The Cops & Kids Chess initiative launched this school year. [Block Club Chicago/Lee Edwards]

Can Chess Help Break Down Barriers Between Cops and Chicago’s Youth?

The Cops & Kids Chess was launched this school year by Chicago Public Schools and the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Police Department.

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LIVE UPDATES: Downtown Starts Reopening Wednesday, Mayor Lightfoot Pledges To Speed Up Police Reforms

Block Club reporters are following what’s happening in neighborhoods all around the city.

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Downtown Chicago Reopening Wednesday

Most bridges will lower and streets will reopen to everyone, the city announced.

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Logan Square ‘Much Calmer’ After Weekend Of Vandalism, Leaders Say

Fewer than 10 Logan Square businesses were hit in the weekend spree, according to the local chamber of commerce.