Jai Simpson, a member of a Chicago student environmental group called the Social Justice Institute, joined other activists in imploring Mayor Lori Lightfoot to reinstate the city’s department of environment.Brett Chase/BGA

Student Protesters Demand Lightfoot Live Up To Campaign Promises On Environmental Protection

Members of several youth groups protested outside the mayor’s City Hall offices to call for Lightfoot to reinstate a city department of environment to fight pollution and address climate change.

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Movies In The Park 2020 Is Happening — With Masks, Social Distancing And Capacity Limits

The series, which shows free movies in parks across the city, will run from Monday through September 11 with 45 free outdoor screenings playing every weekday — with a maximum of 100 people allowed at each park.

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New Roots Handmade Pizza Opens in Printers Row

The new location is Roots' fourth restaurant in the city.

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Protesters Decry ICE, Condemn New Rules Targeting International Students: ‘I Just Don’t Think It’s Fair To Them’

A new immigration rule could affect tens of thousands of international students in Chicago alone, potentially forcing them to transfer schools or leave the country.