Most days Badu works from his home office in Uptown. Jonathan Ballew/Block Club Chicago

A Former Uptown Gang Member Became A Millionaire At Age 26. Now He Wants To Bring Financial Literacy To His Neighborhood

Jeff Badu hosts financial workshops for young people and the homeless while also buying up property in communities facing displacement.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published
Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Ahead Of Trump Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities, South Side Clery Offer Help To Immigrants: ‘You Are Not Alone’

The faith-based leaders want to connect immigrant families to legal help, mental health services and serve as a sanctuary to those who need it.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Northwestern Buying Entire Old Irving Park Block — Including The Former Sabatino’s Building

The shuttered Sabatino’s will be demolished along with The Fairbrother Funeral Home and two apartment buildings on Irving Park Road.

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Tank Noodle Is Coming To Old Irving Park — With A Full Bar And Vietnamese Cocktails

The new location will have a cocktail menu that will feature Vietnamese drinks infused with alcohol.