Aaron Baxter rides a bull at the Rugged Cross Cattle Company's practice pen in Grand Ridge, Ill. on Aug. 15.Provided

9 Block Club Stories That Made An Impact In 2019

Our reporters share the stories that made an impact in 2019 and why covering community news matters to them.

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‘Drag Race’ Queens Performing Drive-In Shows This Weekend At Soldier Field

"RuPaul's Drag Race" stars will pay homage to cult classics and other popular films in a drive-in theater performance.

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After Several Weeks Of Waiting, Innertown Pub Is Finally Opening Its Outdoor Beer Garden

At the request of Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd), neighborhood leaders met Saturday and voted to not oppose the bar's permit.

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West Side Church Offering $100 Per Gun At Turn-In Event Saturday

The no-questions-asked gun dropoff is an effort to reduce gun violence on the West Side.