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CHICAGO – When a community is shattered by violence, Dayvin Hallmon and his musicians start repairing the cracks. Hallmon is the founder and music director of the Black String Triage Ensemble, a Milwaukee-based group of Black and Latinx string players who bring their instruments to the scenes of tragedy — shootings, usually. But also suicides, overdoses, car accidents. They play concerts ...

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Finally after more than a year of remote learning and countless stall tactics from the teachers union, Chicago Public Schools high school students headed back to classrooms on Monday. They won’t be in school full time — the district and the union only settled on two days a week — but it’s better than the full-time remote learning that has robbed kids for a year of in-person instruction. ...

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“As mayors, we believe that now is the time for transformative investments in our nation’s infrastructure that will benefit our residents for generations to come,” the letter states. 

 

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CHICAGO – The 7-year-old girl killed Sunday afternoon while with her father in a McDonald’s drive-thru was a first grade student who attended a Chicago public school in Humboldt Park and Chicago detectives are investigating her fatal shooting as possibly targeting her father, according to police. Jaslyn Adams, 7, was shot six times Sunday as she and her father waited in a drive-thru line at ...

CHICAGO — A 7-year-old girl died Sunday after she was shot inside a vehicle in a drive-thru lane at a McDonald’s restaurant on Chicago's West Side, according to Chicago police. The girl and a 29-year-old man were each wounded around 4:15 p.m. at the restaurant in the 3200 block of West Roosevelt Road in the city’s Homan Square neighborhood, police said, citing early reports. The Cook County ...

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CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday blasted unsubstantiated social media chatter as “homophobic, racist and misogynistic rumors” and indicated she is not resigning. “I will continue to lead a group of the willing all across our city who are about doing the people’s work,” Lightfoot said through her political account. “The people of Chicago elected me mayor, and I will continue to ...

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It may seem like the search for affordable housing is as elusive as a COVID-19 vaccination appointment — a long, arduous process that often includes a waitlist. For Jeanette Freeman, 24, moving from her family’s South Side dwelling to live on her own in a one-bedroom apartment took her all of a year — from launching the search to submitting her name for a Chicago Housing Authority unit in Oso ...

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St. Joseph High School in west suburban Westchester will close at the end of the current school year after more than six decades of educating the Catholic faithful, the latest Chicago-area school to shut its doors amid a period of declining religiosity. Founded in 1960, St. Joseph High School had an enrollment of 185 students for 2020-21 school year, according to its website. In a letter ...

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CHICAGO — Con los incidentes de robo de autos que involucran a conductores de viajes compartidos en aumento en Chicago y otros mercados, Uber está implementando un programa de verificación a nivel nacional para pasajeros que utilizan métodos de pago como tarjetas de débito prepagas, tarjetas de regalo o Venmo. A partir del viernes, los pasajeros que establezcan una cuenta con una forma de pago ...

CHICAGO — Like almost every other CTA bus route, the No. 88-Higgins experienced a major ridership drop last year as people stayed home to slow the spread of COVID-19. Average weekday ridership dipped below 500 in November, according to the most recent CTA data available online, compared to 1,200 daily riders before the pandemic. There are more popular Chicago bus routes, but it is the humble ...