South Chicago, East Side

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Public Schools Will Start With All-Remote Learning On Sept. 8

Teachers and parents pushed back against the district's plan to have most kids in school for two days per week.

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Cook County Teen Dies Of Coronavirus As Illinois Reports 1,471 New Cases

The teenager is among the youngest people known to have died from coronavirus infection in the state.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Sees Its Most Violent Month In 28 Years As Murders, Shootings Skyrocket

Two dozen children under 10 years old have been shot in Chicago this year.

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The Party Is Over: Chicago Shuts Down Warehouse Bash And Vows To Do The Same For Other Mass Gatherings

A new city task force is cracking down on parties, events and large gatherings in commercial and residential buildings.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

General Iron Seeks City Approval To Reopen As Activists Urge Shutdown To Continue Through COVID-19 Pandemic

It's not clear when the city inspections will take place or when the scrapper could reopen if given the green light.

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CPS Giving Parents A Week To Decide Whether To Send Kids To School Or Choose Remote Learning

District officials said they need time to plan based on how many families choose all-remote learning. The Teachers Union wants CPS to open for remote learning only this fall.

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Bars Can Now Apply To Open Sidewalk Cafes For Customers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Previously, only restaurants were allowed to apply for and open a sidewalk cafe. The city hopes the change can help alcohol-only bars and taverns stay afloat.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

City Awards 1,500 Grants To Small Businesses Decimated By Coronavirus, Vandalism

The $6.2 million in grants is the first allocation from the Together Now fund launched last month by the mayor.

South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published

City’s Last Columbus Statue Removed In South Chicago

The 7-foot statue was part of the Drake Fountain and had sat for more than 100 years on a triangular island where 92nd Street and Exchange and Chicago avenues meet.