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Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Can Chicago Finally Get An Elected School Board? After Years Of Fighting, Advocates Push State Senators To Pass 2019 Bill

Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on her support for an elected school board, but then said she needed more time to study the matter.

Lines Start At 3:30 AM, Stretch For Blocks At Newly Reopened Secretary Of State Offices

Most secretary of state offices — where new driver's licenses, permits and license plates are processed — closed in November because of the pandemic.

It Could Take 1.5 Years To Vaccinate All Of Chicago Unless Feds Increase Supply, Lightfoot Says

The city has created the infrastructure to deliver vaccine doses, Lightfoot said — now it just needs the doses: "Lives are at stake."

Chicago Police Ran Over Woman, Didn’t Move SUV As It Crushed Victim’s Leg For More Than 8 Minutes, Video Shows

Martina Standley was left with a traumatic brain injury and a crushed leg after a Chicago police officer drove into her in November 2019, according to a lawsuit.

Are You An Out-Of-Work Restaurant Or Bar Worker? Southern Smoke’s $4 Million Relief Fund Can Help

Despite launching in August, Southern Smoke Foundation leaders say they still have $3.6 million to help restaurant and bar industry workers in Cook County.

Coronavirus Kills 79 More Illinoisans, Bringing Death Toll To At Least 16,834

The most recent victims included 41 people from Cook County, including a teen and a woman in her 30s.

Clouds Are Coming Every Day This Week In Chicago

Just two days are expected to get sun this week.

267 Coronavirus Deaths Reported In Illinois During Long Holiday Weekend

The most recent victims included 125 people from Cook County, including a man in his 30s, three people in their 40s and 11 people in their 50s.

Some CPS Teachers Refusing To Return To In-Person Learning Due To Coronavirus: ‘I Am In Fear For My Life’

"I feel like CPS is destroying remote education for the many that have chosen it, and in particular for the Black and Brown majority that have chosen remote because they want to stay home and stay safe."

Shoreline Renovations At Arthur Ashe Beach Park Start Monday As City Continues To Address Lakefront Erosion

The South Shore park will be closed for six weeks as city crews complete a project to protect the south lakefront from erosion and flooding.

As Anjanette Young Meets With Mayor, City Watchdog Launches Investigation Into Wrongful Raid, Fallout

Inspector General Joe Ferguson told aldermen his office is investigating the police conduct surrounding the raid of Young's home and the city's handling of the ongoing controversy.

Coronavirus Kills 133 More Illinoisans, Bringing Death Toll To 16,490

At least 16,490 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois, and another 1,488 deaths are probably related to the virus. People are urged to stay home for New Year's Eve.

Park District Postpones In-Person Winter Programs Due To Coronavirus

The programs were scheduled to begin Monday, but their start will be postponed indefinitely to comply with the state's current COVID-19 safety rules.

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.

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.

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.

Independent South Side Shops Get Badly-Needed Boost During Pandemic With New Online Marketplace

The UrbanMain small business marketplace publicizes shops without an online presence and encourages business owners to partner with neighborhood chambers of commerce.

Masks Without Borders Empowers Struggling Delhi Workers With Mask Sewing Project To Protect Chicagoans, Indians In Need

The Soondra Foundation, WORK+SHELTER and Chicago Fair Trade have partnered to make and give away at least 8,000 sustainably made, organic cotton masks for vulnerable communities in Chicago and India.

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.

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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