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Goats On A Boat? ComEd Treats Its Hooved Workforce To A Downtown Cruise For #HotGoatSummer

A trio of goats who clear vegetation along ComEd powerlines enjoyed a cruise along the Chicago River and a break from their work.

Downtown

South Chicago’s Brother Joel Jenkins Is ‘A Throwback,’ Using His Faith As A Reason To Stay In Communion With His Neighbors

Jenkins experiences the joys, pleasantries and annoyances of human interaction as he paces "the largest church in Chicago" — South Chicago and other South Side neighborhoods.

South Chicago, East Side

Luke’s Italian Beef Relishes Hall of Fame Recognition After A Year Of Anticipation

The award honors the Downtown restaurant, which has served Vienna Beef hot dogs for decades.

Downtown

After Mass Shooting Rocks Englewood, Neighbors Focus On Mental Health And Healing: ‘You’re Not Alone. We Care About You’

Violence interrupters are taking over corners in Englewood to provide support to residents as they grieve and heal after a mass shooting left four people dead and four wounded.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘Massacre’ In Englewood Leaves Families, Neighbors Looking For Answers In Slaying Of 4 People, Including Young Mothers

The family of Shermetria Williams — who was supposed to graduate the same day she was slain — is asking for people with information to come forward.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Young Mom Set To Graduate Tuesday Among 4 Killed In Englewood Mass Shooting

Police are still determining what happened but said there was an argument inside the home and someone fired shots.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

As New Owners Take Over Former Mercy Hospital, Activists Who Helped Save It Want To Know More About Deal With The City

Insight Hospital leaders are promising a $50 million investment in the first two years, reinstating the emergency department and having three community members appointed to the board in the next three months.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Long-Awaited AIDS Garden Finally Breaks Ground — And Could Open This Fall

The garden has been in the works for more than a decade, but it's faced delays due to funding issues.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Portillo’s Gets Into Spicy Chicken Sandwich Battle With New Menu Item (Featuring Hot Giardiniera Sauce)

Portillo's is rolling out its entry into the spicy chicken sandwich competition at all locations Tuesday.

Citywide

Navy Pier Flyover, A Project That Spanned 3 Chicago Mayoral Administrations, Is Finally Done

The $64 million project links the north and south legs of the lakefront trail, sending it over the Chicago River, Grand Avenue and Illinois Street.

Downtown

Dolla The Dog, Spotted Running On Lake Shore Drive And Missing For Days, Reunited With Alabama Owner

Thanks to a network of dog spotters and South Side construction workers, Dolla's home safe. "I have a whole different outlook on people in the world, period, and especially Chicago."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Bronzeville Winery To Build Community With Locally-Sourced Food, Hospitality Incubator: ‘As We Grow, The Neighborhood Around Us Grows’

With homegrown comfort food and a wine list curated by one of the few female Black sommeliers, Bronzeville Winery will offer an "unparalleled experience," owners said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Downtown Businesses Board Up, Expecting Unrest After Adam Toledo Video Released

“All is calm for now but you never know. Plus, we’ll see what happens next week in Minnesota. I’m just as worried about that,” one officer said.

Downtown

After Chicago Police Kill 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo, Little Village Neighbors Demand Answers At Vigil: ‘We Want To See Justice’

"There have been too many Black and Brown lives taken at the mercy of the Chicago Police Department — and we need this to stop now,” one organizer said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Wrigley Field Is 20 Percent Back: Fans Return After A Year To Drink Beer, Watch Cubs, Boo The Mayor

The sunny but brisk Home Opener featured masks, a fraction of the seating, relieved fans and a rather quiet Wrigleyville.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Meet The Englewood Barber Who Came From Florida To The South Side To Keep Residents Faded And Fly

David McDonald went from shaping up celebrities to cutting the hair of and providing affirmation to Chicagoans in need.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

State Sen. Lightford Defends Loretto CEO Amid Vaccination Scandals

State. Sen Kimberly Lightford is vice chairman of the board that will decide Loretto CEO George Miller's fate. Miller has donated at least $2,500 to a political fund run by Lightford.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Loretto Hospital Execs Reprimanded For Going Rogue After Letting ‘Well-Connected’ People Skip Vaccine Line

It was not immediately clear what punishments will be doled out to Loretto Hospital CEO George Miller and COO Dr. Anosh Ahmed — but the hospital already had its supply of vaccine doses cut by the city.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Surprise! Chicago’s River Dyed Green For St. Patrick’s Day After All

The announcement was made last minute, likely to prevent crowds from gathering on the riverfront with coronavirus restrictions still in place.

Downtown

United Center Vaccinations Start — But Many Confused By Who Is Eligible, When More Appointments Will Open

While all appointments were booked for the site's first week, some were left open for the future. Officials haven't yet said how to snag one of those spots, though.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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