Obama Center CBA activists Ebonée Green and Deborah Harrington prepare for their trolley tour of Woodlawn with North Side Ald. Harry Osterman (48th).Maxwell Evans/ Block Club Chicago

North Side Alderman Tours Woodlawn As Obama Center Activists Urge Him To Support Community Benefits Agreement

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) said he would continue working with South Side aldermen and activists — but he didn't commit a timeline for bringing the CBA ordinance up for a vote in the housing committee.

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Man Behind Bucktown’s Frank’s Barber Shop Dies, Leaving Behind A Legacy Of Kindness, Community

From white flight to gang violence to gentrification, the neighborhood changed a lot since the 1960s. But Frank Burgos was a "mainstay."

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Revamped Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Accepting Applications With A Priority On South And West Sides

Improvements allow the grant to cover up to 100 percent of project costs for locally-owned businesses that hire from the neighborhood.

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Chef’s Special, New Spot From Giant Team, Bringing Chinese Food And Craft Cocktails To Bucktown

Take a look inside Chef's Special, the latest spot from chef Jason Vincent which opens Wednesday on Western Avenue.