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Tax Relief On Groceries, Gas Kicks In Friday In Illinois

The state's relief measures — including tax holidays and rebates — come as many Illinoisans struggle with soaring expenses for gas, food and other essentials.

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Legal Settlement Requires Chicago To Offer Translation Services To Parents Of Students With Disabilities

The settlement mandates Chicago Public Schools provide language translation services for non-English speaking parents at all IEP meetings, which are required by federal law for students with disabilities.

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An Ode To Chicago’s Queer Spaces: Photos Of Pride, Love And LGBTQ+ Joy In Chicago

PHOTOS: Chicago has dozens of special places and events where members of the queer community can find a home, get support — and unapologetically be themselves.

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Fireworks, Shows, Parades And Parties: Your Guide To Celebrating Fourth Of July In Chicago

There will be plenty of festivities Saturday and Sunday, including unofficial fireworks shows in the neighborhoods.

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City Animal Shelters Facing ‘Catastrophic’ Overpopulation. Here’s How You Can Help

Shelters across the city say they are packed with dogs and cats who need homes as adoptions stall. They're looking for more people to foster and adopt — so they can help more pets.

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R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking, Racketeering

Kelly, a Chicago native, faced sexual abuse allegations for years. "You destroyed so many people's lives," one woman said.

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Chicago’s Protected Bike Lanes Will Get Concrete Barriers By End Of 2023, City Says

It's a significant victory for bicycle advocates, who have long said Chicago's bike lanes need better protections to prevent injuries and deaths.

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Want To Help People Access Safe Abortion After Roe Reversal? Here’s What You Should — And Should Not — Do, Advocates Say

Online "Auntie Networks" could put people at risk, advocates for safe abortion said. What they really need is for people to get educated, volunteer as escorts and donate to established groups.

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Officers Working Weeks Without Breaks Blast Lightfoot For Claiming Cops Have An ‘Incredible’ Amount Of Time Off

Two married police officers said they had to have relatives come to town to watch their children because they haven't had a day off in three weeks.

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Learn How To Ride And Access Adaptive Bikes At 6 Free Workshops

The sessions will show bicyclists with disabilities how to access tandem bikes, hand cycles and recumbent trikes in Chicago.

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Downtown Residents Say ‘Stinkin’ Loud’ Lollapalooza Turns Their Alleys Into Public Toilets

Ald. Sophia King (4th) told neighbors Lolla is always going to be loud, but she's working with organizers on some sort of sound limit for the stages. Residents want more port-a-potties on site, too.

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Alexi Giannoulias Wins Illinois Secretary Of State Primary, To Face Dan Brady In General

The two will compete in November to see who will replace Secretary of State Jesse White, who is retiring after 24 years in the office.

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Pritzker To Face Trump-Backed Darren Bailey In Illinois Gov’s Race

Pritzker painted the election as a fight for the soul of Illinois, calling Bailey an "extremist." Bailey criticized Pritzker's COVID-19 policies.

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Chicagoans Getting ‘Unsettling’ Anonymous Texts — With A Map Of Their Address — Urging Them To Vote

The messages are leaving Chicagoans confused, worried about their ballot and concerned about their safety. It's unclear who is sending them — but it's not the city's election agency.

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Is Your Pool Open This Summer? Check With Our Guide

Wondering if your neighborhood pool is open this summer? We put together a list of all 77 pools and their status.

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Some Beaches To Close, Half Of City’s Pools To Open July 5 As Park District Shuffles Short-Staffed Lifeguards

Just 37 pools across the city will open on July 5, while some beaches will see closures as the Park District struggles with staffing lifeguards.

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Can New Chicago Mobility Collaborative Make City Streets Safer For Bicyclists And Pedestrians?

As Chicago faces the highest number of traffic-related deaths and injuries in years, the Department of Transportation is launching a new public forum hoping to address issues regarding pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

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Voting In Chicago Primaries 2022: Here’s Everything You Need To Know For Election Day

Chicagoans will nominate candidates for governor, state attorney general and a host of other federal, state and local races.

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Ald. Jim Gardiner’s Ward Superintendent Fired While Facing Federal Machine Gun Investigation

Charles Sikanich is under investigation for trying to sell a World War II heirloom illegal machine gun while on the clock for his government job.

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Sunny, Warm Days Expected For Chicago This Week

No rain is expected in Chicago until Friday, and most of the week will see temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

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