Dante Wilson (right) holds hands as the family of Felon Smith and Akeelah Addison bless the meal at Sunday's Peace Over East gathering.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

Gang Ties Set Aside At Softball Sundays In South Shore: ‘We Used To War Together. Now We’re Playing Softball’

Being on teams humanizes each player to each other, and the competition takes focus away from frustrations that might otherwise come out as violence.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published
Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

CPS Dodged Reforming Police In Schools For Two Years, Inspector General Says. Now, District Vows To Do Better

For five hours Thursday, aldermen grilled CPS and CPD officials about why they failed to address concerns about police in city schools.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicagoans Flock To Closed Beaches, But City Plans To Kick Them Out This Weekend

The city's "social distance ambassadors" weren't having much luck clearing Montrose Beach Thursday. “We tried telling them but they ignored us."

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Want To Stop The Violence? Keep Showing Up, Pastor Says While Bringing Food, Other Essentials To South Siders

The Trap Pastor will return to his outpost near Moran Park on Friday at 3:30 to give out hot dogs, hamburgers, groceries, masks and baby items for those in need.