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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

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.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

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.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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Llame o envíe un mensaje de texto al 312-248-4876 o envíe un correo electrónico a y nuestro equipo lo conectará con los recursos que necesita.

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