Sweet Beginnings, LLC was one of seven West Side small businesses that received grants from West Side United.Sarah Conway/City Bureau

This Group Wants To Help West Side Residents Live Longer By Investing Thousands In Their Small Businesses

West Side United has raised $10.5 million to fund projects, including business loans, to dramatically shorten the 16-year gap in life expectancy between residents in Garfield Park and the Loop.

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Police Union Wants Feds To Investigate Kim Foxx Over Smollett Investigation

"I don't think justice was done here today," union President Kevin Graham said.

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After A Decade Of Salvaging And Repurposing Old Building Materials, Rebuilding Exchange In Danger Of Closing

In an email to customers and supporters, one of the founders said the organization needs to raise $50,000 in donations by May 30 to stay open.

Promises, Tamales And Even Truth-Telling: Chicago’s Mayoral Race Hits The Final Stretch

In the campaign to succeed Rahm Emanuel, candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle talk neighborhoods and look for votes.