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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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."
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.
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.
267 Coronavirus Deaths Reported In Illinois During Long Holiday Weekend
The most recent victims included 125 people from Cook County, including a man in his 30s, three people in their 40s and 11 people in their 50s.