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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LIVE UPDATES: Downtown Starts Reopening Wednesday, Mayor Lightfoot Pledges To Speed Up Police Reforms

Block Club reporters are following what’s happening in neighborhoods all around the city.

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Downtown Chicago Reopening Wednesday

Most bridges will lower and streets will reopen to everyone, the city announced.

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Logan Square ‘Much Calmer’ After Weekend Of Vandalism, Leaders Say

Fewer than 10 Logan Square businesses were hit in the weekend spree, according to the local chamber of commerce.