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An aerial view of downtown Chicago, Ill., with the shoreline of Lake Michigan on the left, is seen in this 1984 photo. (AP Photo)

Shamus Toomey, Editor in Chief and co-founder of Block Club Chicago, joins Jon Hansen, filling in for Bob Sirott, to share the latest Chicago neighborhood stories. Shamus shares information on:

TikTok’s Dilla The Urban Historian Is Educating Followers And Challenging Chicago Stereotypes — 60 Seconds At A Time
One of Sherman ‘Dilla’ Thomas’ forays into Chicago history before becoming 6figga_dilla on TikTok was memorizing the city’s street grid. As a teenager, his cousin would call him during dates to get directions

Pullman Artspace Lofts Open In Restored 1880s Buildings, Marking Neighborhood’s First Residential Development In 60 Years
A collaboration of nonprofit groups worked to rehab two long-vacant 1880s buildings at 11137-49 S. Langley Ave. that are on the National List of Historic Places.

Block Parties Are Back — But Without Bouncy Houses, City Says
Block parties will be allowed this summer, though they can’t make their return until July 5.

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