First marriage of 2021 / Will teachers step down? / The man with the bag of bears

Lakeview’s Jake Harris and Justin Luna received a number of wedding gifts from the Cook County Clerk’s Office after being selected to be the first married couple in 2022 in the county. (Photo courtesy of the Cook County Clerk’s Office / Zoom)

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  • After the deadliest year in a quarter of a century, hoping that the peaks of violence in Chicago subside in 2022. (Patch)
  • File under irony. Although he was vaccinated while he was fighting the vax mandate of the town hall, Chicago Police Union boss John Catanzara tested positive for coronavirus and used his diagnosis to plague vaccines. “This vaccine is not a vaccine. It is a COVID treatment at best,” Catanzara said in a YouTube post over the weekend. “Far too many vaccinated people get the virus to be called a vaccine. It has to stop.” (Yahoo)
  • Chicago Teachers Union officials schedule a vote asking if members would be in favor of a transition to distance learning without authorization of Chicago public schools. On Sunday, CPS leaders sent a letter to parents saying there were no plans for the entire district to switch to distance learning. (NBC5)
  • If you’re going to dine, watch a show, or hit the gym in Chicago or Cook County, be sure to bring your coronavirus vaccination records. Proof of jab warrants begin today. (ABC7)
  • Bears defensive end Robert Quinn broke the team single-season bag record held by Hall of Famer Richard Dent since 1984. Quinn collected his 18th sack of the year in the Bears’ win over the Giants. (NBC5)

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