Articles By Justin Laurence

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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.

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A Wealthy Family Planted Hedges On Park District Land To Make A Personal Front Yard, Inspector General Alleges

The yard in front of Michael Tadin Jr.'s Lakeview home is public land, part of Lincoln Park. But a hedgerow suggests otherwise.

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New Weed Shop Opening On … Where Else? Chicago’s Weed Street

Windy City Cannabis will open its first dispensary in the city on the conveniently named street on Wednesday.

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Cresco Labs Weed Dispensary Workers Become First In State To Unionize

Sunnyside workers moved to unionize because they said the company failed to adequately address their concerns about coronavirus.

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Chicago Gyms Reopen, But Coalition Asks City To Allow 50 Percent Capacity, Optional Masks

Chicago has stricter restrictions for indoor gyms, including mandatory face masks and a 25-percent capacity cap.

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The Chicago Freedom School Is Suing The City After Inspectors Cited Them For Offering Food To Protesters Trapped Downtown

“I believe we were targeted because we support Black and Brown young people who are politically active in this city," one school leader said.

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Should Chicago Defund The Police? Alderman In Police-Heavy Ward Wants Voters To Decide

Under Ald. Matt O'Shea's proposal, the police budget could never be cut below $1.8 billion without a binding referendum approved by Chicago voters.

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Chicago Police Are Staying In Schools After Ordinance To Remove Cops From CPS Fails To Advance

Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who has been clear about her plan to keep police in schools, said it's up to local school councils to decide on whether school resource officers should be removed.