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Jun 19, 2021

Photos Documenting History of Logan Square Featured at Blue Line Station

Now through June 27, the Logan Square Blue Line station platform is a subterranean gallery featuring a selection of photographs from “The Logan Square Book — Gentrification and Preservation in a Chicago Neighborhood.”

Jun 19, 2021

La Ultima Palabra: CAUSE Chicago

Chicagoans Isabela Ávila and Francisco Villaseñor give us la ultima palabra on how they say anyone – even teenagers – can create the change they want to see in their communities.

Jun 19, 2021

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, June 19, 2021 - Full Show

A fight to save historic city housing. Capturing a changing Logan Square. The life and work of renowned artist Frida Kalho. And two high schoolers on making a difference in their communities. 

Jun 19, 2021

Chicago Flats Initiative Aims to Preserve Affordable Multifamily Housing

As the state’s eviction moratorium winds down and a housing crisis looms in Chicago, a coalition of community organizations has started the Chicago Flats Initiative to help keep families in their homes.

Jun 19, 2021

National Museum of Mexican Art Prepares to Reopen Its Doors

The National Museum of Mexican Art prepares to reopen, and receives an $8 million dollar donation.

Jun 19, 2021

Juneteenth, Recalling End of Slavery, Is Marked Across US

Biden on Thursday signed a bill creating Juneteenth National Independence Day. Since June 19 fell on a Saturday, the government observed the holiday Friday. At least nine states have designated it in law as an official paid state holiday.

Jun 19, 2021

Federal Holiday Pressures Companies to Give Juneteenth Off

Hundreds of top companies had already pledged last year to observe Juneteenth in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd and the national reckoning on racism that followed.

Jun 19, 2021

Amid Reform Movement, Some GOP States Give Police More Power

The sponsors of the GOP measures acted in the wake of the nationwide protests that followed George Floyd’s death, and they cited the disturbances and destruction that spread last summer through major U.S. cities, including Portland, New York and Minneapolis, where Floyd died at the hands of officers.

Jun 18, 2021

The Week in Review: Civilian Oversight of Chicago Police Stalls in City Council

Mayor Lightfoot pushes for changes to the elected school board bill that already passed. City violence spikes again. Aldermen battle the mayor over liquor sales. And renaming Lake Shore Drive.

Jun 18, 2021

Declaration of Juneteenth Holiday Sparks Scramble in States

This year alone, legislation to make Juneteenth a paid state holiday died in Florida and South Dakota and is stalled in Ohio, all states controlled by Republicans. But even in Maryland, where Democrats control the Legislature, a Juneteenth bill passed one chamber only to die in the other.

Jun 18, 2021

Biden’s Silence on Executions Adds to Death Penalty Disarray

President Biden hasn’t said whether he’d back a bill introduced by fellow Democrats to strike the death penalty from U.S. statutes. He also hasn’t rescinded Trump-era protocols enabling federal executions to resume and allowing prisons to use firing squads if necessary, something many thought he’d do on day one.

Jun 18, 2021

Boeing’s Newest Version of the 737 Max Makes First Flight

U.S. regulators cleared the way for Max jets to resume flying late last year after Boeing made changes, including overhauling flight-control software that played a role in the crashes. This spring, about 100 new Max jets were idled for several weeks because of an unrelated problem with electrical grounding of cockpit instruments.

Jun 18, 2021

Lightfoot Holds Off Revolt on CPD Oversight as Allies Block Vote on Elected Board

A long-stalled plan to put an elected board of Chicago residents in charge of the Chicago Police Department remains mired in limbo after a razor-thin vote Friday.

Jun 18, 2021

Blue Angels Set to Soar, Even as Air and Water Show is Canceled

The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will perform from noon to 1 p.m. on Aug. 21 and Aug. 22 after practicing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 20. 

Jun 18, 2021

What You Need to Know About At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Dozens of different at-home COVID-19 tests are now available from big-box retailers and pharmacies. But before you run out and buy one, a few words of caution from Dr. Emily Landon, an infectious disease specialist at UChicago Medicine.