Andre Vasquez talked about his experience being racially profiled and said a civilian police accountability board is necessary to change the culture around policing.Ariel Parrella-Aureli/Block Club Chicago

North Side Aldermanic Candidates Say An Elected Police Accountability Board Could Rebuild Trust In Chicago Police

“We are looking at another decade, if not more, of payouts to families for reparations,” one candidate said.

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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.