Examples of urban blight are common on 71st Street but South Shore business leaders are hoping to change that. [Lee Edwards / Block Club Chicago]

South Shore Landlords Leaving Storefronts Empty On Purpose, Chamber Boss Says

Vacant storefronts now fill the once-thriving South Shore business district. Can business "pioneers" help the neighborhood rebuild?

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After More Than A Century, Independence Library Gets A Home Of Its Own

Officials are set to officially open the Irving Park branch at at 4022 N. Elston Ave. Tuesday.