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City Housing Program Brings Life Back To Vacant Buildings, Block By Block

The Micro Market Recovery Program helps low-income families to bring vitality back to South and West side neighborhoods hit hard by the foreclosure crisis.

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Chicago Lakefront Will Hopefully Reopen ‘Soon,’ Mayor Lori Lightfoot Says

Lightfoot wants a plan focused on "safely minimizing crowding and, really, having some designated times for particular activities along the lakefront."

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Chicago’s 9 P.M. Curfew Continuing This Weekend, Mayor Lightfoot Says

"We'll look and see what the weekend brings, and if we continue to see this then I'll be the first one to embrace eliminating a curfew," Lightfoot said. "But we're not there yet."

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Fuzzy Newborn Penguins Are At Shedd Aquarium — And Baby Whales And Dolphins Are On The Way

The aquarium announced the pregnancies of two beluga whales and one Pacific white-sided dolphin, who are due this summer.