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Ride-share scooters are making a comeback in May.

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  • The facade of a vacant building in Nobel Square near the Nelson Algren Fountain fell like an avalanche, sign and all, injuring a 25-year-old woman, who was struck in the head. The unidentified woman was listed in critical condition. (Patch)
  • The Cubs won their home opener on an otherwise gloomy day in Wrigleyville. That’s all this Sox fan has to say about that. Reporter Jordan Basstian details. (MLB)
  • Fewer people are dying from coronavirus complications. The risk of spreading the virus is “low,” Chicago’s top doc said. “We have hospitals, big hospitals in Chicago with zero COVID patients right now, and I can’t tell you how exciting that is,” Dr. Alison Arwady said. (FOX32)
  • In a very non-dive bar move, owners of the recently revived California Clipper are making an effort to attract customers by booking better bands. They’ve even upgraded the sound system, Ashok Selvam reports. (Eater)
  • When parking in Chicago, you’ve got to watch the signs. An Indiana teenager got who got stopped by cops for being illegally parked near the Maginficent Mile got charged with felonies after officers say they found three three loaded guns, gloves, masks, “burglary tools,” extra license plates and $70,000 cash in the car. (CWB)

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