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With mixed feelings and frustration, Chicago Teachers Union members began voting Tuesday afternoon on whether to accept a tentative agreement to abort its boycott on in-person learning.

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  • Coronavirus cases are surging in the 60623 ZIP code, which the includes Little Village neighborhood. “The people that were impacted at the beginning are still continuing to be affected in the same way,” St. Anthony Hospital senior vice president Jim Sifuentes said. (WLS)
  • Stoners, I’ve got intriguing coronavirus science news out of Oregon. A study led by Richard van Breemen, an Oregon State University researcher, found tiny molecules in three acid compounds found in hemp plants prevent coronavirus from infecting human cells. (Patch)
  • An off-duty Chicago police officer was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly shot and wounded three people during an argument in suburban Blue Island. The probationary police officer fired his gun shortly before midnight Tuesday at Burr Oak Bowl. (AP)
  • Shedd Aquarium is getting a $500 million upgrade that aims to create a reimagined experience for visitors. The plans include new aquarium galleries, animal habitats, and restoring architectural features, including windows with skyline views. (Patch)

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