Volunteers carve a turkey at St. John's Episcopal Church at its 2017 Thanksgiving dinner.Kara Wagner Sherer

Two Churches Hosting Free Thanksgiving Dinners In Irving Park And Portage Park

“It’s just part of our need to make sure that everyone’s fed not just with food, but also with a sense of community and family."

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Midway, West Lawn Primary category in which blog post is published

Hancock College Prep Votes Out Police, Becoming 4th CPS School To Remove Cops On Campus

In a 6-4 vote, the school council voted against keeping officers at the Southwest Side school after hearing from teachers and parents.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

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.