- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Shedd Aquarium Penguins Star In New Children’s Picture Book
The picture book tells the story of the penguin field trips around the Shedd Aquarium that went viral in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Center For COVID Control Closed For ‘Foreseeable Future’ In Illinois Amid Federal, State Investigations
Former employees, customers and government inspectors have said the chain had a number of issues — including that it kept tests in unrefrigerated garbage bags and lied to customers about results.
Father Of Slain 15-Year-Old Shares Heartbreaking Message To Chicago: ‘How Did Our City Get Here?’
Caleb Westbrooks, 15, was shot Tuesday a few blocks north of Rauner College Prep, where he was a freshman. His dad said the young football player was walking to catch a bus home from school when someone opened fire.
Masks Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon As COVID Cases Remain High, Chicago’s Top Doc Says
The health commissioner said she expects the city's and state's mask mandates will be removed at some point — but that isn't imminent since the Omicron surge is still so bad.
Center For COVID Control Got $124 Million From Feds While Telling Workers To Lie About Results, Throw Tests In The Trash, Ex-Employees Say
Ex-workers of the embattled testing chain also said the company used a U-Haul to avoid inspectors. "I'm thinking, 'Oh my God, these tests are positive.'"
University Of Chicago Police Officer Who Shot Man In Hyde Park Tuesday Also Shot Student In 2018
Officer Nicolas Twardak, who shot Rhysheen Wilson Tuesday, also shot student Charles Soji Thomas in April 2018. Wilson has been charged with attempted murder.
Pilsen Environmental Group Calls On City To Deny New Permit For Sims Metal Shredder
Sims Metal Management was sued by the Illinois Attorney General’s office this fall for allegedly breaking air pollution laws. It's located less than a mile from three schools.
West Side Groups Relaunch Plans To Open STEAM Academy— This Time Without Merging 3 Neighborhood Schools
Educators have tried to create a school with specialized science, tech, engineering art and math programs in Lawndale for years.
Basketball Tournament For MLK Day Let Kids, Parents From Across City Connect While Promoting Anti-Violence
Young players, their parents, community members, police officers and more came out for the event at the Ark of St. Sabina. The creator of Hoop Hard Or Get Off the Court hopes to grow the program in the years ahead.
A Southeast Side Teacher Started An Online Shop For Balms And Butters. Now She Has A Booming Retail Store That Helps Others
Toci, La Diosa owner Ines Ornelas wants her shop for lotion bars, tattoo balms and other bath and body products to serve as a community space for Southeast Siders.
Plastic Bag Store Art Installation Features Hundreds Of Fake Grocery Items Made From Salvaged Garbage
The fake store, which is in the Wrigley Building on Michigan Avenue through Jan. 30, features reimagined staples like “Shredded Waste” cereal and “Bagorade” sports drink. Also: a puppet show.
Wood Street Bike Lanes, Other Neighborhood Upgrades Planned For Wicker Park Area After Approval By Residents
The projects, which include a protected bike lane on a section of Wood Street, were proposed by residents during the 1st Ward's participatory budgeting process.
Cody’s Public House Reopens With New Owners Who Vow To Stay True To Lakeview Dive’s Vibe
Red Door Tavern Group, which runs bars like the Graystone Tavern and the Rambler Kitchen + Tap, quietly reopened Cody's Public House in December after buying the bar from its previous owner.
Veloria Coffee Hosting Pop-Up Market Saturday At Six Corners With Local Vendors
The coffee-roasting business at 3936 N. Cicero Ave. will hold its New Year's Market 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Giant Letter On A Rogers Park Corner Tells Story Of A 100-Foot-Tall Boy — And Is Meant To Connect Neighbors Through Art
Now in its 10th year, the "Giant Letter" series tells the story of Bobby using gigantic handwritten notes and props. This is its first year in Rogers Park.
UChicago Releases Body Cam Video Of University Police Officer Shooting Man In Hyde Park
It's unclear who fired the first shot from the body camera video. University officials say footage shows the man raising a gun into the air about a block away, less than two minutes before the officer shot him.
Elite Club Members Tried To Stop Nikole Hannah-Jones’ MLK Day Speech. So She Schooled Them Using Dr. King’s Words
After Union League Club of Chicago members said it would "dishonor Dr. King" for Hannah-Jones to give a speech, calling her a "discredited activist," she fought back with King's own words.
As Chicago Passes Omicron Peak, CPS Looks To Shorten Quarantine To Five Days
Following changes to federal guidelines in December, school districts across the country are wrestling with the question of how long to quarantine students.
Chicago And Illinois Past Their Omicron Peaks, But Leaders Urge Caution: ‘Not Out Of The Woods’
People should not drop their guard, as average cases, hospitalizations and deaths remain high, officials said.
Avondale’s Elston Avenue Sees Flurry Of Proposals With 40-Unit Complex, Commercial Building And Condos
The three Elston Avenue projects are the latest development proposals to hit Avondale, which is drawing more condos, apartments and retail projects.