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Election Day ‘Get-Out-The-Vote’ Efforts Could Be Deciding Factor In Nail-Biter Mayor’s Race, Experts Say

Turnout is expected to rise somewhat Tuesday as more people are driven by close races and polarizing visions for the city's future.


A Bigger Oak Street Beach, No Dreaded S-Curve: How A DuSable Lake Shore Drive Overhaul Would Change The Lakefront

Designs have not been finalized, but researchers have new images of shoreline protection measures they could implement to stop flooding.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

It Could Hit The 60s Friday In Chicago — But There’s A Chance For Snow First

Prepare for possible thunderstorms, snow — and warmer weather.


Small Group Tutoring Is Key To Help Students Get Back On Track, Study Of Chicago Schools Shows

Extra math classes helped students jump two to three grade levels in one year, the study showed.


Here’s How Chicago Youth Can Apply For Thousands Of Summer City Jobs

Young people can get paid for participating in career-building opportunities throughout the summer through One Summer Chicago.


Ald. Chris Taliaferro Faces Challenge From Drug Recovery Activist CB Johnson In 29th Ward Runoff

The candidates have emphasized addressing public safety in the West Side ward as they prepare for the April 4 runoff.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Want To Start An Urban Farm? The City Could Help You Pay For It

The program aims to help divested neighborhoods get better access to fresh produce by supporting long-term efforts to grow food, city officials said.


Driver Seriously Injured Woman In South Shore Hit-And-Run Thursday

The driver was last seen going west on 79th Street, police said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Mom Killed With 3 Children In House Fire Was Set To Leave For West Coast To Help Friend With Cancer

Summer Day-Stewart was "more than a firefighter's wife," her grieving loved ones said. "If you needed her, she was there."

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Ald. Chris Taliaferro Faces Runoff Against CB Johnson In 29th Ward Race

Taliaferro has led the ward since 2015, while Johnson is known in the area for helping people struggling with substance abuse.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Neighbors Vow To Block Chicago Fire Soccer Facility On Public Housing Land — Even After Deal Gets Key Federal Approval

The city said its lease with the Chicago Fire will bring back funds to improve housing, while residents called the deal the product of broken promises.

West Loop

Fight Over Ending Cash Bail Will Take Center Stage At State Supreme Court Tuesday

The drawn-out legal battle over cash bail has reached what could be its final room.


Are Chicago’s Brutal Winters A Thing Of The Past?

Chicago saw just 16.8 inches of snow this winter, and climate science shows the city will likely see more rain than snow in winters ahead.


Snow Flurries Hit Chicago Monday — And Rain And Snow Could Return Later This Week

The weather in Chicago will be all over the place this week.


Wife Of Chicago Firefighter Dies From Home Fire In Montclare

The firefighter union is raising donations for Walter Stewart, who also lost his 7-year-old son in the blaze.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

First Responders Raising Money For Chicago Firefighter Who Lost His Young Son In Devastating Fire

A fundraiser will benefit firefighter Walter Stewart and his family after the deadly fire in his Northwest Side home.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

ARC Music Festival Bringing Fatboy Slim, Derrick Carter, Eric Prydz And Local House Music Legends To Union Park

Tickets are on sale for the house music festival, which will take up three days in September in Union Park.


O’Hare Airport ‘Flushed Out’ People Experiencing Homelessness As Security Presence Increases

"They told me I had to leave and that they won't let me back in," one woman said. "I asked them where I could go. They said, 'It's not our problem.'"


UIC Students Will Protest Far-Right Speakers Charlie Kirk, Candace Owens Thursday

The university is not sponsoring the event, but school leaders are "committed to upholding the First Amendment" and protecting the rights of speakers to share their views, a spokesperson said.


Cold, Rainy And Wet Week Ahead For Chicago — Including Possible Snow

A mild mix of rain and snow is expected Thursday evening into Friday.

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