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Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park
Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Chicagoans Who Get Vaccinated At City-Run Sites Can Get 5 Free Tickets To Six Flags

The city is bringing COVID vaccinations events to salons, beaches and other spots around the city this week and over Memorial Day weekend.

Citywide

No Boil Order For Southwest Siders And Water Is Back After Pumping Station Failed Tuesday Morning

No boil order was made because of the "temporary nature" of the outages, according to the water department.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Boil Order Lifted In Beverly, Morgan Park — But Residents Asked To Flush All Faucets

Residents are being asked to run all cold-water faucets for five minutes before resuming normal water use.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

The Perfect Soundtrack To Your South Side Sightseeing Tour: Lee Bey’s ‘Southern Exposure’ Playlist

Architecture expert and historian Lee Bey released a playlist inspired by his 2019 book on the South Side's under-appreciated buildings this week, including tracks from Sam Trump, Chance the Rapper, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

10 Public Libraries Expanding Hours To Open Sundays

The 10 libraries — which cover a variety of neighborhoods, including Austin, Edgewater and Mt. Greenwood — will be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays starting April 18.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

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

Pullman Residents 40 And Older Can Get Vaccinated Tuesday. Here’s How To Sign Up

Any Pullman resident who is 40 or older can sign up to get vaccinated Tuesday. Appointments are required.

Roseland, Pullman

Jahmal Cole, My Block, My Hood, My City Founder, Hopes To Take Bobby Rush’s Seat In Congress

The prominent activist filed to run against Rush, who has held the seat since 1993. It's “time for old folks to step aside and for fresh blood that’s more in touch with the reality of today” to lead, Cole said.

Citywide

Huge Icicles, Heavy Snow Or Ice Dams On Your Roof? Here’s What Experts Say You Should Do

Poor insulation that lets heat rise into attics and warm the roof is causing snow to melt — but if an ice dam has formed, that water can end up in your home.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day Parades Canceled Again Due To Coronavirus

Last year, the parades were canceled just as panic grew in Chicago — and internationally — over the spread of COVID-19. Their cancellations marked an unofficial start of the pandemic here.

Citywide

Coaches Open West Side Athletic Center, Hoping To Provide ‘Safe Haven,’ Opportunities For Local Youth

Ernest Radcliffe and Rynell Morgan opened the center Sunday at 22 N. Pulaski Road, offering baseball, football and cheerleading programs.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cook County’s Pilot Program Aims To Boost Metra Electric, Rock Island Ridership By Slashing Fares In Half

Fares have been cut by about 50 percent along the Metra Electric line through Southeast Chicago and Metra's Rock Island line, while Pace's Halsted Street route is receiving service improvements.

Downtown

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.

Citywide

Coronavirus ‘Long-Haulers’ Remain Sick Months After The Virus, But They Feel Hopeful As Vaccinations Continue

Chicago's long-haulers have lost their health, their time, their memories to COVID-19. But as the world reopens, they have hope of recovering and reconnecting with the people they love.

Citywide

Washington Heights’ Larry And Jacki Griffin Were Soul Mates Who Built A Family Before His Death From Coronavirus

They were married for 25 years, raising their children together and traveling. "I never worried about if he loved me," she said. "He loved me from the beginning to the end."

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Mt. Greenwood Man Found Peace, Religion And Family In West Ridge. After His Death, Area’s Muslim Community Helps Those He Loved Most

Muhammad Saleh Abdur-Rahman, 60, grew up an outsider in Mt. Greenwood. He found purpose in West Ridge, whose Muslim community helped his family after his untimely death.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Landon Cox Was Famous For Winning As A Basketball Coach — But He Also Worked To Help His Players Succeed Off The Court

Landon Cox, 81, was a legendary basketball coach on the South Side. But to his daughter, he was a hero. He died from COVID-19 in May.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

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.

Citywide

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
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