The 2021 child tax credit is increased courtesy of the American Rescue Plan.
HEARTLESS: As the pandemic dies down, people are going back to the office and traveling again, which apparently means that many feel like they can no longer care for their recently adopted pets.
Michigan Avenue is looking more and more like normal. Hundreds of mothers and their children were out and about Saturday, enjoying the brisk temperatures and great scenery.
"My mom was born and raised in Chicago and is cultishly loyal to Lawrence’s fried shrimp. She now lives in Utah, where good seafood is hard to come by," wrote Hank Hansen in the essay that beat out 600 others.
Palforzia is a powder that comes in a pull-apart capsule. Parents add it to everyday foods like yogurt or applesauce. After eating Palforzia over time, the child becomes desensitized.
About 5 million children between the ages of 12 and 15 would immediately receive the shot following approval, while another 5 to 7 million would likely be vaccinated before the beginning of the fall 2021 school year.
A new family-friendly, COVID-safe drive-thru attraction is coming to the Chicago area this May.
This is one kool baby.
After a dozen people stole baby items from a Chicago church, donations flooded in to help restock the shelves. On Saturday, hundreds of parents were able to get diapers, food and other baby supplies.
You're looking at baby Daniel. His parents live in China, but he was born to a surrogate in the Chicago area. Now he's caught in a Chinese Embassy paperwork snarl. He'll probably spend the first seven months of his life living with a temporary family before he can meet his real parents.
The U.S. Census Bureau found that the number of children living with a single mother has doubled since 1968, with the number of children living in a double-parent household decreasing significantly in the same amount of time.
In just one conversation, it won’t take long to realize Jake’s already got abilities just like his comic book counterpart. Autism isn’t his disability. It’s his superpower.
The three Houston brothers — 5-year-old Antwann, 7-year-old Anthony and 8-year-old Artavius — have been in foster care for two years.
A family's goal of starting a new life in Arizona has hit a major snag as someone stole their truck and a U-Haul trailer that was carrying the family's possessions.
Target will allow customers to trade in an old baby car seat for a 20% off coupon toward a brand new one from April 5 through April 17.
A milestone weekend for a northern Virginia couple who celebrated 72 years of marriage! Marvin and Betty Quinn married on April 2, 1949.
The children had been in foster care for more than one year after losing their parents in a deadly car crash.
"This tax credit is definitely a blessing," said Maria Ramirez, a working mom in Waukegan. "I am working two jobs as a middle class American in Lake County. I've never qualified for any government assistance because I've made just over the minimum bracket. So it leaves me in a predicament where I don't qualify, so I have to get a second job."
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin spent his 51st birthday volunteering at the pop-up pantry. "There's no place that I'd rather be than here making sure that our residents of Aurora have the food they need during this pandemic," he said. "We see the light at the end of this tunnel, but we're not through it yet."
Mychah and Malachi Spells said the opportunity to attend Chicago State University happened at the last minute and they couldn't pass it up.