Carmen Ramirez, left, and her youngest daughter Soltrini "Trini" Ramirez. Soltrini Ramirez / Provided

‘I Just Want To See Her Happy’: West Town Woman Asks Neighbors To Help Celebrate Ailing Mother’s Birthday

Carmen Ramirez, who suffers from advanced Alzheimer's disease, turned 83 on Thursday. Her daughter said she fears this could be her last birthday.

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With Squad Cars Vandalized, Set On Fire, Police Use CTA Buses To Respond To Looting, Vandalism Overnight

The bus, driven by a CTA driver, contained 15 officers and a sergeant and would go from “hot spot” to “hot spot” where looting was going on but would usually only scare off the looters, police said.

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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."