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.
This Northwest Side Bus Stop Is Among The Worst In The Country. Congrats?
The Cicero and Elston stop is one of the worst in the country for its location and unsafe access, according to a nationwide competition from transportation site Streetsblog USA.
Thousands March In Chicago To Protest Police Killing Of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo: ‘Adam Deserved To Live’
The day after the gruesome video of Toledo's death was released, masses of people protested in Logan Square and near Mayor Lori Lightfoot's house to demand justice for the teenager and other victims of police violence.
Kyōten Chef Opening Sushi Restaurant Hinoki Sushiko Thursday In Bucktown
Chef Otto Phan is expanding his Japanese cuisine with an izakaya lounge and omakase experience near the Hideout and Lincoln Yards.
Toddler Shot On Lake Shore Drive Is In Coma, On Ventilator As Doctors Fight To Save His Life
Dr. Marcelo Malakooti said he has “cautious hope” for the toddler's recovery since the boy’s condition has not worsened since Tuesday, although his recovery will be long.
Marchers Take To Logan Square Streets To Demand Justice For 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo
A small group gathered in Logan Square to protest the death of seventh grader Adam Toledo, who was killed by a police officer in what police have called an "armed confrontation."
After Heart Surgery, Alligator Robb Takes Slow Steps Toward Recovery — With Help From Chicagoans: ‘You Guys … Have Blessed Me So Many Times’
After a high-risk heart surgery last month, the city’s favorite alligator trapper is recovering at his Florida home. He plans to visit Chance, who has grown into a "powerhouse" gator at the farm, soon — and Chicago, of course.
This 13-Year-Old’s Website Is Helping People Across Chicago Snag Vaccine Appointments
An Evanston teenager created a bilingual website to help Illinois residents book a vaccine appointment for themselves or their loved ones. He created the site after seeing how difficult the process was when helping his grandparents book appointments.
Chicago-Area Holocaust Survivors Are Now Getting Vaccinated: ‘It Made Me Feel Part Of The World Again’
Under a city initiative in partnership with local Jewish organizations, more than 130 Holocaust survivors have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.
Chicago Takes 10 Performance Series Brings Musicians, Dancers Back To The Stage After A Year. Here’s How You Can Tune In
A new virtual show series selected 100 artists to perform on a stage again, many for the first time since the pandemic began. Each performer will get $1,000.
In Wake Of Deadly Georgia Shooting, Chicagoans Are Combating Anti-Asian Violence Nationwide: ‘Be Part Of The Solution’
Local groups are organizing a rally for unity with Asian Chicagoans and training sessions so bystanders can learn how to intervene when people are being harassed amid a national rise in anti-Asian violence.
Big Changes Coming To Logan Square Streets This Summer: Buffered Bike Lanes, More Outdoor Dining And Less-Confusing Traffic Circle
The alderman’s office also released how it will spend its $1.3 million from its 2021 participatory budgeting cycle.
Push To Rename Kolmar Park For German And Jewish Poet Killed In Holocaust Gets Her Family’s Support — From All Around The World
Kolmar Park is named for the street it is on, but neighbors want it to honor poet Gertrud Kolmar, who was killed in the Holocaust. Kolmar's great-nephew said the renaming would preserve his family's legacy.
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.
Dog Walkers, Pet Sitters Try To Hold On With Minimal Business During Pandemic
Dog-walking companies are struggling but hope warmer weather, more vaccinations and the dog adoption boom can bring back normalcy to the industry.
17-Year Cicadas Will Make This Summer Extra Loud For Illinois — But Chicago Will Be Spared For Now
Chicago is getting a break from the roar of a huge brood of 17-year cicadas which will emerge throughout southern Illinois this summer.
Jahmal Cole, My Block, My Hood, My City Founder, Hopes To Take Bobby Rush’s Seat In Congress
The prominent activist filed to run against Rush, who has held the seat since 1993. It's “time for old folks to step aside and for fresh blood that’s more in touch with the reality of today” to lead, Cole said.
Logan Square Cigar Shop Expands To Sell Groceries, To-Go Meals To Reel In More Business
Havana Cigar now offers grocery items, frozen meals and basic home goods in addition to its signature tobacco and smoke-related items.
From Librarians To Barbers, Public-Facing Workers Left Out Of Early Vaccination Rounds: ‘Our Jobs Are Essential But We Are Not’
Librarians and beauty industry workers interact with people daily and can't work from home. They feel they should be vaccinated alongside frontline workers like teachers and grocery employees — or at least before the general public.
How Karen Lewis Helped Her Students — And Teachers Everywhere — Find Their Voice: ‘Karen Was Our Movement’
Former CTU president Karen Lewis, who died Sunday at 67, was a people’s champion, a motivating educator and a fighter with sharp wit and tough love, her admirers say.