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A Weekend Of High Alert Passes As Immigrants Remain Vigilant

Promised ICE raids didn’t appear to materialize after a weekend of fear among immigrants. Plans to remain on alert continue this week.
The Johnson Publishing photography archive of iconic photos taken for Ebony and Jet magazines will be up for auction later this month. The winning bidder will acquire some 4.5 million images of African American life.


The World-Class Photography Of Ebony And Jet Is Up For Sale

The archive will be up for auction Wednesday, and the winning bidder will acquire 4.5 million images of African American life.
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Parishioners Mourn Closure Of St. Adalbert

A church with a nearly 150 year history of serving immigrants in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood on the Southwest Side is now closed.
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Sources: Feds Search For Michael Madigan Records At Home Of Retired Alderman

Federal agents executed the search warrant in May at the Southwest Side home of retired Chicago Ald. Michael Zalewski.
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Curious City

Journey To The Heart Of Chicago

It smells like garbage and gym shoes, but, surprisingly, the city’s geographic center says a lot about Chicago’s soul.
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City Takes Obama’s Ex-Boss To Court To Get ACs for Low-Income Seniors

With high temps on the way, Chicago forces the landlord to put air conditioners in a 72-unit South Side building.
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R. Kelly Arrested On Federal Charges

Kelly is already facing 18 counts of sexual assault and abuse in Cook County court.
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Alderman In High-Rent Chicago Neighborhood Can’t Afford His Rent

Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly says his office rent has nearly tripled and he “simply couldn't afford it.”
Jasmine Gunn, a project manager at Claretian Associates, will lead  the group's census outreach efforts over the next several months. While the state expects to dole out census outreach grants this fall, Gunn wishes those funds would arrive sooner. “We could’ve had more money to plan out the summer outreach and really put our boots on the ground when it’s warm outside and people already hanging out with their families and their friends on the streets," she said.


Illinois Faces Tight Timeline To Prepare For Census 2020

Lawmakers set aside $29 million to prepare for next year. Local groups say they need the money as soon as possible to ensure a robust count.


City Housing Commissioner: Vacant Lots Could Be Single-Family Homes

An architecture contest to design a 21st century bungalow for Chicago may also inform the city’s homeownership efforts.
Girl K performs at West Fest Chicago on Saturday, July 6.

Morning Shift

Girl K’s Newest Album ‘For Now’ Enters Bittersweet Territory

Chicago band Girl K's latest album is packed with introspective lyrics and melodies that seem to wash over you like a Bob Ross painting.
Robert Rose is executive director of the Cook County Land Bank Authority, which has come to use the Cook County scavenger sale as its primary method of acquiring vacant and abandoned properties.


Land Bank Sees Opportunities in Scavenger Tax Sale

Cook County’s scavenger tax sale yields relatively little of unpaid taxes that property owners owe. Could it be used for something else?

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