Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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Here’s What Will Be Open For Kids During The Chicago Teachers Union Strike

Parks, libraries, the YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs are opening their doors to kids during the strike.

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Change To Allow Cell Towers In City Parks Alarms Park Groups Who Say There Was No Community Input

An ordinance to allow "freestanding facilities" up to 150 feet tall in city parks was submitted to City Council Sept. 18, but activist groups say no one informed them of the proposal until Monday.

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Union President Tells Chicago Parents To Prepare For ‘Short-Term’ Strike

The union’s Tuesday night announcement came just hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot told reporters that she was ready to write staffing and class size promises into the union contract.

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Scooter Season Is Over For Now — But Will They Return? Group Says They Should (But With Docks This Time)

The Active Transportation Alliance thinks scooters should stay — but docked and kept off urban trails and out of Downtown.

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Dinobi Detergent, Run By Married Couple, Wins $5,000 To Build Its Business At South Side Pitch

Mobile car wash startup Wash on Wheels took second place, receiving $4,000 and a Polsky Exchange membership, while student mental health app Strong Together came in third and won $2,000.

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Work2gether4Peace, Julia Hunter’s One-Woman Newsroom, Has Been Informing The Southeast Side For Nearly A Decade

Julia Hunter has been covering community meetings and events on the Southeast Side for years — for no pay. "Even if you do just reach three people ... you thank God for those people. That's what serving really is at the end of the day."

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Here Comes The Cold: Temps Expected To Drop 20 Degrees And Hit The 40s In Chicago On Friday

Temperatures will fall to 39 degrees by midnight Saturday and get even chillier in the early morning.