Free flu shots available throughout Chicago

Find the nearest flu clinic near you. West Side locations include La Follette Park (Oct. 19), Riis Park (Oct. 27) and Columbus Park (Nov. 2). Getting vaccinated this fall is especially important to prevent a convergence of flu and COVID-19, experts say. The Centers for Disease and Prevention recommends everyone – with a few exceptions – who is 6 months of age or older get the annual flu vaccine.

Austin school tests positive for lead in the drinking water

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy is the first school in our West Side community to have samples come back above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s actionable levels. CPS is still testing other campuses in the neighborhood.