Reading was always painful for Javion Grayer, 16. But now, he's working hard to change that — with help at home and in school. The stakes are high. Adeshina Emmanuel / Chalkbeat

How It Feels To Be Javion: 16 And Struggling To Read In Chicago Public Schools

How Javion became a high school student reading at the second-grade level is impossible to say for sure. But multiple forces play a role.

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Uptown Clothing Line Lawrence & Argyle Celebrates Chicago’s Immigrant Communities

The daughter of Vietnamese refugees, Jennifer Ho's line features shirts with phrases like “Child Of Immigrants” and “We Are All American.”

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Milwaukee Avenue’s Housing Boom Inches North With Six-Story Complex Coming To Former Pierre’s Bakery Spot

Despite Ald. Ramirez-Rosa's wishes, the six-story building will replace the shuttered bakery at 2755 N. Milwaukee Ave.