Left to right, top to bottom: Candidates Samantha “Sam” Nugent, Casey Smagala, Joe Duplechin and Robert Murphy are running for 39th Ward alderman. Submitted

Can More Cops Stop Crime In The 39th Ward? Meet The Candidates Vying To Replace Ald. Laurino

Ald. Margaret Laurino isn't seeking re-election after 24 years in office. Four candidates aim to replace her.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Cops Kick Runners, Cyclists Out Of Park Near Lakefront After Chicagoans Ignore Coronavirus Closure

Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered the lakefront and adjacent parks closed after crowds ignored social distancing guidelines last week.

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Another 42 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As Surge In Cases Worsens

There have now been 141 deaths in Illinois from the pandemic and 6,980 confirmed cases. The latter is a jump of 986 cases since Tuesday.