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Park District Field Houses Open As Warming Centers During Winter Storm

Portions of the Lakefront Trail have been blocked, too, as the Park District urges Chicagoans to avoid the lakefront during the storm.


3rd Chicago Officer Has Died From Suicide In Past Week, Officials Say

At least 25 Chicago police officers have died by suicide since 2018. "This is why it is crucial we strengthen and expand the resources and support systems for our officers," top cop David Brown said.

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Chicago Could Soon Bring Back Mask Advisory As COVID Cases Rise — But It Won’t Require Them Yet

The city's leaders urged Chicagoans to wear a mask in the coming weeks — but they won't require it for now.


Here’s How To Safely Celebrate The Holidays Amid The ‘Triple-Demic’ Of COVID, Flu And RSV

"We know that the holidays are a time that makes our COVID rates go up," health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.


Winter Storm Brings Snow, Frigid Temperatures, High Winds To Chicago

The next 48 hours will be a doozy. Here's what to expect — and how to stay safe.


How To Keep Your Home Safely Warm As Brutally Cold Temperatures Hit Chicago

People shouldn't use their ovens or stoves to warm their homes — but they can safely use space heaters. Here's what you need to know.


If You Absolutely Can’t Stay Home, Here’s How To Stay Safe While Traveling, Commuting During A Winter Storm

Whether you just need to pop outside, you're going for a drive or catching a flight, here's how you can stay warmer and safer during the winter storm.


Chicago Public Schools Cancels Thursday After-School Programs As Winter Storm Approaches

The district's schools will still have students for regular classes as scheduled Thursday, but parents should plan for their kids to come home afterward.


What You Need To Know About The Winter Storm That’s About To Hit Chicago

High winds, snow, icy roads and a fast drop in temperatures will create extremely hazardous conditions for travel — especially on Friday, experts say.


Chicagoans Urged To Prepare For Winter Storm, With Blizzard Expected Thursday: ‘If Possible … Change Travel Plans’

There could be whiteout, zero-visibility conditions Thursday and Friday, which will make travel difficult — and maybe impossible, according to the National Weather Service.


A Blizzard Could Hit Chicago This Week — And It Could Feel Like 30 Degrees Below Zero On Christmas

People should stay inside over the holiday weekend as lots of snow, cold temperatures and dangerous winds hit the area, meteorologists warned.


Chicago Is Ready For Arctic Blast, City Officials Say. Here’s How To Stay Warm And Avoid A Snow-Related Ticket

Much colder weather could set in next week, which means it's time for Chicagoans to make sure they're prepared to deal with the conditions.


An Arctic Blast Is Coming, Bringing ‘MUCH Colder’ Weather To Chicago Next Week, Experts Say

Temperatures could fall drastically in the days before Christmas — and the city's expected to stay much colder for the holiday.


‘Walking Man’ Joseph Kromelis Dies Months After Man Set Him On Fire On Street

Kromelis' death comes almost seven months after a man set Kromelis on fire, gravely injuring him. Kromelis was known for walking around Downtown.


It’s Snowing In Chicago — But It’ll Turn Back Into Rain This Weekend

Less than a half-inch of snow and sleet are expected to accumulate.


Chicago Hit With 40 MPH Winds, Frigid Temps — But It Will Be In The 50s By Friday

It could feel as chilly as 13 degrees overnight and the wind is sticking around all week.


22 Holiday Pop-Ups And Bars In Chicago To Get You Feeling Festive

This list features 20 holiday-themed pop-ups — and two bonus bars that go all out on decorations — so you can celebrate the holidays with a drink and lots of photos.


Shop Local 2022: Your Chicago Holiday Market Guide

Head to holiday markets throughout the city to get your gift buying done in style.


The Ultimate Guide To Shopping Local In Chicago For The Holidays In 2022

Block Club's reporters reached out to more than 160 small businesses across the city to highlight their work — and encourage shoppers to stop by.


Give Local 2022: How To Support Block Club This Holiday Season

We want to keep doing this work and to expand to more neighborhoods so we can tell more stories. Here's how you can help.

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