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Two additional mass COVID-19 vaccine sites in Chicago are slated to open today, April 5 at Chicago State University and the American Airlines Conference Center, located at Gallagher Way, city officials announced Thursday.

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After over a year of Chicago Public School (CPS) students learning virtually and apart from one another, CPS and Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) will set aside their differences and work together to reunite high school students back into the classroom. 

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Though there is no official confirmation yet on whether music shows will return to Chicago this summer, Wrigley Field has rescheduled the postponed shows from summer 2020, amid the pandemic, to take place this upcoming summer, according to a news release by the Chicago Tribune. 

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The Illinois State Education Board has published updated COVID-19 safety guidelines for schools in which capacity limits for in-person learning will now be determined by the ability of the space to accommodate social distances, not the set capacity limit number or percentage.

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Chicago Star Media is thrilled to announce that Emmy Award-winning TV and radio executive Fred Weintraub has joined the Chicago-based news organization as a contributor and will offer regular commentary about the latest topics in news.Weintraub, an executive producer at Weigel Broadcasting C…

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Chicago is expected to move into Phase 1C of the city's vaccination distribution program, would include essential workers and people ages 16-64 with underlying medical conditions, at the end of March, according to the head of the Chicago Department of Public Health, Dr. Allison Arwady, from …

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Registration opened Thursday, March 4, for COVID-19 vaccine appointments at a new mass vaccination center located in the parking lots outside the United Center, with more than 27,000 residents signing up to receive the vaccine by mid-afternoon, according to city health officials.

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At the 2020 annual Streeterville Organization of Active Residents meeting, held virtually Feb. 18 via a YouTube livestream, SOAR leaders and Chicago aldermen representing Streeterville identified public safety and revitalization of the neighborhood as important initiatives to focus on this year. 

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A snowstorm that began Monday, Feb. 15, and extended into the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 16, left more than a foot of snow throughout much of Chicago, with some locations, such as Midway International Airport, reporting as much as 18 inches of snow.

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More than 50 Chicago women serving in leadership roles came together Feb. 9 for "Pretty Powerful 3.0," an opportunity to connect virtually, discuss philanthropic causes in the city and share updates on their organizations' work.

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Marvel comic fans, mask and suit up — the “Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes” exhibit is set to take place next month at the Chicago Museum of Sciences and Industries, making it the world’s largest interactive Marvel Comics exhibit. 

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With Phase 4 in full effect and the COVID-19 vaccine in existence, Chicago residents are eager to socialize again, eagerly returning to their favorite bars, restaurants, museums and gyms. One thing is for certain -- Chicagoans want the vaccine and they want it now.

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After what feels like an eternity of dining in the cold after indoor dining and drinking was shut down in November, Illinois can expect fewer restrictions this month, some of which may include allowing guests to dine inside again, at a limited capacity, of course. 

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Effective Jan. 1, Palos Health became part of Northwestern Medicine following approval of the merger and definitive agreement from both organizations' governing boards.

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After more than four decades on the Magnificent Mile, the Macy's store at Water Tower Place will be closing its doors following a clearance sale that will begin this month and last for about eight to 12 weeks, the company announced Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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Beginning July 1, 2021, Chicagoans can expect a raise in their paychecks as the minimum wage will increase to $15 an hour at large businesses, while businesses with 20 or fewer employees will see wages increase to a minimum of $14.50 an hour. 

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Hundreds of Chicago families in need will receive diapers this winter thanks to a drive launched by two ParkShore women — an initiative they hope will inspire other New Eastside residents to give back to the community as well.

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Mouthwatering possibilities and greater convenience are among the benefits that Chicagoans are enjoying thanks to a few bold new innovations from Garrett Popcorn.

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For many Chicagoans, the lockdown this spring was filled with temporary hobbies designed to help pass the time—such as baking sourdough and mimicking poses in famous works of art—that had mostly fallen by the wayside by summer.

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I don’t know about you, but this has definitely been my annus horribilis. We lost family members, our dog died, my husband lost his two best friends and had a TIA (ministroke). Thank God Chuck is doing well, but the rest of these losses added to the already tough situation we’re all facing n…

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As the days grow colder, Chicago restaurants are focusing on accommodations for the winter months that prioritize giving guests a warm, enjoyable outdoor dining experience.

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The grand opening of the Navy Pier Marina will be postponed until spring 2022 because of permit-related issues, project manager Randy Podolsky announced in a statement on the Navy Pier Marina's website.

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Starting in January, Streeterville News will be distributed to residents via mail, rather than delivered in bulk to downtown apartment buildings. This is part of an ongoing initiative by Chicago Star Media to reach more residents directly and better serve the community through increased acce…

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“We have so many needs right now,” said Jacqueline Hayes, founder and president of The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI), a local organization whose mission it is to provide food and social services to homeless and underprivileged Chicagoans. “Many are suffering every which way right now. Some m…