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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Schwa Alums Opening B.Y.O.B. Homemade Pasta Shop Flour Power In Ukrainian Village

Award-winning chef Wilson Bauer and wife Alice Richter are asking neighbors to help them fund the restaurant's finishing touches via a Kickstarter campaign.

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Amazon To Build 40-Acre Distribution Center In Pullman

Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) said the new $60 million "fulfillment center" will be open by the fall.

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Burning Bush Brewery Opening Thursday In North Center

After his small church closed, a suburban pastor traded his pulpit for a new calling: Chicago beer.