Boats congregate at the Playpen near Streeterville in June 2018. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Chicago’s Playpen Closed This Summer, Lightfoot Says

"Sorry, folks, the Playpen is not gonna be open this summer," Lightfoot said of the boating enclave near Ohio Street Beach.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

CTA Resumes Some Service, But Transit Remain Shut Down In Large Swaths Of City

Trains are not running Downtown — and bus service has also been halted in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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CPS Not Giving Out Free Meals For Kids Monday

The district will temporarily stop the program Monday due to "the evolving nature of activity across the city."

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South Shore Cleanup Starts Monday Morning: ‘It Is Imperative We Do Not Decimate Our Own Communities’

Neighborhood groups have organized a cleanup along 71st Street after storefronts were looted and damaged.