Richard Franco and Chelsea Napper practice social distancing on a Blue Line train in Chicago as fears of COVID-19 rise on Friday, March 20, 2020. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Want To Avoid Crowded Buses, Trains? CTA Has New Tool So You Can Look Up When They’re Busy

The tool is meant to help riders who want to practice social distancing and avoid crowded trains and buses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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For Parents Of Children With Disabilities, Remote Learning Feels Like Another Full-Time Job

Chicago Public Schools has pledged this year will be better for students in special education. But it’s still unclear how the district will provide some services virtually.

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Developers Break Ground On 26-Story, 11-Story Apartment Towers In West Loop

The project will bring 500 new apartments to West Randolph Street near Union Park.

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Francis Parker School Says It Won’t Buy More Neighborhood Property — For Now

Representatives from the private school said they have no immediate plans to buy more property, but they will hold onto their units in another condo building for "long-term planning."