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Man Charged With Shooting Toddler In Lake Shore Drive Road Rage Incident

Toddler Kayden Swann was recently transferred out of intensive care but is still being treated at Lurie Children's Hospital.

Downtown
48 minutes ago

Loyola University Will Require Students Get COVID Vaccine Before Returning To Campus This Fall

Students who aren't vaccinated or don't meet exemption criteria won't be allowed to move into dorms or attend in-person classes, Loyola officials said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
2 hours ago

After 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams Murdered, West Side Leaders Plan To Occupy Blocks To ‘Take The Neighborhood Back’ From Gangs

Project Presence will give local churches, groups and residents the resources they need to host pop-up events to engage at-risk young people and keep crime at bay.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
3 hours ago

Chicago Now Has Enough Vaccine For Everyone, Top Doc Says — And Mass Vaccination Sites Will Start Accepting Walk-Ins Friday

"If you want a vaccine in Chicago, you can absolutely get one. You can get one today. No excuses." You can go to Wrigley Field or the United Center without an appointment starting Friday.

Citywide
2:35 PM CDT

Who Wants To Run Chicago’s Lone Casino? City Officially Opens Up The Bidding

The license will allow the winner to operate a temporary casino for two years before moving into a permanent location and holding the rights to operate slot machines at the city's two airports.

Citywide
2:07 PM CDT

West Town Becoming Chicago’s ‘Gallery District’ As Neighborhood Draws Women, Artists Of Color To Chicago Avenue

PATRON is opening this weekend in West Town next door to several other art galleries that have opened or relocated to the neighborhood since 2015.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
1:10 PM CDT

Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club To Give Away Happy Meals In Bronzeville Friday In Honor of Jaslyn Adams

Families can stop by the Bronzeville McDonald's, 3500 S. Indiana Ave., at 4 p.m. Friday to get the free meal.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
11:54 AM CDT

DePaul University Welcoming Students Back For Fall Semester, But Only If They’re Vaccinated

This fall will also mark a full year since the university transitioned to online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
11:53 AM CDT

Bronzeville Neighbors Band Together To Patrol Gas Stations, Other Carjacking Hot Spots — And They’re Seeking More Volunteers

"There's this narrative that men in our communities don't care, that they aren't invested," Watch Guard's founder said. "The idea is to push back on that."

Bronzeville, Near South Side
9:22 AM CDT

Local Puerto Rican Veterans Form Their Own American Legion Post To Provide Greater Representation Of Latino Community

A Puerto Rican veteran created the group to educate people on the contributions of Puerto Ricans in the military and provide support for Latino veterans.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
9:18 AM CDT

80-Degree Weather Is Coming To Chicago Next Week

This weekend will see cooler temperatures — but it'll warm up to the 60s and even 80s next week in Chicago.

Citywide
8:52 AM CDT

Developer Wants To Scrap Office Building To Build Apartments After City Lifts Housing Ban In Part Of Fulton Market

Instead of an 11-story office building, LG Development wants to build a 20-story apartment building on Lake Street, a zoning application shows.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
8:46 AM CDT

Developer Won’t Tell Alderman, Neighbors What Will Open In Lakeview’s Fifth Third Bank Building Until It’s Under Construction

Developers want to convert the Fifth Third Bank building at 3179 N. Clark St. into two stories of commercial space, but its tenants are shrouded in secrecy. The same situation is happening in a Fifth Third building in Lincoln Square.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville
8:00 AM CDT

West Side Teen Designs Coffee Bags For Uptown Cafe, With Sales Proceeds Going To Boys & Girls Club

"It felt good knowing something I made will be in a store and seen by people," 14-year-old Trenton said. "It's a really good feeling."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
7:30 AM CDT

Lincoln Park Zoo Selling Animal-Themed Artwork To Raise Money For Endangered Species

The custom zoo passes feature artwork of various endangered species and raise money for their conservation efforts.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
7:25 AM CDT

From Streetscape To Pandemic To CTA Rebuild, Asia On Argyle Businesses Fight To Survive

The stay home order and the reduced capacity rules brought on by COVID-19 are just part of the struggles owners like Quang Minh Lê and Loan Thị Thu Nguyễn of Uptown's Phở Loan restaurant are facing.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
7:25 AM CDT

‘It’s All Good: A Block Club Podcast’ Hosted By Jon Hansen Is Live. Check Out Episode 1

Block Club's first podcast features stories about the Chicagoans who make our city great.

Citywide
7:10 AM CDT

Photo Gallery: Surviving On Argyle

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
6:16 AM CDT

Guthries Tavern Set To Reopen After Closing Last Summer Due To Pandemic

Guthries Tavern announced it was closing for good last July due to the pandemic. But new owners have taken over, according to the website, and have plans to bring back the Wrigleyville bar.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

City Council Lifts Residential Ban In Fulton Market, Opening Door To West Loop Housing Boom

Long off limits for residential projects, the approval now means new developments are allowed within the Kinzie Corridor Overlay District, bounded by Ogden Avenue, Carroll Avenue, Hubbard Street, Halsted and Wayman streets.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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