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City Hall Reopens To Public After 16 Months Of Pandemic Closure, Though Masks Still Required

The city had previously limited access to the building due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Free Lolla Passes Available If You Get Vaccinated At Saturday Events. Here’s How To Get One

Up to 1,200 single-day Lollapalooza tickets will be given away at various vaccination events Saturday. The city is trying to encourage people to get the shots.

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Chicago’s Top Doc Says City ‘Not Done’ With COVID As Officials Worry About Potential Surges In Less-Vaccinated Areas

The vast majority of new coronavirus cases have been in people who aren't vaccinated. Officials are worried about possible surges in the fall or winter.

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‘The Single Most Important Task We Have’: Chicago Previews Plan To Reconnect With Missing Students

About 84,500 students have been flagged for targeted support, including stepped-up efforts to reach their families over the phone this summer.

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Mass Vaccination Site Reopening At Malcolm X College Next Week

Other mass vaccination sites are closing down soon, though, including those at Kennedy-King, Daley and Wilbur Wright colleges and Chicago State University.

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Chicago Could Soon See Another Day Where No One Dies From COVID, City’s Top Doc Says

People getting vaccinated means there have been fewer coronavirus cases — and resulting deaths — in Chicago.

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United Center Mass Vaccination Site To Close As City Focuses On Smaller Vaccine Events

Drive-thru vaccinations at the site will end after Thursday. Walk-ups already ended in May.

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All Chicagoans Can Now Get COVID Vaccinations At Home For Free — And They’ll Get $50 Gift Cards

Health workers will come to the homes of any Chicagoan 12 or older to get them vaccinated. The shots are free and insurance is not required.

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Chicago Offers More Details About Its Full-Time Remote Option — Including Who’s Eligible

According to school board documents, “It is the intent of the board to have remote learning be an essential part of how we educate students in future school years.”

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Nearly 27,000 Families Asked The City For Rent Relief. Chicago Won’t Be Able To Give It To Many

The city set aside about $80 million for its most recent round of rent relief — but Chicagoans who applied requested a total of $137 million in aid.

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Nearly 6 Million Illinoisans Now Fully Vaccinated Against Coronavirus

About 46% of Illinoisans of all ages have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccine shots, according to federal data.

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Chicago State University Drive-Thru Vaccinations End, But Walk-Ups Still Available

Chicago State is still offering COVID-19 vaccinations for walk-ups. No appointments are needed and the shots are free.

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200,000 COVID Vaccinations Were Done During Past Week In Illinois

Fewer than 1,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in Illinois during the past week.

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No Air And Water Show For Chicago This Year — But The Blue Angels Will Perform On The Lakefront

The Navy Blue Angels will do a solo demonstration in August along Chicago's lakefront.

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Families Can Get Reimbursed For Funeral Costs If They Lost A Loved One To COVID

Thousands of families in Illinois are eligible for reimbursements of up to $9,000. Here's how to apply.

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Marie’s Pizza And Liquors Opens Outdoor Piazza For Summer With Pizza, Music And More

Mayfair's Marie's Pizza is one of Chicago's longest-serving restaurants. While it has not yet reopened for indoor dining, a colorful plaza offers diners a chance to eat the famous thin-crust pizza outdoors.

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Northwest Side Organizer Who Fought For Affordable Housing Dies From COVID: ‘Albany Park Is Better Because Of Her’

Maria Elena Sifuentes, who was president of Communities United, began organizing by fighting for better public education when her kids were in school.

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Illinois Vaccine Lottery With $1 Million Prize, Scholarships For Youths Launches

Three $1 million jackpots will be awarded and 40 $100,000 prizes will be awarded.

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COVID Vaccinations Available Outside Some ‘L’ Stations Mondays, Fridays

The vaccinations are free and insurance is not required. The shots will be given to walk-ups, with no appointments necessary.

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More Than 50,000 COVID Vaccine Doses Were Given In Illinois During Past Day

In Illinois, about 5.8 million people of all ages — or 45.89 percent of the state's 12.7 million people — have gotten all their COVID-19 vaccination shots.

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