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Michigan Parents Suing Navy Pier After 8-Year-Old’s Horrific Fall At Climbing Wall: ‘We Thought He Was Dead’

George Brewer suffered multiple injuries and has undergone four surgeries after his parents say staff failed to secure a safety rope to his harness at a climbing wall at Navy Pier. The boy fell to the ground from 24 feet.

Citywide

Jones College Prep Needs Leaders To Listen After Principal Removed Over Handling Of Student’s Nazi-Like Costume, Community Says

Longtime Principal Joseph Powers was removed after videos of a student goose-stepping in a Nazi-like uniform spread on social media. It is unclear if the student will be disciplined.

South Loop

Field Museum Workers Push CEO To Voluntarily Recognize Union

Workers are unionizing to secure better pay and benefits, saying many are forced to work two jobs to support careers at the museum.

Downtown

Aldermen Give Initial OK to $13.5M in TIF Funding To Rehab Six Save-A-Lot Grocery Stores

The grocery stores are all on the South or West sides, which have seen five grocery stores close in the past two years. 

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

2 St. Ignatius Hockey Players Remain Hospitalized As Hundreds Gather At Mass To Pray After Bus Hit By Semi

The truck driver was charged Monday night with four counts of causing serious bodily harm while operating a vehicle and 22 counts of criminal recklessness.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Lightfoot Urges Feds To Fund Amtrak’s Proposed $850 Million Revamp Of Union Station, Local Train Services

The proposed Chicago Hub Improvement Program would establish new passenger train routes into Union Station from the south and allow Amtrak and Metra trains to run more often. More than 50 other midwestern mayors support the plan.

Citywide

Bad Drugs In Clubs: Venue Owners Say They’re Not To Blame For Overdoses As Fentanyl Testing Expands

A club owner said he'll add security and train staff after four people overdosed inside around Halloween. "I have nothing to hide," he said.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Dreezy Claus Is Back And Ready To Spread Holiday Cheer At City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Andre Russell's alter ego is booked and busy. Now, he's laying the groundwork to launch a Black Santa school.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Randolph Street Market’s Holiday Market Is Back With 3 Floors Of Goods This Weekend

Tickets can be purchased online for $10 or at the door for $15. The market

West Loop

Anjanette Young Push To Change Search Warrant Policy Fails To Get Aldermanic Support

The ordinance proposed by Black alderwomen aimed to ban the Police Department’s use of “no knock” or “knock and announce” warrants after the wrongful raid of Young’s home in 2019.

Citywide

Here’s How To Skate At The Millennium Park Rink And Ice Ribbon This Winter

The popular outdoor rinks will stay open through the winter, with varying hours around the holidays.

Downtown

19 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Antique Holiday Market, Drag Brunch And Home Movies From The South Side

Shop for the holidays at one of the city's many seasonal markets, taste vegan bites at a night mercado, experience "The Godfather" at a Chicago Philharmonic concert and more.

Citywide

At Sneakerhead University, Learn Why People Line Up For Blocks To Get New Kicks: ‘It’s A Form Of Art’

The 15-room immersive exhibition is modeled after a university and features workshops where visitors can design their own sneakers.

Downtown

Here’s How A Local Group Is Reviving The Chicago River’s Freshwater Mussels

Urban Rivers has helped reproduce more than 1,500 mussels, which improve the water quality by filter feeding and removing pollutants, an organizer said.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Chicago NASCAR Race Tickets Will Go On Sale Thursday Morning

People will be able to reserve seats, suites and specialty packages that will give them a view of the race and access to other benefits.

Downtown

Hush Nightclub In River North Shut Down After Shootout Killed Man, Wounded 3 Others

The Sunday morning shooting started after a group of people were ejected from the bar, police said.

Downtown

Chicago Women Head To The Polls To Protect Right To Abortion: ‘We Can’t Afford To Go Back’

More women across the country registered to vote after Roe v. Wade was overturned in June. “I did it for me, my daughter, for the women who came before me," one Chicago voter said.

Citywide

Lunch Staff Shortages Persist At CPS As One Of Its Top Schools Is Unable To Feed All Students For First Time

Whitney Young's cafeteria struggled with a one-day lunch food shortage for the first time. Staffing and supply chain issues have plagued schools across the district since last year.

Citywide

Whitney Young Sports Complex Is Still Limiting Public Hours, Locking Out Residents, Park Neighbor Says

Whitney Young's principal says the missing signs advertising public hours for the facility are being replaced. But a local park leader said gates have been stayed locked for days.

West Loop

Toy Drive Honoring Slain 9-Year-Old Janari Ricks Is Back For Another Year

Christmas was Janari Ricks' favorite holiday because he got to gift presents to his friends, said his mother, Jalisa Ford. Now she's keeping that tradition alive with her third annual toy drive.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side
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