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Deaths of three Chicago women prompt urgent heat warnings

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Temperatures barely climbed into the 90s and only for a couple of days. But the discovery of the bodies of three women inside a Chicago senior housing facility this month left the city looking for answers to questions...

Chicago launches ‘delicious’ canned water brand – just don’t mention the city’s toxic water crisis

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Lori Lightfoot’s launch of Chicago’s own brand of canned water under the name “Chicagwa” may have created more waves than she expected. On Tuesday, the city’s mayor unveiled the artfully designed cans of Chicago tap w...

Chicago artist raises funds for Ukraine by selling Zelenskiy Lego figures

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Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, numerous fundraisers have been launched to help Ukrainians in need, from GoFundMe campaigns to Airbnb bookings. But one Chicago artist chose a singular figure in the crisis and b...

Chicago police officers won’t be charged in shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo

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No charges will be filed against the Chicago police officers who chased and fatally shot 13-year-old Adam Toledo and 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez within days of each other last year, prompting sharp criticism of how th...

Boy, 3, accidentally shoots mother dead in Chicago suburb car park

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A three-year-old boy accidentally shot his mother dead as the family sat in their car in a parking lot at a supermarket in a suburb of Chicago, police said. The woman was shot on Saturday in Dolton and pronounced dead...

Eight-year-old girl shot dead by Chicago gunman targeting someone else

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A gunman targeting someone else on Chicago’s south west side instead shot an eight-year-old girl in the head, killing her, police said. The Cook county medical examiner’s office identified the victim on Sunday as Me...

The big picture: neo-noir Chicago streetscapes

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Sometimes, Instagram feeds find a language of their own. Our editor came across Edgar Ortiz’s work while scrolling. Ortiz, 38, is a hobbyist photographer and musician. He specialises in streetscapes like this one, in ...

Chicago public schools cancel classes after teachers’ union vote

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Leaders of Chicago public schools canceled classes Wednesday after the teachers’ union voted to switch to remote learning due to the surge in Covid cases, the latest development in an escalating battle over pandemic s...

Chicago expected to pay $3m to woman handcuffed naked during mistaken raid

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The city of Chicago is expected to pay $2.9m to Anjanette Young, a Black woman whom police officers handcuffed while she was naked when they mistakenly executed a search warrant in the wrong home in 2019. The finance ...

Outrage as McDonald’s CEO appears to blame parents of slain Chicago children

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McDonald’s chief executive, Chris Kempczinski, has sparked outrage after the emergence of a text exchange with the Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, in which he appears to blame two Chicago parents whose children were fa...

Chicago mayor files complaint against police union for defying vaccine mandate

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The Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, has filed a complaint in court against Chicago’s largest police union and its president after the union issued a directive for officers to ignore a citywide mandate to report their v...

Chicago mayor seeks to seize assets of gang members ‘wreaking havoc’

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Chicago’s mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced a new measure for the city to hold gang members accountable: by suing them and seizing their assets as a means of destabilizing them. “What we’re proposing is a tool in civ...

Chicago public school students return amid bus shortages and safety concerns

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Across the United States, schools are attempting to transition millions of students back to in-person classrooms after more than a year of virtual schooling during the Covid-19 pandemic. But the gigantic shift is stil...

‘It’s time to fix it’: can Chicago tackle its worsening racial life expectancy gap?

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Citing a widening life expectancy gap between Black Chicagoans and other groups in the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot last week called systemic racism a “deadly” public health crisis that has exacted a “devastating toll o...

Chicago mayor sued by journalist for limiting interviews to reporters of color

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A white reporter for a rightwing media outlet founded by the Fox News host Tucker Carlson has sued Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, over her temporary decision to grant interviews only to journalists of color. Thomas...

Cat lands unharmed after jump from fifth-floor of burning Chicago building – video

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A cat in Chicago has survived after jumping out of a fifth-floor window to escape an apartment fire. Chicago fire department personnel were taking a video of the exterior of the building as firefighters were extinguis...

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