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Today’s headlines for Wednesday, August 5

    • Divvy's $50 million expansion to the far South Side underway (Divvy)
    • Chicago Public Schools to go fully remote for the autumn (Sun-Times)
    • Some CTA entrances along Blue Line will be closed for repairs (Block Club)
    • Neighborhood battle brewing over affordable housing on northwest side (WTTW)
    • Artist Don't Fret showcases new installation along riverwalk (Tribune)
    • Apartment boom continues in Oak Park (
    • Open House Chicago event will be outdoors only this year (Tribune)
    • Lakefront parking garages experience decreased demand during COVID (Crain's)
    • How Chicago restaurants are adapting during the pandemic (Tribune)
    • Spike in Chicago COVID deaths could be weeks away (Sun-Times)

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