Packed With Purpose creates gift boxes (right) with items from charitable organizations like The Floured Apron (left). The Floured Apron provides women from underserved communities with job training.Provided

A Gift With Heart: ‘Packed With Purpose’ Gift Sets Are Filled With Products That Help Others

Packed With Purpose only sells gift sets that have items which help their makers, like wine stoppers made by Chicago kids impacted by gun violence.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

DePaul Students Want Professor To Apologize For Column, Tweets They Call Racist, Xenophobic — But He Says He Stands By Writing

A student group is calling on university officials to censure Professor Jason Hill and the group wants Hill to apologize for social media posts and a recent column.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Shut Down Rainbow Beach Park On Easter, Citing ‘Credible Intel’ — But Resident Wants Answers

On a beautiful Easter Sunday, drivers and pedestrians attempting to enter the South Side beach were turned away by police.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

$95 Million, 19-Story Office Tower At Fulton Market Gateway Gets Key Approval

Neighbors have been worried about the traffic Thor Equities' tower at 800 W. Fulton Market will bring to the increasingly crowded neighborhood.