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Tornadoes, Hail, ‘Destructive’ Wind Possible Friday As Storms Expected To Batter Chicago

There could be 75 mph winds, golf-ball-sized hail and tornadoes during two periods of thunderstorms Friday.


Shedd Aquarium Penguins Are Looking For Love, Building Nests For Egg Season

Fingers crossed we get to see baby penguins soon.

South Loop

Maxwell Street Market And Other City Farmers Markets Returning This Spring. Here’s The Schedule

This year's farmers market season will kick off with an event May 11 at Daley Plaza.


Wrigley Field’s Opening Day Weather: Partly Sunny And Maybe 49 Degrees — With Wind Gusts

The Cubs take on the Brewers Thursday at home, where there's a chance for rain later in the day. The Sox will have their home opener Monday, when partly sunny skies are expected.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

CTA Worker Beat Man At Station For An Hour, Threw Him Down Stairs Like ‘Garbage,’ Before Man Died, Prosecutor Says

The man was pronounced dead shortly after the attack, which the judge said was of an "extremely violent and outrageous nature." Emmett Richardson, 39, was ordered held on $3 million bond Tuesday.


Chicagoans Should Return Their Vote-By-Mail Ballots ASAP, Election Board Urges

More than 198,000 people have applied to vote by mail, and 7,520 ballots have been returned, according to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.


Mental Health Services Are Now Available In Some Chicago Libraries

Library branches in Kenwood, Beverly, Mount Greenwood and Edgewater now offer mental health services for residents in need.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Crust Fund Pizza’s Chef Is Appearing On ‘Chopped’ — And Throwing A Watch Party To Benefit Local Groups

John Carruthers is going head to head with other pizza experts Tuesday on "Chopped." His watch party still has tickets available, with proceeds benefitting My Block, My Hood, My City and the Friendship Center.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Small Cheval Burgers Are Coming To Wrigley Field, While Sox Park Is Getting Mangonadas

The North and South side baseball teams unveiled their menu changes this year — and they look decadent and delicious.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Spring? Chicago Doesn’t Know Her. Get Ready For More Snow This Weekend

You can expect sunny skies and warmer weather next week, though.


Here’s How Early Voting In Chicago’s April 4, 2023, Election Works — And Where To Do It

Early voting has begun, giving Chicagoans an option to cast their ballot ahead of time to avoid long Election Day lines.


Bernie Sanders Endorses Brandon Johnson In Chicago Mayor’s Race

The endorsement came just days after Johnson racked up another high-profile endorsement from Sen. Elizabeth Warren.


Eric Carter Taking Over Police Department As Interim Superintendent After David Brown Quietly Leaves

Carter, who had been first deputy superintendent, is taking over after former Supt. David Brown's unceremonious departure Thursday.


3 Adorable Lion Cubs At The Lincoln Park Zoo Now Have Names

The cubs are still living behind the scenes at the zoo, but they'll go public this spring.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Here Are The Final Results From The Feb. 28 Election

The final results show Chicagoans what happened in races that had been too close to call until now.


Lagunitas’ Taproom Is Back After Being Closed Since 2020

The brewery was long known for its colorful tours and lively taproom, which has room for people to sit and listen to live music performances while grabbing a beer.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Ald. Jim Gardiner Is Headed To A Runoff Against Megan Mathias In 45th Ward Race

Gardiner and Mathias had been in a tight race for weeks, and it wasn't clear until the final results came out if they'd head to the runoff or if Gardiner had fended off the challengers.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

COVID Testing Lab Gave Chicagoans False Results, Got $83 Million From Gov’t — While Owner Bought Cars And Crypto: Feds

The owner of the lab is facing federal charges, with prosecutors saying he told employees to tell people their test was negative even if it wasn't and had workers throw out tests.


Chicago Runoff Election 2023: Everything You Need To Know About Voting On (Or Before) April 4

What ward are you in? Where should you vote? How do you vote by mail? We've got answers to all of your election questions here.


Paul Vallas’ Facebook Page ‘Liked’ Comments Calling Chicago A ‘Hell Hole’ And ‘S—cago’

Former schools CEO Paul Vallas is headed to the April 4 runoff election after coming in first in a crowded mayoral field Feb. 28.

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