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Chicago Weather: Another Mild DayAfter the low drops to 53 Tuesday night, it will be warmer than normal again on Wednesday with highs in the 70s.
6-Year-Old Girl Shot On West Englewood Porch, Suffers Graze WoundsA 6-year-old girl suffered graze wounds Tuesday night after she was shot on the front porch of her West Englewood home.
West Town Pizzeria Owner Couldn't Open This Past Weekend Due To Labor Shortage, And He's Far From Alone With The ProblemMany business owners say finding new employees is harder than it has ever been, and economists say there is no sign of that changing anytime soon.
Portage Park Woman Says Her Block Has Been Left In The Dark, After Streetlights Were Taken Out For Water Main Work And Never ReplacedThe City of Chicago is spending $160 million replacing hundreds of thousands of streetlights from low-efficiency bulbs to LEDs – and that doesn’t sit well with a Portage Park woman who has been trying to get her old streetlights back up and running for months.
Family, Monks From Around Country Gather At Buddhist Temple To Remember Jessica Vilaythong, Bank Teller Stabbed To Death In River NorthLast month, River North bank teller Jessica Vilaythong died after being stabbed on the job. On Tuesday night, family and friends kept Vilaythong’s name alive through tradition and faith.
CTA Orange, Green Line Service Partially Halted, Loop 'L' Trains Snagged After Man Jumps In Front Of Train At Roosevelt, DiesCTA train service was snagged downtown and on the Near South and Southwest sides Tuesday night after police said a man jumped in front of a train at the Roosevelt Orange and Green Line station and died.
Multiple Vehicles Wrecked In Chaotic Crash In EnglewoodSeveral vehicles, including at least one police truck, were demolished in a chaotic crash in Englewood Tuesday night.
CPD Says 21 Officers Not Being Paid After Defying City's COVID Vaccine Mandate; Illinois FOP Castigates Mayor Lightfoot After Reports That She's Trying To Find Replacement OfficersOf those participating, 82% are vaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated can be tested twice a week to continue working thru the end of the year.
'You Will Die:' Jovan McPherson Charged With Shooting CPD Officer, Kidnapping Woman In Lincoln ParkAn Elgin man has been charged with attempted murder and several other felonies, accused of shooting a Chicago Police officer Monday afternoon, after he kidnapped a woman in Lincoln Park.

Politics

CPD Says 21 Officers Not Being Paid After Defying City's COVID Vaccine Mandate; Illinois FOP Castigates Mayor Lightfoot After Reports That She's Trying To Find Replacement OfficersOf those participating, 82% are vaccinated. Those who are unvaccinated can be tested twice a week to continue working thru the end of the year.
Concerns Mount About Public Safety With CPD Officers Being Stripped Of Police Powers For Not Complying With COVID-19 Vaccine Reporting RulesThe Chicago Police Department late Monday was still tabulating how many officers have been stripped of their police powers because they did not report their COVID-19 vaccination status to the city.
More Than A Third Of CPD Staff Missed Vaccine Reporting Deadline; City Could Begin Placing Employees On 'No Pay' Status TodayFriday night was the deadline for all city workers to inform the city of their vaccination status, or face the prospect of being placed on “no pay” status.
Chicago Firefighter Fired Over Racist Social Media Posts; City Worker Reprimanded For Bringing Gun To O'HareA Chicago firefighter-EMT has been fired, after a watchdog investigation into a series of racist, offensive, and threatening posts on Facebook.
Ald. James Gardiner Removed From Democratic Party Committee Posts Over ‘Boorish, Obnoxious, Repugnant, Rude, And Vulgar Conduct’"Because this continuing course of conduct has no home in our Party, we will not stand silent in the face of such bigotry," the Cook County Democratic Party said of Ald. James Gardiner's behavior.
Chicago Police Union President Estimates More Than 3,000 Officers Defying City's Vaccine Reporting MandateThe Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has said the city's vaccine mandate is a change to employment policies that must be negotiated with the union.

Business

West Town Pizzeria Owner Couldn't Open This Past Weekend Due To Labor Shortage, And He's Far From Alone With The ProblemMany business owners say finding new employees is harder than it has ever been, and economists say there is no sign of that changing anytime soon.
Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small CompaniesExtensive slowdowns all along the supply chain are preventing consumers from buying what they want when they want, suggesting broader problems across the economy.
Fourth Stimulus Check: Can You Expect Another Relief Payment?COVID is still limiting the economic recovery for millions of Americans. Would a fourth stimulus check help?
Magnificent Mile: More Trouble For Area That Was Once A Crown Jewel Of American RetailChicago Police have issued a formal warning after continued robberies on and around the city’s Magnificent Mile, at a time when stores continue to leave while others fight to stay in business after big pandemic hits.
Jubilant And Inspired Fans, Booming Businesses Near Wintrust Arena As Chicago Sky Win WNBA ChampionshipThe mood was electric in the South Loop near the Wintrust Arena Sunday afternoon, as anticipation turned to jubilation for the WNBA Champion Chicago Sky.
Amid Critical CPS School Bus Driver Shortage, One Company Uses Halloween Event As Recruiting ToolThere was relief this week from Chicago Public Schools’ busing vendors, as the district relaxed a vaccine mandate that many feared would worsen a driver shortage that is already causing major problems. But vendors are still just as desperate for drivers.