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As Chicago Kids Head Back To School After 300 Days At Home, Some Parents Are Relieved — But Teachers Worry

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS chief Janice Jackson have said schools are safe for in-person learning. Teachers disagree.

University Of Chicago Student Among 3 Victims Of Deadly Shooting Rampage From South Side To Evanston

Chicago police said one shooter was behind separate attacks that killed three people and critically wounded four others. The man was fatally shot by Evanston officers.

3 Killed, At Least 4 Shot As Solo Attacker Goes On Rampage Through South Side And Evanston; Gunman Killed By Police

Police said the victims ranged in age from 15 to 81, and they included a security guard at an apartment building and a University of Chicago student. Police think the same man is responsible for all the shootings but his motive was not known.

Tell Us What You Need As An Essential Worker

Essential workers have kept our economy going. Now, we want to hear what they need to keep going.

Happy New Year From Chicago: You Can Soon Get A Speed Camera Ticket For Going 6 MPH Over The Limit

2021 will bring a higher minimum wage, a new gas tax and tougher speed camera fines to Chicago.

Some Teachers Won’t Show Up To School Monday As Aldermen Say They Are ‘Deeply Concerned’ About CPS Reopening Plan

"CPS wants to force pre-K and special education cluster teachers back into buildings on Monday, six days before Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's most recent stay-at-home order expires," officials with the teachers union said.

City Shuts Down 2 River North Parties For Breaking Coronavirus Rules, Including 1 Charging $100 At Door

More than 65 guests were at the parties hosted at 409 W. Huron St. and 107 W. Hubbard St., officials said.

City Didn’t Give Anjanette Young All The Footage From Botched Police Raid, Discovers Six More Videos, Mayor Says

The Mayor's Office said when the city initially turned over police footage of the raid of Anjanette Young's home, city lawyers "clearly failed to search all potential locations" for the videos.

Police Release Surveillance Video In Search Of Shooters Who Killed Retired Fireman In Botched Carjacking

Dwain Williams was fatally shot near a Morgan Park popcorn shop when he fought off a group of men attempting to carjack him.

Retired Chicago Firefighter Killed In Attempted Carjacking In Morgan Park

Dwain Williams, 65, joined the Fire Department in 1992. Police say he was stopping at a local popcorn shop when he was attacked.

Vista Tower, Chicago’s Third Tallest Building, Gets A New Name: St. Regis Chicago

The yet-to-open skyscraper at 363 E. Wacker Drive is also partnering with the famed Alinea Group.

The Ultimate Guide To Shopping Local In Chicago This Holiday Season

Want to keep local businesses alive? Here's where to start.

Man Held Without Bail For Fatally Shooting Girlfriend, Her Mother And Sister In Gresham In June

John Matthews is accused of killing Shonta Harris, Frances Neal and Jasmine Neal during a domestic dispute outside his home. He was arrested in Iowa this week.

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Election Day 2020 Chicago Live Blog: Kim Foxx Claims Win In State’s Attorney Race, Fate Of Fair Tax Amendment Unclear

Voters lined up outside the United Center and other polling places across the city as early as 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Block Club Chicago Named Best News Website Finalist In Editor & Publishers’ National EPPY Awards

The reader-funded nonprofit newsroom was also honored as a finalist for the Best Community Service award as part of the Lens On Lightfoot collaboration.

Mom Charged With Falsely Reporting 7-Month-Old Son Missing From Marquette Park

Police now say 7-month-old Jaylen Mojica was never missing and never in any danger.

7-Month-Old Boy Found Safely After Going Missing From Marquette Park For 8 Hours

Jaylen Mojica, who was born in March, went missing Monday afternoon. Police are working with federal authorities to try to find him.

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Call or text 312-248-4876 or email coronavirus@blockclubchi.org and our team will connect you with the resources you need.

Man, 38, Fatally Shot In Albany Park

The shooting, occurring in the middle of the afternoon, comes as the area struggles with more than double the number of shootings compared to 2019.

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