Ronald A. Pontecore Jr. (right), commander of the 17th District, speaking to neighbors in 2019. alex v. hernandez/block club chicago

As Another Shooting Interrupts Meeting On Albany Park Gang Violence, City Says Help Is Coming To 17th Police District

A man was shot dead while neighbors, elected officials and police talked about the spike in shootings and murders in Albany Park and Ravenswood Manor. The mayor said the 17th District will get more support.

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As Coronavirus Kills More In Illinois, Tearful Public Health Boss Begs Residents To Take Virus Seriously

An emotional Dr. Ngozi Ezike pleaded with Illinoisans to wear masks and social distance as new cases and deaths from COVID-19 rapidly climb throughout the state.

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Band of Bohemia, Nation’s Only Michelin-Starred Gastropub, Closes After Filing For Bankruptcy

The closure also comes after a slew of anonymous allegations involving the gastropub's ownership and former chef were published on Instagram.

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Coronavirus Kills 31 More People Across Illinois

Two of the most recent victims were from Cook County: a man in his 30s and a woman in her 90s.