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Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago Commissioning ‘Ambitious’ Public Art With $500K In Funding. Applications Open Monday

Another $250,000 will be given to partners that will use the money for smaller, local projects.

As Chicago Kids Head Back To School After 300 Days At Home, Some Parents Are Relieved — But Teachers Worry

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS chief Janice Jackson have said schools are safe for in-person learning. Teachers disagree.

Scaled-Back Avondale Apartment Project Wins Neighbors’ Support, Overcoming ‘Rough’ Start

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) indicated he plans to grant the developers a zoning change to rehab and redevelop a long-vacant six-unit apartment building at 2901 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Former Ald. Proco Joe Moreno Sent To Jail After Being Charged With Drunk Driving While Out On Bond

A Cook County judge called the former 1st Ward alderman "an extreme danger to the community" in sending him to jail for the Dec. 27 drunk driving crash in Gold Coast.

More Than 1 Million Illinoisans Have Had Coronavirus: ‘It Is Critical That We Take Extra Caution’

And 177 Illinoisans killed by coronavirus were reported in the past day, bringing the state's death toll to at least 17,272.

‘Every Chicago Band Is Losing Their Biggest Fan’: Late Drummer Alejandro Morales Remembered As A ‘Beacon Of Light’

Morales, 46, died over the weekend in Puerto Rico while visiting family. He spent his free time doing accounting for social justice nonprofits and helping youth of color get into the music industry.

Offset BBQ Opens Thursday In Humboldt Park After ‘Many Months’ Of Planning

The menu features a range of dishes, from St. Louis-style ribs and barbecue chicken sandwiches to barbecue bibimbap.

‘Devastated’ Pfleger, Removed Over Child Sex Abuse Allegation, Says He’s Angry, Hurt — But Can’t Speak Out More

"I have been asked by the Diocese not to speak out at this time," Pfleger wrote on Facebook. "I am Blessed with good leadership and amazing members, whom I love."

CPAC Plan Would Cut $600 Million From Chicago Police Budget, As Aldermen Debate Civilian Oversight Of Cops

Backers for the Civilian Police Accountability Council and the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability presented changes to their respective ordinances Tuesday as they try to drum up support from aldermen.

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.

Humboldt Park Group Giving Free Food And Toys To Neighbors In Need Wednesday: ‘We Have To Do Something’

It's the latest giveaway volunteer-led Humboldt Park Solidarity Network has hosted since the start 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."

No More Outdoor Winter Classrooms — Especially When Kids Are Back, CPS CEO Tells Brentano Teachers

CPS CEO Janice Jackson on Tuesday also said her team reached out to the teachers to remind them of the district's "expectations," but teachers said they received no such communication.

Chicago Chefs Team Up To Bring Hot Meals To Chicagoans Experiencing Homelessness

The owners of TaKorea Cocina and Giant are using a food truck to bring hot food to folks in need. Here's how you can get involved.

Need An Activity For Your Kids? Free 606 Trail-Themed Games And Puzzles Now Available

One page has hidden pictures that ask you to find words that rhyme with "trail" within an illustration of the trail.

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.

Chicago Teachers Work Outside In 27-Degree Weather To Protest CPS Reopening Plan

"If we move forward with this plan as it stands, it's a statistical certainty that staff, families and students will get sick," one teacher said.

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.

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