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Downtown Block Sees 2nd Mass Shooting Since May, With 2 Killed, 3 Wounded Friday

Four people were shot and wounded in the same area in May. “Two times in the last two months is really alarming, and I hope it doesn’t become the new normal,” a resident said.

Downtown
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R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking, Racketeering

Kelly, a Chicago native, faced sexual abuse allegations for years. "You destroyed so many people's lives," one woman said.

Citywide

Chicago’s Protected Bike Lanes Will Get Concrete Barriers By End Of 2023, City Says

It's a significant victory for bicycle advocates, who have long said Chicago's bike lanes need better protections to prevent injuries and deaths.

Citywide

Alexi Giannoulias Wins Illinois Secretary Of State Primary, To Face Dan Brady In General

The two will compete in November to see who will replace Secretary of State Jesse White, who is retiring after 24 years in the office.

Citywide

Pritzker To Face Trump-Backed Darren Bailey In Illinois Gov’s Race

Pritzker painted the election as a fight for the soul of Illinois, calling Bailey an "extremist." Bailey criticized Pritzker's COVID-19 policies.

Citywide

Is Your Pool Open This Summer? Check With Our Guide

Wondering if your neighborhood pool is open this summer? We put together a list of all 77 pools and their status.

Citywide

Voting In Chicago Primaries 2022: Here’s Everything You Need To Know For Election Day

Chicagoans will nominate candidates for governor, state attorney general and a host of other federal, state and local races.

Citywide

Sunny, Warm Days Expected For Chicago This Week

No rain is expected in Chicago until Friday, and most of the week will see temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

Citywide

What Roe V. Wade Being Overturned Means For Illinois

Chicago and Illinois officials have vowed to protect reproductive health care locally — but providers are concerned they'll be overwhelmed by out-of-staters who need to travel here for care.

Citywide

With Roe V. Wade Overturned, Illinois And Chicago Leaders Mobilize To Protect Abortion Rights

Local officials have pledged that Chicago and Illinois will remain a "haven" where people can access abortions and other forms of reproductive health care.

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After Shooting At North Avenue Beach Party, Alderperson Suggests Adding Metal Detectors, Private Security To Area

Another party at the Lincoln Park beach left one man critically wounded. Officers were injured while trying to stop a fight during another incident at the party.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

A Petty Day In City Hall: After Lightfoot’s Allies Stall Speed Camera Vote, 2 Aldermen Block Everything Else On Finance Agenda

An irritated Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked Alds. Lopez and Beale if they intended to keep preventing votes on major issues. They did.

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New Police Chase Policy Still Lets Cops Make The Call, But Forces Officers To Report All Pursuits

The policy comes more than a year after police shot and killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo and young father Anthony Alvarez during separate foot chases, leading to officials — including Mayor Lori Lightfoot — calling for change.

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Willie Wilson Giving Away $2 Million More In Gas, Groceries

Willie Wilson, who is running for mayor, has funded similar giveaways in recent months as inflation and gas prices have soared.

Citywide

It Could Feel As Hot As 105 Degrees Tuesday In Chicago As More Dangerous Heat Hits City

The rest of the week will be cooler, but prepare for high heat, high humidity and possibly thunderstorms Tuesday.

Citywide

Chicago’s COVID Risk Drops Back To Medium As Cases Fall, Health Department Says

Chicago moved into the high-risk category in late May as COVID-19 cases spiked yet again, putting a burden on the health care system. But newly reported cases and hospitalizations are dropping.

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West Side Street Where Hit-And-Run Driver Killed 11-Year-Old ‘Like A Drag Strip,’ Neighbors Say

Jalon James is at least the third child a driver has killed in three weeks in Chicago. Neighbors said speeding drivers and the lack of stop signs long have been a problem.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Got So Hot Wednesday It Broke A 28-Year Record For The High Temperature

The city hit 96 degrees Wednesday, breaking a record from 1994. It felt more like 99 degrees outside, though.

Citywide

Cook County’s Got A New Flag That Represents Social Change, Natural Areas

The flag was designed by a suburban high schooler as part of a competition among Cook County residents.

Citywide

Art Institute’s Lions Spotted On The Highway After Being Taken Away To Be Cleaned

The lions will be gone for about a month, according to the Art Institute. They'll be steam cleaned and get a wax coating.

Downtown
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