From left to right, Australian-Americans Cherie Jackson, Naomi Levine and Kelly Page are co-organizing a West Town-based fundraiser for Australian bushfire relief. Naomi Levine / Provided

Want To Help Australia? Chicago’s Aussie Americans Are Throwing A Fundraiser To Combat ‘Horrendous’ Bushfires

The fires have scorched more than 26 million acres of land across the continent, killed at least 26 people and destroyed at least 1,300 homes in New South Wales.

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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.