Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) shared an overhead view of the Lincoln Yards sports fields in July. Ald. Brian Hopkins' office

Sterling Bay Wanted To Give New Lincoln Yards Soccer Fields To City, But Park District Can’t Afford It

Sterling Bay wanted to gift the fields to the city ahead of the Lincoln Yards development, but maintenance, programming and security staff at Fleet Fields was too pricey for the park district.

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Grief Camp Helps Chicago Kids Find Community, Heal From Trauma After Losing Loved Ones To Violence

Camp Sheilah was started by Kevin Doyle, who was a teenager when his mother was murdered in a 1993 robbery in Palos Park. It helps kids heal while remembering their lost loved ones.

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West Side Group Wins $300,000 Grant For Program That Helps Young Men At Risk Of Violence Become Local Leaders

The grant will allow MAAFA Redemption Project to rehab a building to house more men in the program, which provides job training, counseling and mentorship.

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Here’s Where You Can Vote Early And Safely Drop Off Vote-By-Mail Ballots In Chicago (MAP)

Early voting will kick off Oct. 1 and officials will start sending out vote-by-mail ballots Sept. 24.