A group of boys play basketball during the 2017 Hoops in the Hood event.Provided

Hoops In The Hood Turns Enemies Into Teammates – And The Big Game Happens Tomorrow

More than 400 participants from 20 neighborhoods throughout Chicago will play on Balbo between Columbus and Lake Shore Drive Thursday.

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Mount Carmel Alumni Return To Celebrate Their High School’s New Look At Monday’s Ribbon Cutting

The high school's main building, built in 1924, has received a near total redesign intended to inspire productivity from its students, president Ned Hughes said.

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$8 Million Austin Charter School Complex Expansion Will Bring More Grades And A Place For Kids To Play Outdoors

The expansion will also improve the afterschool programming from By The Hand Club For Kids and will also allow kids to stay at Moving Everest Charter School through eighth grade.

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Knifepoint Kidnapping Thwarted When Woman Kicks Man In The Groin, Police Say

The man grabbed the woman by the hair and tried to get her into his car in South Chicago, police said.