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Chicago’s 2020 In Photos: Unrest And A Pandemic — But Beauty And Unity, Too

We rang in 2020 with legal weed and an imprisoned former governor returning. Then, everything changed.

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Chicago Teachers, Families Worried As Schools Near Reopening: ‘CPS Is Not Prepared To Bring Kids Back Safely’

Teachers say the district has failed to provide answers on COVID-19 testing, mask enforcement and other vital things that should be discussed before heading back to the classroom.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

U.K.’s New Coronavirus Variant Now In The US, But Local Officials Say Masking, Distancing Still Work

State and city officials have downplayed concerns about the virus's variant, saying people can stop its spread with things they already do: social distancing, masking and hand washing.

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Need A Sidewalk Repaired? City Will Open Applications For Popular Cost-Sharing Program On Jan. 11

The applications fill up quickly, and residents typically pay $600-$1,500, according to the city.

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Chicago’s Health Care Workers Can Now Get Vaccinated Against Coronavirus. Here’s How To Sign Up

Vaccinating health care workers and long-term care facility residents and staff is expected to take all of January and February.

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Chicago’s Top Doctor Gets Coronavirus Vaccine Publicly While Urging Others To Get One

"Please, when it is your chance to get vaccinated, please: Make that choice. In the meantime, get educated," said Dr. Allison Arwady.

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Here’s Where You Can Recycle Christmas Trees In Chicago

You can drop off your tree at any of the city's locations starting Jan. 9. Trees will be accepted until Jan. 23.

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Chicago’s Struggling Indie Venues See ‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel’ With $15 Billion Save Our Stages Bill

The relief bill is a positive sign, entertainment industry experts say, but its success will depend on how and when the money is doled out to closed venues.

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Chicago Nursing Homes, Outpatient Health Workers Will Start Getting Coronavirus Vaccinations This Week

More than 20,000 hospital workers who work in Chicago have been vaccinated, and the city is expanding the campaign to outpatient providers and people living and working in long-term care facilities this week.

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105 More Illinoisans Die From Coronavirus — Including Teen From Cook County

At least 16,074 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,396 deaths are probably related, according to the state.

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Winter Storm To Bring Snow, Freezing Rain To Chicago Late Tuesday, Early Wednesday

It's possible Chicago will get 2-5 inches of snow and sleet during a storm Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning.

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Illinois Sees 422 Coronavirus Deaths, 19,839 Confirmed Cases Over Long Holiday Weekend

At least 15,969 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,367 deaths are probably related, according to the state.

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Illinois Has Vaccinated 100,000 People Already, More Than Any Other State

In Chicago, more than 16,000 people have been vaccinated so far, according to city data.

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Stay Home For Christmas, New Year’s To Reduce Coronavirus Spread, State’s Leaders Plead

"The best way to avoid another surge in hospitalizations, another surge in deaths, another surge in new infections is to celebrate the holidays at home with the family that you currently live with."

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Coronavirus Kills 135 More People In Illinois, Bringing Toll To 15,547

The most recent victims included 49 people from Cook County, including three people in their 40s and a man in his 50s.

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Local Artists Beautify South Loop Club To Remind Community To Support Bar During Pandemic

Artists painted the enclosed walkway and patio of the South Loop Club, 701 S. State St., with colorful designs, positive messages and depictions of the bar’s signature offerings.

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Illinois Sees 116 More Coronavirus Deaths As Death Toll Rises To 15,414 People

The most recent victims included 41 people from Cook County, including a woman in her 40s and three people in their 50s.

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Activists, Health Care Workers Demand Pritzker, Lightfoot Keep Pressure On Mercy Hospital To Stay Open

Though a state board rejected Mercy's application to close, hospital officials are working to shut down by May 31. Activists want a moratorium on hospital closings and pressure from the city and state to ensure Mercy remains open.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

2020 LSC Election Participation Plummets, Nearly 1,000 Seats Unfilled

The figures paint a stark picture of the ongoing drop in engagement around LSCs, the mini-democracies that are given authority over budgets and principal hiring in most Chicago schools.

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98 More Coronavirus Deaths Reported In Illinois, Bringing Death Toll To 15,299

The most recent victims included 70 people from Cook County, including one man in his 30s and two men in their 40s.

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