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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Hundreds Watch Stations Of The Cross In Pilsen As Via Crucis Good Friday Tradition ‘Brings People Together’

To celebrate Good Friday, hundreds of Catholics walked along 18th Street for the annual reenactment of the living stations of the cross in Pilsen.

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Happy Village Officially Sells For $1.5 Million — But Dive Bar’s Renovation On Hold ‘For One Last Summer’

"We're going to run it as-is for the next six months," said Andrew Miller, one of the bar's new owners. "We're cognizant of the connection people have with this place."