Protesters shut down the Dan Ryan earlier this month in an effort to highlight gun violence in Chicago. Lee Edwards / Block Club Chicago

Activists Plan To Shut Down Lake Shore Drive, March To Wrigley Field

Organizers want to "redistribute the pain and agony" caused by a lack of investment in the South and West sides, one person said.

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Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report, Will Have To Surrender To Cops

Once considered a victim in a racist attack in Streeterville, the "Empire" star is now facing a felony charge.

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Steve Madden Closing Its Wicker Park Store (Which Means Boots Are $20)

The shoe shop has called the 1553 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront home for roughly a decade.