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Local child seeking organ transplant finds support from national group

For the past six years, Frida and Todd Brooks have raised their son, Elliot Brooks, as he struggles with a costly and dangerous genetic condition. Now, with a kidney transplant in the family’s future, they are raising money with help from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association for what they expect will be a lifetime of medical-related expenses.

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Neighborhood Policing Initiative program expands to Grand Crossing, Englewood and Gresham districts

The initiative, modeled after the New York Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing program, encourages District Coordination Officers to engage with residents on a personal level.

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Black activists march on CHA headquarters

On Monday, several Black-led community activism organizations gathered outside of the Chicago Housing Authority to demand local, state and federal government support in Chicago’s marginalized Black neighborhoods.

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Target CEO discusses possible expansion in Chicago

In a speech hosted by the Economic Club of Chicago, Target CEO Brian Cornell said the company would be looking to add new locations throughout the city.

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Illinois universities plan in-person commencements — and 2020 grads are invited, too

After holding virtual events last year, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and ISU, among others, plan limited events on campus this year.

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With graduations virtual, Chicago college students dream of in-person, multi-school ceremony at Soldier Field

Columbia College Chicago students hope to host their own in-person graduation ceremony — and have invited students from schools across the city.

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A lesson in pivoting for children and parents

The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation has developed virtual options this year.

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St. Anthony opens pet therapy room

Two Cook County Sheriff K-9s will now have a dedicated pet therapy room where they will meet with hospital patients.

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Chicago announces first Medal of Honor recipients

Mayor Lori Lightfoot will distribute the historic Mayoral Medal of Honor to its first recipients Tuesday.

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La pandemia no pudo impedir que Pilsen celebrara el Vía Crucis

Este año, San Procopio ha revivido el Vía Crucis de Pilsen, una celebración viviente que ha sido un elemento básico en la comunidad católica de Pilsen durante 44 años.