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Scores of triathletes, saganaki, fancy footwork, food trucks and global grapes usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Big changes are coming to the North Branch of the Chicago River. Why some are up in arms over the plan.

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A. Finkl & Sons Co. (Noah Vaughn / Flickr)

Plans for new office buildings, apartment complexes and hotels along the North Branch of the Chicago River are underway.

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(Don Harder / Flickr)

CPS CEO Forrest Claypool and the Board of Education are both named in a civil suit filed Friday by Access Living, a disability advocacy nonprofit, on behalf of the wheelchair-bound student at Drummond Montessori Magnet School in Bucktown.

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Cyclocross racers, including one in costume, take part in Afterglow 2011. (Steven Vance / Flickr)

Neighborhood holiday markets, outsider art, cyclocross and Jerry Seinfeld usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Ali Brice appears as the title character in “Graeme of Thrones” at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. (Paul Wilkinson / Broadway in Chicago)

Strange foods, fall benefits, a “Game of Thrones” parody and massive art show usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Chicago’s 606 trail is only a little over a year old and already there is an ambitious proposal to extend it. 

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A wave of swimmers start their race in Lake Michigan at the 2015 Chicago Triathlon. (Courtesy of Transamerica Chicago Triathlon)

Cheer on Chicago athletes, shop for fall accessories, take in an outdoor movie, sip sangria on a sprawling lawn, run through mud, watch dashing dogs and more this weekend.

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Enjoy another restaurant week in the Northwest suburbs, see the reinstallation of the "Above and Beyond" dog tag exhibiton and watch Shirley King pay tribute to the King of Blues.

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Catch a show at the newly reopened Second City, watch "Game of Thrones" burlesque and weep for the state of mankind at The Internet Cat Video Festival. 

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Chicagoans are solving mysteries and playing games on date night and loving it! A panel of Chicago's gamers and puzzlers will talk about how geek has become chic -- and how you can get in on the play.

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The Sun King, Chillfest Chicago, and the Lively Water Whiskey Festival; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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A spooky pet parade, an apple pie contest, and a skelebration; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

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Rick Bayless takes Eddie Arruza on a tour of his Bucktown garden. Bayless uses many of the crops he grows in his backyard in his restaurants and at home. With fall around the corner, Bayless prepares a seasonal dish using vegetables from his garden. 

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While it may not feel like it, fall is upon us which means it’s time to harvest those gardens and cook up some new seasonal recipes. We join Chicago chef Rick Bayless in his own garden to harvest and cook up a refreshing fall dish.

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