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Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

After His Volunteers Tossed Blankets And Food Of Man Who Is Homeless, Ald. Gardiner Says It Was A ‘Mistake’

Ald. Jim Gardiner initially praised his "Gardiner's Angels" volunteers for clearing "unnecessary debris." Neighbors hope the incident inspires others to be more compassionate.

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A Lakeview Matriarch, Immigrant Tried To Give Back After Building A Life In Chicago. Her Family Is Continuing That Legacy

Rafaela Castillo, 89, died from coronavirus. During a long life in Chicago, she was known for helping her neighbors in whatever way she could and holding her family together.

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Budlong Woods Mom Who Died From Coronavirus Loved Antiquing And Had A Sense Of Style

Rose Marie Perkins loved scouring garage and rummage sales and couldn't pass up a good deal. “She’d say, ‘It was only a quarter, so I had to bring it home.’”

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Chicago Teachers Will Work Remotely Monday, Defying CPS Orders. If District Locks Them Out, They’ll Strike.

Thousands of CPS teachers were supposed to report to the classroom Monday, but they'll work remotely instead. The decision comes as many have expressed concerns about spreading coronavirus.

Families Of Carjacking Victims Ask City, State Leaders To Do Something To Stop Surge: ‘This Is … Chicago Crying For Help’

One woman, whose son was left paralyzed after being shot during a carjacking, said she's planning to leave her lifelong community if something doesn't change.

Alderman Praises His ‘Gardiner’s Angels’ Volunteers For Tossing Blankets, Food Belonging To Man Who Is Homeless

Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) said his volunteers cleared "unnecessary debris" from the Irving Park Blue Line station underpass — even though it was clearly someone's belongings.

Chicago’s Black Activists Aren’t Putting Their Faith In Biden: ‘We’re Going To Continue To Take Care Of Ourselves’

Under Trump, Chicago activists pushed for major reforms. Biden will be a big shift for the country, but local activists say they aren't investing hope in a system where "there's always a loophole."

Horner Park Coil Mound Could Break Ground In Spring After Army Corps Of Engineers Approval

A fundraiser for the Horner Park mound went live Monday. Organizers plan to start building the mound once they've raised $75,000.

Chicago Teachers Might Vote This Week To Strike, Sources Say

Union leaders plan to discuss whether teachers might refuse to work in schools but continue working online, which doesn't fit the definition of a traditional strike.

Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’

CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.

Cubs-Themed Big League Burgers Opens In Irving Park

The restaurant and bar is open for patio dining, delivery and takeout. Big League's owner hopes it becomes a destination for sports fans once indoor dining restrictions are lifted.

Supporters Of A New Dog Park In Winnemac Park Have More Work Ahead, But Alderman Lays Out Possibilities

It will be a time-consuming and expensive process to make the park a reality, Ald. Andre Vasquez said, but it's possible.

Steingold’s Relocating To Southport Corridor, Giving Classic Jewish Deli A Bigger Kitchen And Menu

The modern Jewish Deli is moving from North Center to 3737 N. Southport Ave., just two doors north of the Music Box Theatre, in February.

Family Of 9 Behind ‘Cielito Lindo’ Mariachi Band Face Eviction — But Neighbors Step Up To Help

Chicagoans have already raised nearly $5,000 for the family. "It almost doesn’t feel real," Juan Lucero said.

Want To Help Homeless Pets? Anti-Cruelty Society Hosting Virtual Day Of Service Monday

The animal rescue organization's staff will teach participants how to make no-sew pet beds and cat and dog toys from items found around the home, among other things, during the virtual event.

This Year’s Polar Plunge Is Do-It-Yourself — But You Can Still Raise Money For Chicago Families In Need

This year, participants don't have to dive into Lake Michigan. They can jump into snow in a bathing suit or have a bucket of cold water dumped on them.

My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Bring Supplies To Seniors For MLK Day

The group is looking for volunteers who can bring personal protective equipment to seniors or who can help clean up a garden that honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Light Snow Coming Thursday Evening, But Not Enough To Accumulate

Snow showers could continue on Friday, which will be cloudy and chilly with an expected high of 34 degrees.

Racist Stickers Found In Lincoln Square Days After White Nationalists Attack Capitol

"As the events at the U.S. Capitol last week made clear, we must remain vigilant in reaffirming that hate has no home in our community," Ald. Matt Martin said.

2 More Mass Vaccination Sites Opening This Week As Chicago Ramps Up Campaign

The city is focused on vaccinating health care workers and people living in working in long-term care facilities as part of Phase 1A. That phase will likely take several more weeks.

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