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Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa
Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

As Divvy Expands On South And West Sides, City Asks Residents: Where Should New Bike-Share Stations Go?

The bike-share program is expanding on the West, Northwest and Southwest sides of the city, from Dunning to West Lawn.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

Albany Park

High School Students Can Have Artwork Shown In Capitol Through Congressional Art Competition

The annual competition gives young artists an opportunity to showcase their work in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Wants To Fine Employers Who Retaliate Against Their Workers For Taking Time Off To Get Vaccinated

"No worker should have to choose between keeping their job and getting the COVID-19 vaccine," the mayor said.

Albany Park

Community-Funded Mental Health Clinic Planned For Logan Square, Avondale Or Hermosa Now Needs A Provider To Run It

A committee overseeing the creation of the clinic is looking for a provider to run the Northwest Side facility, which will be funded through a property tax increase approved in 2018.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Hermosa Leaders Seeking Donations Of Money And Diapers For Families In Need

Here's where you can drop off diapers and make a donation.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

City Hosting 11 Free Vaccine Events For Seniors On South, West Sides. Here’s How To Get Your Shot

The events will be in 11 neighborhoods as part of the effort to vaccinate Chicagoans 65 and older.


Hermosa Overlooked In City’s Protect Chicago Plus Vaccination Plan, Neighborhood Leaders Say

A local clinic recently opened a vaccination site in hard-hit Belmont Cragin. Hermosa, which shares a ZIP code with Belmont Cragin, should've been factored into the city's plan, neighborhood leaders said.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

West Side Businesses Win $10,000 Grants To Help Recover From Pandemic

The grants were awarded by West Side United, a collaborative of hospitals, residents and organizations working to improve community health by tackling the social conditions that lead to poor outcomes.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Massive Michael Reese Hospital Redevelopment Set For Plan Commission Vote Thursday

An update to the Fulton Market Innovation District plan, a proposed 50-foot building at The Fields development and a new elementary school in Belmont Cragin will also be considered.


As Some Groups Dial Up Opposition To Avondale Film Studio, Others Say Latest Fields Development Will Benefit Neighborhood

The area alderman and some neighbors have backed the project, but others say they've not received enough information and want a pending city vote delayed.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Lightfoot’s Floor Leader Gilbert Villegas Resigns, Ald. Michelle Harris Taking Over Role

Villegas' resignation comes 18 months into Lightfoot's first term. Under a newly created position, Ald. George Cardenas will serve as deputy floor leader.


A Troubling Trend In Chicago’s School Reopening: More Students Disengaged

CPS released data that showed the majority of white families reported to school buildings as expected so far, while nearly half of Black families chose to stay home. About 62% of Latino students reported to campuses.


Belmont Cragin Dad Known For His Bright Smile And Love For All Things Spicy Dies From COVID-19: ‘He Cared About Everybody’

Rogelio Cuevas, 64, had a giving heart and adored his family. “I felt loved and spoiled … like an explosion of love that I would feel for him. If you needed something ... he will give it to you.”

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Chicago Teachers Will Work Remotely Monday, Defying CPS Orders. If District Locks Them Out, They’ll Strike.

Thousands of CPS teachers were supposed to report to the classroom Monday, but they'll work remotely instead. The decision comes as many have expressed concerns about spreading coronavirus.


Families Of Carjacking Victims Ask City, State Leaders To Do Something To Stop Surge: ‘This Is … Chicago Crying For Help’

One woman, whose son was left paralyzed after being shot during a carjacking, said she's planning to leave her lifelong community if something doesn't change.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Los Trabajadores Esenciales De Chicago Se Están Enfermando. Ni Los Empleadores Ni La Ciudad Están Haciendo Lo Suficiente Para Protegerlos, Aseveran Líderes Comunitario

Mientras que la pandemia continúa devastando a los barrios latinos, líderes locales están implorando a la Ciudad a ampliar los horarios de pruebas para COVID-19 y que se les entregue ayuda en dinero a las familias para puedan quedarse en casa.

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Chicago’s Black Activists Aren’t Putting Their Faith In Biden: ‘We’re Going To Continue To Take Care Of Ourselves’

Under Trump, Chicago activists pushed for major reforms. Biden will be a big shift for the country, but local activists say they aren't investing hope in a system where "there's always a loophole."

Englewood, Chatham

Chicago Teachers Might Vote This Week To Strike, Sources Say

Union leaders plan to discuss whether teachers might refuse to work in schools but continue working online, which doesn't fit the definition of a traditional strike.


Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.

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