File Photo: The George N Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago in late March 2020. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Civil Rights Group Launches Court Watching Program To Monitor Unaffordable Bonds

Cook County Jail is a hot spot for coronavirus, and one group is trying to prevent defendants from being sent there because they can't afford bail.

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Chicago Beaches Not Opening Any Time Soon, Mayor Lightfoot Says

To beat the heat, the city has opened several cooling centers, is rolling out mobile cooling centers and will reopen splash pads in public parks, Lightfoot said. Check out the list of cooling centers below.

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As Boystown Reckons With Racism And Transphobia, Petition Demands Gender-Neutral Name Change

A recent petition claims that Boystown's nickname promotes the neighborhood as being "for the boys," discouraging women from participating in the community.