Ald. David Moore (c) was joined by Roopster Roux author Lavaille Lavette (fourth from right) and Mohammed and Naseh Odeh (far left, third from left) of Greenway Operations LLC for the The Roux's groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday.JNG/Block Club Chicago

What If Corner Stores Were Also Community Centers? ‘Roopster Roux’ Author Brings Gas Station/Literary Center To South Side

A crime-fighting, book-loving rooster will be the face of a new gas station opening in Chicago Lawn this winter.

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Longtime Director Of Logan Square Boys & Girls Club Honored With Dedication Ceremony: ‘He Will Forever Be My Hero’

John Stephan, a mentor to thousands of troubled teens throughout his decades-long career, died earlier this year after a battle with cancer. He was 69.

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Little Village Shooting Wounds Man, 20

The shooting happened Friday morning in the 2400 block of South Sawyer Avenue.

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Years In The Making, Family-Run Bombastic Cafe Brings Cozy Vibes — And Killer Espresso — To Lakeview

Lifelong Lakeview resident Richard Sykes wants people to come in, drink coffee and stick around for awhile.