Articles By Kelly Bauer

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Chicago Could Bring Back Stricter Limits On How Many People Can Gather Together As Coronavirus Rises Again

The city could look at further limiting how many people are allowed to gather, since gatherings are where officials have repeatedly seen outbreaks of COVID-19, Chicago's top doctor said.

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Chicago Public Schools Will Start With All-Remote Learning On Sept. 8

Teachers and parents pushed back against the district's plan to have most kids in school for two days per week.

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Chicago Officer Shot In Leg In North Lawndale, Marking 4th Cop Shot In A Week

The officer's wound is not life-threatening, police said, and the alleged gunman was taken into custody.

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Bars Can Now Apply To Open Sidewalk Cafes For Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Previously, only restaurants were allowed to apply for and open a sidewalk cafe. The city hopes the change can help alcohol-only bars and taverns stay afloat.

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Nearly 2,000 Coronavirus Cases Reported In Illinois As 21 People Die

Cases are surging specifically in 11 counties in mostly central and southern Illinois, where test positivity rates are above 10 percent and even as high as 20 percent.

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Illinois Vows To Make Life Better For Kids In Prison: ‘It’s Time For A Change’

"When it comes to changing young lives for the better, love, nurturing and connection work better than fear, loathing and isolation."

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting 3 Officers At Police Station, Police Say

Lovelle Jordan has been charged with attempted murder after the shooting. Police said he hid a gun while being arrested and then used it in a gunfight with officers.

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City’s Last Columbus Statue Removed In South Chicago

The 7-foot statue was part of the Drake Fountain and had sat for more than 100 years on a triangular island where 92nd Street and Exchange and Chicago avenues meet.

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Pilsen Music Store Owner Gets Stolen Instruments Back With Stranger’s Help A Year After They Were Taken

Chicago GuitarSpace's owner still can't believe a stranger returned the instruments to him for free: "We'd given up hope we'd ever see the stuff again."