Pete Parada, 61, manning his intersection at Palmer and Kedzie.Mina Bloom/Block Club Chicago

Always-Smiling Crossing Guard Pete Not Leaving His Logan Square Post, To The Relief Of Neighbors: ‘He Throws His Whole Heart Into It’

In the four years Pete Parada, 61, has manned the intersection of Palmer and Kedzie, the North Side native has built up quite the neighbor fan base.

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Classes Canceled Monday As Negotiations Continue Into Sunday Night

School buildings will be open and students will be served breakfast and lunch at schools, and then be offered dinner to take home,

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Union Reports Progress At Saturday Talks, But Mayor Says School Will Likely Be Canceled Monday

Bargaining between City Hall and the Chicago Teachers Union ended Saturday night with reports of continued progress on two key issues — class size caps and support staff — but a stall in three other critical areas.

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St. Adalbert Church Could Become Chicago Landmark Under Proposal By Ald. Sigcho-Lopez

The freshman alderman wants to landmark the church and its rectory building, according to a letter submitted to the Department of Planning and Development.