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These Longtime Shelter Pets Need A Forever Home. You Can Adopt Them For Free This Week At PAWS

PAWS Chicago is hosting the Virtual Clear the Shelters Adoption Week through Saturday.

Near North Side, River North

Bicyclist Injured In River North Hit-And-Run Asks For Help Finding Driver

“My goal is the bring this person to justice for hitting me and leaving me out there," the bicyclist said. "He could have killed me."

Near North Side, River North

Airbnb Bans Parties Worldwide, Threatens To Kick Violators Off Platform

The global rental company announced rules Thursday to limit parties amid the pandemic.

Downtown

Overworked, Understaffed, Sick With Coronavirus: Chicago Postal Workers Urge You To Mail In Ballots As Early As Possible

Chicago postal workers are worried about the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots, especially as the Trump administration makes changes to the system.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Your Pet Could Be The Star Of The PAWS ‘Vanity Fur’ Calendar Contest

Entries are accepted until Sept. 1.

Near North Side, River North

YMCA Will Care For Out-Of-School Kids, Help With Remote Learning During Pandemic

The YMCA will provide in-person care for Chicago Public Schools students while they're out of class and have parents at work.

Downtown

St. Ignatius Students, Alumni Speak Out About Racism On Campus Again — But Will Anyone Listen This Time?

Current and former students say they experienced racism and other forms of bigotry at the elite private high school — and administrators failed to address the problems.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

PAWS Chicago Wants South Side Residents To Apply For Apprenticeship

The paid PAWS apprenticeship program is taking applications through Friday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Adorable Baby Penguins Explore Shedd Aquarium In New Video

The four Magellanic penguins, who were born in May, are old enough to start exploring their home — together.

South Loop

Run Your Sox Off And Race To Wrigley 5Ks Will Be Virtual This Year — But You Can Still Get A Medal

You can run a 5K, 10K or just walk in your neighborhood for a good cause in the months ahead. Proceeds will benefit White Sox and Chicago Cubs charities.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

‘The Drive-In Fest’ Music Festival Launches Next Month

The new music festival will take place Aug. 22 at Soldier Field and features Lloyd, Do or Die and Bobby V.

South Loop

Divvy Ebikes Coming To Racks Around The City Wednesday

The ebikes can go up to 15 mph. The will cost the same as regular Divvy bikes in designated areas on the South and West sides, and an extra 15 cents per minute on the North Side, where racks are more plentiful.

Downtown

Liberation Library, Which Sends Books To Incarcerated Children, Goes Viral With Child’s Thank-You Letter

"I wanted to thank you because sometimes it's hard to pass time when you have to do time," the child wrote in the viral letter.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Northwestern Needs 5,000 Volunteers To Test Coronavirus Vaccines. Here’s How To Apply

Volunteers added to the registry will be contacted when they fit the requirements for upcoming clinical studies of potential coronavirus vaccines.

Downtown

Illinois Bar Exam Being Held Online — But That Could Disadvantage Some Would-Be Lawyers, Graduates Say

A group of law school graduates are advocating for an alternative to the bar exam, which is scheduled to take place remotely in October.

Downtown

New Effort Asks Neighbors To Pitch In To Clean Up Chicago Parks

The Chicago Parks Foundation in partnership with the Park District is providing cleanup materials and safety guidelines to help volunteers.

Downtown

My Block, My Hood, My City 5K Going Virtual

The second annual My Block, My Hood, My City neighborhoods race will take place Aug. 9-16.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

As Temps Rise, Two Public Health Crises Could Emerge: ‘It’s A Deadly Combination’

This week is the 25th Anniversary of the 1995 heat wave that killed hundreds of Chicagoans. As temperatures soar during a global pandemic, experts say it’s important to stay vigilant.

Downtown

The Rainbow Cone Ice Cream Truck Is Here To Make 2020 A Little Less Terrible (And We’re So Grateful)

With street festivals canceled, the owners of the 94-year-old South Side scoop shop decided to bring their signature cone to you.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

PAWS Letting You Adopt ‘Hard-To-Home’ Dogs For Free

The Underdogs to Wonderdogs event will run until Tuesday.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
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