Bilingual Teacher Shortage
Bilingual Teacher Shortage

Illinois has a bilingual teacher shortage, and despite the state board
of education landing a $4 million grant to help, teachers say it's not enough.

Uptown Up in Arms Over Hospital Sale
Uptown Up in Arms Over Hospital Sale

Weiss Memorial Hospital in Uptown is undergoing two major real estate shifts this year, which has drawn the attention and ire of many in the neighborhood.

Carjacking Numbers Continue to Soar
Carjacking Numbers Continue to Soar

Chicago had a 31% increase in carjackings in just one year following the start of the pandemic, between 2020 and 2021. The city's numbers are higher than every other large city.

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Domestic Abuse at Top of Chicago Arrests for May 2022, Data Show

Domestic Abuse at Top of Chicago Arrests for May 2022, Data Show

A domestic battery with bodily harm offense was the most likely reason for someone to be arrested in Chicago in May 2022, according to Chicago Police Department data.

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Data: High Percentage of Mass Shootings are Teens, Children

Data: High Percentage of Mass Shootings are Teens, Children

The Uvalde school shooting is a chilling reminder: 1 in 4 victims of mass shootings are kids and teens. The U.S. has a 26-times higher rate than other high-income countries.

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COVID-19: Latest Data and Work-from-Home Best Practices

COVID-19: Latest Data and Work-from-Home Best Practices

Data show a cold reality as COVID-19 enters its third year, and some at-home work best practices could come in handy as COVID-19 cases begin to rise again.

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Data: Tracking Chicago’s Gas Prices Over the Past 22 Years

Data: Tracking Chicago’s Gas Prices Over the Past 22 Years

With gas prices at an all-time high in Chicago, we look back at the past 22 years of gas costs in the city. As of June 6, regular unleaded hit $6 a gallon in the city.

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Maps: Chicago Summer Concert and Music Festivals Guide

Maps: Chicago Summer Concert and Music Festivals Guide

Wondering where the best summer music festivals, concert venues and clubs are? We've got maps to steer you to all of the best locations in the city.

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Map: Where to find Chicago’s Recycling Centers

Map: Where to find Chicago’s Recycling Centers

Where can you take items for recycling? There are seven places around the city where residents can drop their recycling items off.

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Rape Kit Backlog: Trauma, the Untested and Advocacy 

Rape Kit Backlog: Trauma, the Untested and Advocacy 

CPD says the expected wait time for processing kits at a state laboratory is about 270 days, but survivors have been told the wait can be up to two years.

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Albany Park Residents Fear Increasing Violence in the Neighborhood

Albany Park Residents Fear Increasing Violence in the Neighborhood

Theft, burglary and aggravated battery crimes have increased in Chicago, and the quiet Northwest side neighborhood of Albany Park is not immune.

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Asian Americans Are Facing Unprecedented Difficulties in Chicago

Asian Americans Are Facing Unprecedented Difficulties in Chicago

A series of studies were conducted and found that hate crimes targeting the Asian American community have reached some unprecedented levels. What does that mean in Chicago?

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Uptown Concerned Over Weiss Hospital’s Potential New Owner

Uptown Concerned Over Weiss Hospital’s Potential New Owner

Weiss Memorial Hospital in Uptown is undergoing two major real estate shifts this year, which has drawn the attention and ire of many in the neighborhood.

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How is Illinois Handling All of the Bilingual Teacher Vacancies?

How is Illinois Handling All of the Bilingual Teacher Vacancies?

The Illinois State Board of Education is offering $4 million in response to bilingual teacher vacancies. It's a temporary solution, and teachers say there’s more that can be done.

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Chicago Carjackings Continue to Rise During the Pandemic 

Chicago Carjackings Continue to Rise During the Pandemic 

Chicago had a 31% increase in carjackings in just one year following the start of the pandemic, between 2020 and 2021. The city's numbers are higher than every other large city.

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Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

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