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.

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Sober Living Group Offers Exercise, Community For South Siders Recovering From Substance Use Disorder

Exercise can serve as a powerful metaphor for the recovery process. "Whenever I’m jogging, all I have to do is focus on the next step in front of me," one volunteer said.

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Publican Alums Serving Up Sweet, Savory Treats At Brite Donuts And Baked Goods On Near West Side

From Danish filled with sour cherry cheesecake to chili cream cheese doughnuts, chefs Erika Chan and chef Sieger Bayer hope to offer comfort.

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Free Soul Food Restaurant On West Side Raising Money To Feed People In Need

The free restaurant feeds hundreds each day in an area that lacks healthy, affordable food.