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15-Year-Old Boy Killed, 9 Others Wounded As West Side Sees 2 Mass Shootings Just Minutes Apart

The two mass shootings happened within five minutes of each other, but police say they do not know if they are connected.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

2-Year-Old Boy, Man Shot In West Humboldt Park

The pair were in front of a house when someone shot them, hitting the man in his face and the toddler in his leg.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Suspected Gunman In Puerto Rican Parade Murder Of Young Father Arrested In San Diego

Police said Anthony Lorenzi, 34, executed Gyovanny Arzuaga in Humboldt Park June 19. But the shot that killed the young father's partner that night was "likely" fired accidentally by Arzuaga.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago Police Officer, 2 ATF Agents Working Undercover Shot On Southwest Side

So far this year, 36 Chicago officers have been shot or shot at, top cop David Brown said. The officer and agents are expected to recover.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

There Will Be A July 3 Lakefront Fireworks Show After All, City Announces

The city didn't reveal where the fireworks will be shot off, but said they'll be visible along the lakefront from Grand Avenue to at least 55th Street.


Ald. Carrie Austin And Her Chief Of Staff Indicted, Accused Of Conspiring To Take Bribes From Contractors

Austin is the third active alderman facing federal criminal charges. Alds. Patrick Daley Thompson and Ed Burke face charges in separate cases.

Roseland, Pullman

‘Movies In The Parks’ Is Back! Here’s The Complete List For Summer 2021

The Chicago Park District's free movie series is back this summer.


Ravenswood’s Over Easy Cafe Closes Permanently After 15 Years: ‘We’ve Had A Great Run’

The beloved brunch spot on Damen Avenue had been closed since December.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Green City Market Returns To The West Loop This Weekend

New vendors are Star Farm Chicago, raw dog treat company Prairie Wolf and Kikwetu Kenya Coffee Company.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Lincoln Square’s Summer Concert Series Canceled For 2nd Year

The event, which brings free shows to Giddings Plaza Thursday nights in the summer, has been called off until 2022.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Liquor Sale Curfew, DuSable Delayed: Here’s Everything You Need To Know Out Of City Council

There was little change for the most controversial items that were on the City Council docket, but aldermen did approve multiple projects in the neighborhoods.


Charter School’s Attempt To Move Near Albany Park Neighborhood School Thwarted After CPS Rejection

District officials agreed with neighbors who said having an ASPIRA charter high school blocks from Roosevelt High School would hurt the CPS school's enrollment.

Albany Park

Lollapalooza Lineup 2021 Announced: Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Miley Cyrus To Play In Grant Park

The 2021 lineup includes throwbacks like Journey and Limp Bizkit alongside modern hit-makers Megan Thee Stallion, Dababy and Tyler the Creator.


Obama Presidential Portraits Coming To Art Institute June 18

The official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama are leaving Washington, D.C., for the first time and coming to Chicago for the first stop in a nationwide tour.


Huge Crowd Marches Through Downtown Chicago In Support Of Palestine

A crowd estimated at 1,500 marched through Downtown streets Wednesday evening in support of Palestine as violence in the Gaza Strip escalates.


Want To Help Get More People Vaccinated? This Free City Colleges Course Can Help You Answer Questions, Ease Concerns

City Colleges of Chicago and the Department of Public Health are looking to train vaccine ambassadors — people who can educate their friends and family members about COVID-19 vaccines.


Boil Order Lifted In Beverly, Morgan Park — But Residents Asked To Flush All Faucets

Residents are being asked to run all cold-water faucets for five minutes before resuming normal water use.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

A List Of Chicago Aldermen Indicted, Raided Or Implicated By The Feds, Criminally Charged Or Convicted Since 2019

Chicago is routinely named the most corrupt city in the United States. We've had 30 aldermen convicted of corruption since 1973.


Former Ald. Ricardo Muñoz Indicted For Federal Wire Fraud, Money Laundering Charges

Federal authorities allege Muñoz, 56, misappropriated tens of thousands dollars from the Chicago Progressive Reform Caucus political action committee for his personal expenses.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson Indicted On Federal Tax Fraud Charges

The 51-year-old Bridgeport alderman, who is former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew and former Mayor Richard J. Daley's grandson, was charged Thursday with filing a false income tax return and making a false statement to regulators.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park
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