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The Art Institute of Chicago wants diversity in its volunteer program: What they did to get there caused controversy

The backlash is so severe that the museum has had to increase security. (Dylan LaPierre/Unsplash) “The violent, weaponizing language an overwhelming number of people are using in letters and emails to describe the museum’s evolution has been startling, and if I’m being honest, scary,” said Veronica Stein, the executive director of learning and public engagement for the museum’s Woman’s Board in an interview with The New York Times.
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Chicago daily roundup: Victim of John Wayne Gacy ID'd decades later, Chicago police protest vaccine mandate, and more

(CHICAGO) Welcome to the daily roundup for Tuesday, October 26. The rain has stopped and the sun is shining. It's time to see what's going on in the news today. Francis Wayne Alexander was identified as a victim of serial killer, John Wayne Gacy, four decades after his death. Chicago police officers plan to protest the vaccine mandate outside police headquarters today. Pritzker announced his plans for vaccinating children in Illinois. And finally, why are so many parents in Chicago Public Schools not opting in for vaccine testing?
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Taking advantage of a "free day" to visit the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

The Shedd Aquarium is Chicago aquarium, set on beautiful Lake Michigan. The Shedd opened in 1930 and for some time was the largest aquarium in world. Today there are about 32,000 animals in the Shedd Aquarium. The Shedd Aquarium often offers free days to Illinois residents. We were all too happy to take advantage of a free day and visit the Shedd one evening. We especially love the beluga whales and the penguins.
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10 of the Weirdest Laws in Chicago

CHICAGO — "Nephew," my uncle Reggie once said, "I've traveled all around the world, but there's no place like Chicago!" Sure, my uncle won a Super Bowl wearing a Bears' uniform, so it's only natural for him to love the Windy City. Even so, his point is well taken. After all, to know Chicago is to love Chicago. Yet for as much as Uncle Reggie brags about Chicago, he never mentions this:
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The woolly bears are out, can they really predict the upcoming winter?

The first fall sighting in the southwest suburbs of the fuzzy and fast-moving caterpillar. woolly bear caterpillar, the larva of the isabella tiger moth(photo by author) I know it's fall in northern Illinois when the trees are filled with colorful leaves, the air is crisp, Halloween decorations are everywhere to be seen, and I have a pumpkin spice latte in my hand. And one other thing, fuzzy black and rusty red-banded caterpillars are racing across my path when I'm out for a walk in the morning.
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Trying Lem's Bar-B-Q for the first time

Lem's Bar-B-Q has been on our list of BBQ spots to try for a long time. The Lemons brothers started this neighborhood staple in the 1950s and they have been serving up their famous hot links and rib tips ever since. Rib tips are one of Adam's favorite BBQ offerings and we couldn't wait to try what Lem's was serving up! We will definitely be back for more!! There is no seating at Lem's so keep that in mind when planning your trip! Located at 311 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619
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Eating delicious Peruvian food at SanguCHE in Naperville

SanguChe is a chef-owned Peruvian restaurant in Naperville and they are serving up some delicious dishes. We recently visited for the first time and cannot say enough great things about this spot. The milanesa sandwich was thin and crispy and served with an incredible parsley mayo. The plato del jefe is a must-order dish that we will be dreaming about for weeks to come. If you are in the Naperville area you should stop into SanguChe, and if you arent in Naperville you should make a special trip just for this meal! Located at 535 Fairway Dr Suite 115, Naperville, IL 60563
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Grabbing beers at the Goose Island Fulton Street Brewery

Goose Island is one of the most popular breweries in Chicago and we wanted to stop into their Fulton Street Brewery to enjoy a few tasty brews. They have a great outdoor patio and brewery exclusives for the taproom. We had a great day out on their patio and loved checking out this spot for the first time. This area is home to several other breweries including Great Central and Finch Beer Company. This is a great spot to meet up with friends for a few beers!
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Chicago Mayor Charges Police Union after Opposition of Vaccination Mandate

A Chicago police union that is opposed to the city's vaccination requirement has been charged by Mayor Lori Lightfoot with attempting to instigate an uprising. "What we've seen from the Fraternal Order of Police, in particular leadership, is a lot of misinformation, a lot of half-truths, and, frankly, flat out lies in order to induce an insurrection. And we're not having that," Lightfoot told reporters. "And so we want to make it very, very clear that the law is on our side. We feel very confident about it."
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Chicago Mayor accuses city police force of trying to “induce an insurrection.”

The term has become popular among Democrats who like to call all major disagreements "insurrections" now. We've seen it from Nancy Pelosi, and we see it in Chicago. At a Monday press conference, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) said the city’s police union is trying to “induce an insurrection” over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The complete statement reads, "The police unions are not authorized to strike and have made efforts to “induce an insurrection.”
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Chicago daily roundup: Masks here to stay, City Hall vaccine fight with the CPD heats up, Sky win WNBA title, and more

(CHICAGO) Welcome to Monday's daily roundup. The sun is shining, the temps are cool, and the Chicago Sky have won their first WNBA title. (Matteo Jorjoson/Unsplash) The mask mandate continues for Illinois, the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police is still feuding with the mayor over vaccines, and the Logan Square Halloween Parade is back on.
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