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From Librarians To Barbers, Public-Facing Workers Left Out Of Early Vaccination Rounds: ‘Our Jobs Are Essential But We Are Not’

Librarians and beauty industry workers interact with people daily and can't work from home. They feel they should be vaccinated alongside frontline workers like teachers and grocery employees — or at least before the general public.


Aldermen Push For Librarians To Be Vaccinated Soon, But City’s Top Doc Says That’d Slow Rollout For Seniors

"We're gonna get the librarians vaccinated. I promise. But it'll be in line with a lot of other frontline essential workers," Dr. Allison Arwady said.


West Side Elders Honored In Outdoor Living History Exhibit: ‘We Need The Older Generation To Help Guide Us’

"It's about appreciating history while it's here," said Jonathan Kelley, co-founder of the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot at 16th and Spaulding.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Back Of The Yards One Step Closer To Getting Its Own Public Library Thanks To $15 Million In State Funding

For years, students and neighbors have shared a library on Back of the Yards College Prep's campus. But security changes in 2018 made it more difficult for people to access it.

Back of the Yards

Chicago Public Libraries Reopening Within Weeks, City Says

The city is asking library staff to return to work Wednesday so they can prepare to eventually open again.


South Shore Library Reopens With Big Upgrades Including Recording Studio, Media Lab, Black History Section

The South Shore branch's $2.5 million renovation project brings plenty of new amenities for kids and young adults to the library, 2505 E. 73rd St.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago Public Library Wants To Pay You $6K To Create In Its ‘Maker Lab’

The library is looking for a maker-in-residence who will spend three months using 3-D printers, laser cutters and more on their project.


South Shore Branch Library To Reopen Soon After Year Of Renovations

Work on the library's $2.5 million renovation is complete, a library spokesperson confirmed. The library will reopen this weekend or next week.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Douglass Library’s New Book Club Will Feature Afrofuturism And Other Black Literature

The first book on the list is "How Long 'til Black Future Month?" by N.K. Jemisin.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

As South Shore Public Library Renovations Linger On, Neighbors Are Placing Little Free Libraries All Over

Veronica Kyle's home caught a bullet during a 2015 murder. Now she's on a mission to change the neighborhood's culture through reading.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

New Little Italy Library Branch With CHA Housing ‘The Renaissance Of Taylor Street,’ Ald. Ervin Says (PHOTOS)

The building — which sparked controversy in the neighborhood when it was announced — will include a mix of CHA, affordable and market-rate apartments.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chatham’s Whitney Young Library Opens After $12 Million Makeover, Now Offers 3D Printing, Recording Studio And More

A technology hub, digital skills lab and a new garden are among the renovated building's new amenities.

Englewood, Chatham