Ribfest 2018Courtesy Steven E. Gross/ North Center Chamber of Commerce

Not Blowing Smoke: Ribfest Raised $20,000 For 12 Local Schools And Nonprofits

Checks will be awarded to groups who participated in the event's volunteer grant program on Aug. 14.

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CPS Dodged Reforming Police In Schools For Two Years, Inspector General Says. Now, District Vows To Do Better

For five hours Thursday, aldermen grilled CPS and CPD officials about why they failed to address concerns about police in city schools.

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Chicagoans Flock To Closed Beaches, But City Plans To Kick Them Out This Weekend

The city's "social distance ambassadors" weren't having much luck clearing Montrose Beach Thursday. “We tried telling them but they ignored us."

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Want To Stop The Violence? Keep Showing Up, Pastor Says While Bringing Food, Other Essentials To South Siders

The Trap Pastor will return to his outpost near Moran Park on Friday at 3:30 to give out hot dogs, hamburgers, groceries, masks and baby items for those in need.