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242 Cars Towed On First Night Of Winter Parking Ban, Highest Number Since 2019

Car owners could pay at least $235 in towing, ticket and storage fees for forgetting to move their cars during the ban, which is enforced even if there's no snow.

Citywide

RealGood Stuff, Healthy Food And Juice Spot Born In Chicago, Closes All Locations

The company is looking for a “Christmas miracle” and its owner said he's open to having conversations with any potential partners that will help them stay alive.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Temporary Casino In River North Draws Complaints From Neighbors Who Doubt Traffic, Parking Won’t Get Worse

Bally's plans to open a temporary casino in River North while it builds a permanent casino on the Chicago River's North Branch.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

St. Ignatius Hockey Players, Parents Sue Semi Driver, Trucking Companies After Indiana Crash

The lawsuit comes after 16 students from the school's junior varsity team were injured when a truck driver crashed into their school bus in Indiana.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Weigh In On Chicago’s Bally’s Casino Plan At Meetings Tuesday And Next Week

The meetings come as neighbors push for a seat at the table as the city and Bally's develop the $1.7 billion casino and resort.

Downtown

Here’s Who Is Running To Represent Downtown, West Loop In City Council

Alds. Walter Burnett and Brian Hopkins are running unopposed, while Ald. Brendan Reilly has a challenger. Two newcomers are vying for the newly relocated 34th Ward.

Downtown

At The Gym Pod In Fulton Market, Members Can Work Out In Privacy — In Their Own Shipping Container

The private gyms in shipping containers can be rented in 30-minute increments for $6 and offer a way for people to work out without the intimidating atmosphere or wait times of a traditional gym.

West Loop

Shop Local 2022: A West Loop And Downtown Gift Guide

Downtown shops are offering plants, books, skincare products and other treats for the people on your list.

West Loop

Old Rainforest Cafe Gets Key City Approval To Swap Its Mushrooms For Weed, Turn Into A Dispensary

The dispensary's developers plan to do away with the giant mushrooms and jungle-themed designs at the closed restaurant and invest $7 million-$10 million.

Downtown

GEMS World Academy In Downtown Closing Its High School Program

GEMS' future in Chicago is unclear, but all students can keep their seats through the end of the school year, officials said.

Downtown

Field Museum Leadership Declines To Voluntarily Recognize Union, Setting Up Labor Board Vote

The issue will now be forced to a vote, which will need majority approval for the union to be established and recognized.

Downtown

Levain Bakery Opens This Weekend In Fulton Market

The Randolph Street spot will open 8 a.m. Saturday with free goodies for the first 100 visitors. It is the popular chain's first location outside the East Coast.

West Loop

Weed Dispensary Green Rose, Owned By Phil Stefani, Former Police Commander, Opens In River North

The dispensary is one of the first to receive a social equity license in Illinois.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Michigan Parents Suing Navy Pier After 8-Year-Old’s Horrific Fall At Climbing Wall: ‘We Thought He Was Dead’

George Brewer suffered multiple injuries and has undergone four surgeries after his parents say staff failed to secure a safety rope to his harness at a climbing wall at Navy Pier. The boy fell to the ground from 24 feet.

Citywide

Field Museum Workers Push CEO To Voluntarily Recognize Union

Workers are unionizing to secure better pay and benefits, saying many are forced to work two jobs to support careers at the museum.

Downtown

2 St. Ignatius Hockey Players Remain Hospitalized As Hundreds Gather At Mass To Pray After Bus Hit By Semi

The truck driver was charged Monday night with four counts of causing serious bodily harm while operating a vehicle and 22 counts of criminal recklessness.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Jesus ‘Chuy’ García Announces Run For Mayor, Challenging Lori Lightfoot

García's announcement comes on the 40th anniversary of the day his ally, former Mayor Harold Washington, made his own campaign announcement.

Citywide

Hush Nightclub In River North Shut Down After Shootout Killed Man, Wounded 3 Others

The Sunday morning shooting started after a group of people were ejected from the bar, police said.

Downtown

Chicago Women Head To The Polls To Protect Right To Abortion: ‘We Can’t Afford To Go Back’

More women across the country registered to vote after Roe v. Wade was overturned in June. “I did it for me, my daughter, for the women who came before me," one Chicago voter said.

Citywide

Lunch Staff Shortages Persist At CPS As One Of Its Top Schools Is Unable To Feed All Students For First Time

Whitney Young's cafeteria struggled with a one-day lunch food shortage for the first time. Staffing and supply chain issues have plagued schools across the district since last year.

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