Police officers watch runners in Lincoln Park where Chicago Police officers began clearing out pedestrians and cyclists in the late afternoon on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Crime Slightly Down In Chicago During Coronavirus Pandemic, But Shootings And Murders Up Year-To-Date

The state's stay at home order has not kept gang members off the streets, Rev. Michael Pfleger said. "This other virus called violence we’ve had for years."

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After Mayor Rejects Defunding Police, Youth Activists Bring Demands To Her Neighborhood

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday again made it clear she does not intend to defund the Chicago Police Department, but youth activists aren't giving up the fight.

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Neighbors Help Albany Park Doggy Day Care Recover After Monday Storm

A neighbor and customer launched a GoFundMe after downed power lines started a fire at the building.

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Developers Break Ground On 7-Story Apartment Building Across From Sheridan Red Line Stop

The 120-unit building will rise on the former site of an Ace Hardware store. It will include a new Ace, a coffee shop and several other stores.