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."

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Wicker Park Farmers Market Feud: After Longtime Vendor Booted For Mask Violations, Supporters Slam Market Organizers

For the first time in 20 years, Nichols Farm & Orchard did not operate a booth Sunday. Market organizers said the farm wouldn't comply with COVID-19 safety measures, but the farm's owner alleges a personal vendetta.

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CPS Giving Parents A Week To Decide Whether To Send Kids To School Or Choose Remote Learning

District officials said they need time to plan based on how many families choose all-remote learning. The Teachers Union wants CPS to open for remote learning only this fall.

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Bucktown Dispensary Gets Key Approval, But Neighborhood Group Wants More Social Equity Promises

Verano Holdings want to open a Zen Leaf dispensary at 1720 N. Damen Ave., previously home to a Marc Jacobs store.