Hoda Katebi, left, works on her computer while Mercy, right, cuts pieces for a sample garment. Hannah Steinkopf-Frank / Block Club Chicago

Uptown Will Soon Be Home To Country’s First Woman- And Refugee-Owned Clothing Co-Op

Hoda Katebi, founder of popular fashion blog JooJoo Azad, said Chicago is a natural fit for ethical fashion.

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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.

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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.

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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.