“I was scared to go to sleep” – Chicago Tribune

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After months of acrimony, the Chicago City Council has adopted a new map of the city’s 50 neighborhoods. The map that was adopted has 16 majority black neighborhoods and 14 majority Latino neighborhoods, one less Latino neighborhood than the Latino caucus wanted in light of citywide Latino population gains. It also includes Chicago’s first Asian-majority neighborhood. From next year, thousands of residents will have to get used to a new point of contact for many local services and complaints thanks to the redesigned map placing them in different neighborhoods.

In other City news, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has implemented a 10 p.m. weekend curfew for minors in an effort to reduce crime after a teenager was fatally shot at the Millennium Park over the weekend. A 17-year-old boy who fatally shot a 16-year-old opened fire near The Bean, Cook County prosecutors said in court Monday, after the young boy jumped on his back and punched the head.

And during a planned visit to Buffalo today, President Joe Biden will confront the country’s latest deadly display of hate after a white gunman was accused of massacring 10 black people in a racist rampage at a supermarket.

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When Veldarin Jackson received a call on Saturday that his 68-year-old mother had been found dead, he and his wife, Adjoa, rushed to his apartment in Rogers Park. The pair walked into the unit and felt like they walked into an oven. “It was extremely hot in there,” Adjoa Jackson said. “You could barely breathe.”

Janice Reed, who was found dead at around 11:32 a.m. in the furnace-like apartment, was among three women who died in Rogers Park seniors’ housing on Saturday after residents pleaded with property managers for days of turning off the heat and turning on the air conditioning amid record high temperatures, according to residents, family members and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

After enduring more than two years of hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic as the virus cast a shadow over all aspects of college life, the clouds appear to be lifting this spring, revealing what some experts say to be the brightest job market for college graduates in recent history.

“The job market is hot, and it’s definitely a great time to graduate,” said Mayra Del Real, a first-generation student who will earn a business degree from DePaul University and, like many members of 2022, has a job planned before she officially graduates next month.

When private equity firm KKR announced on Monday the $3 billion sale of CHI Overhead Doors to steel company Nucor, it created a windfall for hundreds of hourly workers at the tiny Arthur plant in the Illinois, who will each receive between $20,000 and $800,000 upon closing of the transaction. .

The deal represents a huge return on investment for KKR, which bought the garage door maker for $600 million in 2015. For the employees, who were invested in the business at no cost, the sale is potentially life-altering.

Chicago mayors have known over the years that re-election can be a major legacy project away.

That may have been on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s mind this month when she chose Bally’s $1.74 billion casino, hotel and entertainment development for the city. But the plan still faces a lengthy approval process and is still far from a sure thing. In other words, we’ve seen this before.

Many fantastic ideas have won the support of the mayor but have always failed – some of them are famous. With the help of three historians, here are our top 10 near misses.

Portillo’s, the Chicago-style restaurant chain that started as a small hot dog stand in suburban Villa Park, is launching its vegan Garden Dog in locations nationwide today.

The Garden Dog is seasoned with black pepper, paprika and garlic, and it is grilled on a dedicated part of each restaurant’s grill. How does it taste?

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