The Bloc's founder Jamyle Cannon asked some of the kids in the club to help get the church ready.Provided

Sparring In Their Own Sanctuary: The Bloc, A Boxing Club For West Side Kids, Moving Into Old Church

"Our goal in the next five years is make it easier, more desirable to join The Bloc than any street gang in the city," Bloc founder Jamyle Cannon said.

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Nixon Elementary Staffer Removed After Allegations Of Inappropriate Conduct With Student

The allegations do not involve sexual misconduct, the interim principal told parents in a letter this week.

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Take A Peek Inside Cards Against Humanity’s Chicago Board Game Cafe (It’s Open!)

The cafe's vault is packed with more than 300 games. Find out which games are on tap.

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Double Door’s Proposed New Site Gets Updated Plans, Including 110 Apartments Next Door

Plans submitted to the city don't mention the Double Door by name, but a rezoning would allow for the use of a "theater" at the site.