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Sen. Dick Durbin Backs Paul Vallas In Mayoral Runoff As Race Enters Final Week

The powerful Democratic senator's endorsement comes as Vallas has faced attacks over whether he is actually a Republican and holds conservative views.

West Loop
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Here’s How You Can Show Up For Transgender Day Of Visibility In Chicago

Transgender Day of Visibility is an international awareness day celebrating the lives and contributions of trans people while highlighting issues the community faces.

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As Antisemitic Attacks Hit Record High, Chicago Jewish Groups Fight Back By Empowering Communities

Chicago saw 47 reported incidents of anti-Jewish hate last year, compared to 37 in 2021, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

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Small Group Tutoring Is Key To Help Students Get Back On Track, Study Of Chicago Schools Shows

Extra math classes helped students jump two to three grade levels in one year, the study showed.

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Paul Vallas O Brandon Johnson Serán Los Próximos Alcaldes De Chicago. ¿Cuál Es Su Postura Sobre Ciertos Temas?

Los candidatos han presentado planes radicalmente distintos para combatir la delincuencia, mejorar el rendimiento de las escuelas públicas y obtener nuevos ingresos municipales. La segunda vuelta electoral será el 4 de abril.


Bernie Sanders To Rally For Brandon Johnson Next Week In Chicago

The prominent progressive senator and former presidential candidate endorsed Johnson earlier this month against Paul Vallas.


Crust Fund Pizza’s Chef Is Appearing On ‘Chopped’ — And Throwing A Watch Party To Benefit Local Groups

John Carruthers is going head to head with other pizza experts Tuesday on "Chopped." His watch party still has tickets available, with proceeds benefitting My Block, My Hood, My City and the Friendship Center.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Spring? Chicago Doesn’t Know Her. Get Ready For More Snow This Weekend

You can expect sunny skies and warmer weather next week, though.


This Week In Photos: Chicagohenge And More Mayoral Endorsements

PHOTOS: Take a peek at life in the city through the eyes and lenses of the Block Club Chicago staff.


Here’s How Chicago Youth Can Apply For Thousands Of Summer City Jobs

Young people can get paid for participating in career-building opportunities throughout the summer through One Summer Chicago.


Who Wanted To Move Taste Of Chicago From Grant Park? Park District Hides Details In Public Records

Block Club sought to find out who made key decisions about Taste, but nearly all of the 121 pages of emails were fully redacted.


City Officials Blocked Land Sale To Help Michael Reese Megadevelopment, Lawsuit Says

King Sykes LLC said city leaders thwarted a $30 million deal to sell the land to a data center operator, then offered a lowball deal to scoop up the land for the megadevelopment.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

We’re Hiring: Arts & Culture Editor

We’re looking for a creative and plugged-in Arts + Culture editor to help lead our expansion into neighborhood-focused arts reporting. Applications are due May 1.


23 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Wine Fest, Shamrock Shuffle, A Pozole Cookoff And More

You can also shop at a farmers market, watch a Double Dutch competition and check out a Woman's History Month art show.


Chicago Schools Poised To Vote On Keeping Police On Campuses

There are 59 police officers stationed across 40 Chicago public schools. Each school will convene a safety committee before local school councils vote by June 2 on keeping officers in schools, officials said.


Chicago Public Schools Is Paying $4 Million To Help Fix Its Bus Woes

Chicago Public Schools provides transportation for over 17,000 students. Hundreds of students have commutes longer than an hour.


Chicago School Leaders Foresee Declining Revenue But Promise More Investments

District officials have repeatedly warned about leaner budgets ahead. By 2024, the district will spend down its $2.8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief, which has given it a financial cushion.


Will Retired Cops Return To CPD? Would More Detectives Curb Crime? Vallas, Johnson Spar Over Public Safety Platforms

During a Tuesday debate, the mayoral candidates attacked signature parts of the other's plans to combat crime, improve education and fund city services.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Comparing Chicago’s 2023 Mayoral Candidates On 5 Key Education Issues

The next mayor will be the last to have control of the school district before it transitions to being governed by an elected school board. The runoff election is April 4.


Questions Shadow These Items From Renowned Art Institute Of Chicago Collection

Chicago art mavens James and Marilynn Alsdorf amassed their collection during an era where standards were looser than they are today. Now, the origins of more than a dozen objects they acquired face scrutiny.

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