Violence prevention outreach worker Rodney Phillips has spent a decade saving lives in Chicago.[Lee Edwards / Block Club Chicago]

A New ‘Peace Academy’ Is Teaching Violence Prevention Workers How To Stop The Shootings

The Metropolitan Family Services' new Peace Academy looks to provide greater resources to violence prevention outreach workers.

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Schwa Alums Opening B.Y.O.B. Homemade Pasta Shop Flour Power In Ukrainian Village

Award-winning chef Wilson Bauer and wife Alice Richter are asking neighbors to help them fund the restaurant's finishing touches via a Kickstarter campaign.

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Amazon To Build 40-Acre Distribution Center In Pullman

Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) said the new $60 million "fulfillment center" will be open by the fall.

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Burning Bush Brewery Opening Thursday In North Center

After his small church closed, a suburban pastor traded his pulpit for a new calling: Chicago beer.