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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

Cop Who Killed 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Should Be Charged With Murder, Little Village Activists Tell Kim Foxx

The Little Village Community Council is also calling for a prosecutor to resign after video contradicted statements he made in court.


Chicago Now Has Enough Vaccine For Everyone, Top Doc Says — And Mass Vaccination Sites Will Start Accepting Walk-Ins Friday

"If you want a vaccine in Chicago, you can absolutely get one. You can get one today. No excuses." You can go to Wrigley Field or the United Center without an appointment starting Friday.


‘I Saw A Child With His Hands Up’: Chicago Reacts To Video Of Police Shooting 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo

Footage of the March 29 shooting shows the seventh-grader with his hands raised before an officer fatally shot him.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Raising Lake Shore Drive Bridge Downtown — The Same Day Adam Toledo Video Will Be Released

A city spokesman said the bridge will be raised Thursday night to Friday morning “for testing and maintenance ahead of boat run season.”


New Coronavirus Vaccination Site Now Open For South Siders. Here’s How To Sign Up

Adult residents of 11 South Side ZIP codes can sign up for appointments at Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicagoans 16 And Older Can Go To The Suburbs To Get A Vaccine Starting Monday, Governor Says

Vaccine eligibility is open to everyone in Illinois 16 and older starting Monday — except in Chicago. Residents desperate for a dose before the city's April 19 date can go to state-run vaccine sites, Gov. JB Pritzker said.


100 Ways You Helped: Here’s How Chicagoans Lifted Their Neighbors Through COVID-19 Pandemic

One year ago, life as we knew it was upended by a pandemic and other crises. When the systems we were used to relying on failed, Chicagoans stepped up to save each other.


Group Subscriptions For Block Club Now Available For Your Company, School, Team. Here’s How To Start

A group account can be paid by a single administrator and offered to multiple people — even hundreds — in your organization.


City Hosting 11 Free Vaccine Events For Seniors On South, West Sides. Here’s How To Get Your Shot

The events will be in 11 neighborhoods as part of the effort to vaccinate Chicagoans 65 and older.


Any Englewood Adult Can Get Vaccinated For Free. Here’s How To Get An Appointment

COVID-19 vaccine shots will be offered until March 26 at One Health Englewood, 641 W. 63rd St.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

City Needs Nearly 500,000 Vaccine Doses To Catch Up, Health Officials Say — Which Means People With Other Medical Conditions Must Wait

Currently, 713,000 Chicagoans are eligible for vaccines under Phase 1B — but the city has received only 218,250 first doses for this group.


This Is Why Chicago Doesn’t Plow Alleys

Chicago's alleys are jammed with more than 3 feet of snow, but plows are not coming to the rescue.


COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Delayed By Huge Snowfall, But City’s Wednesday Appointments Are Still On

Vaccine doses from Tennessee didn't ship Monday, and only some got out Tuesday, scuttling some appointments in Chicago.


If More Snow Falls Tuesday Night, Side-Street Plowing Will Have To Wait, City Warns

The city doesn't plow alleys — but they will have garbage trucks "tracking" the alleys to create paths, officials said.


Indoor Dining Expanded To 40 Percent Capacity In Chicago After COVID-19 Numbers Drop

Under the eased coronavirus restrictions, bars, restaurants and event venues can now allow 40 percent capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer.


PHOTOS: Chicago Is A Winter Wonderland After 18 Inches Of Snow Falls On Already-Frozen City

The winter storm warning that blanketed the county for more than 24 hours ends at noon Tuesday, but with frigid temperatures to continue until the weekend, the more than 18 inches of fresh snow on the ground isn't going anywhere.


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.

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