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US At ‘Pivotal Point’ In Pandemic As Delta Variant Rips Through Unvaccinated Communities

Local and national officials have warned multiple times this week the Delta variant is creating a new wave of COVID-19.

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It Could Feel Like 100 Degrees This Weekend In Chicago, Weather Agency Warns

People are encouraged to take breaks indoors and drink water, as the weather could prove dangerously warm.

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‘I Have To Start All Over Again’: Chicago Parents Worry About What’s Next If Preschools Close

Chicago parents are scrambling to find alternative child care as Head Start programs face steep budget cuts.

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Chicago Public Schools Will Require Masks When Classes Resume — But 3 Feet Of Distancing Not Guaranteed

The state school board has said masks can be optional for vaccinated students and teachers. But local district can set stricter rules.

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Chicago Sees 291 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day As Delta Fuels A Spike — And As People ‘Forget About COVID,’ Top Doc Says

"Fifty out of 50 states are seeing increases like this. We remain broadly in control at this point," Dr. Allison Arwady said.

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City Council Votes To Make It Easier For Businesses Seeking Sign Permits, OK’s $1.2 Million Settlement

The settlement was one of three approved Wednesday totaling $1.9 million.

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‘It’s All Good’ Episode 12: The Summer Bucket List, Part 1

With August approaching, it's time to take advantage of Chicago's brief summer — and we're here to help.

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Delta Variant Will Make Up Majority Of Chicago’s COVID Cases By Next Month — But Vaccines Can Protect You, Officials Say

Delta is far more contagious than the original virus, increasing the risk a person will come into contact with and could get sick from COVID-19.

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Chicago Police Department Getting First-Ever Civilian-Led Oversight Commission

The civilian commission is a compromise between police reform advocates and Mayor Lori Lightfoot after a two-year standoff.

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Final Tally: Majority Of CPS High Schools Will Reduce Police Presence On Campus This Year

Among the 31 campuses deciding to reduce their in-school police force, seven have voted to fully remove officers, including Jones College Prep and Lake View High School.

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Will Chicago Police Reform Plan Move Forward? Aldermen Set To Vote On Civilian Oversight Of CPD

If approved Wednesday, the ordinance will establish a seven-member oversight commission charged with drafting and proposing Police Department policy.

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Today’s City Council Preview: Police Reform, Michael Reese Overhaul, Aldermanic Power And More On Tap

Chicago aldermen meet Wednesday to take on a host of proposals including creating a civilian oversight board for Chicago Police.

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‘Chicago In Tune’ Will See Concerts, Musical Workshops And More Across City During Month-Long Festival

The festival is part of the city's celebration of reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Chicago’s Travel Advisory Gets 3 More States Added As COVID Surges Nationally

The city's top doctor also urged Chicagoans who aren't fully vaccinated not to travel to places on the list, as they could be at risk.

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Should Lollapalooza Go On As Cases Climb Again? Yes, Mayor Says — But Fans Should Get Vaccinated

The festival routinely attracts 100,000 people per day — and Chicago's outbreak is worsening. But officials said Lolla should go on.

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Chicago Leaders ‘Sounding The Alarm’ As COVID Cases Climb: ‘We Can’t Allow It To Spread Further’

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Dr. Allison Arwady are asking more Chicagoans to get vaccinated as another wave of COVID-19 appears to be forming.

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As Delta Variant Cases Mount, Chicago Parents Worry CPS Will Reverse In-Person Reopening Plans

Interim CEO Jose Torres announced in June he’s set on a full-time in-person fall reopening, and the state has said districts should offer remote learning only in limited exceptions.

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South Side Teens Going To Play At The ‘Field Of Dreams’ — And They Have A Plan: Show ‘Black Kids Can Play Baseball, Too’

Baseball has been enduringly white — but a team of Black teens from the South Side is showing they're leaders on and off the field.

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Swatting Away More Flies Than Usual? Chicago Seeing Extra Buggy July After Heavy Rains

Heavy rains — paired with heat and an excess of trash — mean more bugs are out this month, experts say. Rats are running rampant, too.

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Got A Gorgeous Pup Or Kitten? PAWS Is Hosting A Photo Contest — And The Winner Will Appear In Its Calendar

The animal shelter is asking Chicagoans to submit photos of their furry friends for the Vanity Fur contest.

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