Cassius Hirst spray paints a Nike shoe purple and orange at a pre-opening workshop Thursday at the new NikeLab Chicago Re-Creation Center c/o Virgil Abloh. The center opens Friday.Hannah Boufford/Block Club Chicago

Nike And Artist Virgil Abloh Bring New Workshop To Michigan Avenue — With Free Classes For City’s Youth

The center includes a retail area, workshop space and shoe donation. It will also be home to a mentorship program.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Anyone Who Receives Government Assistance Can Now Get A Big Discount On The Internet In Chicago

The Internet Essentials program is making it so anyone who participates in at least one government assistance program can get discounted broadband in Chicago.

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Little Victories, A New Bar And Restaurant In Former Anthem Space On Division Street, Opening Soon

The Wicker Park sports bar is gone, and the new place will now be "more in in-line with the neighborhood evolution over the past 10 years," an owner said this week.