Sweet Beginnings, LLC was one of seven West Side small businesses that received grants from West Side United in 2019.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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Emporium Arcade Owners Bail On Plan To Expand MOCA Weed Dispensary In Logan Square

The dispensary was burglarized earlier this month and the burglar made off with more than $100,000 in cash, police said.

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Chicago’s South Asian Community To Rally Against India’s Anti-Muslim Citizenship Measure

A demonstration planned for Sunday in West Ridge will mirror others across the country.