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Scoops Dessert Bar will serve vegan and gluten-free boozy milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, muffins and mini-doughnuts. (Credit: Brittany Gumbiner)

Scoops Dessert Bar is the first restaurant in Chicago to open as part of the city’s Expedited Restaurant Licensing Pilot Program, which is designed to help fill restaurants shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Silver carp jumping into a boat. (Evan Garcia / Chicago Tonight)

Asian carp, jam bands, a garden walk and vintage finds usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Proco “Joe” Moreno (Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Just over a week after he was taken into custody on a bond violation, former Chicago Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno will be released from the Cook County Jail on condition he begin alcohol treatment following his arrest on drunk driving charges.

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In this file photo, Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno speaks with WTTW News.

A Cook County judge has ordered former Chicago Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno to be held without bail and report to jail, calling him “a danger to the community” after he allegedly drove drunk last month and damaged more than a half dozen vehicles.

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In this file photo, Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno speaks with WTTW News.

Former 1st Ward Ald. Proco Joe Moreno was charged with drunken driving in connection with a string of crashes that damaged at least eight cars parked along a Gold Coast street late Sunday, Chicago police announced Monday.

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A makeshift sign announces a temporary business closure following looting in downtown Chicago in the early hours of Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (WTTW News)

There’s a very real anxiety that Chicago’s main shopping districts are on the precipice of falling apart. And without the revenue generated from those areas, the city faces a potentially disastrous fiscal future.

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(Photo by James Richards IV)

A Chinese New Year celebration, a play about Nancy Pelosi, sweet bread and an icy dip in the lake usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Patrick L. Pyszka / City of Chicago, DCASE)

Holiday lights, art fairs, new toys and hot rods usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(katiazorzenone / Pixabay)

Colorful kites, vinyl records, adoptable animals and antique maps usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Chicago Curry House / Facebook)

Special menus, an icy plunge in the lake, winter brews and Mexican sweet bread usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in Chicago.

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(Credit: Cirque Dreams)

Circus acts, break dancing mice, brightly lit trees and Christmas carols usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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(Courtesy of Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral)

East meets West in an art show that began with a collection of photos found at an estate sale 27 years ago.

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(Courtesy of Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral)

East meets West in an art show that began with a collection of photos found at an estate sale 27 years ago.

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(Courtesy Ashley Hamm)

Burgers, country music and secret gardens usher in the weekend. Here are 10 things to do in and around Chicago.

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Harold Noecker. “The Genius?” c. 1943. (Collection of Bernard Friedman, Chicago)

An unusual new art show looks at fantastic and strange paintings made by Chicago and Midwestern artists in the mid-20th century. We visit the Arts Club of Chicago.

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Harold Noecker. “The Genius?” c. 1943. (Collection of Bernard Friedman, Chicago)

An unusual new art show looks at fantastic and strange paintings made by Chicago and Midwestern artists in the mid-20th century. We visit the Arts Club of Chicago.