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Northeastern Illinois Still Looking For Developers To Scoop Up Empty North Park Buildings

The university extended its request for proposals until Nov. 1 and plans to announce a vendor for the vacant properties in early 2022.

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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!

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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.

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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."

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City Worker’s Removal Of Black Lives Matter Sign In North Park Shows Racism Is ‘Alive And Kicking,’ Sign’s Owner Says

A North Park man caught the worker removing his sign on camera. Now, he's hoping the city will hold the person who did it accountable.

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The Ultimate History Of Chicago’s Char Dog: The Underdog Sausage That’s Found A Home In Local Hearts

“My advice is: If you’re going to burn the hell out of something, make it a cheap dog and enjoy yourself.”

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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.

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Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City

From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.

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Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’

The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.

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Northside College Prep Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

The annual competition gives young artists an opportunity to showcase their work in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

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Chicagoans Who Get Vaccinated At City-Run Sites Can Get 5 Free Tickets To Six Flags

The city is bringing COVID vaccinations events to salons, beaches and other spots around the city this week and over Memorial Day weekend.

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Mayfair Vaccine Clinic Giving Out 1,200 Vaccine Shots This Thursday. Here’s How To Sign Up

Registration is open for a vaccine clinic that will give 1,200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to far Northwest Side folks, regardless of residency or immigration status.

North Park

Culver’s Could Be Coming To North Park After Getting Key City Approval

The city's zoning committee signed off on a Culver's proposed for 6001 N. Lincoln Ave. City Council is scheduled to vote on it Wednesday.

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Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

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Chicago Wants To Fine Employers Who Retaliate Against Their Workers For Taking Time Off To Get Vaccinated

"No worker should have to choose between keeping their job and getting the COVID-19 vaccine," the mayor said.

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Off-Duty Cop Shoots At Men Inside Car In North Park, Police Say

No one was wounded, and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating.

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NEIU Briefly Locked Down After Shots Fired In Campus Parking Lot

No one was wounded Wednesday morning after police reported seeing people in two cars shoot at each other on campus.

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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.

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Korean War Veteran Lost To COVID-19 Loved To Teach, Fly Model Airplanes

When Russell McManus wasn’t tinkering with car parts, he built radio-controlled model airplanes he would fly with his children. He died from COVID-19 in April.

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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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