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Chicago Lead Water Pipe Replacement Program Hasn't Started, But It's Already Being ExpandedA total of 180,000 Chicago homes don’t have water meters – which means their bills are guesstimates.
With COVID On Rise, Some Bars Are Willing To Require Proof Of Vaccinations To Avoid Another ShutdownWith COVID-19 cases on the rise again – topping more than 2,000 cases for the first time Wednesday since early May – some Chicago area bar and restaurant owners say they are willing to do anything to avoid another shutdown.
Department Of Business Affairs And Consumer Protection Begins Probe Into Adelove Shipping, Which Is Accused Of Ripping People OffThe city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has launched an investigation into the Adelove shipping company in Uptown – which is accused of ripping off people trying to send items overseas.
Gov. Pritzker Has 30 Days To Sign Bills Strengthening Privacy Protections For Sexual Assault SurvivorsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker has 30 days left to take action on two bills that strengthen privacy protections for sex assault victims.
Father Of Alexis Wilson, 19, Says Police In Dolton Have Not Given Him Answers About Her Death; Police Say She Dragged Officer With CarA father said Tuesday night that police in Dolton have not told him who caused his daughter’s death, after police said she dragged an officer before crashing into a building and was also shot by officers.
Mayor's Office, Fire Commissioner Say Review Of City Policy On Gender-Based Violence Is Needed, With Firefighter-EMT Accused Of Rape Still On The JobThere was major fallout from city officials Wednesday, amid revelations that a firefighter-EMT is still on the job after being charged with raping a woman he knew.
Masks To Be Required Again At All Illinois Secretary Of State's Facilities Starting MondayMasks will again be required at all times at Illinois Secretary of State’s Driver Service facilities beginning Monday.
4 People Injured In Crash At 79th Street, Stony Island Avenue, South Chicago AvenueFour people were injured Wednesday evening in an accident at the busy intersection of 79th Street, Stony Island Avenue, and South Chicago Avenue.
Boat Flies Off Fox River And Catches Fire In Backyard, Leaving Operator DeadA boat went flying off the Fox River in the far northwest suburbs and caught fire Wednesday, leaving its operator dead.

Politics

Gov. Pritzker Has 30 Days To Sign Bills Strengthening Privacy Protections For Sexual Assault SurvivorsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker has 30 days left to take action on two bills that strengthen privacy protections for sex assault victims.
Mayor's Office, Fire Commissioner Say Review Of City Policy On Gender-Based Violence Is Needed, With Firefighter-EMT Accused Of Rape Still On The JobThere was major fallout from city officials Wednesday, amid revelations that a firefighter-EMT is still on the job after being charged with raping a woman he knew.
Aldermen Urge Passage Of 'Anjanette Young Ordinance' Seeking Sweeping Changes To CPD Search Warrant Procedures; 'We Have An Obligation To Change Policy'“What we all saw happen to Ms. Anjanette Young, we’re trying to prevent this from happening again,” Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) said.
Gov. Pritzker Signs 4 Bills Advancing Rights For LGBTQ+ People In IllinoisIllinois is expanding rights for LGBTQ+ people, with Gov. JB Pritzker having signed four bills into law on Tuesday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot Confirms Tentative Agreement On New 8-Year Police Contract With Chicago FOPThe eight-year deal would provide officers with a 20% pay raise over the life of the contract, while also requiring a number of police accountability reforms.
Chicago Aldermen Set To Discuss Anjanette Young Ordinance, Calling For Rules Protecting People's Civil Rights During Police RaidsChicago aldermen on Tuesday will discuss a proposed city ordinance that is aimed at making sure what happened to Anjanette Young doesn’t happen to you.

Consumer

Chicago Lead Water Pipe Replacement Program Hasn't Started, But It's Already Being ExpandedA total of 180,000 Chicago homes don’t have water meters – which means their bills are guesstimates.
Bronzeville Woman Pays Plumber To Fix Sewage Backup, Only To Find Out It Was On City PropertyA CBS 2 viewer contacted us after she got fed up with raw sewage seeping into her Bronzeville home. But when she tried to fix it, she ran into costly trouble – and she now has a warning for others.
Many Who Filed Federal Tax Returns On Time Or Early Still Don't Have Refunds -- What's The Holdup?Sixty-five days and counting – if you filed your federal taxes on the delayed deadline of May 17, that is how long you have been waiting for your refund. But many people who filed early are even still waiting. So what’s the holdup?
Family Says They Cannot Get Deceased Husband's Stimulus Check Due To Overwhelmed IRS Call Centers"We tried calling first thing in the morning, late, later at night during their posted hours, in between, nothing worked."
Online Illinois Rental Assistance Applications Due By 11:59 p.m. SundayIf you’re a renter struggling in the coronavirus pandemic, you can still get help from the State of Illinois – but you’ll need to hurry.
Amid Numerous Complaints That It Scammed Customers, Uptown's Adelove Shipping Also Has Eviction Notice -- And It Never Even Had A LicenseThe landlords of an Uptown shipping business accused of scamming customers want them out, and they have put a notice up in black and white on the door.

Business

Entertainment

Some Fans Are Selling Off Their Lollapalooza Tickets Due To Concerns About COVIDFans scooped up tickets for Lollapalooza as soon as they went on sale – but on Tuesday night, 48 hours away from the opening act – some have chosen not to go. And as CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, concerns over the coronavirus and specifically the Delta variant may be to blame.
Chicago Party Aunt Twitter Account Inspires New Netflix Animated SeriesYou might know the Chicago Party Aunt parody Twitter account for witty and sometimes proudly crass observations about all things Chicago. On Wednesday, Netflix announced that “Chicago Party Aunt” will be debuting as a half-hour adult animated series.
Gov. Pritzker Says He Plans To Attend Lollapalooza, Urges People To Wear Masks In CrowdsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker will be among the throngs of concert fans at Lollapalooza when it kicks off in Grant Park next week.
Chance The Rapper To Debut Secret Concert Film 'Magnificent Coloring World' In Select Theaters Next MonthChance could have gone the streaming service route, but he elected to pitch his concert film idea to AMC Theatres a few months ago with hopes of immersing moviegoers into his full concert experience.
Oak Park Festival Theatre Returns In Person To Outdoor Stage For Production Of Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'After sticking to virtual performances at the height of the pandemic, the Oak Park Festival Theatre returned to the stage in person on Saturday evening.
'Movies In The Parks' Begins Summer Season In Chicago“Movies in the Parks” began for the summer season Chicago Tuesday night.