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Ray Lopez Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Says Crowded Field Only Helps Lori Lightfoot

Lopez is "putting the city first" by removing himself from the ballot so there's less chance of a runoff, he wrote.

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CTA Will Give New Hires $1,000 Signing Bonus In Hopes Of Filling ‘Severe Workforce Shortage’

Transit agency leaders hope hiring bonuses, higher starting salaries and raises for staying on the job will entice desperately needed employees.

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Chicago Public Schools Is Monitoring Students’ Social Media For ‘Worrisome Behavior’

A Canada-based company the district hired started scouring public posts for threats and “cries for help” last month.

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Can A Sticker Help Scare Off Carjackers? Sheriff’s Office Says It Can — And Help Track Your Car If It’s Stolen

Residents who fill out the form will be mailed two stickers that say "tracked vehicle," in hopes they can ward off would-be robbers.

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After Lifeguard Shortage Of 2022, Park District Vows To Ramp Up Hiring And Teen Programs Next Year

The budget approved Wednesday will help create a benefits package to attract new employees and avoid the staff shortages that forced the district to keep some pools and beaches closed this summer.

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More Snow And Temperatures In The 20s Expected For Chicago This Weekend

Monday and Tuesday could warm up to the 40s, though.

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LGBTQ+ Organizations Host Discussion, Screening, Vigil To Commemorate Trans Weekend of Resilience

Community members will gather this weekend to celebrate the resilience of the trans community, continue to address the challenges they face and mourn those who've been lost to violence.

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This Week In Photos: Dispensaries Open, First Snowfall And More

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

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Here’s Where You Can Order A Thanksgiving Pie In Chicago — But Hurry

Bakers are racing to complete thousands of Thanksgiving pie orders before the holiday, so make sure to get yours in as soon as possible. Here's where you can order from.

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Taylor Swift Chicago Tickets Could Cost You Thousands After Ticketmaster Scraps Sale To General Public

Floor seat tickets at the Soldier Field's June 3 show were $1,100-$8,300 each on StubHub Thursday. The lowest price — for seats in the nosebleed section — would cost you $1,260 for a pair of tickets.

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Levain Bakery Opens This Weekend In Fulton Market

The Randolph Street spot will open 8 a.m. Saturday with free goodies for the first 100 visitors. It is the popular chain's first location outside the East Coast.

West Loop

16 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Christkindlmarket, Zoo Lights, A Pub Crawl And More

You can also learn how to salsa dance, attend a vintage festival, watch a comedy show, sleep over at The Shedd and more.

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City Council Approves $13.5 Million To Rehab Save A Lot Grocery Stores On South And West Sides

The stores range from West Lawn to Auburn Gresham to West Garfield Park. The move comes just days after Whole Foods closed its Englewood store.

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Music Fests Will Now Require Park District Board Approval, But Skeptics Worry City Will Choose ‘Profit Over People’

Music fests in parks have long frustrated residents who are fenced out of public spaces. The new rules give communities more power to weigh in — but it remains to be seen if the board will listen.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Michigan Parents Suing Navy Pier After 8-Year-Old’s Horrific Fall At Climbing Wall: ‘We Thought He Was Dead’

George Brewer suffered multiple injuries and has undergone four surgeries after his parents say staff failed to secure a safety rope to his harness at a climbing wall at Navy Pier. The boy fell to the ground from 24 feet.

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Mayor Lightfoot’s Car Caravan Parked In A Bike Lane So She Could Buy Doughnuts, Bike Advocates Say

Photos shared by a bike advocacy group showed cars parked in a bike lane outside Roeser's Bakery and what appeared to be Lightfoot inside Roeser's. "It is just egregious," one cyclist said.

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Will Private Lot Booting Expand Citywide? Aldermen Could Decide — After Collecting Campaign Cash From Booting Company

The owner of the city's primary private booting company, Michael Denigris of Innovative Park Solutions, has made $11,250 in campaign contributions to aldermen ahead of the vote.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

With Passage Of Workers’ Rights Amendment, Backers Say Illinois Has ‘Strongest Worker Protections In The Nation’

The vote means a change to the Illinois Constitution to protect collective bargaining and prohibit lawmakers from passing right-to-work laws.

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More Chicago City Colleges Students To Get Mentoring, ‘Wraparound’ Support

The four-year expansion effort will be funded through City Colleges, the Pritzker Foundation, One Million Degrees and other private philanthropy. 

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MacKenzie Scott Donates Nearly $50 Million To Public Schools In Chicago

Chicago Public Schools received $25 million, the Noble Network of Charter Schools got $16 million, and LEARN Charter School Network will see $7 million. The grants have no restrictions.

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