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    Applications now accepted for Chicago’s summer youth jobs program

    CHICAGO–Now is a good time for Chicago teens and young adults to find summer work. The city of Chicago has started accepting applications for the One Summer Chicago program. People ages 14 to 24 can apply for more than 32,000 jobs and internships. This year, the city has added a program called Summer Fast Track. It offers 200 high school seniors free high school and college level career and technical courses. The One Summer Program runs from July 1 through […]

  • Council approves Lincoln Yards, police training facility amidst protests

    CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council passed two controversial proposals Wednesday, signing off on plans to build Lincoln Yards on the North Side and a police training facility on the West Side, despite protests calling for the vote to wait until after upcoming elections. With the backing of outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel and local Ald. Brian Hopkins  (2nd Ward), the 55-acre development known as Lincoln Yards was approved Wednesday. Supporters said it would bring 23,000 new jobs to the city, […]

  • 24 free bikes hidden around Chicago on Tuesday courtesy of Goose Island

    CHICAGO — Despite what some say,  you can ride for free. Goose Island Beer Company is giving away 24 bicycles Tuesday. CHICAGO: Tomorrow on #312Day we're hiding 24 bikes across the city and releasing one clue for each location every hour on Twitter and Instagram. Find the bike, unlock it with the code 03120, and it's yours. First clue starts tonight at midnight. Good luck! — Goose Island Beer Co (@GooseIsland) March 11, 2019 It’s part of a promotion […]

  • Chicago’s Special Olympians off to the Persian Gulf

    CHICAGO — A group of Special Olympians are off to go for the gold. Athletes and coaches from the Chicago-area took off from O’Hare International Airport Wednesday morning, en route to the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. The group first stopped in Newark, New Jersey to meet up with the entire American team. After a night of celebration, Team USA takes off for the United Arab Emirates. This year’s Special Olympics run March 14-21.  

  • Lincoln Yards developer adds more affordable housing ahead of key City Council vote

    CHICAGO — The developer behind the $6 billion Lincoln Yards project will double the number of affordable housing units, according to a compromise deal announced Tuesday at City Hall. The number of affordable units will jump from 300 to 600 in the 50-acre site along the Chicago River after developer Sterling Bay faced pushback over the number of units included in its initial plans. Sterling Bay said they will also build addition units within three miles of the development, and […]

  • Metra increases train service for reverse commuters heading to north suburbs

    CHICAGO — Metra is debuting new options for reverse commuters headed out of Chicago during the busy morning rush. As part of a two-year pilot program, Metra teamed up with businesses and governments to raise nearly $1.5 million needed to fund four new trains to Lake County and the north suburbs. “The pharmaceutical companies up in the Lake Forest area actually came to Metra last spring and said, ‘we have this great need to bring a lot of these Millennials […]

  • Bummer, man! Illinois would not have enough recreational pot to meet demand, study says

    CHICAGO — If recreational marijuana use became legal in Illinois, there might not be enough supply to meet demand. A study by a Colorado consulting firm finds the demand for legal pot could be as high 550,000 pounds a year. Current growers could meet only 35 to 54 percent of demand if recreational marijuana were legalized. Many of the state’s 16 licensed growers say they think they can produce an ample supply. Their industry group, The Medical Cannabis Alliance of […]

  • O’Hare unveils ‘Ice Rink’, new de-icing facility

    CHICAGO — The snow, rain and cold weather has made this winter an icy one. Now, O’Hare Airport has a new weapon to fight the ice. The airport has unveiled a central de-icing facility. It allows the airlines to de-ice their aircraft from a new dedicated location, instead of at the gate. The “Ice Rink” – as it will be known – can hold up to 20 narrow-body airplanes or five wide-body airplanes at a time.

  • Protest over planned closing of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park

    MELROSE PARK, Ill. — Plans to close a west suburban hospital sparked a protest outside the medical complex Monday. Demonstrators marched and spoke out against the move to shut down Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park. Pipeline Health of California bought Westlake, Weiss Hospital in Chicago and West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park last year. The health care group promised to keep all three open, but after the sale, Pipeline said it would close Westlake in the second quarter of […]

  • South Shore to get much-needed grocery store in site of vacant Dominick’s

    CHICAGO — After living nearly six years in a food desert,  residents on the east side of Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood are getting a new grocery store. The owners of Niles-based Shop and Save have agreed to bring a fresh food store to the site of a vacant Dominick’s in the Jeffrey Plaza shopping center at 71st Street and Jeffrey Boulevard. Dominick’s closed all of its stores in late 2013, and since then, residents have had to travel more than a […]

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