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Among individual Illinois counties, the vaccination response has differed widely.

After a deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois prisons sickened thousands of workers and inmates, the state will begin vaccinating both groups in the coming week — a plan that drew praise from advocates but provoked the ire of some lawmakers who argue criminals should not be prioritized.

Officials at New Trier High School say off-campus student gatherings are likely to blame for a surge in COVID-19 cases this month.

As the dust settles from the latest battle between Mayor Lightfoot and CTU, the city’s elementary schools may have reopened to in-person learning but no clear winners have emerged.

The case is speeding toward a vote and likely acquittal, perhaps as soon as Saturday.

By ERIC TUCKER, LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK

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“We just assumed (COVID-19) was another obstacle that we were going to be able to face,” says daughter Karina Reyes.

Sterling Bay is demolishing a former Archer Daniels Midland flour mill in the Fulton Market district, after preservationists unsuccessfully urged the Chicago developer to preserve the buildings. Demolition work began Thursday at 1300 W. Carroll Ave.

To honor Black History Month, Stacker examines some of the struggles and triumphs African Americans have had each year over the last century. For more galleries visit Stacker .

By Niesha Davis, Stacker

Feb 4, 2021

Collectors are gobbling up new boxes as they hit shelves and rookie cards are selling for thousands of dollars — before the players ever hit the field.

An eviction battle with its landlord is coming to a head, leaving the brewery’s future at its picturesque Chicago River location in doubt.

The Michigan Avenue museum has extended two special exhibitions after a second closure forced by statewide COVID mitigation.

The 16,000-square-foot house is in Charlevoix, MI—a small town in the upper reaches of the state that markets itself as “Charlevoix the Beautiful.”

By Tiffani Sherman, Realtor.com

Feb 12, 2021

Trump put his life in danger. Pence can make him pay.

Before the city and state embrace a project—and price tag—of the scale One Central pitches, its developers must make an irrefutable case for how and why every facet of the mega-project benefits Chicago. So far, they haven’t.

The new rule limiting the leadership terms in the Illinois General Assembly is a good start, but it won’t mean much until lawmakers act to put it in the state constitution.

A wide range of Asian American activists, Hollywood stars and allies have been trying to draw attention to the reported surge in violent attacks and everyday insults aimed at Asian Americans since the rise of COVID-19.

  • I am getting married this summer and was looking forward to having my best friend be my matron of honor. I was maid of honor in her wedding.

Newly appointed Illinois state Sen. Mike Simmons says his priorities that include addressing economic insecurity and health disparities. At the same time, he’s considering longer term goals like reelection in 2022.

Some of Chicago’s strategic minds share their thoughts and plans about diversity, equity and inclusion for their workplaces and the city in 2021.

Guidelines would be placed on basic curriculum but how schools decide to teach them would be up to individual school districts.

With Valparaiso looking to change its Crusaders name, here’s a list of other sports teams who are examining their monikers.

  • A burning leaf that makes your house smell great (now that you spend all of your time there) OMG, did you see this?

  • With an undermanned roster, the Chicago Bulls had no answer for the Los Angeles Clippers in a 125-106 loss on Friday night at the United Center. Kawhi Leonard scored 33 points for the Clippers, who dealt the Bulls their seventh loss in 10 games.

  • Ayo Dosunmu scored Illinois’ last 10 points in regulation and first five in overtime, helping the No. 6 Illini thwart Nebraska’s upset bid with a 77-72 victory. Dosunmu had 22 of his 31 points after halftime, and Kofi Cockburn added 21 points and 13 rebounds. The Cornhuskers have lost 26 straight Big Ten games.

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  • Zach LaVine has elevated his performance yet again, putting together career numbers and impressing the league at large. Will that be enough for the Chicago Bulls guard to finally make an All-Star appearance?

  • The Chicago Cubs are bringing back Jake Arrieta on a one-year, $6 million deal. A source confirmed the deal Friday night, pending a physical. Arrieta won the 2015 National League Cy Young Award with the Cubs and was a key part of the rotation that led them to their 2016 World Series title.

  • Confirming fears of inequity in COVID-19 vaccinations, newly released state data shows that Black and Hispanic Illinoisans so far have been vaccinated at half the rate of white residents.

  • The case is speeding toward a vote and likely acquittal, perhaps as soon as Saturday.

    By ERIC TUCKER, LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK

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  • Nikki Haley, the former United Nations ambassador in the Trump administration, criticized Donald J. Trump in an interview published by Politico on Friday.

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  • An 18-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday after Chicago police say he was seen getting into a vehicle that was taken during a carjacking, and police also believe the man was connected to a three-hour crime spree that included a homicide, a carjacking and four Dunkin’ holdups that took place Tuesday morning in Chicago and Elmwood Park.

  • Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.

  • As the dust settles from the latest battle between Mayor Lightfoot and CTU, the city’s elementary schools may have reopened to in-person learning but no clear winners have emerged.

  • After a deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Illinois prisons sickened thousands of workers and inmates, the state will begin vaccinating both groups in the coming week — a plan that drew praise from advocates but provoked the ire of some lawmakers who argue criminals should not be prioritized.

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