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Chicago Now Has Enough Vaccine For Everyone, Top Doc Says — And Mass Vaccination Sites Will Start Accepting Walk-Ins Friday

"If you want a vaccine in Chicago, you can absolutely get one. You can get one today. No excuses." You can go to Wrigley Field or the United Center without an appointment starting Friday.

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Who Wants To Run Chicago’s Lone Casino? City Officially Opens Up The Bidding

The license will allow the winner to operate a temporary casino for two years before moving into a permanent location and holding the rights to operate slot machines at the city's two airports.

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80-Degree Weather Is Coming To Chicago Next Week

This weekend will see cooler temperatures — but it'll warm up to the 60s and even 80s next week in Chicago.

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‘It’s All Good: A Block Club Podcast’ Hosted By Jon Hansen Is Live. Check Out Episode 1

Block Club's first podcast features stories about the Chicagoans who make our city great.

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With In-Person City Council Meetings Back In Session, Aldermen Approve Affordable Housing Measure While Lightfoot Pushes Ald. Burke To Resign

The approved Affordable Requirements Ordinance increases how many lower-cost units must be included in large residential projects. Meanwhile, Ald. Ed Burke is facing new scrutiny in his pending court case.

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Coronavirus Kills 28 More Illinoisans And 2,765 Cases Reported

Officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated and to continue taking safety precautions — like wearing a mask and staying socially distant — for the time being.

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Chicago Will Increase School Budgets By $225 Million As It Pushes Full-Time Fall Schedule

The district said schools will receive $85 million to address recovery from the pandemic. Principals will have leeway to use most of the money to support students’ academic needs, with some dollars earmarked for out-of-school enrichment opportunities and some going to charter schools.

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West Loop Housing Boom Set To Expand North As City Committee OKs Lifting Ban In Long Off-Limits Fulton Market Stretch

The Zoning Committee also approved plans for a 19-story West Loop condo tower, a 12-story Near West Side apartment building, a 5-story Lakeview apartment building and a North Park Culver's.

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Block Club’s ‘It’s All Good’ Podcast Launches Thursday

The first episode features South Side chef Mike Airhart and Clemente swim coach Miriam Franchi, two Chicagoans who make our neighborhoods great.

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Black South Siders Not Getting Vaccinated Against COVID As Much — And Are Getting Sick And Dying More, Lightfoot Says

While about 40 percent of all Chicagoans have gotten at least one shot of a vaccine, that falls to just 25 percent among all Black Chicagoans.

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5 States, Puerto Rico Added To More-Risky Tier Of Chicago’s Travel Order

The city's top doctor has urged people not to travel to or from Chicago during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Chicago’s Mask Mandate Not Being Lifted Anytime ‘Soon’ As COVID Risk Remains High, Top Doctor Says

Chicago, where just a quarter of people are fully vaccinated and new coronavirus cases are on the rise, is not ready for masks to be gone, the health commissioner said.

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Blackhawks, Bulls Fans Expected To Return To United Center Before Seasons End, Lightfoot Says

Over the year, the United Center has been used as a polling place and its parking lot is a vaccination site — but no fans have been welcome at games.

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CPS CEO Janice Jackson Says Goal Is To Reopen Chicago Schools Full Time — But When?

As Chicago opened its high school buildings Monday for the first time in a year, the schools chief made clear that her goal is to open all schools to all students five days a week.

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National Guard Coming To Chicago Tuesday As City Prepares For Derek Chauvin Verdict

Mayor Lori Lightfoot requested the guardsmen. Chauvin is the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on and killed George Floyd last summer.

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Half Of Chicago Adults Have Now Gotten At Least 1 Coronavirus Vaccine Shot

Among Chicagoans 65 and older, about 63.6 percent have gotten at least one dose, while 51.4 percent have finished their vaccination.

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Snow Coming To Chicago On Tuesday — But Only A Half-Inch

Tuesday will be chilly, too, with an expected high temperature of 38 degrees.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Shots Now Open To All Chicagoans 16 And Older

Chicago has opened up vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older, though getting an appointment remains competitive since there still aren't enough doses.

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More Than 8 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses Have Been Given In Illinois

COVID-19 killed another 33 Illinoisans and 5,860 cases were reported over the weekend.

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Final High School Vote Caps Long And Disruptive Reopening Journey In Chicago

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union voted for the agreement with 83 percent in favor.

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