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Swatting Away More Flies Than Usual? Chicago Seeing Extra Buggy July After Heavy Rains

Heavy rains — paired with heat and an excess of trash — mean more bugs are out this month, experts say. Rats are running rampant, too.

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Got A Gorgeous Pup Or Kitten? PAWS Is Hosting A Photo Contest — And The Winner Will Appear In Its Calendar

The animal shelter is asking Chicagoans to submit photos of their furry friends for the Vanity Fur contest.

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Free Pet Collars, Tags Available Tuesday To Help If Your Furry Friend Gets Lost

The city will give away 100 pet collars and tags 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday.

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Getting Kids Vaccinated Should Be Part Of ‘Back To School’ List, Health Department Urges

To be fully protected against COVID-19 by the time CPS resumes, a student needs to get their first shot no later than July 26.

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New Police Task Force Will Target Illegal Gun Sellers — And Trace Every Gun Taken In By CPD

Police hope the task force can prevent gun violence in Chicago, which has risen during the pandemic.

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Lightfoot’s Campaign Promise On Police Oversight Comes Tantalizingly Close, 16 Months After Last Deal Fell Apart

The plan would empower the civilian commission to draft and mandate police department policy. The mayor would be able to reject the commission’s policymaking decisions, but the City Council could then override her veto.

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Chicago’s Vaccine Calendar Shows You How, When You Can Get Your Shots Against COVID-19

The city has a calendar that shows events, pop-ups and more where you can get vaccinated against coronavirus.

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COVID Cases Rising Throughout US In People Who Haven’t Gotten Shots, With Feds Warning Of ‘Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated’

About 97 percent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States aren't fully vaccinated. That mimics what's being seen in Chicago.

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Get A Custom Portrait Of Your Pet When You Donate $25 Or More To The Anti-Cruelty Society

The fundraiser will run through Sunday, giving pet owners an opportunity to donate and receive a unique keepsake.

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Sexual Assaults By City Lifeguards And Threatened Retaliation Against Victims Needs Broader Investigation, Park District Watchdog Says

The report centers on three male lifeguards accused of sexual assault.

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Evictions Can Start Back Up After Aug. 31 In Illinois, Pritzker Says

Community groups have said they fear thousands of people could face evictions as the moratorium ends.

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Chicago’s COVID ‘Not Moving In The Direction We Would Like’ As Cases Rise — But There’s No Cause For Alarm, Top Doc Says

"The news here in Chicago continues to be relatively good from a COVID perspective," Dr. Allison Arwady said. Chicago's daily new cases and positivity rate have risen.

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$1 Million Fund To Reward People Who Turn In Illegal Guns Being Created, Lightfoot Says

Chicagoans who know where illegal guns are being kept will be able to tell police to get a financial reward as the city tries to prevent gun violence.

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This Week Brought A Flurry Of Decisions Around School Police In Chicago. What To Know

Last summer, schools that voted to cut officers from their campuses lost district dollars. Now, they get to keep those funds.

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School Safety Without Police: Social Workers, Private Security Considered As Councils Vote To Remove Officers From Campus

At least 22 local school councils have voted this summer to eliminate one or more officers at high schools, while at least 16 voted to keep them.

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Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic Opens On Southwest Side

Vaccinations have slowed down, though fewer than 60 percent of Chicagoans are fully vaccinated.

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Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City

From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.

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Illinois Is Expelling Fewer Preschoolers. But Programs Still Exclude Young Children

Boys, Black children and kids with disabilities are overrepresented among children who are formally expelled from programs in Illinois, data shows.

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For 1 Day Only, Get A Discounted Registration For This Year’s AIDS Run & Walk

For 24 hours starting July 24, registration will be $24. The fundraiser benefits groups helping Chicagoans living with AIDS/HIV and chronic illnesses.

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CPS Unveils $9.3 Billion Budget With A Focus On Reopening, Repairs

Officials said spending — 10% percent more than last year — prioritizes schools in high-need communities and those hit hardest by the pandemic.

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