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Jefferson Park, Portage Park
Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Some City Workers Have Hesitated To Get Vaccinated — But They Should Be Setting ‘The Example’ For Chicagoans, Lightfoot Says

An alderman and some members of the Police Department are skipping the vaccine for now, and the city has no plan to mandate the shots for city workers.

Citywide
8:00 AM CDT

Taft High School Senior Wins Poetry Out Loud State Championship: ‘I’m Glad I Got To Leave My Mark’

Catherine Herrera, 17, advanced to this year's Poetry Out Loud regional semifinals: "It made me realize how much progress I have made."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park
7:44 AM CDT

‘Tomato Man’ Bringing His Plants To Chicago For 1-Day Sale In Lincoln Park And Portage Park

Bob Zeni normally sells hundreds of heirloom tomato plants from his driveway in La Grange Park. This year, he's selling the plants at two North Side events.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park
7:40 AM CDT

Fellow Veterans Organize Impromptu Parade To Honor Jefferson Park Man On His 100th Birthday

Hillard Dominowski celebrated his big day with his family — and a group of new friends who came out to honor him.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Cooking For Mom On Mother’s Day? This Jefferson Park Chef Can Help

Fearless Cooking is teaming up with a local florist so you can get your mom a homemade meal and flowers for Mother's Day.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Jefferson Park Man Turning 100 Has A Secret To His Longevity: Cake, Pie — And Living Life To The Fullest

Hillard Dominowski never celebrated his birthday growing up — his family was too busy. But on Thursday, he'll celebrate turning 100 with his family and friends.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Anthony Alvarez’s Family Marches To Demand Justice For Portage Park Father Shot By Police: ‘They Killed A Part Of Our Family’

Videos of police shooting the 22-year-old on March 31 were released last week. His family said they want the officer fired and face criminal charges.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

This Jefferson Park Paleteria Almost Called It Quits Due To The Pandemic And A Robbery — But It’s Back Thanks To Neighborhood Support

The family-owned ice cream shop El Sabor la Michoacanita is working to add new menu items and signs to attract customers ahead of summer. "It has been really, really difficult to stay afloat, but here we are."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

After Another Deadly Cop Shooting, Aldermen Blast Lightfoot, CPD Leaders For ‘Standing In The Way’ Of Police Reform

Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on promises of transparency and action on long-stalled changes to police policy. Some say the mayor and department aren't moving fast enough.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Video Shows Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Anthony Alvarez As He Runs From Them: ‘Why Are You Shooting Me?’ (NO VIDEO IN STORY)

The slain man's family said they had "more questions than answers" after viewing the footage, which shows police shooting Alvarez as he ran away from them.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Video Shows Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Anthony Alvarez As He Runs From Them: ‘Why Are You Shooting Me?’ (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The slain man's family said they had "more questions than answers" after viewing the footage, which showed police shooting Alvarez as he ran away from them.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Neighbors Worry Latest Six Corners Development Plan Could Bring The Suburbs To Portage Park And Hurt Local Businesses

A developer wants to bring an Amazon Fresh grocery store and up to 36 apartments to the old Peoples Gas site at Six Corners, but neighbors are wary of its benefit to the community.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Anthony Alvarez’s Family Slated To Watch Video Of Police Killing Portage Park Father

The 22-year-old was killed by police during a foot chase March 31. After weeks of demanding answers, the city will allow family to view video of the shooting, a family member said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Rare Wild Turkey Spotted In LaBagh Woods: ‘A Big Deal’ For Birders And Proof Biodiversity Improving In Northwest Side Preserves

Preservation efforts in LaBagh Woods have removed invasive species and made way for more native plants to grow — allowing more animals to flock to the area.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Vaccine Clinic Open To All Northwest Siders Coming To Avondale On Friday. Here’s How To Sign Up

First doses will be administered Friday at ASPIRA High School at 2989 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Family Of Portage Park Father Killed By Police Asks Witnesses To Come Forward: His ‘Story Is Not Being Shared Enough’

A police officer fatally shot Anthony Alvarez, 22, just days after 13-year-old Adam Toledo was killed by police. His family still hasn’t heard when video from the shooting will be released, they said. "We want answers."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

Faster Trains Have Arrived On The Blue Line: Take A Look At The CTA’s New 7000-Series Train Cars

Pre-pandemic, riders found themselves crushed into trains or on platforms having to wait as multiple packed trains passed them by. The new cars will help congestion problems — if they arise again.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After Polish Immigrant Jakub ‘Kuba’ Marchewka Killed In Easter Shooting, Hundreds Gather To Demand Justice

Jakub “Kuba” Marchewka, 28, was fatally shot in a Northwest Side parking lot on Easter Sunday after bumping another car with his car door, police and his family said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

This Northwest Side Bus Stop Is Among The Worst In The Country. Congrats?

The Cicero and Elston stop is one of the worst in the country for its location and unsafe access, according to a nationwide competition from transportation site Streetsblog USA.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park

After Police Kill Young Portage Park Father, His Family Demands Answers: ‘We Want To Know Why He Was Being Chased’

Anthony Alverez's family learned about the shooting via news reports and neighbors, raising more questions about what happened.

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