Melissa McIntyre, executive director of the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce, speaks to the crowd Tuesday night.Alex Hernandez / Block Club Chicago

‘He Wanted To Make Everyone Better’: NW Side Neighbors Remember Officer Samuel ‘Sammy’ Jimenez

In addition to placing blue ribbons in the neighborhood, over $500 was raised for the family of slain officer Samuel “Sammy” Jimenez.

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5 Robberies At Gunpoint Reported On Near West Side, Police Say

The most recent robbery happened in the 2400 block of West Warren Boulevard Dec. 3, police said.

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South Shore Will Finally Have A Grocery Store When Local Market Opens Wednesday

The new Local Market in Jeffery Plaza will open at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The first 500 customers will receive a free grocery bag of food.

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Aldermen Would Have To Actually Show Up For Committee Meetings To Proceed Under New Proposal

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson's (11th) plan to require taking attendance at committee meetings would reverse decades of tradition at City Hall.