Jefferson Park, Portage Park

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Kitten Season Means Cats Are Flooding Chicago — But That’s Bad News For Shelters And Animal Lovers

One shelter got 53 kittens in January but that jumped by 240 percent to 127 in March when kitten season started.

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95 Percent Of Chicagoans Listed As Gang Members By Chicago Police Are Black, Latino, Watchdog Audit Finds

Department officials cannot confirm gang designations “are based on reliable evidence” or ensure that the data “serves a legitimate law enforcement purpose,” according to the audit.

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Allergy Season Has Begun And — Thanks To Climate Change — It Could Be Brutal This Spring

Nice, warm weather this spring could make things even worse for people with allergies.

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Easter Egg Hunts, Bunny Visits And More At These North Center Area Events

Families hoping to snap a photo or two with the Easter Bunny will have a few opportunities for that and more over the next two weekends.

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Internet Failure Interrupts ‘Zombie PARCC’ At 125 Chicago Schools

The outage began in the morning when AT&T, the district’s service provider, accidentally cut through a fiber optic cable.

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New Record Shop Coming To Portage Park Later This Spring

This summer, Tony Assimos' lifelong dream will become a reality when Tone Deaf Records, 4356 N. Milwaukee Ave., opens in Portage Park.

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Lincoln Yards, The 78 Tax Approved By Key Committee Ahead Of Rahm’s Last City Council Meeting

Several lame-duck aldermen face an agenda packed with measures from Emanuel’s bucket list.

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78-Year-Old Shoots Man Trying To Break Into His Northwest Side Home

The homeowner, who fired through his screen door, has a valid FOID and wasn't charged, police said.

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Luis Gutierrez Says Rahm Promised To Give Daughter 30th Ward Seat Last Summer — But When She Said No, Things Got Ugly

The mayor, who supported recently re-elected Ald. Ariel Reboyras, denied ever making such a promise to the Gutierrez family.