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.

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Man Shot By Police In Englewood Charged With Attempted Murder; COPA Asks For Witness Videos Of Shooting

Chicago police were not wearing body cameras at the time of the Sunday shooting, prompting the Civilian Office of Police Accountability to seek footage and information from the public.

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Downtown Shop Owners Clean Up After Looting: ‘This Is My Whole Life Savings’

Many of the shops were looted two months ago after protests demanding justice for the police killing of George Floyd. The latest looting came after police shot a man in Englewood.

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Pop-Up Coronavirus Testing Site Opens In West Ridge

The testing site will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday.