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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City’s Plan To Fix Water Mains And Save Trees Cheered By Aldermen. Could Fixing Lead Pipes Be Next?

Ald. Brian Hopkins, who co-sponsored an ordinance to force the city to try "cured-in-place pipe" liners in existing mains, said perhaps some day it could ease the city's lead pipe issues.

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Peace Walk Canceled After Two Men Shot On Humboldt Park Route: ‘It’s Heartbreaking,’ Organizers Say

"Gang activity is right through the roof," one community leader said of the area west of the neighborhood's namesake park.

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Man Climbs On Stage During Sean Spicer Event At NEIU

Police detained the man but he was not arrested or charged in the incident, a university spokesman said.