Left: A rendering shows what the Dispensary33 sales floor will look like at 1152 W. Randolph St. Right: NuEra plans to open at 1141 W. Randolph St.Provided

After Battling For Months, 2 Rival Weed Shops Score Licenses To Open On Same West Loop Block

The West Loop will soon have three pot shops on Randolph after state regulators awarded a license to two companies on the same day, effectively sidestepping the cannabis law.

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Retired Chicago Firefighter Killed In Attempted Carjacking In Morgan Park

Dwain Williams, 67, joined the fire department in 1992. Police say he was stopping at a local popcorn shop when he was attacked.

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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.