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Ald. Jim Gardiner Should Be Investigated By City Watchdog, Lightfoot Says

The Far Northwest Side alderman tried to withhold services from and get revenge on residents who criticized him and used profanity to describe colleagues, leaked texts show.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Want To Help Birds Flying South For The Winter? Turn Off Your Lights This Weekend

Animal Care and Control is urging Chicagoans to turn off their lights this weekend to help the thousands of birds migrating through Chicago.


COVID Concerns Kept These Students Home. Now They Are No Longer Enrolled

Families organized a #CPSSickOut movement to try to force the district to offer virtual learning. Instead, some students were dropped from campus rolls.


Vaccines For Kids Under 12 Could Be Coming In November, Officials Say

"Just know that it's to help make sure that when we stand behind a vaccine, we can absolutely say that it is safe and effective," Chicago's top doctor said.


A Secret Society Of Chicago Bakers Meets Every Month — And It’s Keeping Beloved Bakeries Alive

The Bakers Dozen was founded in the 1930s. Its members — beloved bakery owners — meet in secret once per month to sample each other's goods, catch up and help keep their businesses alive.


‘It’s All Good’ Episode 18: Pastries, Cookies And Cakes, Oh Pie!

Covering Chicago's best bakeries, from a South Side spot fit for the vice president to a clandestine society of longtime bakers.


Downtown Could Finally Get Weed Shops As Push For Less Regulation Clears Committee

The new version of the ordinance would shrink the city's Downtown cannabis “exclusion zone” to a fraction of its current size.


Every State Is Now On Chicago’s Travel Advisory As COVID Surges Nationwide

Unvaccinated Chicagoans are being urged not to travel anywhere in the United States as the Delta surge continues.


‘Do Not Help Her’: After Texts Show Ald. Jim Gardiner Called Constituent A ‘C-nt,’ Council Members Want Him Punished

More than 20 elected officials are calling on Gardiner to publicly apologize after he urged staff not to help constituents who criticized him and called female residents and City Hall staffers “b-tch” and “c-nt.”


Will COVID Cases In Chicago Schools Force Your Child To Quarantine? Here’s A Flowchart

Many parents and educators still have questions about when families are notified about confirmed COVID-19 cases and how quarantine works.


Vaccinated Chicagoans Have 1-In-10,000 Chance Of Getting Breakthrough COVID Case: Analysis

The vast majority of people who do experience a breakthrough case will only have mild symptoms, officials have said.


Fake Vaccination Cards Seized At O’Hare Were Spotted Because They Had Misspelled Words

The 19 fake vaccination cards looked like real ones — except they were "low-quality," according to Customs and Border Protection.


Rain, Strong Wind Expected Tuesday In Chicago — But The Rest Of The Week Looks Sunny

Temperatures in the 70s and 80s are expected all week.


Chicago Party Aunt’s Netflix Show Promises Laughs — And A More Fun Side Of The City Rarely Seen On TV

"Chicago Party Aunt" premieres Sept. 17 on Netflix and features a number of references, Easter eggs and cameos from Chicago legends.


With ‘Fades, Fros And Books’ Barbershop Project, Young South Siders Can Get A Haircut While Boosting Their Reading Skills

The program was created by Brilliant Brown Boys Book Club founder Chez Smith. It aims to get Black boys excited about reading by connecting them with books in a place they feel comfortable: the barbershop.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Flu Shots Needed Again This Year To Protect Health Care System During COVID Surge, Top Doc Says

It's "not quite" flu season yet, but people should plan to get their shots as it kicks up and the state battles a COVID-19 surge, Dr. Allison Arwady said.


Unvaccinated CPS Kids Who Travel Out Of State For Labor Day Should Stay Out Of School At Least 7 Days, CPS Says

The district is urging parents to "reconsider" their Labor Day weekend travel plans in light of the health recommendations.


As Quarantine Notices Go Out, CPS Needs More Time To Fully Expand School COVID Testing

The district had pledged voluntary testing for every school would be in place during the first week of the school year.


Could Chicago’s Delta Surge Be Flattening? Officials See Signs For Hope — But Need More Data

New cases, positivity rates, hospitalizations and deaths remain higher than they were earlier this summer — but their growth has slowed recently.


United Center Will Require Proof Of Vaccination Or Negative Test For Bulls, Blackhawks Games And More

Such rules are becoming more common as organizations look to keep customers — and their businesses — safe and help end the pandemic.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
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