Don Rashid, a South Shore resident of 42 years, grabs a bag in front of the tomatoes at the new Local Market. "It is with open arms that we welcome Local Market to the community, to provide us with the food and nourishment we need access to," Rashid said.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

Food Desert No Longer: South Shore’s Local Market Opens As Hundreds Of Residents Celebrate

After six years of waiting, South Shore finally has a full-service grocery store in its new Local Market, which brings fresh produce, ready-made foods and packaged goods to the neighborhood.

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South Side Pie Challenge Wants You To ‘Pie It Forward’ To Your Neighbors And Donate To Food Banks

The virtual event was organized after the in-person bake-off was canceled because of coronavirus. Participants are asked to donate at least $20 to a food pantry, bake a pie for a friend and tell them to do the same.

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Sober Living Group Offers Exercise, Community For South Siders Recovering From Substance Use Disorder

Exercise can serve as a powerful metaphor for the recovery process. "Whenever I’m jogging, all I have to do is focus on the next step in front of me," one volunteer said.

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Publican Alums Serving Up Sweet, Savory Treats At Brite Donuts And Baked Goods On Near West Side

From Danish filled with sour cherry cheesecake to chili cream cheese doughnuts, chefs Erika Chan and chef Sieger Bayer hope to offer comfort.