Roman Brach in front of his newsstand. Alisa Hauser/ Block Club Chicago

Wicker Park Newsstand Owner Keeps It Going Because ‘It’s Like My Reality Show’

"There is no real money in it anymore," newsstand owner Roman Brach says. "The point of it is to get up in the morning, go out among people and see what's going on."

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Left Out of Federal Benefits, Undocumented Immigrants Are Running Out of Options

As debate rages in Washington, undocumented immigrants fear that federal relief may never come. Southwest Side community organizers see a need for systemic change.

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South Side Bike Rides Creating New Form Of Activism, Solidarity And Positivity For Black Cyclists

"Bike riding is an outward display of power, an outward display of freedom," one community organizer said.

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Illinois Extends Unemployment Benefits By 20 Weeks As Workers Struggle During Pandemic

People who have already gone through the typical 26 weeks of unemployment benefits can get the extension.