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Chicago Has A Deal With Teachers. How Long Can The Peace Last?

One week after Chicago struck a fragile peace with its teachers union, fault lines have emerged over who gets to work from home, for how long, and why.

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Coronavirus Mata A 72 Personas Más En Illinois, Pero El Estado Está Cerca De Vacunar A 2 Millones De Habitantes

Al menos 20,129 personas han muerto a causa del COVID-19 en Illinois, y otras 2,168 muertes probablemente estén relacionadas con el virus.

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Chicago Used 60% Of Discretionary COVID-19 Funding From Feds On Police: ‘It’s Immoral,’ Critics Say

The city received $480 million in discretionary spending from the feds under the CARES Act. Of that money, $281.5 million went to the Chicago Police Department.

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Police Accused Of Beating Protesters Avoided Consequences By Hiding Badge Numbers, Not Turning On Cameras: Report

Investigators face "enormous" obstacles in trying to look into police misconduct from the unrest because so many officers hid their identifying information or didn't wear body cameras, violating policy.

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Coronavirus Kills 72 More In Illinois, But State Close To Vaccinating 2 Million People

At least 20,129 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 2,168 deaths are probably related to the virus.

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Even Police Thought Raising Chicago’s Bridges Was A Bad Idea During Unrest, Watchdog Finds

There was no advanced planning around raising the bridges, officials testified. And officers beat protesters, escalating violent clashes, the report found.

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It Snowed For A Record 9 Straight Days — And More Is Coming

Another 2 inches of snow could fall during a storm that's expected to hit Chicago on Sunday.

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Chicago Police Failed On Every Level When Responding To Protests, Unrest Over George Floyd Slaying, Watchdog Finds

The investigation found the Police Department's response was "marked, almost without exception, by confusion and lack of coordination."

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With Chicago Snowed In, Some Residents Want To Know: Why Isn’t There A Citywide Sidewalk Shoveling Service?

Chicagoans are largely on their own when it comes to digging out of their homes after snowstorms, which is harder for older residents and people with disabilities. A municipal shoveling effort would help erase that inequality, supporters say.

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Massive Michael Reese Hospital Redevelopment Set For Plan Commission Vote Thursday

An update to the Fulton Market Innovation District plan, a proposed 50-foot building at The Fields development and a new elementary school in Belmont Cragin will also be considered.

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Chicago Lists 40 Statues That Could Be Problematic For Public Review — Including 5 Of Abe Lincoln

The city did not say what will happen to the artwork it has flagged, though it's asking for residents to provide feedback.

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Coronavirus Kills 24 More People In Illinois

The most recent victims included 10 people from Cook County, including a man in his 40s.

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My Block, My Hood, My City Gets 200 Requests To Shovel After Snowstorm — Here’s How To Join Their Volunteer Patrol

More than 100 volunteers came together to shovel at homes across the city Tuesday. The shoveling brigade will be back out Wednesday to help more seniors in need.

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This Is Why Chicago Doesn’t Plow Alleys

Chicago's alleys are jammed with more than 3 feet of snow, but plows are not coming to the rescue.

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More Snow Expected Wednesday, Thursday — And It’ll Break A 137-Year-Old Chicago Record

Chicago's record for most consecutive days with snow is nine, set in 1884. But the city's on pace to see 11 consecutive days of snow if it falls as expected Wednesday and Thursday.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Delayed By Huge Snowfall, But City’s Wednesday Appointments Are Still On

Vaccine doses from Tennessee didn't ship Monday, and only some got out Tuesday, scuttling some appointments in Chicago.

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If More Snow Falls Tuesday Night, Side-Street Plowing Will Have To Wait, City Warns

The city doesn't plow alleys — but they will have garbage trucks "tracking" the alleys to create paths, officials said.

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Coronavirus Kills 32 More Illinoisans And 1,348 Cases Reported

The most recent victims included 24 people from Cook County, including a man in his 40s and two people in their 50s.

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Indoor Dining Expanded To 40 Percent Capacity In Chicago After COVID-19 Numbers Drop

Under the eased coronavirus restrictions, bars, restaurants and event venues can now allow 40 percent capacity or 50 people, whichever is fewer.

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PHOTOS: Chicago Is A Winter Wonderland After 18 Inches Of Snow Falls On Already-Frozen City

The winter storm warning that blanketed the county for more than 24 hours ends at noon Tuesday, but with frigid temperatures to continue until the weekend, the more than 18 inches of fresh snow on the ground isn't going anywhere.

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