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First Stop: COVID-19

City, State Reopen as Vaccination Numbers Creep Upward

Illinois and Chicago loosen restrictions June 11 as the number of residents who have received at least one vaccination surpasses 53 percent in Chicago. The city and state still fall short of President Biden's goal of 70 percent vaccinated by July 4.

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Second Stop: Crime

2020 Carjacking Surge Carrying Over to 2021 

Carjackings in Chicago have grabbed headlines during the pandemic, but the while police say fthe numbers dipped slightly in early 2021, they started to rise again in late April.

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Third Stop: The Environment

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Deserts Pose Sustainability Threat

Of Chicago's 77 neighborhoods, 46 have no public electronic vehicle charging stations. An analysis of US Department of Energy data shows that only 26% of the stations are located in the city’s South, West, Southwest, far Southwest and far Southeast sides.  

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Fourth Stop: The Economy

Chicago Music Venues Reopening After Year of Cancellations

An analysis of 10 independent music venues throughout Chicago’s North Side, West Side and suburban neighborhoods shows that, comparing scheduled events from April 2019 and April 2020, a 96% decrease.

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