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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.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."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.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.
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 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.