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“Just cause there’s no parade doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate,” said Tim McSweeney, chair of the South Side Irish Parade Committee. Find out how you can celebrate the luck of the Irish this year. 

People enter a socially distanced line to get their COVID-19 vaccinations at Gillette Stadium, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo / Steven Senne)
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The sight of fans, many without masks, celebrating the Super Bowl in the streets, in sports bars and at game-watching parties has sparked worries of new outbreaks.

In this Feb. 4, 2021, file photo, people wait in line for an exhibit at the NFL Experience in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo / Charlie Riedel, File)
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The nation’s top health officials sounded the alarm this week about the Super Bowl being a potential superspreader event, and they urged people to gather with friends over Zoom, not in crowds.

Michelle Obama, right, appears with Oprah Winfrey to discusses her book “Becoming” during her book tour in Chicago on Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo by Rob Grabowski / Invision / AP, File)

The young readers edition is for ages 10 and up and includes a new introduction from Michelle Obama.

The Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band performs in Chicago. (Facebook photo)

The decision by city officials to cancel St. Patrick Day parades in 2020 was one of the first signs that COVID-19 was going to upend every aspect of normal life — and the fact that the parades will not take place this year is more evidence the pandemic is far from over.

The Duke of Hastings and Daphne Bridgerton are the subject of much gossip in the Netflix series "Bridgerton." (Netflix / Facebook)

Find out what the hit Netflix series gets right — and wrong — about gossip in the 1800s when Newberry Library scholars host a lighthearted virtual chat this week.

Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling said he’s played the storied venue so much, he’s able to imagine a live audience during his virtual performances.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's "Home for the Holidays" concert will be available to view online. (Todd Rosenberg / Chicago Symphony Orchestra)

Ready or not, the holidays have arrived. Here’s how some of Chicago’s most beloved traditions and experiences have adapted to the coronavirus pandemic to help bring some holiday cheer to 2020.

Andrew Bird appears on “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (WTTW News)

He’s a talented violinist, singer, songwriter — and whistler. Chicago-area native Andrew Bird has long been celebrated for blending styles. And he recently added a new skill to his resume: acting.

Chicago’s Mag Mile will sparkle as magically as ever in 2020. (The Magnificent Mile / Facebook)

In the midst of what feels like the cancellation of everything, Chicago’s biggest outdoor holiday light displays are still happening — albeit in a socially distanced way. Want wattage? We’ve got the scoop on where to go. 

Riders won't be able to board the Holiday Train, but Santa's still coming. (Courtesy of Chicago Transit Authority)

Customers won’t be able to board the Holiday Train or Holiday Bus but the CTA’s festive fleet will still spread holiday cheer across the city.

The Blue Angels are a fan favorite of Air and Water Show observers. (Courtesy of Blue Angels)
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The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Chicago’s cultural landscape, and that pain is likely to continue into 2021, Mark Kelly, commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, said during Thursday’s budget hearings.

Still from "The Batman" trailer. (Warner Brothers Pictures / YouTube)

“The Batman” continued filming stunt sequences in Chicago over the weekend, rewarding onlookers with a sighting of the new batsuit.

The iconic bat signal seen above the city skyline as “The Batman” films in Chicago. (Photo submitted by Nick Murphy)

Fans have been sharing sightings of “The Batman” shoot on social media, as Chicago once again stands in for Gotham City.

The Windy City Coop Tour showcases Chicagoans’ backyard chickens. (Chicagoland Chicken Enthusiasts / Facebook)

Chicagoans are raising chickens, growing food and experimenting with all sorts of sustainable-living practices — all in their urban backyards. See how it’s done during this weekend’s annual Windy City Coop and Eco-Yards Tour. 

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A local theater artist goes on house calls and takes his puppets on the road in Chicago neighborhoods.