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Despite the cold and snow, attendees in red sashes and rabbit ears enjoyed the festivities and wished each other a happy new year.
Additional security measures will surround Lunar New Year parades this weekend in Chinatown and Uptown in the wake of two California mass shootings.
In Chinatown, preparations are being made to ring in the Year of the Rabbit — the luckiest of 12 zodiac signs — on Sunday. In Vietnamese communities, it’s the Year of the Cat.
Lily was killed last year while on her mother’s bike maneuvering around a ComEd truck parked in a bike lane. Lily fell out of her seat and under a passing semi-truck.
Police said they followed the teens onto Lake Shore Drive when the stolen car spun out of control and crashed into a tree.
Argyle Street, a pocket of Chicago’s Uptown community area, has long been known as a refuge for Asian immigrants, but residents worry it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to afford to live there.
It will include native plants and shrubbery to provide a rest stop for migrating birds and improved stormwater filtration and will offer a spot to just enjoy nature
“Ashley” is now living in a tent just east of the hospital but has been told she will have to move to make way for a bird sanctuary.
Traditional Native American foods often aren’t available or are too expensive for Native families. And inflation has propelled these foods even further out of reach.
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The public outdoor plazas will be funded by the Chicago Recovery Program. Eight out of 10 of the proposed plazas are on the city’s South and West sides.
Chaise Binion landed on the third floor of a parking garage in the 4500 block of North Clarendon Avenue Tuesday evening, officials said.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she is not at all surprised that City Council turnover would follow the two-year pandemic. “I think we’ll see some others who may also say ... ‘It’s time for me to move in a different direction.’”
People were thrilled about the return of the Pride Parade after two years of pandemic-related cancellations, but many also worried about the Supreme Court moving to restrict gay rights after its ruling Friday on abortion.
On June 9, 3-year-old Lily Grace Shambrook was riding in a carrier attached to her mother’s bike when she was struck and killed by a semi. Ald. Andre Vasquez believes the accident would have been prevented by his proposal to step up towing of vehicles blocking bike lanes.
“We are inches away, possibly centimeters away, from a very different case and a very different tragedy,” Judge Michael Hogan told Tatanina Kelly, 28.
The boy was transported to Lurie’s Children’s Hospital in good condition, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt.
“We are saddened to share that today Monty passed away unexpectedly. We will share more as we learn more,” the Chicago Piping Plovers group tweeted late Friday afternoon.
Monty has been in Chicago for a while, but former nesting mate Rose hasn’t arrived. Still, “we aren’t going to make any assumptions at the moment,” said Armand Cann, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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