Articles By Bob Chiarito

Albany Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Nursing Home Workers Go On Strike For Hazard Pay As Coronavirus Outbreak Surges

Nearly 700 nursing home workers who are employed by Infinity Healthcare Management and are members of SEIU Healthcare Illinois went on strike.

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NW Side Alderman Had Staffer Falsely Report Cellphone Stolen — Then Had A Constituent Arrested, Lawsuit Alleges

Benjamin George says he found a phone that belonged to one of Ald. Jim Gardiner's staffers — but when he went to the police station to return it, he was arrested for theft.

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The Brutality Of 2020 On Full Display At County Morgue, Which Is Having Its Deadliest Year Ever

Facing a deadly pandemic, an increase in homicides and record number of opioid deaths, Cook County death investigations have doubled from 2019.

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Copernicus Center Sues City To Stop $1 Sale Of Old Jefferson Park Firehouse To Rival Bidder

Former Ald. John Arena refutes claims the sale process was unfair, saying the best plan won out.

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Some Chicago Cops Still Won’t Wear Masks Despite 1,200 COVID Infections — Will A New PSA Actually Help?

It's unclear if any officers have been punished for failing to adhere to the department's mask mandate. City leaders are launching a mask campaign, but civilians are skeptical it will make a difference.

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A Petition Battle Is On As Rival Bidders Try To Buy Old Jefferson Park Firehouse To Build A Brewery

A developer has the alderman's approval to move Lake Effect Brewing into the old firehouse, but the Copernicus Center wants the building, too.

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Jefferson Park’s Gale Street Inn Spent Thousands Making Indoor Dining Safer. It Lasted 1 Week

The restaurant has been cautious throughout the pandemic, delaying carryout, patio and indoor service. Now, it's dealing with the latest restrictions.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Cobra Lounge Hosts ‘Chicago Craft’ Pop-Up To Help Breweries, Artisans Get Through The Pandemic

"We’re just trying to maintain a heartbeat for our community,” manager Louie Mendicino said.

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There Have Been 950+ Coronavirus Cases Within The Chicago Police Department, But Many Officers Still Won’t Wear Masks

Officers are mandated to wear masks on the job but many fail to do so. "None of our bosses are doing it," one lieutenant said.