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80 Percent Of Illinois Adults Have Gotten At Least 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Shot, CDC Says

CDC data shows high percentages of all Illinois age groups have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, including nearly 95 percent of those 65 and older.


Ald. James Cappleman Put In Chokehold, Beaten With Table After Confronting Men He Says Were Drinking On Uptown Corner

"I know the individual who assaulted me," Cappleman said. The attack happened after the alderman tried to remove a small table from the corner. One of the men said the table belonged to them.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Door-To-Door Outreach Is Connecting Thousands With Vaccine Information In South And West Sides, City Says

Volunteers with the city's Vaccine Ambassdor program have been working since June to directly contact Chicagoans to answer questions and help them sign up for vaccine appointments.


Christkindlmarket Returns This Winter After Year Off Because Of COVID-19

The 25th annual holiday market will be staged Nov. 19-Dec. 24 at Daley Plaza and Nov. 19-Dec. 31 outside Wrigley Field.


More Than Half Of 12- To 17-Year-Olds In Chicago Are Fully Vaccinated, City’s Top Doc Says

Pfizer vaccines were approved for kids 12 and older in May.


Connecticut, D.C. Lifted From Chicago’s Travel Advisory

Unvaccinated Chicagoans are urged not to travel anyplace on the travel advisory list, which now includes 48 states and three territories.


Thompson Center’s Future? Waterpark, Vertical Neighborhood And Public School Win Design Contest

As part of an effort to save the building from demolition, a design contest was launched to come up with creative reuses.


Get Vaccinated For Free At Neighborhood Clinics, Events This Week

COVID-19 vaccinations are free and do not require insurance. About 56.4 percent of all Chicagoans have been fully vaccinated.


Controversial Plan To Build Apartment Tower On Near North Side Abruptly Pulled Before Key City Vote

Neighbors protested the plan, saying it was too close to their building and too tall.

Near North Side, River North

In ‘Unapologetic’ Film, Meet The Chicago Women Fighting For Black Liberation

A documentary chronicling the work of two prominent Chicago activists is screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center this week.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Rev. Jesse Jackson And Wife Hospitalized With COVID-19, ‘Responding Positively’ To Treatment

Jesse, 79, and Jacqueline Jackson, 77, are being treated at Northwestern Hospital.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Grows — A Little — To Remain Country’s Third-Largest City

The city added 50,790 residents since 2010 for a population of nearly 2.75 million, according to the recent U.S. Census.


Scattered Thunderstorms Could Hit Chicago Thursday Evening, But The Weekend Will Be Serene

The high temperature Friday will be in the lower 80s with much lower humidity and no rain expected.


More Than 200 Lollapalooza Attendees Got COVID-19 — But It Wasn’t A Super-Spreader Event, City’s Top Doc Says

"We would have seen a surge if we were going to see a surge, at this point," Chicago Dept. of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.


Top Cop Blasts Federal Judge, Calling Release Of Alleged Straw Buyer In Slain Officer’s Case An ‘Outrage’

Police Supt. David Brown said releasing alleged straw purchasers sets a dangerous precedent that they are not a danger.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Should Brace For Another Round Of Thunderstorms Wednesday Night

The storms could produce strong winds, torrential downpours and hail.


When Anjanette Young Was The Victim Of A Wrongful Police Raid, Slain Officer Ella French Showed Her Respect And Dignity, She Says

The family of a newborn baby wounded in a July shooting is also speaking out about Officer French's care for the community and dedication to her job.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Newborn Found In Dresser Drawer In Montclare Alley, Authorities Say

The baby boy was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital in good condition, police said. 

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Chicago’s Cooling Centers Are Open As Extreme Heat And Humidity Descend On City

The city encouraged everyone to check on neighbors and call 311 or go to to find out where the nearest cooling center is located.


2 Brothers Charged With Killing Chicago Police Officer, Wounding Partner In West Englewood: ‘This Is The First Step Toward Justice’

A third person is facing federal charges for allegedly buying the gun used in the shooting.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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