Englewood, Chatham

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CPS Giving Parents A Week To Decide Whether To Send Kids To School Or Choose Remote Learning

District officials said they need time to plan based on how many families choose all-remote learning. The Teachers Union wants CPS to open for remote learning only this fall.

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‘We Want To Look Out For Our People’: South Side Neighborhood Patrol Aims To Stop Violence Without Police

A growing number of residents fed up with violence are taking matters into their own hands by revitalizing neighborhood watch groups.

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Bars Can Now Apply To Open Sidewalk Cafes For Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Previously, only restaurants were allowed to apply for and open a sidewalk cafe. The city hopes the change can help alcohol-only bars and taverns stay afloat.

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City Awards 1,500 Grants To Small Businesses Decimated By Coronavirus, Vandalism

The $6.2 million in grants is the first allocation from the Together Now fund launched last month by the mayor.

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ICE Wants To Show Public How To Arrest Immigrants With ‘Citizens Academy’ — But Locals Are Fighting To Stop ‘Xenophobic PR Stunt’

The six-week Civilians Academy includes courses on "defensive tactics, firearms familiarization and targeted arrests" and a visit to an immigration detention center.

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2nd Scooter Pilot Starts Aug. 12 With Bird, Lime And Spin

The city will allow vendors to leave scooters out at night. Last time, vendors had to pick them up at night and re-deploy them in the morning.

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High School Football Moved Back To Spring After State Makes New Coronavirus Restrictions

The rules, which go into effect Aug. 15, apply to people of all ages and cover almost all areas of athletics.

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Walmart Reopens Kenwood, Auburn Gresham And Hermosa Stores

The national chain reopened three city locations Wednesday and plans to have all eight stores running again by November.