- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Mayor Brandon Johnson Promises More Help For Migrants And Homeless — But Offers Few Specifics
The mayor offered no timetable for moving migrants from police stations and said he has not decided whether to change the leadership of the CTA.
Lightfoot Signs Environmental Justice Executive Order As Mayor-Elect Johnson Vows To Build On Progress
Lightfoot ordered the city to complete a study of the communities most impacted by industry and pollution by Sept. 1. Advocates say it will help draft legislation to improve residents’ health.
State Lawmakers Poised To Legalize Drug-Injection Site This Year — But Will City Leaders Follow Through?
Public health advocates say they're all in on creating a safe space for drug use. But Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the idea is still "under consideration."
CPS Students Don’t Face A COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement For Now, City’s Top Doc Says
Dr. Allison Arwardy's comment on school nurses during a hearing with alderpeople drew a rebuke from the Chicago Teachers Union.
Aldermen Push For New York-style Vaccine Requirement In Restaurants, Other Public Spaces
New York City is requiring a vaccination for entry to dine indoors, attend theater productions and concerts and use gyms. Some alderpeople want the same for Chicago.
More Than 200 Lollapalooza Attendees Got COVID-19 — But It Wasn’t A Super-Spreader Event, City’s Top Doc Says
"We would have seen a surge if we were going to see a surge, at this point," Chicago Dept. of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
Aldermen Push For City Mask Mandate As COVID Cases Climb
"I think if, and when, we see numbers move into the high-risk territory, we may move to put a mandate in place,” Chicago Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
2 More Mass Vaccinations Sites Open In Chicago With Goal Of 6 By Next Week
The vaccines are not yet available to the general public as the city works to get health care workers vaccinated first.
Lawsuit Accuses City Of ‘Environmental Racism,’ Seeks To Stop General Iron’s Owner From Getting Permit For East Side Scrapper
"The judge will determine where we will go from here, but we have no choice," the attorney filing the suit said. "We either fight or just roll over and play dead. And we chose to fight."
Lincoln Park Coronavirus Cases Are Spiking Again As Young People Socialize, Travel, Officials Say
Ald. Michele Smith said people aren't complying with mask-wearing guidance, and the city needs a way to enforce it.
City Repeatedly Breaks Promises To South Siders When Approving Polluters And Demolitions
From the Hilco demolition that covered Little Village in dust to General Iron's exit from Lincoln Park, city officials have promised and failed to be transparent with South Siders. Neighbors "don’t have any trust left at this point to be eroded,” one said.
23 More People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois, 1,362 New Cases Reported
Dr. Allison Arwady of the city's public health department said it's time to "double down" on wearing masks and hand washing to stay safe through the winter and prevent further spread of the virus.
Here Are The New Coronavirus Rules That Take Effect Thursday For Bars, Restaurants And More
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the changes Monday with health officials, restaurant industry executives and more at her side.
13 People At Chicago Pool Party Get Coronavirus, Spread It To At Least 6 Others, Chicago’s Top Doc Says
People infected at the pool party spread the virus to teammates, a sibling and people in their car pools, Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said.
1,549 Coronavirus Cases Reported In Illinois In Past Day
Another 20 people died in the past day as well, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 7,657.
Gatherings With ‘Trusted’ Friends, Family Are Driving Rise In Chicago Coronavirus Cases, Top Doc Says
"Recognize when you are out and not being careful, even among your trusted friends and family, you do run the risk of bringing COVID back into your home and into your friends group," said Dr. Allison Arwady.
General Iron’s Potential Reopening A ‘Final Insult’ To Lincoln Park Neighbors, Alderman Says
Final inspections before General Iron's reopening should "happen within a matter of days," said Dr. Alison Arwady, head of Chicago's Department of Public Health.
City Unveils Environmental ‘Reform Agenda’ As East Side Neighbors Continue To Fight General Iron’s Plans
Though General Iron's corporate owner received state permits last month to move the scrapper to 11600 S. Burley Ave., the city is still awaiting applications for two local permits the company needs to finalize the move.
91 More People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As Health Officials Warn Pandemic Far From Over
"We have bent the curve; we absolutely have," said Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health. "The question is whether it will stay on that decline."
Chicago Churches, Synagogues, Mosques Can Reopen With 50 People Inside, Lightfoot Announces
The city, however, warned the elderly and people with underlying health conditions to not attend services in person