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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and public health officials announced Monday, Oct. 19, that the city is contemplating a return to stricter COVID-19 measures following a significant uptick in cases, hospitalizations and the test positivity rate in recent weeks.

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Celebrity Judge Greg Mathis makes a strong case about the power of voting in a new Public Service Announcement designed to motivate young people. After stating that turnout for the 2016 Presidential election was “much lower than the one before, especially among minorities,” he declares, “tho…

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The city is accepting nominations for this year’s official Millennium Park Christmas tree through October 23, according to an announcement today from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and local business leaders announced on Thursday, Oct. 8, the debut of the $25 million "Together We Rise" COVID-19 relief fund, which aims to put Chicago on a path toward an equitable and just recovery by assisting black and Latino communities through partnership…

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A newly created “Performing Arts Venue Relief Program” will award up to 120 Chicago venues with $10,000 grants to compensate for losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Thursday, Oct. 1, that the city would be implementing a "Halloweek" plan with guidelines for safe trick-or-treating and other Halloween-themed activities and programs.

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After a six-year wait, the Robert de Niro-backed Nobu sushi restaurant chain debuted its Chicago location Thursday, Oct. 1, along with other Nobu Hotel Chicago amenities including meeting spaces, hotel suites, a tranquility pool and a fitness facility. 

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Our puppy mill rescue, Luna, escaped on the evening of August 31, 2020 by sliding out of her halter on lower Wacker Drive.  She was seen shortly thereafter on a construction site along the Riverwalk after several well -intentioned people tried to capture her.  That night after our family sea…

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The Division Street City Market and the Federal Plaza City Market will continue running through October, according to a press release from DCASE. They are among a handful of City Markets that recently received extensions for being “essential businesses” that “increase neighborhood access to …

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Dozens of residents gathered at Ogden Plaza on Sept. 18 to enjoy Copcakes, an opportunity to meet, greet, and eat with the law enforcement professionals who serve and protect Streeterville. After fueling up on coffee and Danish provided by the Starbucks at McClurg and Ontario, they greeted t…

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A Chance the Rapper video that was filmed at the Michigan Ave. Ralph Lauren store premiered last night on the Ralph Lauren x Bitmoji Snapchat channel. The previously recorded live set debuted about a month after Ralph Lauren partnered with Snapchat to create a virtual wardrobe for Bitmjoi.

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At approximately 9 a.m. this morning, the National Weather Service (NWS) extended a Lakeshore Flood Advisory and Beach Hazard for the shorelines of Cook and Lake County. Originally issued yesterday afternoon, the Flood Advisory will remain in effect until 4 o’clock tomorrow, and the Beach Ha…

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Chicago Public School students set a record high 5-year graduation rate of 82.5 percent this year, according to CPS and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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Common sense prevailed during an Aug. 29 “Peace & Unity: Shutdown our Magnificent Mile” demonstration on Michigan Avenue. As approximately 150 protesters condemned police — and approximately 150 police officers observed them — the mood stayed relatively cool and everyone scored a win for…

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The City of Chicago solicited creative ideas and potential strategies to develop and operate a world-class casino in Chicago through a Request for Information (RFI) issued on August 27, according to a press release from the Mayor’s office.

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The City of Chicago conducted a public safety drill last night from 6-9 p.m. in the Loop and adjacent neighborhoods. Describing the operation as part of an “ongoing effort to engineer security measures” in a press release, the city stated that, “critical infrastructure assets will be staged …

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Chicagoans between the ages of 15-22 are invited to apply for Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Youth Commission until August 31. To review the application, click here.

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In a press release today, Navy Pier announced that it will implement a “temporary closure” starting Tuesday, September 8 and remaining in place until the spring of 2021. At that time, the historic facility will reopen, provided that the “status of the pandemic” allows it do to so. 

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Protesters intend to shut down or partially shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) just north of the 47th St. at noon on Saturday August 15. Participating in a demonstration called, “Black Lives Matter March: Shutdown Our Dan Ryan,” the marchers will observe a number of rules along the …

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The city intends to “address the hard truths of Chicago’s racial history” by reviewing “memorials, monuments and other art” in a first-of-its-kind project that seeks to achieve “racial healing and historical reckoning,” according to a press release from Mayor Lightfoot’s office.

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Benny Mathew, who has lived in Streeterville for the past five years, woke up Monday morning to a series of concerned texts from friends. When he visited the Streeterville Neighborhood Advocates Facebook group to find out what had happened, he was shocked to read about the destruction that h…

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Looting raged up and Michigan Ave. in what appeared to be an orchestrated act of theft and destruction that began at approximately 12 a.m. today. Resulting in damage and burglary to several stores, the incident prompted Mayor Lori Lightfoot to issue a strong declaration during a press confer…

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot eased a major parental concern by ordering Chicago Public Schools to take a remote-learning route for the beginning of the school year, but she still has a number of related issues to address, according to nearly 20 organizations that endorsed an “Occupy City Hall Protes…

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Guidepost Montessori at Magnificent Mile location at 226 E. Illinois St. will debut a new lower elementary school option this fall, as well as an additional space on the second floor of the Optima Signature building able to accommodate new classrooms.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared, “the start of the school year will certainly look different from anything before,” while announcing that Chicago’s public school students would spend the first quarter of the 2020 school year learning in their homes. Speaking at a press conference this morning,…

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab earned the number one spot for rehabilitative hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 rankings. Formerly called the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the organization moved into its 27-story Streeterville facility in 2017.

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A man was discovered unresponsive in the early hours of July 26 after being shot multiple times outside Streeterville's W Hotel, where officers from the Chicago Police Department reportedly arrived at the scene just after 4 a.m., according to CBS 2 Chicago. CBS reported nobody was in custody…

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"We took over the space next door, so our capacity is over 200 now," said Sophia Stolis, sales and events director for Lodge Management Group, which operates Streeter's Tavern. "Obviously, we can't accommodate that yet, with the guidelines, but we're looking forward to it when everything goe…

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After “consultation with various stakeholders,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has directed the city to remove the Christopher Columbus statues in Grant Park and Arrigo Park “until further notice,” according to a press release issued today.

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President Donald Trump announced in a Wednesday, July 22 afternoon press conference that the U.S. Justice Department would "immediately" deploy hundreds of federal law enforcement officers to Chicago as part of a federal anti-violence initiative.The measure is an expansion of Operation Legen…

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Chicago bars, taverns, breweries and other establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption without a Retail Food license will no longer be able to serve customers indoors beginning Friday, July 24 at 12:01 a.m..

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Chicago Public Schools has outlined a hybrid model for students to “learn at school and at home” throughout the upcoming school year in a Google Doc titled, “School Reopening 2020: Preliminary Framework.”

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On July 12, the University of Chicago joined more than 50 colleges and universities in filing a brief opposed to the July 6 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directive that placed restrictions on nonimmigrant students with F-1 visas.

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Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History will reopen to the general public on July 24, according to a press release. Although the legendary institution plans to eventually welcome visitors every day of the week, it will initially operate every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.