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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Left Out of Federal Benefits, Undocumented Immigrants Are Running Out of Options

As debate rages in Washington, undocumented immigrants fear that federal relief may never come. Southwest Side community organizers see a need for systemic change.

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South Side Bike Rides Creating New Form Of Activism, Solidarity And Positivity For Black Cyclists

"Bike riding is an outward display of power, an outward display of freedom," one community organizer said.

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Illinois Extends Unemployment Benefits By 20 Weeks As Workers Struggle During Pandemic

People who have already gone through the typical 26 weeks of unemployment benefits can get the extension.