Judge Patricia Spratt (right) is now presiding over the North Lawndale Restorative Justice Community Court at UCAN in North Lawndale. Provided

Meet The New Judge Ruling Over Restorative Justice Court In North Lawndale: ‘This Court Is Your Fresh Chance’

The program that aims to repair harm instead of sending people caught up in the court system to jail is the first of its kind in the state.

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A Funeral To A Birthday Party To Church: Here’s How Coronavirus Spread In Chicago

Within weeks, 16 people related to "super-spreading" events had confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus and three had died.

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With Summer Fest Canceled, South Shore SSA Floats Ideas To Prop Up Businesses Hard Hit By Coronavirus

Ideas for the $123,000 in available funds included a delivery service, a website promoting businesses and paying restaurants to feed first responders.

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Basketball Rims Removed From 21st Ward Parks After Alderman Spots Crowded Court: ‘People Are Dying’

The South Side ward has one of the highest numbers of coronavirus cases in the city, but people were still crowding an Auburn Gresham basketball court Tuesday.