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Man Sick Of Speed Bumps Chops Them Up With A Pickaxe — Then Gets Slapped With $500 City Fine

Removing speed bumps legally can take up to a year. The city's process is slow, but "I have never seen residents go to this length,” Ald. Raymond Lopez said.

Gage Park, Brighton Park
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100 Miles Of New, Upgraded Bike Lanes Are Coming In Biggest Expansion In City’s History

About 9 miles of protected bike lanes will be finished by the end of the year, including two sections on the Far South Side.

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Worst Of COVID-19 Could Be Over — If Kids Get Vaccinated, No New Variants Emerge, Report Says

But local officials have warned a new variant that is resistant to the vaccines — or people not getting their flu and COVID-19 shots, leading to a double epidemic — could cause "significant trouble" in Chicago.

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1:15 PM CDT

‘Extremely Dangerous’ 16-Foot Waves Possible At Chicago Beaches Wednesday

Chicagoans are being warned to stay away from Lake Michigan as the lakefront is battered by huge waves.

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8:58 AM CDT

This Year’s Chicago International Film Festival Shines Light On Local Talent: ‘I Couldn’t Have Made This Film In Any Other Place’

Several films in the October festival are from Chicago filmmakers or tell Chicago-based stories, including Harold Washington's election campaign and the city's mental health crisis.

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7:25 AM CDT

California, Puerto Rico Removed From Chicago’s Travel Advisory

"The country as a whole: still not doing very well from a COVID perspective as Delta's coming through," Chicago's top doctor said.

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Rain, Cooler Weather Coming To Chicago This Week

There should be some sunshine and warmer weather for the weekend, though.

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After CVS Denies Bicyclist COVID Test, Some Urge Test Sites To Allow People Without Cars In Drive-Thrus

“This is part of a pattern where access to important health care is a lot harder with people who don’t have cars," bicyclist Jeremy Glover said.

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What Should Chicago’s New Schools CEO Tackle First? Parents, Students And Insiders Have Ideas

Pedro Martinez, a graduate of Benito Juarez High School, took over as schools chief last week.

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Lightfoot’s 2022 Budget Provides Cash Help For Families In Need And Leans On Federal Pandemic Funds To Close Gap

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan includes $635 million for affordable housing and $135 million for violence prevention, among other initiatives.

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Pot Shops Now Allowed In Most Of Downtown After City Council Changes Rules

The old rules saw the city lose out on businesses and tax revenue during the first round of dispensary licensing, Lightfoot's cannabis advisor said.

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80 Percent Of Illinois Adults Have Gotten At Least 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Shot, CDC Says

CDC data shows high percentages of all Illinois age groups have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, including nearly 95 percent of those 65 and older.

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Lightfoot Set To Introduce 2022 Budget Proposal, Plan To Spend $1.9 Billion In Federal Stimulus Money

The mayor’s budget plan is likely to be met with tough scrutiny amid ongoing calls from some aldermen and advocacy groups to divest money from the police department.

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Door-To-Door Outreach Is Connecting Thousands With Vaccine Information In South And West Sides, City Says

Volunteers with the city's Vaccine Ambassdor program have been working since June to directly contact Chicagoans to answer questions and help them sign up for vaccine appointments.

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‘I Was Profiled, I Was Threatened’: 911 Audio Shows Distraught Nikkita Brown After Cop Grabbed Her Near Beach

Lawyers say the Chicago Police Department has yet to turn over vital evidence, like body cam footage and police reports taken after a Black woman was grabbed by an officer telling her to leave a closed park.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Newly Discovered Fancy-Feathered Fossil Bird Has A Field Museum Link

Jingmai O'Connor of The Field Museum, co-wrote a study on the recently discovered Yuanchuavis fossil bird, which lived during the Early Cretaceous period.

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At Halfway Point, The Top Vienna Beef Hot Dog Stand Challenge Contestant Has Been To 278 Stands In 4 Weeks

An elite group of five contestants are racing to visit 367 Vienna Beef hot dog stands before the challenge ends in four weeks. The owner of Byron's in Uptown said the contest has helped boost business.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

6 Things To Know About Pedro Martinez, Chicago’s Next Schools Chief

The oldest of 10 children, Martinez grew up in Chicago, attended Benito Juarez High and has three sisters teaching in Chicago Public Schools.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Dozens Of Filtered Water Filling Stations Being Installed In Parks, Buildings On South And West Sides

The Elkay bottle filling stations are being set up at city parks, buildings and community centers to improve access to clean drinking water and reduce single-use plastics.

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‘It’s All Good’ Episode 19: The Double Dutch Sisterhood

"When we jump double dutch, it takes us back in time to a place where we didn’t have to worry about kids, jobs, bills, any of those things," founder Pamela Robinson said. "It's a club for women to come out and play outside again."

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