One man tries to break into the bait truck (left). Officers listen to an activist tell them to remove the truck (right).Norfolk Southern; Charles Mckenzie

Railroad Police Regret Using Bait Trucks In Chicago, Promise Not To Do It Again

Norfolk Southern Railroad came under harsh criticism for a sting operation that left a semi-truck with shoes on Englewood streets.

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With Summer Fest Canceled, South Shore SSA Floats Ideas To Prop Up Businesses Hard Hit By Coronavirus

Ideas for the $123,000 in available funds included a delivery service, a website promoting businesses and paying restaurants to feed first responders.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Basketball Rims Removed From 21st Ward Parks After Alderman Spots Crowded Court: ‘People Are Dying’

The South Side ward has one of the highest numbers of coronavirus cases in the city, but people were still crowding an Auburn Gresham basketball court Tuesday.

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With No Testing Sites On The West Side And Mask Shortages, Hospitals And Neighborhood Leaders Ask For Help

Communities vulnerable to COVID-19 are asking the city and state for testing, masks, and supplies to relieve deep health disparities faced by black residents.