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Palestinians in Chicago nurture connection to a homeland far away

An estimated 85,000 Palestinians live in greater Chicago — 60% of the area’s Arab population. The connection some of them feel to their homeland was on full display during street protests in the Loop in late May.

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Chicagoans begin to consider the possibilities of life beyond COVID-19

Almost all coronavirus restrictions were lifted Friday in the city and state.

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Piping plovers Monty and Rose produce another egg after nest attacked by skunk

The pair have re-nested at Montrose Beach Dunes Natural Area.

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Community mural unveiled to celebrate Pride month

Zeye One, a Mexican American queer tattoo artist, said the mural was an ode to the city’s diversity and inspired by those who come together to celebrate their differences.

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More pedestrians in Loop, hotel, office occupancy levels rising as reopening nears

"After an incredibly difficult year, it’s heartening to see fuller sidewalks, waitlists at restaurants and more workers returning to downtown offices," said Michael Edwards, the Chicago Loop Alliance’s CEO and president.

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Marquette University to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students

Marquette joins the University of Chicago, Roosevelt, Northwestern, Loyola, DePaul and Columbia College in requiring students to get shots.

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Magic at Montrose: Chicago’s bird-watching hotspot

Monty and Rose, the piping plovers who gained city-wide fame, reunited in Montrose again this April.

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After shooting, neighbors worry about safety in Oz Park

Community members met with Ald. Michele Smith and Chicago police officers Friday, days after a teen was grazed by a bullet nearby.

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Time for a splash

Water parks reopen just as Memorial Day weekend ushers in unofficial start to summer

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Piping plover pair Monty and Rose’s nest attacked, eggs eaten by a skunk

The endangered plovers were not harmed when the skunk reached into the wire enclosure.