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.

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Albany Park Group Offering Thanksgiving Care Baskets To Families Mourning Relatives Lost To Violence, Coronavirus

The baskets will include food items, knickknacks and sympathy cards. “There’s a lot of need for this in Albany Park,” said Dalia Aragon, Israel’s Gifts of Hope's co-founder.

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$94 Million Property Tax Hike Is Coming After Divided Council Votes Yes

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s 2021 pandemic budget and tax hike were approved Tuesday in the closest budget vote since the 1980s.