Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot visited students at Salazar Elementary on the first day of school in September. Yana Kuchinoff/Chalkbeat Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Promised To Spend More Money On Students In Need. Could 2020 Be The Year?

LENS ON LIGHTFOOT: Chicago is examining how to divvy up funds differently as school enrollment declines.

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Investigators Release Video Of Police Fatally Shooting Miguel Vega In Pilsen

Police say someone in Vega's group opened fire on officers, sparking a shootout with police. The slain man's family is skeptical of his involvement.

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Beloved Father Of Five, Union Engineer Shot In Case Of Mistaken Identity In Ravenswood Manor, Family Says

Hector Alvarez Jr. was driving home when he noticed someone following him — then the shooting began. Family and friends say he was mistaken for someone else in a black Jeep as gang conflicts continue on the Northwest Side.

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CTA To Roll Out Dedicated Bus Lanes Along Chicago Avenue, 79th Street

One lane of travel in each direction will temporarily be converted to 24-hour bus lanes to reduce delays and crowding during the coronavirus pandemic.