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Cooling Centers Close Too Early Amid Dangerous Heat, Putting Residents — Especially Those Who Are Homeless — At Risk, Some Say
Chicago activated cooling centers around the city this week — but many of them close at 5 p.m., even as temperatures stayed dangerously warm.
After Propane Tank Explosions, Cappleman Pushes To Clear Uptown Tent Cities — But City Says No
Ald. James Cappleman wants to move residents our of viaducts and to open park space. Instead, the city will form a task force to look into safety issues around homeless encampments.
Home Run Inn Giving 10,000 Free Pizzas To Chicagoans In Need For Its 75th Birthday
Shelters, child care and senior centers will receive frozen Home Run Inn pizzas in their dining services.
Facing Eviction? There’s Still Time To Apply For Chicago’s Rental Assistance Program
Those facing eviction or homelessness can apply to the Rental Assistance Program until Jan. 31 to get money for past or future rent payments, or security deposits.
City Matches Touhy Park Tent City Residents With Housing In New Push To Fight Homelessness
An "accelerated moving event" was held Thursday at a tent city in the North Side park, but promises from city officials were met with skepticism from some.
Little Village Parents Call On City To Find Housing For People Living Under Viaduct Along School Route
Parents say some residents at an encampment have harassed students walking to school. But they don't want the city to kick them out — they want officials to find them homes.
Animal Control Employee Sexually Assaulted 2 Coworkers, City Watchdog Says
An animal control worker was fired and a supervisor was suspended for failing to report the sexual assault to his superior, the city's Inspector General's report states.
With City Funding Cut, Englewood Day Care Center Battles To Reopen: ‘You’re Taking Away A Safe Haven’
"If the mayor is a supporter of high quality programming, and we know she is because she said so, why is a successful program being defunded?"
South Side Cooling Centers Open As Heat Index Hits The 100s This Week
It's going to be a hot week. Here's where to stay cool on the South Side.