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City Council Approves $377 Million COVID-19 Relief Package Over Opposition From Ald. Ed Burke

The Council voted 37-10 on Friday after Ald. Ed Burke sought to cast doubt on the administration's federal pandemic relief spending.

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55 More Illinoisans Killed By Coronavirus, Bringing Death Toll To At Least 20,460

The most recent victims included 27 people from Cook County, including five people in their 40s and two in their 50s.

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United Center Mass Vaccination Site Will Give Shots To 6,000 People Per Day Starting March 10

Illinoisans 65 and older will soon be able to sign up for appointments at the site. The vaccinations will provide a significant bump to vaccinations in and around Chicago.

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Parents Organize ‘Sick Out’ Ahead of CPS Reopening Next Week: ‘We’re Tired Of Not Being Heard’

A group of parents are keeping their kids out of virtual and physical classrooms Monday, hoping to pressure the school district into making changes.

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How Are Chicago’s Students? What Families Said About Learning In A Tumultuous Year

Chalkbeat Chicago received more than 350 responses from families and students citywide.

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It’s Going To Be 50 And Sunny Saturday In Chicago

Sunny days in the 40s and 50s are expected all weekend — and during next week, too.

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Monday’s Reopening Will Bring Fewer Chicago Students Than Expected

CPS expects about 60,700 students in the elementary grades and in intensive special education programs to learn in school buildings by mid-March — slightly fewer than 30 percent of the eligible students.

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Fallecen por COVID 32 personas más en Illinois, pero las muertes en Chicago alcanzan su registro más bajo

La ciudad está experimentando un promedio de cinco muertes por día, en comparación a un promedio diario de nueve muertes correspondiente a la semana anterior. Dicho índice es el más bajo en meses.

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Though The City Disabled Its Plow Tracker, You Can Still See How Long It Took Trucks To Plow Your Block

Officials pulled the Streets and Sanitation Department's real-time plow truck tracker offline this week, after neighbors complained of delays on social media. But you can still check when plows visited your block — it's just harder to do so.

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City Needs Nearly 500,000 Vaccine Doses To Catch Up, Health Officials Say — Which Means People With Other Medical Conditions Must Wait

Currently, 713,000 Chicagoans are eligible for vaccines under Phase 1B — but the city has received only 218,250 first doses for this group.

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Coronavirus Kills 32 More People In Illinois, But Chicago’s Deaths Are At Lowest Point In Months

The city is seeing an average of five deaths per day, down from an average of nine deaths per day the week prior. That's the lowest that figure has been in months.

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‘Dibs’ Will Be Picked Up, Thrown Out By City Garbage Crews Starting Tuesday

Residents should remove their chairs, cones and other objects to prevent them being thrown away, according to Streets and Sanitation.

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The Murder Chicago Didn’t Want To Solve

In 1963, a Black politician named Ben Lewis was shot to death in Chicago. Clues suggest the murder was a professional hit. Decades later, it remains no accident authorities never solved the crime.

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COVID-19 Relief Package Stalls After Alds. Burke And Lopez Move To Delay Vote And Council Meeting Abruptly Ends

The abrupt end meant aldermen couldn't approve hundreds of millions of dollars for people who need help, Mayor Lightfoot said. "In a time where people are hurting and bearing an inordinate burden, what we need is progress, not parliamentary tactics."

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Mayor’s ‘You Gotta Be F–king Kidding Me’ Hot Mic Moment Was Not Directed At Council Members, Alderman Says

"She texted me and said she was talking about something brought to her by her staff," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez said following the mayor's gaffe.

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Black Chicago Alderwomen Demand Search Warrant Reforms After Anjanette Young Raid

The Anjanette Young Ordinance would ban no-knock warrants and place tighter restrictions on the police's ability to get warrants. “We’re going to continue to push this until it happens,” Young said.

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1 In 7 Illinoisans Now Vaccinated Against Coronavirus, Though COVID Kills 44 More Across State

At least 20,374 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,201 deaths are probably related to the virus.

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Aldermen Call For Chicago Postmaster To Resign Immediately After Watchdog Found Huge Issues With Mail

Complaints of delayed mail have dogged the Post Office for months, with issues reported in every part of the city — but four South Side post offices have faced thousands of complaints.

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City’s 7 ‘Most Endangered Buildings’ Of 2021 Unveiled By Preservation Chicago

Preservationists revealed their annual list of the seven places and spaces in Chicago they fear may be lost to demolition, development and Mother Nature Wednesday.

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Illinois To Vaccinate People With Underlying Conditions Starting Thursday

Chicago, which has its own coronavirus vaccination campaign, won't do the same because doses are still too limited, officials have said.

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