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Here’s How Chicagoans Who Can’t Leave The House Can Get Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

People who are homebound for various reasons can sign up online to get vaccinated against coronavirus at their home.

Citywide

West Side Hospital Offers Free Colon Cancer Screenings, Pap Smears For Uninsured Residents

The free health screenings are available for West Siders who are uninsured and underinsured throughout March.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Edgewater Castle Football Club, A Semi-Pro Soccer Team, Launches Contest For New Team Anthem

"The Rooks" need an original fight song for games. The winner gets a cash prize and free studio time.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Panera Bread Opens In Bucktown At Busy Intersection

Located at the Damen, Fullerton and Elston intersection, the Bucktown restaurant will neighbor three fast food chains.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Mohop, A Vegan Fashion Brand With Illinois Roots, Is Coming To West Town This Spring

Mohop's mission is to bring fashion production back to the United States while using vegan materials.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Wicker Park Business Owners Need Help Making Easter Baskets For West Side Kids

The owners of Helendora Samuels Picture Framing asked neighbors to donate baskets, grass, colorful ribbons and plastic bags.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

FM Supreme Is Returning To Music And Wants South Siders To Join Her At Video Shoot Thursday

The hip hop artist and community activist makes her return to music with an EP and a message for people struggling with grief.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Avenue Tavern Owner Quietly Closed Lakeview Bar Because Of Eviction: ‘It’s Devastating’

Owner Mark Camilleri said talks to reduce rent fell through while the landlord says the owner stopped paying rent altogether at the start of the pandemic.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville
Avenue Tavern

My Block, My Hood, My City Launches Initiative To Get Seniors Vaccinated

People 65 and older can sign up to be matched with a volunteer who will work to connect them to a nearby vaccination site.

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These Southwest Siders Are Feeding Hundreds For Free And Putting Laid-Off Restaurant Workers Back To Work

Food’s Here, a program launched by a grassroots collective, uses extra food from meal subscription services and a closed restaurant to feed people hard hit by the pandemic.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Wintrust Bank Opens In West Side Neighborhood With Only 1 Other Bank: ‘It’s About Equity’

The Wintrust Bank opened inside the job training and work readiness campus being developed by the North Lawndale Employment Network on Homan Avenue.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Siblings Fill Up A South Shore Little Free Library To Honor Their Mom’s 95th Birthday

Geraldine "Jerry" Williamson grew up in South Shore. Her children and the Neighbor to Neighbor Literacy Project filled a free library with books, including mystery novels — Jerry's favorite.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Century-Old Logan Square Church Transformed Into Luxury Apartments

Apartments in the former church, which dates to the early 1900s, range from $2,445-$4,795 a month.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

City Hosting 11 Free Vaccine Events For Seniors On South, West Sides. Here’s How To Get Your Shot

The events will be in 11 neighborhoods as part of the effort to vaccinate Chicagoans 65 and older.

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City Should Have ‘Plenty’ Of Vaccine Doses By Late Spring, Top Doc Says — But State Asked To Send More Doses To Chicago

Dr. Allison Arwady, head of the Chicago Department of Public Health, said 38 percent of the city's doses have gone to non-residents and some rural areas are more vaccinated than parts of the city.

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Uptown’s Tank Noodle Forced To Pay Staff $700K After Not Paying Workers, Other Labor Violations, Feds Say

The popular Vietnamese restaurant’s owners have also come under fire for attending a Jan. 6 Trump rally, which ended in the storming of the U.S. Capitol.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Help Raise Money For Special Olympics’ Virtual Polar Plunge With Bags Tournament At My Buddy’s Chicago

The two bags tournaments at My Buddy’s is part of numerous events to replace the Chicago Polar Plunge, which is converting to a virtual fundraising format this year.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Amazon Set To Buy Gage Park Steel Plant For Another Huge Warehouse: Report

The purchase would be the retail giant's second site in the neighborhood. They leased a distribution facility last summer at 3507 W. 51st.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Need Help Creating Your Dream Garden? City Grange Hosting Online Festival For Newbies And Experts Alike

The Great Grow Along virtual festival kicks off March 19 and includes courses on raised beds, landscaping, house plants and more from some of the biggest names in gardening.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Here’s How To Get Vaccinated At The United Center

Here's everything you need to know about getting vaccinated against coronavirus at the United Center mass vaccination site.

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