The Plover chicks are nearly as big as their father. They have likely both left the beach to fly south.

‘Magical’ Piping Plover Summer Has Come To An End As Last Remaining Chick Leaves Montrose Beach

For the first time since 1955, Chicago has successfully fledged two piping plover chicks. People from all different backgrounds pulled together to protect them, one watcher said.

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With Chicago’s Official Fireworks Canceled, Neighbors Stage Rogue Displays

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Block Club photographer Colin Boyle captured neighbors celebrating in South Shore, Lincoln Park and on the Near West Side.

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8 Shot, 4 Fatally, In Englewood Shooting, Police Say

A 14-year-old boy was among those killed. Two boys, ages 11 and 15, were among those injured, police said.

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7-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed While Visiting Relatives On July 4th

Natalie Wallace, an East Side resident, was killed Saturday night in another act of violence against a Chicago child.