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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Negotiations Deadlocked As Chicago Moves To Its Fifth Day Without School

Striking teachers rallied in the Loop Wednesday morning at the start of Day5 of the strike.

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The Seminary Co-Op Bookstores Are Co-Ops No Longer — Now They’re Nonprofits

The co-op hasn't paid out dividends to shareholders for the last quarter-century, so it didn't exactly live up to its name.

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Mayor Lightfoot, With Teachers Still On Strike, To Reveal Wednesday How She Plans To Plug Budget Hole

The big question Lightfoot will answer is how much of the budget deficit will have to be filled with a property tax hike.