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Chicago residents who don’t have a city sticker will get another two weeks before they risk seeing that dreaded bright orange envelope on their windshields.

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot dons a bright green cowboy hat before introducing a special guest — and his 13-year-old horse — at a press conference Monday, July 13, 2020. (WTTW News)

Approximately 55% of Chicagoans have so far responded to the 2020 census, but that is “not even close to where we need to be,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. Now, she’s enlisting a familiar face to help with outreach.

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A file photo shows 34th Ward Ald. Carrie Austin. (WTTW News)

In a message addressed to “residents and neighbors,” the alderman, who represents the Far South Side’s 34th Ward, said she is “currently progressing toward a full recovery.”

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Chicago voters hit the polls on primary election day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (WTTW News)

More than 121,000 voters requested mail-in ballots from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners since the application period opened less than a month ago, officials said.

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In this June 10, 2020, file photo, Olivia Chan’s father helps her with a new mask she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class in front of Bradford School in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo / Seth Wenig, File)

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher.

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President Donald Trump wears a mask as he walks down the hallway during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, July 11, 2020. (AP Photo / Patrick Semansky)

President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time he has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials during the pandemic.

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The CTA’s ambitious Red and Purple Line modernization program will impact service for riders on the North Side for a four-week period starting next Friday. And the agency’s plan to relocate a historic building takes a step forward.

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In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington. (AP Photo / Cliff Owen, File)

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president’s own conduct.

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An uptick in COVID-19 cases. Will public schools open in the fall? Who Chicago’s top cop is blaming for rising violent crime rates. And Illinois U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth takes heat from President Trump.

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A row of coach houses on Meyer Avenue in Chicago. (Eric Allix Rogers/Flickr)

An effort to ease Chicago’s affordable housing crisis by permitting basement, attic and coach house dwellings stalled Friday amid opposition from aldermen concerned they would not be able to stop unwanted units from being built in their wards.

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Amaru restaurant in Wicker Park (Credit: Lori Sapio / Lori Sapio Photography)

The new restrictions, which aim to reduce a slight increase in the number of coronavirus cases among young Chicagoans, took effect immediately, the Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office announced Friday morning. 

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot unveiled a new 104-page report Thursday, which calls for the city to accelerate investments in neighborhoods on the South and West sides in order to create jobs and reduce crime.

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A partial release of Illinois companies that received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program has turned up some big names, including some who are politically connected — and some connected to ethics scandals.

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The Lakeview neighborhood known as Boystown. (WTTW News)

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police, many Americans have been rethinking everyday language — and how it may contribute to systemic racism.

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President Donald Trump listens as Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring their students back in the fall.

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New statewide COVID-19 totals: 149,432 cases, 7,099 deaths

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A dozen new mobile testing teams will offer drive-thru and walk-up services across the state, free of charge.