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Corey Brooks, Related Midwest Announces Partnership for Woodlawn Community Center

After more than 100 days of camping in the cold, Pastor Corey Brooks and Project HOOD announced a partnership with real estate developer Related Midwest to build a community resource center in Woodlawn. The company has previously partnered with Project HOOD for summer programs and group building classes. So when Curt R. Bailey, president of […]

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How to Find the Cheapest Gas Prices in Your Community – NBC Chicago

As Americans experience unprecedented pain at the pump, residents are looking for ways to find the cheapest gas prices possible. In the state of Illinois, the average price of a gallon of gas is $4.43, up 14.5% in the past week alone. Nationally, the average price of gasoline now stands at $4.17 a gallon, the […]

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Public Leadership Program Aims to Bring a Sustainable Food System to Illinois

Farm to Fork, a public leadership program working to bring more sustainable food systems to the greater Chicago area. HEAL Food Alliance’s School of Public Leadership (SoPL) helps warehouse workers and urban farmers create inclusive, worker-centered food systems. Felix Ortiz, community health navigator at Joliet-based Warehouse Workers for Justice, is part of the program’s newest […]

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Beloved Chicago pastor dies with husband in hit-and-run accident

By Nicole AlcindorCP Reporter | Saturday 05 March 2022 Reuters/Shannon Stapleton A Chicago pastor from a long line of clergy was killed along with his pastor husband in a hit-and-run accident on the city’s Far South Side last Monday. Police have not located the attacker. Police say Apostle Yvonne Lee-Wilson of the Body of Christ […]

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A Chicago building raided by the federal government contained a meth lab inside, lined with a gambling den

The demolished building in Chicago was the site of a meth lab and gambling den We learn more about the Chicago building raided by federal agents and Chicago police last month. CHICAGO – We learn more about the Chicago building raided by federal agents and Chicago police last month. A city inspector’s report says a […]

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Chicago family business makes Ukrainian flags for the community – NBC Chicago

Eslela Parra sits behind her sewing machine, her heart heavy, just thinking about the Ukrainian people. “It’s very sad because it’s hard to see how everything is going,” Parra said. “But for me, it’s something I can do for them.” Parra is one of many employees of WGN Flag & Decorating Company in Chicago’s Southside […]

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Insight Hospital And Medical Center, the former Mercy Hospital, is once again receiving ambulances at its emergency room

BRONZEVILLE — Insight Hospital and Medical Center, formerly known as Mercy Hospital, resumed receiving ambulances to its emergency department this month after a year-long hiatus. The hospital at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. in Bronzeville was granted full emergency department designation by the Illinois Department of Public Health last month, and the Chicago Fire Department has […]

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These are the counties in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI metro area where COVID-19 is growing fastest

2022-02-26 After adding more than 561,000 new cases over the past week, the United States now has more than 77.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 930,000 COVID-19 related deaths – the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise, but at a slower rate. Over the past […]

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Chicago’s Ukrainian community rallies against Russia’s war on homeland

Residents of Ukrainian village rally against Russian invasion of their homeland Residents of Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood condemn Russia’s invasion of their homeland and demand an end to it immediately. CHICAGO – Residents of Chicago’s Ukrainian Village neighborhood condemn Russia’s invasion of their homeland and demand an end to it immediately. A rally was held […]

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Bronzeville’s new community outreach KEY program provides a restorative space where children can be open about trauma – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – Michael Brown, 15, was walking home from school in Bronzeville on Tuesday, February 8, only to be shot and killed before he even got home. Fear for their own safety is a constant for the children in this neighborhood. But CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra has found a program that helps them feel […]

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Food insecurity in America: Chicago business owner works with Rush University Medical Center after Save A Lot rat infestation

CHICAGO (WLS) — When the Save-A-lot neighborhood temporarily closed due to a rat infestation earlier this month, it hit close to home for West Garfield Park’s Deshawn Nelson. “Born and raised,” said Nelson, owner of a local moving company. “Just around the corner.” Nelson started giving back to the neighborhood a few years ago when […]

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Funeral services for former Chicago Convention and Tourism Vice President Bill Williams on Saturday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m.

Current and former elected officials, business leaders, civic leaders andChicago clergy gather and bid farewell to“Mr. Chicago”–Mr. Bill Williams Saturday February 19and2022 @ 10:00 (Visit) Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1259 O. 111E Street, Chicago, Illinois (August 19, 1939 – February 4, 2022) More than a thousand people are expected to pay their respects to the […]

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State of Illinois and City of Chicago Mask Mandates May Be Lifted Soon – What Community Associations Need to Know? | Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Governor Pritzker announced to the media that he plans to lift the statewide indoor mask mandate for locations other than schools, hospitals, and public transit on February 28. due to declining statewide COVID-19 measures. Media are further reporting that the City of Chicago and most Cook County suburbs are expected […]

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Chicago man admits inciting city riots in August 2020 – NBC Chicago

A Chicago man admitted in federal court on Tuesday to using his Facebook account to spark riots and looting in the city in August 2020. James Massey, 23, pleaded guilty to inciting, participating in and leading a riot. A 19-page criminal complaint filed when he was first charged last March alleged that he sent messages […]

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For African Americans, can the pandemic spark a national conversation about good health?

I couldn’t believe my ears. Harrison got vaxxed! I’m going back with my dear friend, Harrison Holiday. We are not related by blood, but he calls me “because”. He joins my family for birthdays, dinners, Thanksgiving and Christmas. That is, until he refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For the past year, Harrison has been […]

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Black business boom: Black-owned businesses opening in the Chicago area, thriving amid the pandemic

CHICAGO (WLS) — There has been an increase in the number of Black-owned businesses that have opened and thrived during the pandemic, both in Chicago and across the country. A bright spot on a stretch of 16th Street in North Lawndale is Boyce Enterprise, a beauty and accessories store. It’s new to the neighborhood; Vetress […]

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J Balvin and Ozuna to headline Chicago’s new Sueños Latin Music Festival – NBC Chicago

Latin music stars like J Balvin and Ozuna will take center stage on Memorial Day weekend at Chicago’s new Sueños Festival, which is believed to be the biggest Latin Reggaeton event to hit the city. At Grant Park, Sueños is set to showcase artists like Myke Towers, Nathanael Cano, Jhay Cortez and Fuerza Regida, among […]

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As another wave of Afghans arrive in Chicago, volunteers say more help is needed

After three months of living in her new home in Chicago, Safia struggles to figure out how to navigate the US immigration system. Safia, 30, fled her native Afghanistan in August after the Taliban seized political power. She thought her work to empower women in Afghanistan linked to the United States made her eligible for […]

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Review of Biden’s freshman performance on immigration | Latin Voice | Chicago News

In July 2021, President Joe Biden recalled his ancestors’ journey to this country as he welcomed new citizens to the White House. In his speech, President Biden ticked off some of the ways he plans to change immigration policy, including improving border management, securing pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and stabilizing the conditions that […]

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‘Chicago Tonight’ in Your Neighborhood: Community Leader in North Lawndale | Chicago News

Two flagship North Lawndale institutions welcome the newly appointed leadership. In the fall, UCAN announced that Christa Hamilton would be the first woman and first black person to lead the organization. More recently, Lifetime Resident Pastor James Brooks became the CEO of Lawndale Christian Health Center. “North Lawndale has been vital in my growth as […]

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Chicago weather radar: winter storm warning, advisory in effect as 2 flurries of snow could dump more than 10 inches in parts of the area

CHICAGO (WLS) – A winter storm is expected to complicate travel on Wednesday morning, as parts of the Chicago area had already received several inches of snow early in the morning. A winter storm warning prompted Governor JB Pritzker to issue a disaster declaration for the state ahead of the snowfall on Tuesday. Click here […]

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$61 million in donations help close Sun-Times sale to WBEZ parent company

Backed by $61 million from foundations and individuals, the Chicago Sun-Times on Monday became part of the parent company of public radio station WBEZ in a venture aimed at bolstering local journalism despite steep revenue stream losses. traditional. With the closing of the cashless sale of the Sun-Times to Chicago Public Media, the newspaper becomes […]

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‘We must unite’: Chicago activists call on neighbors to help fight violence – NBC Chicago

Activists united on Saturday as they issued a call to action on the problem of gun violence in Chicago, particularly incidents involving women and children. Leaders from several community groups gathered at New Beginnings Church in Greater Grand Crossing to shine a light on the lives that have already been touched this year. A total […]

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Here’s how to run for your local school board or serve as a judge in the April elections

CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools are gearing up for another local school board election season. Local school boards, also known as LSCs, are the governing bodies of public schools. The 2022 elections will take place on April 20 for elementary schools and April 21 for secondary schools. Polling stations are open from 6 a.m. to […]

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EPA acts to reduce air and water pollution in poor communities – NBC Chicago

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a series of enforcement actions on Wednesday to address air pollution, unsafe drinking water and other issues affecting minority communities in three states in the Gulf Coast, following a “Journey to Justice” tour by administrator Michael Regan last fall. The agency will carry out unannounced inspections of chemical plants, refineries […]

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Illinois announces COVID-19 sick leave for vaccinated school employees – NBC Chicago

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Monday announced a statewide initiative to provide paid administrative leave to school employees who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. In a press release, Pritzker explained that he negotiated with the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers to keep students and teachers in the classroom safe without penalizing […]

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“It’s a worrying trend.” Cities are seeing a surge in carjackings during the pandemic

By Peter Nickeas and Priya Krishnakumar, CNN Carjackings have increased dramatically over the past two years in some of America’s largest cities. Just outside Chicago, a state senator’s car and other valuables were taken at gunpoint in December, and a group of children, one of them n was only 10 years old, hijacked more than […]

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Lightfoot’s choice to lead COPA stalls amid controversy after report recommends suspension of officer killed months later | Chicago News

Andrea Kersten, acting chief of Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability, appears on “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom, July 21, 2021. (WTTW News) Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s choice to lead the agency to investigate the misconduct of members of the Chicago Police Department did not move forward on Friday, even as she again apologized for posting a […]

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Grand Rapids Police Chief finalists answer questions from the public, one responds to fatal shooting incident

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Police-community relations, funding, transparency, accountability, reform, the racial makeup of the police force and an increase in crime were among the common topics community members asked for on Wednesday January 19 to the final three candidates for the position of Grand Rapids Police Chief. One of the candidates began by responding […]

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With a new grant, a non-profit organization in Englewood wants to help young people find good careers to support their communities

ENGLEWOOD — A South Side group is using a grant from an international corporation to guide young Black and Latino Chicagoans into high-quality career paths. Teamwork Englewood—a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the quality of life for neighbors through economic, educational, and social opportunity—received a $75,000 grant from the PepsiCo Pathways to Readiness and […]

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Officers shoot a man accused of stabbing a police officer in the lobby of police headquarters

Crime Trends in the United States: 2010 – 2020 Here is a breakdown of crimes per 100,000 population in the United States, provided by the FBI: WARWICK, RI – Four officers opened fire on a man accused of using a knife to stab one of the officers in the lobby of the police headquarters. According […]

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Community remembers Gary School Advisory Board member killed in shooting – NBC Chicago

Norman Bailey’s family and friends say he lived his life to the fullest, serving God and trying to make his community a better place. “He was fighting for good things, positive things,” said his sister, Debra Tolbert. “Because he wanted everyone to have the same things as him.” Tolbert said his brother was a devout […]

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Torchlight Investors Acquires Chicago Community for $104 Million

View over the city to the Highlands. Image courtesy of JLL Capital Markets A joint venture comprising Marquette Cos. sold City View at the Highlands, a 403-unit value-added asset in Lombard, Illinois. The buyer was Torchlight investors. The property traded for $104.4 million and previous ownership included Crow Holdings, according to Yardi Matrix data. The […]

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Popular photographs of Pilsen from the 1990s now in the permanent collection of the Harold Washington Library

PILSEN – The Harold Washington Library now houses a collection of 88 photos of Pilsen in the early 1990s, captured by Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda. These photos have been hailed by the community of Pilsen as an important reminder of the neighborhood’s history as a working-class Mexican-American neighborhood, even in the face of recent gentrification. […]

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Woodlawn Church Seeks to Develop Hub for Black Life and Culture

[ad_1] The Apostolic Church of God has been in Woodlawn for almost 70 years. Now he is looking to use part of his property to create a center of black life, culture and entertainment for the community. Developed by the Network of Woodlawn and run by the church’s pastor, Reverend Byron Brazier, and his son, […]

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Community pays tribute to young activist shot dead in West Pullman

[ad_1] Family and friends gathered on Friday to remember murdered anti-violence activist LaNiyah Murphy and demand that more be done to locate her killer. “She has dedicated her life and time to not being afraid to tell others about her journey and the importance of ending gun violence,” said Murphy’s aunt Danita Huff. “She inspired […]

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Mid-size pop-up game pits USF and Loyola Chicago at community college in Salt Lake City

[ad_1] By JOHN MARSHALL This college basketball season looks like an extension of the previous one, with the coronavirus leaving in its wake breaks, cancellations and postponements. A basketball beacon has risen from its ashes: two of the country’s top mid-majors face off in a junior varsity gym. Struggling to find opponents amid the coronavirus […]

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Pritzker praises vax proof warrants, but warns they are not suitable for all areas – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] As the city of Chicago and most suburbs in Cook County implement a requirement that customers of specific indoor facilities provide proof of vaccination, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has welcomed the measures, but has cautioned that they may not be suitable for restaurants in the state. . At a press conference on Monday, Pritzker […]

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Covid Updates: New York Reports 85,000 Cases, New Daily Record

[ad_1] Puerto Rico’s health ministry administered Covid-19 molecular and antigenic driving tests in Loiza, Puerto Rico on Friday.Credit…Gabriella N. Baez for The New York Times The United States is in the midst of a peak in cases with an average of more than 300,000 new cases per day for the first time in the pandemic […]

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Chicago’s north side on the brink of theft and attacks; Some say police aren’t proactive enough – CBS Chicago

[ad_1] CHICAGO (CBS) – Business owners on the north side of town are calling for action from the police since violent robberies have invaded their neighborhoods. As reported by CBS 2’s Jermont Terry, the Police Superintendent. David Brown spoke about crime in Chicago on Thursday. But some believe that no real answer has been provided. […]

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Chicago Bears Breaking News, December

[ad_1] THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BARRRSSSS Bears 1st-and-10: Early termination period not a factor for the franchise – Chicago Sun-Times – Even though the Bears struggled to find the right coach under normal search circumstances, what are the odds they find their guy in a two hour Zoom call? Allen Robinson of Coronavirus ‘Beast’ Return […]

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Hydroponic greenhouse planned for a site near Pullman Wheelworks

[ad_1] A vacant lot near an affordable apartment complex in Pullman will soon house a new hydroponic farm. Plans for the 63,000 square foot vertical greenhouse were announced on Monday. Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives and Mercy Housing to develop the project in partnership with Vertical Harvest. It will be built next to Pullman Wheelworks, 901 E. […]

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St. Sabine volunteers deliver meals and gifts to thousands of homeless Chicagoans on Christmas Day

[ad_1] CHICAGO (WLS) – On a typical Christmas, St. Sabina’s Church in Auburn Gresham hosted Chicago homeless buses for a hot meal and gifts. This year, due to the pandemic, they had to make some adjustments. “We must always serve. We must always feed people. We must always care about people despite COVID,” said Father […]

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Some communities in Cook County push back proof of vax requirements – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] On the day that Cook County health officials announced new requirements for customers to show proof of vaccination in various indoor locations, leaders in several suburban communities opposed the warrants. The new mandate will require patrons of indoor venues that serve food and drink, including restaurants, bars, cinemas and other businesses, to show proof […]

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Chicago, U of I embarks on $ 2 million program to detect COVID in wastewater

[ad_1] The city’s health department will work with a team of researchers from the University of Illinois to monitor COVID-19 in wastewater as part of a $ 2 million program over the next two years . The aim of the project is to collect wastewater samples in order to detect the virus and potentially predict […]

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Anjanette Young Institution Relaunches Calls for Police Reform | Black Voices | Chicago News

[ad_1] The city of Chicago is spending more money to settle a lawsuit related to police misconduct. City council voted unanimously on Wednesday to pay $ 2.9 million to resolve a lawsuit brought by Anjanette Young. Officers left Young handcuffed and naked as they raided her home in February 2019, only to find out later […]

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“He was such a rare person”

[ad_1] LOGAN SQUARE – Remembering 26-year-old Suraj Mahadeva, many friends and family said the same thing: they wouldn’t be who they are without him. Whether dancing, making jokes, or showing off and listening, Mahadeva had a knack for uplifting the people around him, always pushing them to give their best, his relatives said at the […]

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Chicago Blackhawks News & Updates: Blackhawks Reach Kyle Beach Settlement

[ad_1] It looks like we are nearing the end of a months-long situation stemming from alleged incidents in 2010 that will become perhaps the darkest periods in Chicago Blackhawks history. According to many media reports, the team reached a settlement in the negligence lawsuit brought against the team by Kyle Beach. While no details were […]

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Taft High School Nixes attempted a chapter of the young conservative group Turning Point USA

[ad_1] NORWOOD PARK – A controversial youth group with links to extremists tried to start a chapter at Taft High School – and although it was rejected by the principal, some students continue to push to organize. Last week, a group of local Republican students and groups announced their wish to create a Turning Point […]

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The downward spiral of America’s second largest city

[ad_1] December 12, 2021 1:17 p.m. ET An aerial view of downtown Chicago on June 29. Photo: daniel slim / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images Those of us who grew up in Chicago loved the city for all reasons. From Daniel Burnham to the Daleys, to Robert McCormick and all the industry moguls who line […]

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Meet Streetsblog Chicago’s new Latino Communities reporter Ruth Rosas – Streetsblog Chicago

[ad_1] Streetsblog Chicago co-editor Courtney Cobbs and I are happy to announce that we have hired Ruth Rosas as the website’s very first dedicated and bilingual reporter to the Latin American communities. Ruth is a strong advocate for sustainable transportation and social justice, and their skills, work and volunteer experience make her a great fit […]

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School district faces two $ 100 million lawsuits after Michigan school shooting

[ad_1] Two lawsuits for $ 100 million each have been filed against a Michigan school district, its superintendent and others after four students were shot and injured at Oxford high school, a lawyer said Thursday. The lawsuits were filed in federal court in Detroit by Jeffrey and Brandi Franz on behalf of their daughters, Riley, […]

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Chicago Christmas tree burned in Washington Park hours after community lighting ceremony

[ad_1] CHICAGO (WLS) – A Christmas tree in Chicago’s Washington Park has been burnt and significantly damaged. Nearly half of the tree was burnt and a holiday banner was also destroyed on Saturday night, according to My Block, My Hood, My City. The Washington Park Chamber of Commerce hosted a tree-lighting ceremony near 55th Street […]

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Chicago Police Union Vaccination Mandate Complaint Wins Hearing | Government-and-politics

[ad_1] As vaccination mandates expire, the consequences are being felt on the country’s police force. police powers for refusing to report their immunization status. The brawl in court, where a judge ordered the officer’s union boss to stop making public statements, like this: “You don’t have to respond or comply,” John said Catanzara, President of […]

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Police warn of armed thieves touting semi-automatic weapon that struck Lakeview 6 times – CBS Chicago

[ad_1] CHICAGO (CBS) – Police issued a community alert on Thursday about six recent armed robberies on residential streets in Lakeview. In each incident, thieves approached unsuspecting victims on the sidewalk and demanded money while brandishing semi-automatic firearms, police said. READ MORE: Confusion of COVID testing after suburban family thinks they got false results from […]

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Community Colleges to Host Clinton Foundation Event

[ad_1] Various community colleges across the country will serve as the virtual home campuses for the 2022 Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting, which brings together students from around the world selected for the Clinton Foundation’s one-year leadership development program. Undergraduate and graduate students meet academics and world leaders as part of the program and […]

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First-year lawmaker Pacione-Zayas focuses on ‘solution’ Capitolnewsillinois.com

[ad_1] Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas (Credit: www.senatorpacionezayas.com) Monday, November 29, 2021 The community-centered equity goal guides its approach to policy development By MARIA GARDNERFor Capitol News Illinois Friends of Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas tease her for changing the meaning of words. “Solution” becomes a verb when it says “I am about to solve. ” Pacione-Zayas, 43, D-Chicago, […]

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“It was Michael Jordan, it was the Chicago Bulls”

[ad_1] Dwyane Wade had a long 16-year career, from 2003 to 2019. His most recent book, titled Dwyane, is an autobiography retracing his life, from his childhood in Chicago until his decision to retire. He talks about the importance of seeing Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls and how they inspired him on his path […]

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Cardinal Cupich helps distribute turkeys: “Giving thanks is something that truly ennobles us all”

[ad_1] Cardinal Blase Cupich took a break from distributing turkey dinners at a South Side church on Wednesday to reflect on the act of giving. “Giving thanks is something that truly ennobles us all because we remember that in fact there are blessings in life which are not deserved and which we should rejoice in […]

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Waukesha community devastated by parade crash | Chicago News – Oakland News Now

[ad_1] Oakland News Now – Waukesha community devastated by parade crash – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. At least six children injured when an SUV drove through a Christmas parade […]

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Chicago mayor must dump police boss if ‘criminal pandemic’ goes unaddressed, critic says

[ad_1] On Friday night in Chicago, up to a dozen suspects broke into a Chatham neighborhood store and seized as many items as they could carry, according to a report. A security camera image released by police shows four suspects behind the store counter, rummaging through drawers and grabbing items on display. Another suspect stands […]

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University of Chicago addresses security concerns over graduate murder – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] The University of Chicago held a meeting Wednesday night on the growing concern over crime and violence in the Hyde Park neighborhood and what is being done differently to prevent another tragedy. Some university students say they are concerned for their safety following the robbery and murder of Shaoxing Zheng, also known as Dennis. […]

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Neighbors on the south side unite to restore a huge vacant apartment building, hoping to revitalize 71st Street and beyond

[ad_1] SOUTH SHORE – More than two dozen South Shore neighbors have pooled their funds to buy and renovate a run-down apartment building over the past year, providing a model for the growth of the neighborhood that they say , can benefit existing residents. The 7051 LLC Co-operative Company purchased 7051 S. Bennett Ave. for […]

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Community Design Center Housing Project Wins 2021 U.S. Architecture Award

[ad_1] Rendered by U of A Community Design Center A green street in the Markham Square Housing District project includes biological drains, which help treat stormwater runoff. The AU’s project for a community design center, “Markham Square Housing District”, was recently recognized at the 2021 American Architecture Awards, the country’s highest public awards from a […]

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Travis Scott’s 2015 Lollapalooza Loads Show History of Concert Chaos – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] Travis Scott’s energetic performances are known to be chaotic and fun shows with spectators encouraged to participate in a raucous nature involving mosh pits, crowd surfing, and stage diving. But after a “mass incident” at his music festival in Houston, the Grammy-nominated rapper’s story resurfaces, including accusations stemming from an incident at Chicago’s Lollapalooza. […]

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Travis Scott Astroworld Festival – 8 dead and dozens injured in “crowd wave”

[ad_1] HOUSTON – Crowds at a Houston music festival suddenly rushed to the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott, hugging fans so tight they couldn’t breathe or move their arms, said on Saturday witnesses, hours after the death of at least eight people in the chaos. The pandemonium took place on Friday night […]

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Halloween shooting: vigil for east Chicago teenager Thomas Delacruz killed in sleight of hand in Hammond, Indiana

[ad_1] HAMMOND, Ind. (WLS) – A vigil was held Thursday to remember a 13-year-old from East Chicago who was shot dead in a sleight of hand. Thomas Delacruz was door-to-door shopping for candy on Halloween night in his grandmother’s Hammond neighborhood when he was killed. RELATED | Halloween shooting kills 13-year-old boy, injures another in […]

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Harvest Week Drive meets West Suburban Community Pantry vacation needs

[ad_1] Harvest week will be celebrated in Woodridge, Lisle, Aurora and Naperville from November 11-18 to collect new unwrapped toys, children’s books and holiday food for neighbors in need who are supported by West Suburban Community Pantry. The Pantry serves more than 500 families in DuPage County each week, including Naperville, Lisle and Woodridge, as […]

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Is It Illegal To Heat Your Car In Illinois? Here’s What State Law Says – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] With temperatures already dropping as winter approaches, spending time outdoors has become uncomfortable, just like sitting inside a cold vehicle, waiting for it to warm up. For those who do not have a remote start, it may be worthwhile to warm up your car, although there are risks involved. But in Illinois, can you […]

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Abby Sears: Her Purpose Is To Serve The Community, To Empower Women | Monthly business

[ad_1] PAT KINNEY CEDAR FALLS – Abby Sears is all about hope. This is clear from Sears’ position as president of House of Hope, an organization that helps women overcome homelessness and work toward self-sufficiency. She is part of the management team of Farmers State Bank, founded in Jesup, which has significantly expanded its presence […]

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Favre pays $ 600,000 in Mississippi welfare case, auditor says – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] Retired NFL player Brett Favre reimbursed $ 600,000 in state social money he accepted for speeches he did not appear in, but state attorney general could sue Favre if he does not pay the interest owed on the amount, the Mississippi auditor said Wednesday. Auditor Shad White said Favre paid the auditor’s office the […]

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Joel Quenneville to meet Gary Bettman after Blackhawks report

[ad_1] NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement released by the league that he planned to meet with Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville after the publication of the investigation into how the Blackhawks were Chicago dealt with the sexual assault allegations against an assistant coach in 2010. During the Blackhawks’ run for the Stanley […]

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Northeast Illinois Still Looking For Developers To Pick Up Empty North Park Buildings

[ad_1] NORTH PARK – Northeastern Illinois University is still looking for interested developers to bid on two university buildings, including those on a block that has been unoccupied for five years. The university purchased the 14 storefronts on Bryn Mawr Avenue between Kimball Avenue and Bernard Street in 2016 after a two-year battle. They were […]

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Coat Pickup: Chicago Housing Authority, Operation Warm Donate 6K Winter Jackets to UIC Forum on Near West Side

[ad_1] CHICAGO (WLS) – The Chicago Housing Authority and Operation Warm handed out more than 6,000 coats to people on Saturday just before the city turned to winter. “It helps the community so much,” said Angela Young, who received a coat on the drive. That’s the goal of Operation Warm, the nonprofit that has partnered […]

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Pilsen scrap dealer sued for violating state pollution regulations

[ad_1] Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Friday announced legal action against a junkyard in Pilsen who allegedly violated air pollution codes. Sims Metal Management at 2500 S. Paulina St. is accused of failing an emissions capture test in May 2021, Raoul said in a statement. The report alleges that the chipper captured less than […]

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Dixmoor had water problems for days. Here’s What Happened – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] Residents and business owners in Dixmoor, a suburb about 18 miles south of Chicago, have been struggling with water pressure issues for several days now, leaving many dependent on water. bottled and forced to boil whatever little water they can get through their pipes. The community has been struggling with water pressure issues for […]

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North Side residents express frustration after DPC agent gunned down outside mall – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] A Chicago police officer was released from an area hospital after being shot in the face in a scuffle with a suspect outside a popular North Side shopping district, but residents of the region are increasingly fed up with the violence they endure in their community. The officer, who has not been identified, was […]

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Could a bank’s $ 20 million investment help bring about better days for South Chicago? | Editorial

[ad_1] The South Chicago community has literally helped make Chicago. For most of the 20th century, many of our city’s skyscrapers, highways, and bridges were constructed from the steel that factories in the neighborhood, the giant US Steel South Works, produced around the clock. 24 and freight, providing thousands of good paying jobs along the […]

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Long-standing impact of divestment in communities – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] A Chicago community advocate remembers West Woodlawn as it was in the 1950s and 1960s – a vibrant and vibrant community. Siri Hibbler, CEO of the Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce, paints a similar picture of 1970s East Garfield Park. “We had bowling alleys, skating rinks,” she said. “Anything a kid wanted to do, […]

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Doctors and staff at UChicago Medicine got new heart transplant patients faster than any other hospital in the United States

[ad_1] HYDE PARK – When Al Brown contracted COVID-19 in 2020, he was taken to the University of Chicago hospital and needed supplemental oxygen to recover. Weeks later, he was back in hospital with a more serious diagnosis: heart failure caused by the coronavirus. For people like Brown, 31, it can normally take months to […]

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Your hometown with Barrington, October 21 | WGN 720 radio

[ad_1] This month your hometown features Barrington. Tune in on Thursday, October 21 to learn more about the places and people that make Barrington unique. Head about 40 miles northwest of Chicago to reach Barrington. Stretching into both Cook and Lake counties, Barrington encompasses an area of ​​approximately 90 square miles of six independent villages, […]

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Community in shock after student seriously injured and guard injured in shootout outside Chicago school – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] A community is shaken Tuesday after a student and a security guard were shot and wounded outside Wendell Phillips Academy in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, gunshots rang out as classes freed for the day. “I just heard like five shots, and I’m like ‘what’s going on? They shoot, they shoot,” says Diana Taylor, a student […]

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UCicago freshmen meet and learn from community leaders

[ad_1] As a result of these conversations, over 300 UCicago students also participated in one of 14 service projects supporting nonprofit organizations in communities surrounding the university. The projects included landscaping, building picnic tables, painting, organizing educational materials, providing technological assistance to older people in the area, cleaning up the park and a variety of […]

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Tensions persist between Columbus’ legacy and Indigenous peoples | Chicago News

[ad_1] This June 17, 2020 file photo shows Philadelphia Police at Marconi Plaza, near the Columbus Statue in Philadelphia. (Alejandro A. Alvarez / The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, File) Monday’s federal holiday dedicated to Christopher Columbus highlights the lingering rift between those who view the Explorer as a representative of Italian-American history and others horrified […]

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Obama Center neighbors are still waiting for their homes to be protected

[ad_1] CHICAGO – Less than 3 miles from where former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama inaugurated their long-awaited Presidential Center in South Chicago last week, Tahiti Hamer stays awake at night thinking about the weather limited that she and her family have moved out of the neighborhood where she has lived her […]

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Manatt Expands National Health Care Capabilities With The Arrival Of A Leading Chicago Litigation Lawyer

[ad_1] Senior litigator Megan Thibert-Ind further enhances the firm’s cutting-edge integrated legal and advisory model, bringing significant experience to Midwest and National Healthcare and other clients Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multidisciplinary integrated professional services firm, today announced that healthcare and civil litigation partner Megan Thibert-Ind has joined Manatt in the firm’s Chicago office. […]

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Woodlawn’s 6300 6400 Ingleside Block Club rallies to fight crime after recent shooting

[ad_1] CHICAGO (WLS) – Some Woodlawn residents have moved here with the intention of growing their families and enjoying the nearby parks and gardens, but they say it has been a struggle. “Everyone deserves to have peace where they live,” said EJ Hunter, 6300 6400 Ingleside Block Club. But their peace of mind has been […]

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CIM Group and Golub & Company Present Flagship Ice Cream Museum in Chicago’s The Shops at Tribune Tower in the Heart of the Magnificent Mile | Illinois

[ad_1] CHICAGO – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 6, 2021– CIM Group and Golub & Company announced today that the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has signed a long-term lease for a prominent 13,544 square foot location in The Shops at Tribune Tower in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago joins New York and Austin as the only US […]

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Cook County Commissioners Delay Vote on Replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day

[ad_1] The Cook County Council of Commissioners voted to postpone a resolution that would change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day, the second time a vote on the issue has been delayed this year. The resolution was seen as a step towards reconciliation and healing for Native American communities, but it was rejected Tuesday by […]

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Chicago Housing Initiative receives support from Medical Home Network Accountable Care Organization

[ad_1] CHICAGO, October 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – People without stable housing often turn to hospital emergency departments when they feel they have nowhere to go for medical care. This is one of the reasons the Medical Home Network Accountable Care Organization (MHN ACO) is investing in a “Housing First” program to care for […]

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City of Chicago Announces Qualification Applications for Chicago Riverwalk Community Market for 2022 Season

[ad_1] CHICAGO – The City of Chicago’s Department of Assets, Information, and Services (AIS) today announced it is inviting businesses in the food and beverage, retail, arts and d ‘other companies with the qualifications and expertise to apply to operate a franchise on the Chicago Riverwalk Community Marketplace for the 2022 Season, beginning of May. […]

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PAWS Chicago hosts backyard distemper and rabies vaccination event for pets; COVID-19 vaccinations available to people – CBS Chicago

[ad_1] CHICAGO (CBS) – At an event on Saturday, PAWS Chicago offered free rabies and distemper vaccines to hundreds of pets, while COVID-19 vaccines were available to people. Back of the Yards pet owners lined up for the free vaccination clinic in the parking lot of William H. Seward Communication Arts Academy Elementary School, 4600 […]

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Wednesdays @ One opens October 6 with the author of “The Essential Great Chicago Fire”

[ad_1] The Norris Cultural Arts Center in St. Charles kicks off its fall season of “Wednesdays @ One” events at 1 p.m. on October 6, when author William Pack presents a program based on his 2015 book, “The Essential Great Chicago Fire ”. All “Wednesdays @ One” programs are presented at the Baker Community Center, […]

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Argyle Street In Uptown Joins City Efforts To Get Back To Business With Street Food And Festivities; Business owners have hope – CBS Chicago

[ad_1] CHICAGO (CBS) – Strategies have been renewed in Chicago to revive restaurants and bring back pandemic-stricken businesses – but will it work? As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, Uptown is the latest to join a list of 16 communities to roll out permanent alfresco dining and community living. As the sun set over Argyle […]

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Black Star Project Honors Memory of Late Founder Phillip Jackson with 25th Anniversary Celebration

[ad_1] Jackson founded the Black Star Project (TBSP) in 1996 to provide educational services that improve the lives of less advantaged black communities and to close the racial gap in educational achievement. TBSP accomplishes its mission by educating, organizing and mobilizing parents and volunteers, and working with community partners to facilitate a wide variety of […]

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City announces $ 2.3 million relief fund for artists and creative workers affected by pandemic

[ad_1] Chicago artists and creators who have been financially affected by the pandemic may soon find relief in the city. Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to join the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events on Thursday to announce a $ 2.3 million relief fund for creatives who suffered loss of income during the pandemic. […]

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4 “Alternative Nobel” shares for the empowerment of communities | WGN 720 radio

[ad_1] Posted: Sep 29, 2021 / 1:12 AM CDT / Update: Sep 29, 2021 / 1:12 AM CDT COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – EMBARGOED WEDNESDAY 8:00 a.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) Wednesday, September 29. UNDER EMBARGO WEDNESDAY 8:00 a.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) Wednesday September 29. The Right Livelihood Award – known as the […]

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Conductor Riccardo Muti extends contract with Chicago Symphony

[ad_1] (Photo credit: Chris Sweda) Muti has become Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s (CSO) 10th Music Director in 2010. Daniel Barenboim, Muti’s the tenure was originally scheduled to end at the end of their 2021-22 season. However, due to the many months of canceled concerts due to COVID-19, Muti accepted the CSO Association’s request to remain in […]

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The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance will host Learn. Live. Connect. Chicago Movement Disorders Community Event

[ad_1] Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021 Location: Friendship Park Conservatory, 395 West Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60016 Loudspeakers: Susanna Miranda, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Shari Marchbanks, PT, DPT, NCS Guests: • Free event; anyone affected by a movement disorder is welcome, including […]

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The new generation of dancers transforms the image of classical ballet into a positive, diverse and inclusive body

[ad_1] New York City – The curtains are drawn, the stage is set and the spotlight is on a new generation of dancers invading the performing arts world. With the reopening of Broadway and the return of in-person performances, a group of ballerinas share their plans to transform the image of classical ballet into a […]

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Pratham Chicago 5K Walk Goes The Distance For Educational Programs In India | Indian of the world

[ad_1] On the morning of September 12, Pratham Chicago hosted its annual Chicago 5K Walk in Busse Woods, with over 150 registrations, which helped raise awareness and fund Pratham’s education programs for underprivileged children in India. The walk was also Pratham Chicago’s first in-person event in over a year, according to a press release. Participants […]

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UIC: UIC to invest in new home for football programs

[ad_1] Flames Field, home of the UIC’s women’s and men’s soccer programs, will undergo a complete stadium renovation following the fall 2021 soccer seasons. The new stadium will open in fall 2022. The centerpiece of the $ 4.5 million Flames Field soccer complex is a new, state-of-the-art natural grass playing surface, along with new irrigation […]

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Chicago LIVE! gathers performing artists at Navy Pier

[ad_1] CHICAGO (WLS) – Two days of outdoor performances at the Navy Pier showcase and welcome to Chicago’s top performing arts groups. “It was a whole different energy,†said Eric Bremer, who attended Chicago LIVE Again! The pandemic has been particularly hard on the performing arts; While many other segments of society have been slowly […]

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80 soap dispensers caught in TikTok challenges in suburban schools, according to district – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] Dozens of soap dispensers in suburban schools were due to be replaced after what district officials called a TikTok-inspired challenge that resulted in more than $ 1,000 in damages. A spokesperson for the U-46 District confirmed to NBC Chicago that 80 soap dispensers need to be replaced at schools in Bartlett, Streamwood, Hanover Park, […]

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Bags of Hope supports thousands of homeless Chicagoans with kind words, hot meals, bags of toiletries and gifts

[ad_1] CHICAGO (WLS) – Almost 60,000 people in Chicago do not have a home. They live on the streets near your favorite stores, in the heat, the rain and the cold. The need for help is even greater now, as the pandemic stretches support systems. A Chicago family answers the call for help with kind […]

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3 questions: an anthropologist and a director on working-class life in Chicago | MIT News

[ad_1] The steel industry in the United States declined dramatically in the 1970s and 1980s, with profound effects on the country’s industrial workforce. Suddenly, blue-collar workers who had spent their careers in factories – often in multigenerational metalworking families – found themselves unable to make a living as the communities around them suffered and people […]

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Bus driver shortage is forcing some Oswego schools to cancel in-person learning – NBC Chicago

[ad_1] A shortage of bus drivers on Tuesday forced a suburban school district to switch some of its schools to distance learning, closing several schools to students. Oswego School District 308 Community Unit wrote in an “urgent message” Tuesday morning that “due to a large number of bus drivers being absent today, we are unable […]

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Archdiocese of Chicago encourages Catholics in Chicagoland to get flu shot as flu season approaches – Press releases

[ad_1] The archdiocese continues to urge Catholics to also get vaccinated against COVID-19 as cases increase to avoid simultaneous flu and coronavirus outbreaks this fall and winter. CHICAGO, (September 20, 2021) – The Archdiocese of Chicago is encouraging Chicago-area Catholics and community members to get the flu shot in addition to the COVID-19 vaccination. Cardinal […]

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Letters to the Editor – California, vaccine sharing, Chicago ad, bad behavior, tennis photo, houses

[ad_1] There is the highway Re: “We’ll Help You Leave TX: Salesforce CEO Tweets,†Tuesday Metro & Business article. First, the CEO of Salesforce announces that his company will pay to relocate to California any Texas-based employee who opposes Texas’ new abortion law. Then, Gavin Newsom’s California recall effort is defeated. The way forward for […]