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Hidden Gas Can Rumors Not Verified, Police Say — And Fire Department Says Things ‘Calming Down’ After Brutal Weekend

Social media posts about gas cans in Chicago alleys and sections of town being "burnt to ashes" are unfounded, officials said.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.