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  • “26 Beaches … and no sharks.” That’s what Chicago is made of, according to a new marketing pitch aimed to welcome back tourists and business travelers after a long pandemic winter. (Patch)
  • Some neighbors are fighting a plan to fell 100-year-old trees to make way for upgrades to the Jackson Park golf course, designed by Tiger Woods. When you tree clearcutting slated to make way for the Obama Presidential Center, nearly 3,000 trees would be cut down in and around Jackson Park. (CBS2)
  • The rebuilding Blackhawks traded goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to the Minnesota Wild. The Hawks get a second-round draft pic, which could become a first-round selection if the Wild make it to the Western Conference Finals and Fleury earns at least four wins in the first two playoff rounds, Jeff Arnold reports. (Patch)
  • A 15-year-old girl managed to escape from a potential kidnapping after being hit several times in the head with a pole in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. A woman attacker, armed with a pole, emerged from an alley in the 7500 block of South Jeffrey Boulevard, attempted to put a white plastic bag on the teen’s head and drag the girl to a car. (Patch)
  • Mandated mask-wearing is temporarily back in a few city public school classrooms, where coronavirus cases have spiked. Students in six classrooms at Coonley Elementary began wearing masks again after dozens of students tested positive for the virus over the last three weeks. (WGN)

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