A rendering shows what the 500,000-square-foot police and fire training facility in West Garfield Park will look like. Chicago Infrastructure Trust

Despite Protests, Aldermen Set To Weigh $85 Million Contract To Build Police, Fire Training Academy

The city's Budget Committee will consider a proposal to award AECOM the contract to build the facility Tuesday and the land-use approval for the project is set for a final City Council vote Wednesday.

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Molotov Cocktails Found Outside Lakeview Synagogue Won’t Deter Congregation: ‘We Will Rise Above The Fear … Arsonist Hoped To Instill’

Police are trying to identify the man captured on surveillance video outside Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation in the 500 block of West Melrose Street.

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Feminista Jones To Discuss The Power Of Black Women On Twitter At Two Chicago Events

The writer and activist will discuss complexities of race, class and gender with Block Club Chicago's Jamie Nesbitt Golden.

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Baby Eastern Black Rhino Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

The calf, who does not yet have a name, was born to Kapuki Sunday evening.