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Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

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Green Spaces Plant Shop Owner Hopes New Albany Park Store Can Help Gardening Newbies Bloom

An Albany Park mother found happiness in gardening during a rough patch in her life. Now, she's opened Green Spaces Plant Shop to bring that passion to Northwest Side neighbors.

Albany Park

Andy’s Fruit Ranch Closes After 42 Years In Albany Park

Owner Andy Eliopoulos started closing the business and liquidating its inventory at the end of December to retire, his son said.

Albany Park

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

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Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.

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Black Ice Injuries Add More Stress To Already Overwhelmed Chicago Hospitals

When one resident went to the emergency room Sunday, her wait was close to 14 hours. “The nurses were telling us that between the COVID surge and the black ice, there were just no beds."

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Christmas In Chicago: 26 Photos Of Amazing Holiday Decorations In The City

PHOTOS: Chicagoans have decorated their blocks with hundreds of lights, candy canes and blow-up snowmen as they prepare for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's.

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3 Holiday Pop-Up Events Will Showcase Albany Park Businesses Saturday

The pop-ups will feature free coffee and treats while highlighting more than 20 local businesses.

Albany Park

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

Ravenswood Manor Residents Want Neighborhood Kept Intact In New Ward Map

Both maps under consideration aim to preserve a Latino majority in the 33rd Ward, alderpeople say. But neighbors think the dividing lines don't make sense.

Albany Park

Second City Meadery Opens Albany Park Tasting Room After Years Of Planning

Second City Meadery is the city’s second meadery tasting room and only meadery on the North Side. The alcoholic beverage is made from fermented honey.

Albany Park

Shop Local 2021: A Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, North Center, North Park, Albany Park And Irving Park Holiday Gift Guide

From paintings to toys, candles, cannabis and beer, shops in Lincoln Square and its surrounding neighborhoods are packed full of potential gifts.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Not Your Average Christmas Carol: These Dance Carolers Will Bring Holiday Cheer To Your House

Choreographer Mariah Eastman launched the group during the pandemic last winter, when many people were unable to gather for the holidays. The idea was to knock on people's doors and propose a holiday dance instead of singing a carol.

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Here’s How You Can Help Families Who Lost Relatives To Violence In Albany Park Get Holiday Baskets

Israel’s Gifts of Hope, founded in memory of Israel Aragon Jr., who was fatally shot in Albany Park in 2016, will donate the baskets.

Albany Park

Beloved Retiring Mail Carrier Honored By His Forest Glen Neighbors: ‘He Had A Special Inner Warmth’

Roger Mangio delivered mail to Jefferson Park area neighbors for 31 years. He retired Oct. 28.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Volta Elementary, Ronan Park And Kelvyn Park On Northwest Side Are Finalists For $1.5 Million City Grant

Northwest Side neighbors can weigh in on three finalists' proposals in a community survey until Nov. 11.

Albany Park

Get Spooky With These 27 Halloween And El Día De Los Muertos Events Around Chicago This Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are packed with trick-or-treating, festivals and more. Here is our roundup of the festivities.

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Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

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Zombies Are Invading This Ravenswood Couple’s Home — And The Whole Neighborhood Is Watching

The handmade zombie display has drawn countless visitors who bring curiosity and neighborly connections to the quiet stretch of Ravenswood Manor.

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