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Delia Ramirez Wins 3rd District Primary To Represent New Majority Latino Seat In Congress

Ramirez, a state rep, beat out Chicago Ald. Gilbert Villegas and others to become the Democratic nominee for the newly-drawn 3rd congressional district seat, according to unofficial returns.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Police Officers Lied About Why They Dragged Mia Wright From Car, Hurled Racist Slurs In Brickyard Mall Attack, Watchdog Says

When a bystander tried to stop officers from pulling people out of the car, one officer called the person a “f—ing animal," a "c—-,” a "whore" and used other racist and sexist language, the report states. He was allowed to retire.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

2 Longtime CPS Librarians Fought Against Cuts For Years. Then They Were Fired: ‘The System Punishes The Loudest Voices’

Leslie Westerberg of Nixon Elementary and Nora Wiltse of Coonley Elementary are devastated their jobs were eliminated and worry their schools' libraries will sit empty next school year.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Machete-Wielding Man Wanted In String Of Avondale Attacks: ‘I Thought For Sure I Was Going To Be Murdered’

At least six attacks have been reported in the Avondale area since May 27, according to police. In each incident, a man armed with a machete stole the victim's belongings before driving off in a silver sedan.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square Leaders Blast Ald. Villegas For ‘Misleading’ Campaign Mailers — But Villegas Says Outcry Is A ‘Political Stunt’

In his bid for Congress, Villegas is touting a Logan Square affordable housing project as an achievement. Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and others said Villegas is taking credit for something he "had nothing to do with."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Mars Chocolate Factory Closure Could Mean A New Library, Gym Or Nature Center For West Side Neighborhood

Mars Wrigley plans to donate the historic factory to the community when it closes the facility in 2024. Residents are working with the company to plan for how the building will be used.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

COVID Vaccination Event Planned For Saturday At The Brook

All participants are eligible to get a $50 gift card per primary dose.

Montclare

Fundraiser For ‘Kind, Hard-Working’ Man Killed In Hermosa Shooting Raises Nearly $8K

Luis Mendoza, 54, was fixing his daughter's car when someone shot him and ended his life, his family said in the fundraiser.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

$1.67 Million Settlement For Woman Beaten By Police At Brickyard Mall Blocked By 4 Aldermen

Alds. Ray Lopez, Silvana Tabares, Felix Cardona and Nick Sposato blocked a vote on the police misconduct lawsuit settlement for Mia Wright, who was attacked when she went shopping at Brickyard Mall in 2020.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

City Panel OK’s $4.3 Million For Woman Beaten At Brickyard Mall, Man Shot By Off-Duty Cop, Mom Of Child Killed In Police Chase

The City Council will vote to finalize the settlements at its Feb. 23 meeting.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

‘Arsenic And Adobo’ Author And Hermosa Native Mia Manansala Releasing Book 2 As Her Mystery Series Takes Off

Mia Manansala's living her childhood dream of being a published author. Her next book comes out Tuesday — and she's got more on the way.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

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.

Citywide

Chicago Playgrounds, Parks And A Library Will Get Major Upgrades After Winning $10 Million In City Grants

Seven resident-led projects were chosen out of nearly 500 proposals in the Chicago Works Community Challenge.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

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.

Citywide

Hermosa Restaurant Shifts To Carryout Due To Vax Card Mandate: ‘It’s Difficult Enough To Ask Them To Wear A Mask’

Requiring patrons to provide proof of vaccination is too much for family-owned Tacotlán, co-owner Jessica Perjes said. The restaurant is now only open for carryout and delivery.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Chicago Firefighter, 30, Dies Days After Being Critically Injured In Belmont Cragin Fire

MaShawn Plummer joined the Fire Department a year ago and belonged to Engine 94 in Portage Park.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

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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Chicago Fire Pulls Plan For $90 Million Belmont Cragin Facility After Negotiations Stall With CPS, Alderman Says

The plan would have brought a $90 million performance center with seven fields to Hanson Park. "CPS just dropped the ball on this,” Ald. Gilbert Villegas said.

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