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Father Pfleger Accusers Are Brothers Who Never Revealed Their Abuse, Even To Each Other, Lawyer Says

An attorney for the brothers, now 61 and 63, alleges Pfleger groomed and sexually abused both in the late 1970's, when they were around 12 and 13 years old.

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Englewood Dad, Lost To COVID At 55, Always Had Jokes, Drew A Crowd Of Admirers When He Danced: ‘It Happened So Fast’

"I miss his jokes and his laugh. I miss it every day," Jones' older sister said.

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Englewood Mom Protected Her Daughters All Their Lives — But They Couldn’t Be With Her As She Died From COVID-19

Lillie Merrill, 98, was a fiercely independent Englewood mother with a heart as big as her wardrobe. After suffering from Alzheimer's disease, she contracted coronavirus and died in April.

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A New Housing Complex Could Be Coming To Auburn Gresham. Here’s How To Weigh In With Feedback

The $20 million development, part of the city's INVEST South/West program, would bring 56 units of affordable housing to 79th Street.

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Chicago Teachers Will Work Remotely Monday, Defying CPS Orders. If District Locks Them Out, They’ll Strike.

Thousands of CPS teachers were supposed to report to the classroom Monday, but they'll work remotely instead. The decision comes as many have expressed concerns about spreading coronavirus.

Families Of Carjacking Victims Ask City, State Leaders To Do Something To Stop Surge: ‘This Is … Chicago Crying For Help’

One woman, whose son was left paralyzed after being shot during a carjacking, said she's planning to leave her lifelong community if something doesn't change.

After 2 Trans Women Are Killed In 2 Weeks, Activists Beg City To Take Crimes More Seriously — And To Stop Misgendering Victims

Tyianna Alexander, 28, was shot and killed less than two weeks after her friend, Courtney Eshay Key, was killed on Christmas Day.

Englewood Town Hall Is Back Virtually, Bringing The Neighborhood’s 5 Aldermen Together For Updates

Residents will have the opportunity to ask the aldermen questions while learning about community developments. This time, on Zoom.

Chicago’s Black Activists Aren’t Putting Their Faith In Biden: ‘We’re Going To Continue To Take Care Of Ourselves’

Under Trump, Chicago activists pushed for major reforms. Biden will be a big shift for the country, but local activists say they aren't investing hope in a system where "there's always a loophole."

Chicago Teachers Might Vote This Week To Strike, Sources Say

Union leaders plan to discuss whether teachers might refuse to work in schools but continue working online, which doesn't fit the definition of a traditional strike.

Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.

Chatham’s New Workforce Center Wants To Help Residents Find, Change Careers

The new facility will serve thousands of local job seekers a year. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are scheduled to attend the virtual grand opening.

Know A Kid Who Needs A Coat? Here’s Where To Get A Free One In Englewood On MLK Day

Think Outside Da Block and DTLR are teaming up to help Englewood kids stay warm this winter.

Light Snow Coming Thursday Evening, But Not Enough To Accumulate

Snow showers could continue on Friday, which will be cloudy and chilly with an expected high of 34 degrees.

Want To Help Homeless Pets? Anti-Cruelty Society Hosting Virtual Day Of Service Monday

The animal rescue organization's staff will teach participants how to make no-sew pet beds and cat and dog toys from items found around the home, among other things, during the virtual event.

This Year’s Polar Plunge Is Do-It-Yourself — But You Can Still Raise Money For Chicago Families In Need

This year, participants don't have to dive into Lake Michigan. They can jump into snow in a bathing suit or have a bucket of cold water dumped on them.

My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Bring Supplies To Seniors For MLK Day

The group is looking for volunteers who can bring personal protective equipment to seniors or who can help clean up a garden that honors Martin Luther King Jr.

2 More Mass Vaccination Sites Opening This Week As Chicago Ramps Up Campaign

The city is focused on vaccinating health care workers and people living in working in long-term care facilities as part of Phase 1A. That phase will likely take several more weeks.

Chicago’s Travel Order Simplified — But City Says You Still Shouldn’t Go Anywhere

Every state besides Hawaii is currently in the Orange category, as are the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Travelers coming from places in that category must quarantine or get a negative COVID-19 test.

Chicago Schools Create Once-Monthly Coronavirus Testing Program For Staff As Students Return

While teachers have been asking the district to implement testing of students and staff if they are to return, CPS' plan applies only to staff on a once-monthly, voluntary basis.

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