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CTA Boss Says He Won’t Ghost A City Hall Hearing Next Week As Public Pressure Mounts To Address Rider Complaints

CTA President Dorval Carter told aldermen he'll finally take the hot seat after months of skipping meetings as commuters complain of long wait times, security issues and ghost trains.


City May Tear Down Warm Tents Man Passed Out To Chicagoans Who Are Homeless

Andy Robledo is planning a protest Thursday in the West Loop after city crews posted notices the tents he donated could be tossed. "Lori can come tear the tents down, but she better have apartments ready," he said.

West Loop

Chicago Police Lieutenant Quits Ahead Of Watchdog Probe Over Racist, Homophobic Posts

Lt. John Cannon ultimately confessed to running the page, according to a police watchdog. Investigators recommended he be fired, but he quit.


CTA President Dorval Carter In The Hot Seat As Fed-Up Commuters Want Him To Resign

CTA riders are calling for the leader's ouster as alderpeople are trying to force him to show up to City Council to address transit problems after he's skipped meetings.


Shedd Aquarium Names 2 Of Their Newest Otters Willow And Suri

Willow got her name after more than 9,000 people voted in a poll. Shedd caretakers named the other otter Suri, with both names inspired by places along the California coast.


It Could Hit 70 Degrees In Chicago This Week

It'll warm up toward the end of the week — but it will also be cloudier, and there's a chance for rain.


4 People Hospitalized After Overdosing At River North Nightclub, Reports Say

All were in serious to critical condition and were given Narcan, which can reverse overdoses, according to CBS2. The cause is still unknown.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Meet Baby Qilak, The Shedd Aquarium’s Newest Otter

A boy pup from Alaska is the third sea otter taken in by the Shedd this month.


Con Todo Cantina Y Cocina Closes After Less Than A Year In Logan Square

The restaurant serving Mexico City-inspired tacos and other modern takes on Mexican food opened in January.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

A West Sider Took A Big Bet On Local Women’s Basketball. Now In Its 8th Season, Her League Aims To ‘Pave A Way’ For Ladies To Play

Ana Sierra's grassroots league has drawn the attention of Jordan Brand and basketball fans across the city. Its eighth season kicks off Thursday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Fire Totals 22 Cars Inside Little Italy Parking Garage

A fire in one car ultimately destroyed 22 vehicles in the parking garage.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Divvy, Working Bikes Team Up To Train Bike Mechanics From South And West Sides

Students get five weeks of instruction and a stipend and can interview for a Divvy field mechanic position or get connected to jobs at local bike shops.


Dirt Bike Drivers Surrounded Driver, Fired Shots In Gold Coast, Police Say

The car was hit, but the woman was not wounded, police said. The dirt bikers took off.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Shedd Aquarium’s Rescued ‘Otter 929’ Needs A Better Name. You Can Vote To Help Pick It

The Shedd is considering the names Jade, Sunny and Willow for a rescued sea otter.


233,000 People Applied For 3,250 Spots In Cook County’s $500-A-Month Guaranteed Income Pilot Program

Recipients will be chosen by lottery in mid-November, with payments expected to begin in December.


A Sociologist Photographed 100 Chicago Buildings Just Before They Were Torn Down. What Happened To The Sites 10 Years Later?

David Schalliol found empty lots where South and West side buildings were demolished and developments in place of demolished North Side buildings.


$50,000 Reward Offered After Man Attacked Postal Worker, Stole Her Truck In Little Village

The man is considered armed and dangerous, and people should not try to catch him themselves, according to the Postal Inspection Service.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Chicago Man Quietly Left Behind $11 Million — The Largest Unclaimed Estate In American History

A Gage Park man's $11 million estate will be divided among 119 distant relatives, officials said.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

‘Leave My Store Alone’: Customers Express Confusion, Pain For Prices As Jewel-Osco And Mariano’s Parent Companies Eye Merger

The $25 billion merger is facing pushback from regulators and political opposition as the companies look to consolidate stores while food costs skyrocket.


Fed Up With Long-Abandoned Homes, Ravenswood Manor Neighbors Urge City To Crack Down On Owners

Calls to public officials haven't saved the slumping homes, neighbors said. Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez's office is pushing for a meeting with city officials about the houses.

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