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Block Club Chicago Staff

Here Are Chicago’s Snowiest Winters Of All Time (We’re Not There Yet)

The notorious winter of 1978-1979 remains the snowiest winter we've seen, with 89.7 inches falling.

Citywide

Chicago Public Schools Cancels In-Person Classes Tuesday As Snow Continues To Pummel City

All Pre-K and cluster students and their teachers will stay home for remote learning Tuesday.

Citywide

Snowed In? Here’s How To Get Shoveling Help In Chicago

Neighborhood groups and aldermanic offices are pledging to shovel snow for residents in need.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Relentless Snow Has Mayor Urging Patience For Side Street Plowing: ‘We Will Get To You As Soon As We Possibly Can’

Some parts of the city are expected to get as much as 12 inches of snow by the time the storm subsides Tuesday.

Citywide

CPS Reaches Tentative Deal To Reopen Schools, Lightfoot Says, But CTU Says Plan Needs ‘Further Review’

Chicago Teachers Union members still need to vote on a tentative deal, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot said kids will start returning to school "this week."

Citywide

No Deal On Reopening Schools As Teachers Union Says CPS, Mayor Walk Away From Negotiations

As talks break down, district leaders say teachers of preschool and special needs students will be locked out and not paid if they do not report to work Monday.

Citywide

In-Person CPS Classes Canceled For Rest Of The Week As District, Teachers Still Negotiating

Students will continue to learn remotely Thursday as talks between CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union continue.

Citywide

Navy Pier Flyover Adds New Section As Crews Finish Lanes Over Chicago River

The Flyover now provides a continuous stretch from Ohio Street Beach to the south side of the river.

Downtown

Lightfoot Demands Chicago Schools Reopen Monday — Or Action Will Be Taken Against Teachers

The district is pushing to open schools Monday for kindergarten to eighth grade students, but there remains no deal between the two sides.

Citywide

CPS Tells Parents To Keep Students Home Again Friday As Deadlock Between District, Teachers Union Continues

The two sides are at odds about reopening schools as the district’s start date for thousands of students rapidly approaches.

Citywide

CPS Tells Parents To Keep Students Home Again Thursday As Battle With Teachers Union Continues

The Chicago Teachers Union and the district remain deadlocked over a plan to reopen schools.

Citywide

Art Institute To Reopen Feb. 11, Will Extend ‘Monet And Chicago’ Through June

When the Art Institute reopens, visitors must wear face coverings and maintain six feet of separation from others not in their group. Tickets are required for non-members.

Downtown

A Year Of Loss: COVID-19 Has Killed More Than 4,500 Chicagoans. For These Families, Life Will Never Be The Same

It's been one year since coronavirus was found in Chicago. The virus killed more than 4,500 people in that time. Block Club tells the story of 27 victims whose loss has forever changed our city.

Citywide

5 To 8 Inches Of Snow From Winter’s First Big Storm Expected To Hit Chicago This Evening

The snow is expected to be heavy after 4 p.m. Monday and continue into Tuesday morning.

Citywide

Chicago Teachers Will Work Remotely Monday, Defying CPS Orders. If District Locks Them Out, They’ll Strike.

Thousands of CPS teachers were supposed to report to the classroom Monday, but they'll work remotely instead. The decision comes as many have expressed concerns about spreading coronavirus.

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Chicago Teachers Union Asking All Teachers To Work Remotely Starting Monday

Thousands of CPS teachers are slated to report to the classroom Monday, but the teachers union is asking its members to work remotely instead. A majority of teachers will have to approve the plan for it to go into effect.

Citywide

Chicago Teachers Might Vote This Week To Strike, Sources Say

Union leaders plan to discuss whether teachers might refuse to work in schools but continue working online, which doesn't fit the definition of a traditional strike.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

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