Waggin' Swag owner Marcella Groves poses with Mayor Rahm Emanuel after accepting a grant from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund.Provided.

South And West Side Businesses Get Boost From $25 Million In Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Cash

The fund is an initiative started by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2017 to answer criticism that, despite a Downtown building boom, some neighborhoods were being left behind.

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

Xquina Cafe Community Hub Officially Underway On 26th Street In Little Village: ‘This Is A Big Day’

“This project will become an educational ecosystem for Black and Brown entrepreneurs here and in our surrounding communities," one leader on the project said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which blog post is published

Hundreds Of Chicagoans Protest Throughout City In Honor Of Breonna Taylor: ‘It’s Hard Being Out Here Again’

Only one officer faces criminal charges for firing into neighboring apartments during the raid of Breonna Taylor's apartment in March. None were charged with fatally shooting her.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville Primary category in which blog post is published

Boystown, Chicago’s Famed LGBTQ Neighborhood, Now Will Be Known As Northalsted

The Northalsted Business Alliance will no longer use "Boystown" in its neighborhood marketing campaigns to "ensure all members of the LGBTQ community feel welcome," leaders announced Wednesday.