Lakeview Pantry is offering to help government workers impacted by the shutdown. Ariel Cheung/ DNAinfo Chicago

Free Groceries, Meals Available For Furloughed Government Employees During Shutdown

Chicago restaurants and a food pantry are trying to help out furloughed government employees.

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Dog Park Planned For Jefferson Park Stalls As Ald. Gardiner Pulls Plug On Funding

Now-former Ald. John Arena (45th) promised a group advocating for a dog park at Austin-Foster Park $100,000. But new Ald. Jim Gardiner says hundreds of neighbors oppose the plan.

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Another One: DJ Khaled Brings Miami Soul Food Franchise To Austin

Miami's DJ Khaled opened The Licking this week at 5045 W. Madison St., thrilling West Siders with its unique spin on soul food.