A monk parakeet eats from a bird feeder in Portage Park. The birds, which have long been spreading throughout Chicago, have now been spotted in Portage Park.Brian Elias/Provided

Wild Monk Parakeets Are Now Living On The Northwest Side

The wild parrots have called Chicago home for decades, but they're only now popping up in Portage Park — and neighbors love it.

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Basketball Rims Removed From 21st Ward Parks After Alderman Spots Crowded Court: ‘People Are Dying’

The South Side ward has one of the highest numbers of coronavirus cases in the city, but people were still crowding an Auburn Gresham basketball court Tuesday.

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With No Testing Sites On The West Side And Mask Shortages, Hospitals And Neighborhood Leaders Ask For Help

Communities vulnerable to COVID-19 are asking the city and state for testing, masks, and supplies to relieve deep health disparities faced by black residents.

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The Chosen Few Picnic’s 30th Anniversary Celebration Is Still On — For Now

The "Woodstock of house music" is still scheduled for July 4, though the coronavirus has led organizers to pause advance ticket sales.