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Midway, West Lawn

Midway, West Lawn
Midway, West Lawn

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.


Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.


Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.


O’Hare, Midway Airports Expecting 3 Million Travelers Over Holidays As Officials Warn Of COVID-19 Surge

Five states have been added back to Chicago's travel advisory as COVID-19 surges across the country.


Christmas In Chicago: 26 Photos Of Amazing Holiday Decorations In The City

PHOTOS: Chicagoans have decorated their blocks with hundreds of lights, candy canes and blow-up snowmen as they prepare for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's.


City Investing $1 Billion In 24 Affordable Housing Developments

The projects include a developer who wants to adaptively reuse a former Chicago Public School building for re-entry housing and a project that is the city's first development in partnership with and for Indigenous people.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chinatown Unified In Draft City Map, But Will A Majority-Asian American Ward Make It Through Negotiations?

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson claimed dividing up the ward to create an Asian American majority is "racism," while supporters are hopeful the map will pass.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

This South Side Game Shop Got Some Much-Needed Love On Social Media — Only To Be Burglarized Hours Later

Store owner Zodrey Pickens said $15,000-$20,000 worth of goods were stolen from Back In The Game Video Games and Repair, not long after getting a shoutout on Chicago Media Takeout.

Midway, West Lawn

Beefed-Up Forestry Crews Will Help Shift City To Long-Sought ‘Block-By-Block’ Tree Trimming, Hedge Down Backlog, Officials Say

Backlogs of tree trimming requests have piled up, leaving residents waiting as long as one year to have their trees maintained. 


Get Spooky With These 27 Halloween And El Día De Los Muertos Events Around Chicago This Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are packed with trick-or-treating, festivals and more. Here is our roundup of the festivities.


Southwest Side Woman Eats At 367 Hot Dog Stands In Just 5 Weeks To Become Vienna Beef Hot Stand Challenge Winner

The winner visited an average of 10 stands per day to claim the top prize in just five weeks. She'll use part of her prize to help kids and older people through her Park District work.


Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!


Renovated Englewood Aldi Reopens Next Week With Larger Food Selection

The 63rd Street store will reopen Oct. 28 with more natural light — and food.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Major Development With 700 Units, Grocery Store And More Could Spark Change On Southwest Side, Alderman Says

Developers are set to get the city's OK for a massive redevelopment of the former LeClaire Courts housing project on the Southwest Side.

Midway, West Lawn

A Secret Society Of Chicago Bakers Meets Every Month — And It’s Keeping Beloved Bakeries Alive

The Bakers Dozen was founded in the 1930s. Its members — beloved bakery owners — meet in secret once per month to sample each other's goods, catch up and help keep their businesses alive.


Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.


Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

Albany Park

Chicago Style: 40 Photos Of Hot Dogs — And The Stands We Love — To Make You Drool Today

PHOTOS: In Chicago, hot dogs aren't just a meal — they're a work of art.


Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic Opens On Southwest Side

Vaccinations have slowed down, though fewer than 60 percent of Chicagoans are fully vaccinated.

Gage Park, Brighton Park
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