2021, emerged as one of the NFL's most exciting players in his second season. But he was drafted by former general manager Ryan Pace — not current GM Ryan Poles.

Portland Thorns fans hold signs during the first half of the team's National Women's Soccer League soccer match against the Houston Dash in Portland, Ore., Oct. 6, 2021. An investigation commissioned by the NWSL and its players union found “widespread misconduct” directed at players dating back to the beginnings nearly a decade ago of the country's top women's professional league. (AP Photo / Steve Dipaola, File)

Former North Carolina coach Paul Riley, former Chicago Red Stars coach Rory Dames, former Washington Spirit coach Richie Burke and former Racing Louisville coach Christy Holly were all banned from coaching in the league.

Photographer Jordan Porter-Woodruff has a new solo exhibition at the Epiphany Arts Center running through Feb. 11, 2023. (WTTW News)

Jordan Porter-Woodruff had created a new collection celebrating her favorite artists. It’s now on display in a solo exhibition at the Epiphany Arts Center, 201 S. Ashland Ave., titled, “Portraits: An Intimate View.”

A rendering of a proposed dome on Soldier Field (Credit: Landmark Chicago Interests LLC)
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a prominent developer are trying to sell the team on some dazzling new changes to Soldier Field in a Hail Mary attempt to keep the team in Chicago.

Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Liam Hendriks celebrates the team’s 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Chicago White Sox closer Liam Hendriks announced Sunday on Instagram that he was diagnosed in recent days. The three-time All-Star was scheduled to begin treatment on Monday.

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Chicago. The Vikings won 29-13. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago will pick No. 1 for the first time since 1947 after it lost 29-13 to the Minnesota Vikings in its season finale on Sunday. It was the 10th straight loss for the Bears (3-14), extending a franchise record, and the 14 losses overall also marked the most in team history.

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President Joe Biden's crackdown on the border. Logan Square residents battle high property taxes. How to find a therapist who understands you. And a twist on traditional Mexican folk music. 

The Chicago family band A Flor de Piel blends genres to modernize Mexican folk music. (WTTW News)

The sounds of Mexican folk music cross borders, genres and generations. Oftentimes, music is passed through families who play traditional music in celebrations and at home.

Conductor Marin Alsop leads the CSO and soloist Awadagin Pratt in the Orchestra’s first performance of CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Jessie Montgomery’s Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra. January 6, 2023. (Todd Rosenberg)

Female composers of centuries past might well have been smiling from afar Friday evening as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Marin Alsop, performed a program of three works by immensely gifted contemporary female composers.

James “Big Cat” Williams appears on the Jan. 5, 2023, episode of “Chicago Tonight.” (WTTW News)

The Chicago Bears are poised to get a top draft pick and have lots of money to spend to improve a last-place team, but can they use the draft well and spend wisely?

A new show at Chicago's Cherry Mountain Arts is shining a spotlight on local creatives. (WTTW News)

Cherry Mountain Arts, 836 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting an end-of-year exhibition, titled “Work Friends,” that showcases the local creatives they will be working with throughout the year.