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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‘Ladies Of Logan Square’ Events Aim To Unite, Empower Neighborhood’s Small Business Owners

"There [are] a lot of women who own awesome businesses in Logan Square. ... this is a great way to get those people in front of more people," co-founder Mary Nisi said.

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Scraped Knees, A Bee Infestation And A Bloody Concussion Leave Sabin Parents Begging CPS For New Playground

"Some transparency would be nice." Parents of children at the majority-Hispanic school in Wicker Park want to know if and when their children will get to play on a playground.

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West Humboldt Park Shooting Wounds Man

The shooting happened Wednesday in the 4300 block of West Potomac Avenue.