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Edison Park Residents Push For Northwest Highway Safety Overhaul

Edison Park neighbors have created a petition calling for officials to study Northwest Highway to see how it can be made safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

After Beloved Pullman Restaurant Owner Dies, His Family Vows To Continue His Legacy

Peter Tritsarolis, the owner of Cal-Harbor in Pullman, died in early December. His son-in-law will run the diner that's been in the family for more than 20 years.

Roseland, Pullman

Family Of Treasure Hendrix Sues Former Cop, Saying He Gave Her Drugs That Led To Her Death

The police officer resigned several days after Hendrix was found dead in his West Side RV. Her family believes he was negligent.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The Wiener’s Circle Debuts Backyard Patio, Bar And Booze Specials

The popular hot dog stand has a new patio, a bar with special cocktails and karaoke space — but its hallowed interior remains the same.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Family Of Treasure Hendrix, Woman Found Dead In Chicago Cop’s RV, Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The man, who has since resigned from the Police Department, has not been charged with a crime, but Hendrix's family said they have unanswered questions about her death.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The 2022 Chicago Marathon Will Return To Full Strength With 40,000 Runners

People who want to sign up can do so through the Charity Program, where runners can raise money for 170 nonprofits.


Irving Park Will Be Home To The City’s First Affordable Housing For Native Americans

The development will include apartments, culturally sensitive social services and a rooftop for Native American cultural practices.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Local Volunteer Group Giving Away 72,000 Face Shields To People In Need

Illinois PPE Network is donating face shields to people and organizations in need. They can be picked up in spots around the city.


Need Help Paying Your Water Bills? New Illinois Program For Low-Income Families Can Help

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program will provide $42 million for residents unable to pay water and sewer bills.


PAWS’ Holiday Adopt-A-Thon Is Back As Shelter Hopes To Find Homes For 120 Pets

PAWS is trying to find homes for animals for the holidays. The event runs Friday through Dec. 18.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

New Timuel Black Scholarship At City Colleges Honors Beloved Historian

The scholarship will be awarded to adult learners based on their civic engagement or to people with aspirations to drive change in their communities.


A Homebound Resident Couldn’t Get A Flu Shot At Home — So Her Friend Stepped Up To Help

Northa Johnson tried for weeks to get her flu shot at home, but city officials were of little help, she said. Chicago's health department is referring residents to at-home services, but public information is hard to come by.


Chicago Might Have A White Christmas This Year Thanks To La Niña

Chicago has a more than 50 percent chance of snow on Christmas, according to an AccuWeather report.


23 Holiday-Themed Pop-Up Bars Around Chicago That Will Put You In A Festive Mood

Holiday bars full of decorations and themed drinks and snacks are here — and there's plenty of options for everyone.


‘Holiday Miracle’ Complete After Baby’s Lost Christkindlmarket Ornaments Find Their Way Home Thanks To A Good Neighbor

Kelly Bee returned the ornaments to Stephani Ramijanc on Thursday morning. "A little holiday miracle," she said.


A Woman Who Found Christkindlmarket Ornaments Downtown Is Hoping To Return Them To Their Owner For A ‘Holiday Miracle’

Kelly Bee found five glittery ornaments a few blocks away from Christkindlmarket. She hopes she can get them back to their owner.


Cleanup Club Chicago, A Volunteer Group Sprucing Up The City, Is Ready To Grow After Collecting Tons Of Trash

The club, born during the pandemic, has 230 members who scour all parts of the city to pick up garbage from public areas.


Cook County Passes 1,000 Homicides For 2021, The Highest Toll In Nearly 3 Decades

The last time Cook County registered more than 1,000 homicides was in 1994.


The Chicago Tool Library Planning A Move After Growing So Fast It’s Run Out Of Space For Donations

The tool library, which allows members to borrow tools or devices, has more than 1,500 members and is growing. Its organizers are looking for a bigger space to hold "twice as many tools."

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Local Shops Across Chicago Host Events For Small Business Saturday

With deals, pop-ups, holly jolly trolleys, tree lightings and free Gluehwein, independent shops are the places to be Saturday.

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