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85% Of Older Illinoisans Have Now Gotten At Least 1 Shot Of COVID Vaccine

People 65 and older are at a greater risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, underscoring the necessity of vaccinating them.

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‘It’s All Good’ Episode 3: The Barber And The Voice

Host Jon Hansen introduces us to David McDonald, a barber giving free haircuts in Englewood.

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Head Of Chicago’s Police Oversight Agency Resigns Amid Its Investigations Into Toledo, Alvarez Shootings

The move leaves the police watchdog agency without a leader as it is investigating major cases, including the fatal shootings of 13-year-old Adam Toledo and Anthony Alvarez.

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Chicago Summer Is Back: Concerts, Festivals And More Are Planned After A Year Of COVID Cancellations

The newest changes: bringing back cultural events like Taste of Chicago To-Go, the Maxwell Street Market and concerts at Pritzker Pavilion, among others.

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Festivals Are Returning This Summer. Here’s A Peek At What’s Back

Mayor Lightfoot announced officials have begun reviewing applications for outdoor festivals, street and arts and craft fairs and athletic events.

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30 More Illinoisans Die From COVID As Vaccinations Continue To Slow

The most recent victims included 12 people from Cook County, including three women in their 50s.

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Anjanette Young Calls On Aldermen To Support Search Warrant Changes In Her Name: ‘Do The Right Thing’

Young, who was left naked and handcuffed for 40 minutes as police conducted a wrongful raid on her home, is pushing for reform. But her supporters face an uphill battle without Mayor Lightfoot's support.

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85 Percent Of ShotSpotter Alerts Are Dead Ends — But Officers Coached To Think They’re Responding To Dangerous Situations, Study Finds

A new analysis argues ShotSpotter is too inaccurate for routine use. But police say the technology speeds up response time to shootings.

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Chicago’s New Summer Concert Series Is Only Open To Fully Vaccinated People

The kickoff concert will be held May 22 in Hyde Park with DJ Ron Trent and Duane Powell.

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Coronavirus Kills 19 More People In Illinois And 2,211 Cases Reported

Officials are looking at how they can reopen Chicago and the rest of the state, with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. JB Pritzker setting a goal of "fully" reopening in early July.

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Indiana Moved Into More-Risky Tier Of Chicago’s Travel Order, But 8 Other States Deemed Safer

Officials recently said Chicagoans should avoid non-essential travel during the pandemic.

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Chicago Could Be ‘Fully Open’ With No Capacity Limits By July 4, Mayor Says

Officials have said the city and state can continue to reopen so long as COVID numbers don't rise again — and they've urged people to keep getting vaccinated to prevent another rise.

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Chicago Auto Show Is Back This July, Making It City’s 1st Big Convention During Pandemic

The auto show — the largest event of its kind in the United States — be the first major convention for Chicago since the coronavirus pandemic came to the city.

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Parents, Teachers Wonder What’s Next After Chicago Schools Chief Janice Jackson Says She’s Leaving District

Jackson — who worked for Chicago Public Schools as a teacher and principal, and led the district for 3 ½ years — will step down when her contact expires in June. It falls to Mayor Lori Lightfoot to appoint Jackson's replacement.

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Coronavirus Kills 28 More People In Illinois, And Vaccinations Continue To Fall

At least 22,047 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,342 deaths are probably related to the virus.

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CPS Chief Janice Jackson And Other Top Leaders Leaving School District

Under Chicago’s system, it will now be up to Mayor Lori Lightfoot to appoint a new schools chief to take Jackson’s place.

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More Chicago Students Got Into Their High School Programs Of Choice

The district’s selective-enrollment schools offered more seats to Black and special education students, while the number of Latino offers was flat.

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Coronavirus Vaccinations Falling Quickly In Illinois — While Another 59 People Reported Dead This Weekend

The average number of vaccine doses being administered per day has dropped recently, hitting 83,239 as of Sunday.

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Cómo vacunarse contra el coronavirus en Chicago

Aquí le informamos dónde, cómo y cuándo podría vacunarse contra el COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Kills 33 More Illinoisans, Bringing Death Toll To At Least 21,960

The average number of vaccine doses being administered per day has dropped recently, though the vast majority of Illinoisans aren't fully protected.

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