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Chicago Fire Training Center Approved By City Council Despite Complaints From Housing Activists

The Chicago Housing Authority vowed to turn the property into housing for former ABLA Homes residents, but it'll likely become a training facility for the pro soccer team instead.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

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.

Downtown

Chicago’s Overnight Winter Parking Ban Starts Tuesday. Make Sure You Don’t Get Towed

Anyone who ignores the ban will face a $150 towing fee and a $60 ticket, according to the Department of Streets and Sanitation.

Citywide

With No Help From D.C., Indie Music Venues Launch Virtual Concerts To Help Save Struggling Clubs

The weekly virtual concerts will feature local artists performing from empty Chicago venues to raise money for a new emergency relief fund.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

‘Hawkwatch’ Is On As People Longing To Get Outside Gather To Spot The Majestic Birds

"You need hawks to take your mind off the cold. Funny how it starts to feel warm when you see them,” said Vic Berardi, a co-organizer of the "Hawkwatch" that meets in Lake County.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Council Approves Law To Require Nonbinary Gender Option On City Paperwork

Chicago's City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday requiring the city to update its forms and paperwork with gender-neutral designations.

Downtown

State Releases Coronavirus-Friendly Halloween Guidance: Leave Candy Out, Haunted Houses Not Allowed

Typical Halloween parties and events are not allowed or are highly discouraged, but state officials said there still are plenty of ways to safely celebrate the holiday.

Downtown

Chicago Park District’s Plan For New Brighton Park Headquarters Approved By Key Committee

Some commissioners lauded a "transformational" investment in the South Side neighborhood while others cautioned about the risk of gentrification.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Family Gatherings A ‘Major Source’ Of Coronavirus Spread In Illinois, Public Health Boss Says

Facing rising numbers and reinstated restrictions in the suburbs, public health boss Dr. Allison Arwady begged Chicagoans to "avoid unnecessary gatherings of any kind."

Downtown

Here’s How You Can Host A Windy City Coop And Eco-Yard Tour In Your Own Backyard

Anyone in the Chicagoland area whose yard shows examples of urban livestock, chicken coops or eco-yards are eligible to apply.

Downtown

Blue Angels To Take Flight Over Chicago In Support Of Frontline Workers

The 15-minute flyover is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Downtown

Want To Tour Chicago From Your Couch? Chicago Detours Launches Free Online Happy Hour Tours

The company is moving its tours online with daily 20-minute programs.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Criminal Justice Reform Activists: If Blago Wants To Help Prisoners, He Needs To Listen To Them — And Get Over Himself

Local activists and advocates offer advice to the self-proclaimed "political prisoner"-turned-prison reformer.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

At St. Sabina’s All-Star Peace Tournament, Teams From Across The City Impressed Their NBA Idols

At the tournament's first event, a shooter and his intended target made peace while playing together. "If something like that can happen, then there's hope."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Jennifer Hudson, Chance The Rapper & Common Set To Perform At NBA All-Star Weekend

Other performers include Taylor Bennett, Chance's brother, and the Chicago Children's Choir.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Basketball Stars To Talk About Mental Health And Sports In Englewood Thursday

Athletes, medical professionals, and journalists will explore how professional sports teams are approaching mental health on and off the field.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A West Side Minigolf Course Is Coming In 2020, But You Can Check Out Plans For It Now In The Pedway

A new exhibit in the Pedway features a diorama and renderings of the student-designed minigolf course, set to open by summer 2020 in Douglas Park.

Downtown

Friday Classes Canceled As Chicago Teachers Strike Will Enter Day 2

The teachers' sticking points, including smaller classes sizes and increased staffing, remain.

Downtown

Change To Allow Cell Towers In City Parks Alarms Park Groups Who Say There Was No Community Input

An ordinance to allow "freestanding facilities" up to 150 feet tall in city parks was submitted to City Council Sept. 18, but activist groups say no one informed them of the proposal until Monday.

Downtown

Meet Meagan McNeal, The Star Of The Viral Green Line Performance

The native South Sider talks about life after "The Voice," her viral performance on the "L" and showing her sons it's possible to make a living doing what you love.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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