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Black Chicagoans Die 9 Years Before White Residents. The City Has A New Plan To Confront Racism And Close The Gap

Chicago's life expectancy gap is rooted in systemic racism, officials said when announcing the Healthy Chicago 2025 plan Thursday.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicagoans Took 230,400 Scooter Trips During The First Month Of The New Pilot

Complaints about the scooters are down, according to the city, but too many people are still riding on sidewalks.

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For Generations, The South And West Sides Have Been Shut Out Of Housing Near Public Transit. A New Plan Aims To Change That

"We want to make sure that these transit-oriented projects are led by the community and owned by the community and do not displace people when they get built," one community leader said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Fill Out The Census For A Chance To Win A Quinceañera

The group hopes young Latinas will encourage their family to sign up for the census so they can win the prize. “We wanted to do something that would transcend all the counties in Illinois.”

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What Happens When Chicago Cops Speak Up About Police Misconduct? Their Lives Are Ruined, Whistleblowers Say

The City Council on Wednesday signed off on a $3.8 million settlement to an officer who reported misconduct and was reassigned. The city has paid more than half a billion dollars to settle misconduct cases in the past decade.

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Illinois Sees Record Number Of New Coronavirus Cases After Testing Backlog Leads To 5,368 Positives

While the backlog has been resolved, 29 more people died from coronavirus statewide in the past day, officials said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

After ICE Postpones Chicago Citizens Academy, Local Immigrant Groups Breathe A ‘Sigh Of Relief’ — For Now

Since announcing plans for the Citizens Academy, immigrants rights groups and politicians have slammed the academy as xenophobic PR stunt that would give rise to vigilantism.

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Lessons From March Election Chaos: Recruit Poll Workers, Young And Early

Chicago election officials seek paid election judges in November, especially those who are multilingual.

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Be Careful At Labor Day Gatherings, Officials Warn: Coronavirus Is Spreading Among Family, Friends

People should wear masks, stay 6 feet apart and wash their hands frequently when visiting family and friends over Labor Day weekend.