Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) at a City Council meeting in February 2020. Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Police Reform Advocates Demand Aldermen Pass Law Requiring Detainees Get A Phone Call In First Hour

Just 2 percent of people arrested get access to an attorney while in custody of Chicago police. An ordinance could help change that, advocates said.

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Kitten Trapped In Car’s Engine Rescued By East Ukrainian Village Neighbors

A neighbor who cares for a feral cat colony alerted Animal Control and cops for help, to no avail. It took a nearby vet tech and the car's owner to save it.

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Social Distancing Is A Privilege — And More Black And Latino Chicagoans Died Because They Couldn’t, Study Says

That translated into neighborhoods with more Black and Latino residents seeing more COVID-19 deaths in the spring, according to the study.

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Free Christmas Trees Available Saturday In Englewood

The giveaway, courtesy of the Pastors of Englewood, starts noon Saturday.