Midway, West Lawn
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
You Can Now Travel To Alaska, North Dakota And Don’t Need To Quarantine When You Get Back, City Says
Every state besides Hawaii, Alaska and North Dakota are currently in the riskier Orange category. Travelers coming from places in that category must quarantine or get a negative COVID-19 test.
Cook County’s Pilot Program Aims To Boost Metra Electric, Rock Island Ridership By Slashing Fares In Half
Fares have been cut by about 50 percent along the Metra Electric line through Southeast Chicago and Metra's Rock Island line, while Pace's Halsted Street route is receiving service improvements.
A Troubling Trend In Chicago’s School Reopening: More Students Disengaged
CPS released data that showed the majority of white families reported to school buildings as expected so far, while nearly half of Black families chose to stay home. About 62% of Latino students reported to campuses.
Southwest Side Dad, Brother Feared Nothing And Used Humor To Encourage Family: ‘It’s A Huge Void That He Left’
Jose Cornejo, who died from COVID-19 at 71, was known for random, simple acts of kindness. He'd chase after a mailwoman so he could give her water on hot summer days — and was always there for his family. “His life mattered."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago’s Travel Order Simplified — But City Says You Still Shouldn’t Go Anywhere
Every state besides Hawaii is currently in the Orange category, as are the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Travelers coming from places in that category must quarantine or get a negative COVID-19 test.
Chicago Schools Create Once-Monthly Coronavirus Testing Program For Staff As Students Return
While teachers have been asking the district to implement testing of students and staff if they are to return, CPS' plan applies only to staff on a once-monthly, voluntary basis.
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.
Esperanza Health Centers Opens Drive-Thru Coronavirus Testing Site In Marquette Park
The federally qualified center is conducting tests by appointment six days a week from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the corner of Marquette Road and California Avenue.
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.