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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‘Ladies Of Logan Square’ Events Aim To Unite, Empower Neighborhood’s Small Business Owners

"There [are] a lot of women who own awesome businesses in Logan Square. ... this is a great way to get those people in front of more people," co-founder Mary Nisi said.

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Scraped Knees, A Bee Infestation And A Bloody Concussion Leave Sabin Parents Begging CPS For New Playground

"Some transparency would be nice." Parents of children at the majority-Hispanic school in Wicker Park want to know if and when their children will get to play on a playground.

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West Humboldt Park Shooting Wounds Man

The shooting happened Wednesday in the 4300 block of West Potomac Avenue.