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It Could Feel Like 105 Degrees Wednesday With Potential Thunderstorms In Afternoon, Evening

A sunshine streak could be interrupted by thunderstorms in the middle of the week.

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Chicago Police Stopped Black Drivers 5 Times More Often Than White Drivers In 2021, State Report Says

The number of traffic stops in Chicago has increased exponentially since 2015, following a lawsuit settlement that restricted the use of stop-and-frisk.

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Chicago Rent Is Spiking — So Tenants Are Forming Unions And Pushing For Rent Control To Stay In Their Neighborhoods

More than a dozen renters told Block Club their monthly payments recently rose or are set to increase soon. Some said they are having trouble making rent despite programs to provide relief.

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Here’s Where You Can Get More Free Gas And Groceries From Willie Wilson This Week

Wilson will give away gift cards for groceries on Wednesday and gas on Saturday around the area.

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Here’s Where You Can Get Vaccinated Against Monkeypox In Chicago

Officials are working to get more people vaccinated against monkeypox as the outbreak spreads.

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Chicago NASCAR Race Will Take Over Most Of Grant Park For Two Weeks, Report Says

A report reveals next year's NASCAR race will include a two-week takeover of Grant Park, though Park District officials say they will make sure public access is "minimally impacted."

Downtown

10 Things To Do Around Chicago This Weekend, From Street Markets to Lollapalooza

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We've got you covered.

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As Lollapalooza Opens, Activists Threaten Federal Lawsuit Over Chicago’s Youth Curfew

The curfew unfairly targets Black and Brown youth and keeps them from Downtown while white residents and visitors get a pass for events like Lolla, organizers said.

Downtown

City Agencies Can’t Help Other States Investigate People Who Come To Chicago For Abortions, Lightfoot Says

Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order that bans city agencies from helping other states investigate abortion patients and providers.

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City’s Concrete-Protected Bike Lanes Delayed, But Still Happening, Officials Say. But Advocates Ask: Is It Enough?

Cyclists say the plan won't make Chicago's most dangerous bike lanes — the unprotected ones — more safe. “We need big changes," one activist said.

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Black Architect ‘Extraordinaire’ William E. Brazley’s Collection Is Up For Sale — And The Estate Goddess Is On It

Lynn McDaniel and her husband, Ty, have liquidated the estates of Chicago's Black heroes for 13 years. They'll host an estate sale for Brazley in early August.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Monarch Butterflies Are Endangered. Here’s How Chicagoans Can Help

You can help out migratory monarchs by planting milkweed and nectar sources in your garden. Here's how to get started.

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Chicago Sees 326 Confirmed Monkeypox Cases As Officials Advise People With Symptoms To Get Tested

Monkeypox has spread quickly around the world, though Chicago has become an "epicenter" of the outbreak in the United States.

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Can Campaign Finance Be Reformed In Chicago? Ald Wants $250 Cap On Donations From Insiders With ‘Outsized Influence’

Ald. Matt Martin has proposed an ordinance that would reward campaigns for raising small donations from residents.

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Chicago The Best Place To Hold 2024 Democratic National Convention, Leaders Say In Pitch For DNC

Mayor Lightfoot said the convention would be a boon for Chicago, as it will have a "dramatic, positive economic impact" on the city and boost its economy.

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Meet Chicago’s Footworking Barbecue Grill Master: ‘In My Heart, I’m An Entertainer’

James Gurley grew up footworking on the West Side and started grilling in 2014. With his new catering service, he melds his love for food and dance into a lively event.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

15,000 More Monkeypox Vaccines Are Coming To Chicago. Here’s Who Can Get Vaccinated And How To Stay Safe

Officials are trying to stem the spread of the virus, but cases been "increasing quite quickly" — and Chicago has been an "epicenter for this outbreak," health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.

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10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Wicker Park Fest returns, sample 'za at Pizza City Fest, catch a modern take on Shakespeare — and so much more.

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Thousands More Chicagoans Are Getting Mental Health Care, City’s Top Doc Says — But Critics Say More Must Be Done

The city expects to provide funding to at least one mental health clinic in each of Chicago’s 77 community areas by the end of the year, but relying on often-underfunded nonprofits to bear the brunt of the city's mental health needs is problematic, one alderperson said.

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Speed Limit For Camera Tickets Will Stay The Same After Council Votes Down Push To Roll Back Fines

Critics of the ordinance said they worried nixing fines would lead to people speeding, creating a hazard for pedestrians. Chicago has seen an uptick in drivers injuring and killing people.

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