Juneteenth Brings Joyous And Hopeful Celebrations And Commemorations To ChicagoCelebrating Juneteenth has always been a Chicago tradition, but it has never been a federal holiday – until now.
Juneteenth Celebrations Happening Across ChicagoAs the first ever federally recognized Juneteenth kicks off in Chicago, there is no shortage of events to attend. 
'I Want To See More': Chicagoans Want Celebration Of Juneteenth To Evolve Into Policy Change"It's imperative that policy gets created."
Beverly-Morgan Park To Host First Juneteenth Festival, But Organizer Says, 'There Are Some People Who Are Opposed To The Diversity'Preparations were under way Wednesday night for the Beverly-Morgan Park Juneteenth Festival, planned for 110th Place and Longwood Drive. But some people were not pleased to hear about the festival.
DuSable Museum Of African American History To Reopen On JuneteenthThe DuSable has a full slate of activities planned for the reopening, including guest speakers, music and a block party. 
Commemoration Of Juneteenth Nationally And In IllinoisJune 19th was the day in 1865 that marked the emancipation of all enslaved Americans.
Black Lives Matter Protests Inspire Homewood-Flossmoor Grad To Organize Juneteenth CelebrationCBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory takes us inside a festival hoping to make Juneteenth a household name, and a can't-miss event in the south suburbs.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Legislation Making Juneteenth An Official State HolidayThe law, which takes effect next year, will make June 19 a paid holiday for state workers and public school employees when the date falls on a weekday.
Chicago Commemorates Juneteenth With Events Around City And BeyondEvents are under way this week throughout Chicago and beyond to honor Juneteenth.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Backs Declaring Juneteenth An Official City Holiday Starting Next YearAfter previously arguing it would be too costly to do so, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday announced she now supports making Juneteenth an official city holiday, a move that requires City Council approval.
City Of Chicago Commemorates JuneteenthJune 19 will be a paid holiday for Cook County and state of Illinois workers.