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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What Should Chicago’s New Piping Plover Chicks Be Named? A Contest Is Taking Suggestions

Suggested names for Monty and Rose's new chicks must reflect Chicago's "heritage, culture and diversity," according to the birder group.

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Replay Andersonville Shuts Down Temporarily After Waiter Tests Positive For Coronavirus

"We should all expect it at some point, that someone tests positive," the owner of Replay said. "By being intelligent about it, we can live with the virus."