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5 Arrested Following Slaying Of Police Officer Aréanah Preston

Preston, 24, was killed Saturday in a shooting. She had worked in the 5th Police District for three years.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Northwest Siders Can Weigh In On Design Of Their Neighborhoods At Humboldt Park Block Party Saturday

Mobile Makers will host Maker, Tinker, Thinker near the Kimball Arts Center. The event invites neighbors to "imagine what welcoming environments look like within their own community," a city official said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

A ‘Dire’ Shortage Of Lawyers Making Chicago’s Migrant Crisis Even Worse

Chicago is short hundreds of lawyers as migrants wait months to apply for asylum. The city has yet to help new arrivals get legal services to stay here, a nonprofit director said.


CTA Gets $200 Million To Replace Hundreds Of Decades-Old ‘L’ Cars

The investment will help the agency replace up to 300 aging railcars.


When Will Chicago’s Pools Open? Park District Says June 23, If There Are Enough Lifeguards

Officials opened fewer than half of neighborhood pools — and did it later than usual — last summer because of a persistent lifeguard shortage.


In Quest To Shore Up Lifeguards, Park District Brings Back $600 Bonus, ‘Boatload’ Of Perks For Applicants

Last year, many pools stayed closed throughout the summer due to a lifeguard shortage. The Park District hopes raises and other perks will bring in more applicants this summer.


Here’s How To Help The Latest Wave Of Migrants Coming To Chicago

Challenges are growing, but one leader said her organization is "honored to help and walk alongside these families during their most difficult time."


Jonas Brothers Will Perform At Wrigley Field This Summer

The boy band will make its debut at the ballpark Aug. 25. Tickets go on sale next week.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Mario’s Italian Lemonade Reopens For The Season In Little Italy

Mario's has been a mainstay in the neighborhood since 1954.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Grab A Racquet And A Friend: You Can Take Free Tennis Lessons Across Chicago This Month

The free classes for all ages will be hosted at local parks across the city.


Does CTA Boss Dorval Carter Use Public Transit? Records Show He Swiped Pass Once In 2021

The CTA president swiped his work pass 24 times in two years as transit struggled. Ald. Andre Vasquez and an advocacy group want him fired.


Texas Will Start Bussing Migrants To Chicago Again Monday, Creating ‘Humanitarian Crisis,’ Lightfoot Says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said the city already doesn't have enough space for the migrants who are here — and the answer to problems at the border isn't bussing people to Chicago.


You Can See A $1 Million Cube, $1,000 Bill At Reopened Chicago Fed Bank Museum

The museum filled with cash is totally free.


152-Year-Old Lincoln Park Home Demolished After Fight To Preserve It: ‘Piece Of Chicago History Is Now Gone’

"We lost a cornerstone of the neighborhood that all this has grown on top of, and now they're forced to leave because the area's gotten too nice," a neighbor said.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Migrants Sent On One-Way Flights From Texas Sleeping At O’Hare As City Scrambles To Find Them Shelter

The city is working to support the migrants, but officials said it's been difficult to plan when there is no communication from the states sending people here.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

New White Sox Mascot? Meet The Stray Sox Park Cat Adopted By Team Photographer

The cat, aptly named Beef, was seen wandering the stadium and swiping snacks from fans. "You don't expect to see a cat playing center field," one fan said.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Park District Is Recruiting Lifeguards After Staffing Problems Kept Many Pools Closed Last Year

The agency has also promised to eliminate financial barriers to training in its bid to recruit lifeguards.


After Lead In An Apartment Poisoned Her Son, Mom Pushes For More Testing — And Building Inspections

Inspections for lead often happen only after a child becomes sick, advocates say. There's a new push to make them more proactive.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

City Must Reinstate Workers Fired Over Lightfoot’s COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement, Judge Rules

The ruling said the city rushed to implement vaccine requirements without negotiating with unions first.


Prepare For 40-Degree Weather, Possible Rain This Weekend

The city could get more thunderstorms Thursday night.

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