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President Biden Was Asked About Chicago Teachers Returning To Schools — And Union And CPS Find Support In His Comments

Biden did not directly weigh in on the impasse between the union and district, but said schools should be safe before teachers return.

Father Pfleger Accusers Are Brothers Who Never Revealed Their Abuse, Even To Each Other, Lawyer Says

An attorney for the brothers, now 61 and 63, alleges Pfleger groomed and sexually abused both in the late 1970's, when they were around 12 and 13 years old.

Black, Latino Chicagoans Dying Of Coronavirus More Than All Others, But They’re Not The Ones Getting Vaccinated

Instead of relying on people to seek out information about vaccinations, the city will work to bring that information — and doses — to West and South side neighborhoods as part of its new Protect Chicago Plus program.

Mayor Lightfoot Publicly Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

Chicago moved into Phase 1B on Monday. During this phase, Chicagoans 65 and older and frontline workers — like government workers, in Lightfoot's case — can be vaccinated.

Police Warn Drivers After Rash Of Carjackings In Little Village And Pilsen

The most recent carjacking happened at about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 19 in the 2800 block of South Komensky Avenue.

Coronavirus Kills 49 More Illinoisans And 2,944 Cases Reported

At least 18,798 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,946 deaths are probably related to the virus, according to the state.

Women’s Shelter, Addiction Recovery Space Leaving Woodlawn With Plans To Eventually Relocate To Pullman

After three decades in Woodlawn, the Southside Center of Hope is temporarily moving to the West Side as it plans to build a new shelter in the 34th Ward.

‘That’s What I’ll Miss The Most’: Watch Families Of COVID Victims Remember Lost Loved Ones

Families of coronavirus victims explain, in their own words, why their loved one was special in these videos.

After His Volunteers Tossed Blankets And Food Of Man Who Is Homeless, Ald. Gardiner Says It Was A ‘Mistake’

Ald. Jim Gardiner initially praised his "Gardiner's Angels" volunteers for clearing "unnecessary debris." Neighbors hope the incident inspires others to be more compassionate.

A Year Of Loss: COVID-19 Has Killed More Than 4,500 Chicagoans. For These Families, Life Will Never Be The Same

It's been one year since coronavirus was found in Chicago. The virus killed more than 4,500 people in that time. Block Club tells the story of 27 victims whose loss has forever changed our city.

Coronavirus ‘Long-Haulers’ Remain Sick Months After The Virus, But They Feel Hopeful As Vaccinations Continue

Chicago's long-haulers have lost their health, their time, their memories to COVID-19. But as the world reopens, they have hope of recovering and reconnecting with the people they love.

Washington Heights’ Larry And Jacki Griffin Were Soul Mates Who Built A Family Before His Death From Coronavirus

They were married for 25 years, raising their children together and traveling. "I never worried about if he loved me," she said. "He loved me from the beginning to the end."

A Lakeview Matriarch, Immigrant Tried To Give Back After Building A Life In Chicago. Her Family Is Continuing That Legacy

Rafaela Castillo, 89, died from coronavirus. During a long life in Chicago, she was known for helping her neighbors in whatever way she could and holding her family together.

Pilsen Dad Lost To Coronavirus Helped ‘Whoever Needed A Hand’ — And Held A Special Place In His Heart For His Granddaughter

Ciro Castro, who died Dec. 30, was a kind, generous man with deep affection for his family, his daughter said.

Logan Square Family Loses Loving Father, Proud Advocate Of Darwin School To COVID At Just 51: ‘We Were Never Able To Say Our Goodbyes’

Jose Miguel Vazquez died at the end of March. His family wonders if he would've survived had he caught the virus later on in the pandemic. "Even at the hospitals, they weren't sure what to do," his wife said.

Ukrainian Village Museum Director, Lost To Pandemic, Was A Fierce Advocate For Fellow Ukrainians In Chicago

Jaroslaw "Jerry" Hankewych emigrated from Ukraine to Chicago in the wake of World War II. Over the next several decades, he'd be a resource for other immigrants in Ukrainian Village until his death from coronavirus at 77.

5 To 8 Inches Of Snow From Winter’s First Big Storm Expected To Hit Chicago This Evening

The snow is expected to be heavy after 4 p.m. Monday and continue into Tuesday morning.

Landon Cox Was Famous For Winning As A Basketball Coach — But He Also Worked To Help His Players Succeed Off The Court

Landon Cox, 81, was a legendary basketball coach on the South Side. But to his daughter, he was a hero. He died from COVID-19 in May.

West Side Educator And Activist Lost To Pandemic Was The ‘Keeper Of Our Sacred Family Stories’

Rhoda Jean Hatch, 73, was the oldest of eight siblings and was first in her family to go to college. She became an educator and her family's historian, helping find an ancestor who fought in the Civil War.

At 101, Glamorous Norwood Park Grandma Was Young At Heart, The Life Of The Party — And Never Without Her Red Lipstick

Margie Rodriguez, 101 when she died from coronavirus, loved to make everyone laugh, was always up for an adventure and loved singing with her friends and family.

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