Police officers seemed to fill every pocket of Humboldt Park's namesake park Thursday.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Police Pack Humboldt Park, Other Areas As City Prepares For Jason Van Dyke Verdict

Jurors on Thursday began deliberating the fate of the first Chicago police officer charged with murder in decades. They will resume on Friday after being sequestered.

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1,298 New Illinois Coronavirus Cases Reported As Positivity Rate Rises

The rate of positive coronavirus cases is now at 4 percent, up from 2.6 percent a month ago.

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Wicker Park Farmers Market Feud: After Longtime Vendor Booted For Mask Violations, Supporters Slam Market Organizers

For the first time in 20 years, Nichols Farm & Orchard did not operate a booth Sunday. Market organizers said the farm wouldn't comply with COVID-19 safety measures, but the farm's owner alleges a personal vendetta.

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Teen Activist Fatally Shot Friday Afternoon In West Ridge

Caleb Reed was a senior at Mather High School and part of the city's youth led movement to remove armed police from Chicago Public Schools.