Tayo Mbande with her newborn marching in the Bud Billiken parade earlier this month.Provided.

Breastfeeding And Barbecue: Sunday Cookout Unites The 2 To Help New And Expectant Moms

Tayo Mbande, co-founder of the Chicago Birthworks Collective, says a good old-fashioned cookout is a way for new and expectant mothers to talk, commiserate and learn.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.