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Would a Chicago teachers walkout be legal? What you need to know about the fight over reopening CPS schools.

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Patience urged as vaccinations open to millions in Illinois on Monday; limited indoor dining could resume in Chicago and Cook County on Saturday

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The wedding venue was a school whose principal died from the coronavirus last year.

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Replying to @chitribopinions: I wrote about The 1619 Project, too. But don't confuse Donald Trump's response with mine; mine was part of a project c…

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Replying to @EricZorn: The rousing choruses, relentless rhythms, often ancient lyrics & opportunities for raw harmony add up to an easy, satisfy…

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COVID-19 cases are falling across the U.S., but health officials warn that more contagious variants could “throw us a curveball” and erase all that progress.

Story via The New York Times:

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The Spin:
–Biden, Fauci offer COVID-19 warnings as Chicago prepares for indoor dining
–CPS announces teacher vaccination plan
–$31M in pot revenues go to communities hurt by war on drugs

Here are today’s top stories in Chicago politics, from @byldonovan.

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A 51-year-old man was fatally wounded Friday afternoon as he sat inside a vehicle in a parking lot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, Chicago police say.

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Michigan restaurants and bars can reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity and with a 10 p.m. curfew starting Feb. 1.

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A shoe that fell off a 19-year-old Chicago Heights man led to murder charges after it was found at the scene where a 65-year-old retired Chicago fire lieutenant was fatally shot during a botched carjacking, prosecutors said.

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Starting Monday, Illinois residents who work in grocery stores, manufacturing plants and schools will be among those eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but there are still “a lot of unknowns” in workplace plans.

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I’m eligible for a vaccine but still can work from home. Should I get one or forgo my dose?

Today's Social Graces column:

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Most US home sales in 14 years: 6.5 million existing homes changed hands in 2020

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The rousing choruses, relentless rhythms, often ancient lyrics & opportunities for raw harmony add up to an easy, satisfying yet highly niche musical experience. I'd never even considered the idea that shanties could have mass appeal. #ShantyTok

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ICYMI: Colorful coats stole the show on Inauguration Day 2021. Here are the best tweets.

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The Chicago area could see its largest snowfall of the season Monday, with 6 or more inches possible, forecasters say.

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Replying to @RexHuppke: I don’t ask for much. Just that you, President Biden, do everything I want and do nothing I don’t want. If you would meet me…

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Chicago Public Schools unveiled its coronavirus vaccination plan for teachers Friday, saying the district will start providing doses to staff members in mid-February.

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Chicago residents say they are hopeful about President Biden's immigration bill that would provide an 8-year path to citizenship, but they know there is a long road ahead.

“This is going to take some time and it is not going to be easy.”

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Chicago Cubs add depth at catcher, reportedly signing veteran Austin Romine to a 1-year deal

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I wrote about The 1619 Project, too. But don't confuse Donald Trump's response with mine; mine was part of a project called 1776 Unites to highlight the accomplishments of Black leaders and entrepreneurs in spite of slavery, Clarence Page writes.

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I don’t ask for much. Just that you, President Biden, do everything I want and do nothing I don’t want. If you would meet me halfway, and then walk all the way over to my side and meet me there, everything would be fine.

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