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With Chicago’s Official Fireworks Canceled, Neighbors Staged Rogue Displays — And Complaints Quadrupled

VIDEO & PHOTOS: There were 18,854 calls between Jan. 1 and July 5, compared to just 4,338 calls during the same period last year.

The Hedges Are Gone, But Protesters Now Want Wealthy Lakeview Homeowner To Close His Southwest Side Asphalt Plant

Michael Tadin Jr. co-owns the controversial MAT Asphalt plant in McKinley Park. When it opened in 2018, bringing noise and pollution to the area, neighbors had no advanced notice it was coming.

Wealthy Family’s Hedges Ripped Out After They Blocked Off Parkland As Their Own Private Yard

Block Club revealed Tuesday that businessman Michael Tadin Jr. and his family cordoned off parkland for their private use, according to an inspector general's report.

A Day At The Park: Neighbors Camp Out On Public Land Homeowners Blocked Off As Their Own Private Yard In Lakeview

After Block Club revealed a wealthy Lakeview resident cordoned off parkland for private use, residents showed up to enjoy the public grounds.

Wrigleyville Bars Return From Lockdown With Long Lines And Few Masks

Bars are trying to be careful — but Wrigleyville saw many people not wearing masks or practicing social distancing as bars reopened this weekend.

PHOTOS: Chicagoans Celebrate Juneteenth With Food, Family And Mobile Parade

The event included discussions on the significance of Juneteenth and spoken word poetry performed by local artists and organizers.

At Kids March Against Racism On South Side, Young Protesters Share Messages Of Hope

“We are tired, but when I look upon all of the youth here today, my hope is not lost."

Chicago Cop Who Flipped Off Protesters Stripped Of Police Powers

Asked Tuesday, Lightfoot said there is a difference between her "F you" to Trump and the officer's conduct. "I think there’s a big difference."

30,000 Protesters March And Rally To Protest Police Brutality, Racial Inequality

PHOTOS: The massive protest began at Union Park on the Near West Side and streamed to an area near Seward Park on the Near North Side.

Chicago Cop Who Flipped Off Protesters Should Be Fired, Mayor Lightfoot Says

Top brass will also investigate after some officers hid their name and badge numbers. One officer said he was hiding his name because he doesn't want people to know where he lives.

Thousands In North Side March Told: If Serious About Helping, Come To South And West Side Cleanup Events This Week

PHOTOS: A march from Lakeview to Old Town Tuesday ended with a call to action to show up for cleanup events at noon Wednesday.

Kenwood Residents Clean Up After Losing Vital Local Businesses To Looting: ‘I Don’t Want People To Think Chicago Is Like This’

A destroyed Walmart Neighborhood Market near 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue devastated one neighbor, who remembers the fight to get the grocer in the neighborhood.

Wicker Park Shops Destroyed By Looting: ‘It’s Total Destruction … I Just Want This To Stop’

Police caught people stealing in the act, allowing them to leave if they returned the stolen items and promised to go home.

Hundreds Take Over Downtown Streets In Chicago, Demanding Justice For George Floyd

Police arrested 108 protesters Friday night into Saturday morning Downtown.

Police Investigate Gunfire That Hit Parked Car In Bucktown

Officers from the Shakespeare Police District said they recovered two .45 shell casings and one bullet.

General Iron Fined $6,000 By City After Explosions

The city is also installing air quality monitors so it can see if any "harmful substances" were emitted during the explosions "and to more closely monitor the air going forward."

If Work Has Stopped At Hilco Site In Little Village, Why Did The City Just Issue A New Building Permit?

Despite telling neighbors work is indefinitely halted at the site after a botched demolition, the city issued a $40 million building permit to developer Hilco Tuesday.

Neighbors Celebrate Closure Of General Iron, But Scrappers Now Unsure Where To Take Truckloads Of Metal

The morning after an explosion that forced the shutdown of the Lincoln Park metal recycling plant, scrap metal collectors showed up looking to unload.

City Will Shut Down General Iron Following Monday Explosion, Alderman Says

A Monday morning explosion sent a plume of smoke into the air and hazardous material response teams to the controversial metal-shredding plant.

Major Explosion At General Iron Scrap Plant Rocks Neighborhood, Company Suggests ‘Potential Sabotage’

"It shook our whole place, the whole building shook," a nearby resident said. "We could see some smoke coming up immediately."

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