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City Council Tightens Rules That Allow CPD to Impound Cars

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The Chicago Police Department can no longer impound cars that may have been used to commit a crime following a unanimous vote Wednesday to rein in the program in an effort to ease the debt burden imposed on low-income residents.

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Illinois Officials Warn of Fraud Linked to Federal Pandemic Unemployment Program

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An Illinois Department of Employment Security office on Lawrence Avenue in Chicago. (WTTW News)

State officials announced Wednesday they are investigating a widespread nationwide fraud schemed linked to each state’s federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.

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An Illinois Department of Employment Security office on Lawrence Avenue in Chicago. (WTTW News)

1,598 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois as Officials Again Implore Residents to Wear Masks

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Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike talks Wednesday, July 22, 2020 about the rise in coronavirus cases. (WTTW News)

State officials on Wednesday reported the highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases for the month of July, prompting a stern warning from Illinois’ top doctor: Wear a mask or we’ll move backwards.

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Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike talks Wednesday, July 22, 2020 about the rise in coronavirus cases. (WTTW News)

Aldermen Reject Lightfoot’s Push to Settle Case That Sought 48 Years’ Worth of Misconduct Files

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An effort by Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration to settle a lawsuit that sought to force the Chicago Police Department to turn over nearly five decades’ worth of secret files stalled Wednesday amid opposition from progressive aldermen.

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Silent Spread of Virus Keeps Scientists Grasping for Clues

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Jessie Cornwell, a resident of the Ida Culver House Ravenna, right, poses for a photo with the Rev. Jane Pauw, in Seattle on May 21, 2020. Cornwell tested positive for the coronavirus but never became ill, and may have been infectious when she shared a ride to Bible study with Pauw, who later got sick with COVID-19. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

As workers return to offices, children prepare to return to schools and those desperate for normalcy again visit malls and restaurants, the emerging science points to a menacing reality: If people who appear healthy can transmit the illness, it may be impossible to contain.

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Jessie Cornwell, a resident of the Ida Culver House Ravenna, right, poses for a photo with the Rev. Jane Pauw, in Seattle on May 21, 2020. Cornwell tested positive for the coronavirus but never became ill, and may have been infectious when she shared a ride to Bible study with Pauw, who later got sick with COVID-19. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

‘Put Your Guns Down,’ Lightfoot, Police Implore After Tuesday’s Mass Shooting

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Chicago police investigate the scene of a mass shooting where more then a dozen people were shot in the Gresham neighborhood, of Chicago, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

The morning after a shooting injured at least 15 people, police Superintendent David Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot pleaded with community members to come forward with information and help break the ongoing cycle of gang violence in Chicago.

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Chicago police investigate the scene of a mass shooting where more then a dozen people were shot in the Gresham neighborhood, of Chicago, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago Police: 15 People Shot Outside Funeral Home Tuesday Evening

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Chicago police investigate the scene of a mass shooting where more then a dozen people were shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Tyler LaRiviere / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

More than a dozen people were shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood in what has become one of the city’s largest mass shootings in years — at a time when President Donald Trump is planning to send federal agents to Chicago.

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Chicago police investigate the scene of a mass shooting where more then a dozen people were shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Tyler LaRiviere / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Who Speaks for Chicago’s Trees? Aldermen to Propose New Urban Forest Advisory Board

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A proposed Urban Forestry Advisory Board would take a more strategic look at one of the city’s unsung resources — its trees. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

It’s time to be strategic, rather than reactive, when it comes to managing a vital piece of Chicago’s infrastructure — it’s trees. 

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A proposed Urban Forestry Advisory Board would take a more strategic look at one of the city’s unsung resources — its trees. (Patty Wetli / WTTW News)

New Solar Orbiter Snaps Closest Pictures Ever Taken of the Sun

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We journey to the sun’s surface and explore more from the world of science with University of Chicago paleontologist Neil Shubin.

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What Does ComEd Bribery Deal Mean for Your Electricity Bill?

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ComEd is set to pay a $200 million fine as it seeks to get a bribery charge dismissed. Where will the money come from?

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How Will CPS Improve Remote Learning? Track Attendance? Schools Chief Talks Reopening Plan

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson appears on “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (WTTW News)

It’s become one of the most pressing questions of the summer: Will schools reopen this fall, and if so, how will they do it safely? We speak with Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson.

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson appears on “Chicago Tonight” via Zoom on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (WTTW News)

Chicago Tap Theatre’s Virtual Show Goes the (Social) Distance

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Arts correspondent Angel Idowu joins dancers of Chicago Tap Theatre for a lesson during their rehearsal for “30 Feet Together, 6 Feet Apart.” (WTTW News)

When the pandemic hit, the Chicago Tap Theatre adapted to the new virtual reality. This weekend, they’re taking it a “tap” further with their virtual show “30 Feet Together, 6 Feet Apart.”

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Arts correspondent Angel Idowu joins dancers of Chicago Tap Theatre for a lesson during their rehearsal for “30 Feet Together, 6 Feet Apart.” (WTTW News)

Black Restaurant Week: A Look at What’s on the Menu

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Friday marks the start of Black Restaurant Week, a nationwide showcase of Black-owned restaurants now in its fifth year. Here’s a look at what to expect.

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Grant Park Infrastructure is Crumbling, Advisory Council Warns

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Grant Park in Chicago. (WTTW News)

With more than 300 acres in a prime downtown location, it’s no wonder Grant Park is sometimes referred to as Chicago’s front yard. But if you ask the leaders of the Grant Park Advisory Council, some yard work is in order.

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Grant Park in Chicago. (WTTW News)

Trump, Congress Square Off Over Virus Aid as Crisis Worsens

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President Donald Trump speaks to the media while meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in the Oval Office at the White House, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Divisions between the White House and Senate Republicans and differences with Democrats posed fresh challenges for a new federal aid package with the U.S. crisis worsening and emergency relief about to expire.

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President Donald Trump speaks to the media while meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in the Oval Office at the White House, Monday, July 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

COVID-19 Restrictions Could Return to Metro East Region of Illinois, Pritzker Warns

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks at a press conference Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Collinsville, Illinois. (WTTW News)

Illinois has a plan in place to roll back restrictions if COVID-19 positivity rates spike. Now, one of the state’s 11 regions is “dangerously close to that threshold,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks at a press conference Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Collinsville, Illinois. (WTTW News)

Trio Allegedly Defrauded Victims Out of $750K Through Romance, Inheritance Scams

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Two men and a woman with Chicago-area ties could face decades in federal prison after they allegedly swindled dozens of victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars through inheritance and romance fraud schemes.

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