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Pat Dowell
Pat Dowell

Aldermen Are Not Subject To City Worker Vaccine Mandate — And Some Are Skipping The Shots

As unvaccinated aldermen fight the city worker vaccine mandate, other elected officials are frustrated by a lack of remote meeting options.


One Of Chicago’s Most Famous Basketball Courts Is Getting A $500,000 Facelift

Margaret Hie Ding Lin Park, a backdrop for sports commercials starring Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose, is getting a new half court and other upgrades.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

After Grinding Through The Pandemic, Bronzeville Neighborhood Farm Is Back And Ready To Rebuild

Kicking off the season with its first event of the year, the farm near 42nd and Calumet aims to reconnect with the community after a devastating year.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

$100 Million Project Near 43rd Street Green Line Stop Gets Key City Approval

The $250 million Big Deahl project, a fourth location of Small Cheval and a plan to landmark Emmett Till's former home were also approved by the zoning committee.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘There’s Nothing Gangsta’ About Killing A Child: Devastated Parents Of Slain Englewood Toddler Beg Young Men To Stop Shooting

Community leaders on the ground and in the statehouse are working on solutions to quell city violence as the parents of Sincere Gaston mourn.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

There’s A New Dog Park In Bronzeville And Everyone’s Loving It

"It's the dog park, it's the neighborhood, it's the culture in the neighborhood that's coming together and making it new, and I'm loving every minute of it," said a neighbor.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

At Chicago City Hall, The Legislative Branch Rarely Does Much Legislating

While aldermen are focused on ward issues, Chicago mayors have seized control of the legislative and oversight process at City Hall.