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Christkindlmarket Mugs Are Back — And This Year’s Collectible Features The Chicago Skyline

Christkindlmarket is celebrating its 25th anniversary by also releasing a limited-edition ornament. The market returns Nov. 19.

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Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Highly Protective For Kids 5-11, Company Announces

Federal officials are soon expected to announce if they'll allow the shots to be used on children in that age group.

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CTA Plans To Keep Lower Prices Through 2022 As Ridership Lags Due To COVID-19

The Chicago Transit Authority announced its budget proposal for next year, aiming to maintain the discounts introduced over the summer and eliminating the fee for bus and train transfers.

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Chicago Narrows Racial Gaps In 5-Year Graduation Rate, But Disparities Persist

CPS on Thursday said 83.8 percent of students graduated in five years in 2021, compared with a rate of 82.5 percent last year.

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Southwest Side Woman Eats At 367 Hot Dog Stands In Just 5 Weeks To Become Vienna Beef Hot Stand Challenge Winner

The winner visited an average of 10 stands per day to claim the top prize in just five weeks. She'll use part of her prize to help kids and older people through her Park District work.

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City Council To Vote On Tax Increase, Pollution Fines And Borrowing Plan As Part Of 2022 Budget

If approved by the City Council next week, Chicagoans can expect to see higher property tax bills tied to the rise in inflation.

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DuSable Lake Shore Drive Name Change Official With New Signs Honoring City’s Black Founder

Chicago is "an incredible city founded by a Black man and his Indigenous wife," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in unveiling new signs for the street.

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Moderna, Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots Could Come This Weekend If They Get Federal Approval

Officials are considering if they'll allow people to "mix and match" their vaccines and if they'll extend booster eligibility to younger people.

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As Lightfoot Bargains To Pass Budget, Black Caucus Wants Cash-For-Poor Pilot Money Spent To Combat Violence Instead

Meanwhile, progressives are pushing the city to invest $10 million in mental health clinics — and they've got the support of a slim City Council majority.

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Vintage Halloween Decorations In Demand This Year, Collectors Of Spooky Items Say

Paper goods from the '20s, greeting cards from the '50s — Chicagoans are turning to retro Halloween decorations and using them as-is or repurposing them to celebrate the holiday, collectors said.

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Take Home A New Furry Friend This Weekend At Pop-Up Dog Adoption Event With Animal Control

Chicago Animal Care and Control is partnering with the Amazon Pop Up in Chicago and the BISSELL Pet Foundation to find homes for dozens of dogs this weekend.

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‘It’s All Good’ Episode 23: The South Side Mom Stitching Together Her Dream

Kamaca Champion dreamed for years of turning her love for knitting into her own store. Now, at Miss Purl, South Side crafters can express themselves in a yarn paradise.

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7 Years After Laquan McDonald Was Murdered, Chicagoans Protest Rahm Emanuel As He Vies For Ambassadorship

McDonald's murder in 2014 engulfed the former mayor's administration. Activists say it's a "slap in the face" to install him as an ambassador.

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Getting Kids 5-11 Vaccinated Will Rely On Pediatricians, Local Health Experts Under White House Plan

The Pfizer shot is expected to be approved for that age group — which covers about 28 million kids — in coming weeks, with other vaccines coming down the pipeline.

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Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

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Return An Aurelio’s Pizza Box Top This Month And Restaurant Will Donate To Get Books To Kids

Each donation provides a book the charity will give to young children from low-income households.

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21 Chicago Police Officers Told To Stop Working For Refusing To Report Vaccination Status

It could take days to see how many Chicago officers will ultimately be taken off the streets for defying the city's order.

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Florida, Hawaii Come Off Chicago’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory

There are now 45 states and two territories on the advisory.

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Park District Workers Must Be Fully Vaccinated By Dec. 15 Or They’ll Be Tested, Agency Announces

Park District workers who meet the vaccine requirement will be given one additional personal day.

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Don’t Trash Your Halloween Pumpkins — Smash Them For Compost At Local Events

Composting your pumpkins is better for the environment than trashing them — and there are events around the city where you can smash them for compost.

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