With two weeks to go until Election Day, some neighborhoods in Chicago are facing a historic shortage in poll workers.Julie Shapiro / DNAinfo

Elections Officials Explore Vote By Mail Programs To Increase Turnout, Security

In Colorado, increased vote by mail options made turnout skyrocket – and officials are looking at how to do that in Illinois.

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Dog Park Planned For Jefferson Park Stalls As Ald. Gardiner Pulls Plug On Funding

Now-former Ald. John Arena (45th) promised a group advocating for a dog park at Austin-Foster Park $100,000. But new Ald. Jim Gardiner says hundreds of neighbors oppose the plan.

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Another One: DJ Khaled Brings Miami Soul Food Franchise To Austin

Miami's DJ Khaled opened The Licking this week at 5045 W. Madison St., thrilling West Siders with its unique spin on soul food.