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Fatal shooting on Ida B. Wells Drive

Fatal shooting on Ida B. Wells Drive

April 26, 2019

An alleged carjacker was fatally shot early April 26 on Ida B. Wells Drive. The shooter, a 41-year-old male, said he was driving his 2015 BMW between Clark and LaSalle at approximately 3:15 a.m. when...

Autism awareness and acceptance highlighted during April

Autism awareness and acceptance highlighted during April

April 23, 2019

Months are often set aside to raise awareness and support cures for various diseases and disorders, but one Chicago group is taking a different approach; they are celebrating. The Autism Society declared...

Cleaning up Caldwell Lilly Pool

April 22, 2019

Chicago residents spent an afternoon volunteering to clean up the Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pool, 125 W. Fullerton Parkway, in Lincoln Park before a summer kick-off event.

Proposed SNAP bill offers state senate food for thought

Proposed SNAP bill offers state senate food for thought

April 19, 2019

The number of Illinois participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have increased over the last year, but college students are still going hungry. A bill drafted in the state Senate...

‘Layers of Light’ showcases forest greenery at every level

April 18, 2019

"Understory: Layers of Light" at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., is open through May 12. The flower show captures the different kinds of plant life that exist in varying degrees...

Lessons from Notre Dame

Lessons from Notre Dame

April 15, 2019

Everyone assumes buildings never fall, landmarks stand the test of time and anything can be pushed off another day. For us, however, we learned that nothing lasts forever. As second seme...

Democratic Socialist aldermen-elect to shake up City Council

Democratic Socialist aldermen-elect to shake up City Council

April 15, 2019

Updated 5/3/2019 4:18 p.m.: Ald. Deb Bell (33rd Ward) conceded to Rossana Rodríguez-Sánchez April 27 in one of the closest aldermanic races of 2019. Rodríguez-Sánchez will be sworn in with other ...

Chicago’s first veterans home to be completed this year

Chicago’s first veterans home to be completed this year

April 12, 2019

A long-anticipated veterans home in Norwood Park is set to be completed by the end of 2019 after being put on hold for 10 years. The home, 4250 N. Oak Park Ave., will be the first in Chicago and the fi...

Chicagoans share their vote

April 9, 2019

Chicago held the runoff mayoral election between candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle on April 2. Lightfoot won with 73.7% of the vote, making her the first openly-gay black woman to be elected...

Local author strikes Netflix deal

Local author strikes Netflix deal

April 5, 2019

Mary Kubica, a suburban Chicago resident, is taking her work to the big screen with her upcoming novel “The Other Mrs.,” which has been acquired by Netflix for a film to be released in 2020. Kubica is a N...

Controversial Lincoln Yards development moving forward

Controversial Lincoln Yards development moving forward

April 5, 2019

The Lincoln Yards development planned for 55 acres of former industrial property between Bucktown and Lincoln Park has undergone many changes since developer Sterling Bay’s initial proposal last May. It ha...

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