- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park
- Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville
- 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
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.
Women’s Shelter, Addiction Recovery Center Leaving Woodlawn To Relocate To Pullman
After three decades in Woodlawn, the Southside Center of Hope is temporarily moving to the West Side as it plans to build a shelter in the 34th Ward.
Washington Heights’ Larry And Jacki Griffin Were Soul Mates Who Built A Family Before His Death From Coronavirus
They were married for 25 years, raising their children together and traveling. "I never worried about if he loved me," she said. "He loved me from the beginning to the end."
Landon Cox Was Famous For Winning As A Basketball Coach — But He Also Worked To Help His Players Succeed Off The Court
Landon Cox, 81, was a legendary basketball coach on the South Side. But to his daughter, he was a hero. He died from COVID-19 in May.
Devoted Father Of 6 Worked Hard To Give His Family A Good Life, And Never Missed A Chance To Slow Dance With His Wife — Until The Pandemic Struck
Curtis Bamberg, 73, died of coronavirus. "He was a man that did not give up easy. He stayed on the path, and when he started anything — anything he set out to do, he accomplished it.”
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.
Chicago Hospitals Battle Another Obstacle With Coronavirus Vaccine: Persuading Staff To Get Them
Officials at Roseland Hospital and Loretto Hospital have said they are battling myths and other skepticism toward the vaccines. At Roseland, just 25 percent of hospital staff has been vaccinated so far.
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.