Lucas Ellis, Jamir Patterson, teacher Vicki Drewa, Geneva Bradley, Tamiah Spraggins and Abigail Ivy represent their classmates at the July 24 City Council meeting.Vicki Drewa

Hyde Park Students Want Chicago To Ban Styrofoam — And With Some Help From A Former Governor, City Hall Is Listening

With help from former Gov. Pat Quinn, a group of Ray Elementary sixth graders took the unusual step of submitting their own ordinance to City Council.

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‘He Has 8 Holes In Him’: Manhunt Ends As Police Arrest Man They Say Shot A Cop In Englewood And A Woman Near The Loop

Michael Blackman, found hiding in weeds after police found a video of him running into a vacant lot, fired on officers and was shot multiple times, investigators said.

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Search Is On For Man Who Shot Cop In Englewood, Also Wanted In Midday Downtown Shooting This Week, Police Say

Police went out Saturday morning to arrest Michael Blackman, 45, but he shot a cop twice in the leg and fled, Supt. Eddie Johnson said.

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Logan Square Parking Spots Get A Green Makeover For A Day — And Firm Hopes To Make It Permanent

"You get the great benefit of having trees and shrubs as opposed to concrete and flood water," the owner of the design firm said. "It would go a long way in making Logan Square a greener place."