Nia Easley (right) is leading tours on Avondale's little-known black settlement using maps and other information she's compiled over the last three years.Provided

Artist Explores Little-Known History Of Avondale’s Black Settlers With New Walking Tours

A group of about 20 black families settled in Avondale in the late 1800s after the construction of the neighborhood's first church. "It was a revelation that this community existed there," the artist said.

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Cops Kick Runners, Cyclists Out Of Park Near Lakefront After Chicagoans Ignore Coronavirus Closure

Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered the lakefront and adjacent parks closed after crowds ignored social distancing guidelines last week.

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Another 42 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As Surge In Cases Worsens

There have now been 141 deaths in Illinois from the pandemic and 6,980 confirmed cases. The latter is a jump of 986 cases since Tuesday.