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."

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published
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Fed Up With Late Night Bar Tais Til 4, Lakeview Neighbors Push For Booze Ban On Block In Election

Some neighbors blame Tai's Til 4 for a fatal shooting outside the bar in February and pushed for the dry-precinct ballot measure to shut the bar down.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

New Restaurant Opening Across From California Blue Line In Logan Square

The new eatery, which will have a market component, is taking over the former Township spot at 2200 N. California Ave.

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Religious Services Should Be Moved Online As Coronavirus Surges In Illinois, Pritzker Says

Religious services should be held virtually to protect people as coronavirus resurges throughout Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker said.