Sweet Beginnings, LLC was one of seven West Side small businesses that received grants from West Side United in 2019.Sarah Conway/City Bureau

West Side’s Small Businesses And Nonprofits Will Share In $725,000 In Grants To Lift Up Residents, Cut Lifespan Gap

"If you live in a place that has job opportunities, education opportunities and a healthy neighborhood, you are just much more likely to be healthy."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published
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Logan Square Parking Spots Get A Green Makeover For A Day — And Firm Hopes To Make It Permanent

"You get the great benefit of having trees and shrubs as opposed to concrete and flood water," the owner of the design firm said. "It would go a long way in making Logan Square a greener place."

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Watch ‘The Voice’ Alum Meagan McNeal Wow CTA Green Line Riders With An Impromptu House Performance

The South Side mother of two performed DJ Dennis Ferrer's "Hey Hey," with her baby boy in a sling, delighting CTA passengers.

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2,200 Nurses Strike At U of Chicago Hospital Over Short Staffing, Patient Safety

The hospital is on full bypass, asking ambulances to take patients to other hospitals.