Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined Heartland Alliance’s READI Chicago program and Urban Growers Collective to announce the launch of Grounds for Peace, the city’s new vacant lot beautification pilot program designed to restore 50 city-owned residential vacant lots on Chicago’s South and West sides. Chicago Mayor's Office

50 City-Owned Vacant Lots On South And West Sides Getting Makeovers As Part Of Job Training Push

The Grounds for Peace program kicked off on Tuesday.

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Service At Troubled Bronzeville Post Office Improving, Ald. Says, But ‘Still Not Where It Should Be’

A lot less neighbors attended the meeting, but those who did are still not thrilled with the service at their neighborhood post office.

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South Side Aldermen Balk At Lightfoot’s Suggested Sites For Chicago’s Casino

The idea that a casino be built in Bronzeville is "appalling and offensive," Ald. Sophia King says. "It would be like putting a casino in Harlem.”