As part of the efforts, the Treasury Department will inform states that they can use funds allotted by the American Rescue Plan to aid in reducing gun violence.
Tornadoes swept through Chicago’s western suburbs on Sunday, damaging homes, knocking down trees and injuring multiple people.
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WBEZ’s news coverage of the coronavirus pandemic focuses on equity, the vaccine rollout in Chicago and the state, and the impact on our daily lives.
As Chicago looks to fully reopen next week, city officials are focusing on improving vaccination rates in some neighborhoods lagging behind.
A police investigative report obtained by WBEZ shows authorities investigated at least two other encounters involving youth. No charges were filed.
Its name has ties to strawberry picking season, and when Thursday’s strawberry moon appears above the horizon, the marginal supermoon will look large and gold.
The plan would also create a guaranteed basic income for Chicago’s poorest residents, forgive debt from unpaid water bills and provide housing assistance. Left out are Chicago police, fire and emergency management departments.
President Biden set a goal of 70% of U.S. adults fully vaccinated by July 4. The White House is acknowledging Tuesday that it will likely come up short of that.
After political maneuvering kept Chicago aldermen from voting on the proposal to rename the iconic roadway after DuSable last month, the pitch is expected to be back Wednesday.
A WBEZ analysis shows that Fs spiked and attendance plummeted primarily at high schools serving mostly low-income students.
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The West Side park’s project money is among more than $17 million in tax-increment financing a Chicago City Council committee approved for improvements to parks across the city.