Sylvia Joy Smith, host of the new Tru Chat podcast, sets up her equipment before an interview.Jamie Nesbitt Golden/Block Club Chicago

New Podcast Aims To Show The Beauty Of Those Who Live And Work In Englewood

Working out of a makeshift studio in Moran Park Field House, Sylvia Joy Smith is amplifying the voices of Englewood neighbors normally excluded from the conversation.

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Family-Owned EuroFurniture Closing Grand Avenue Shop After More Than 50 Years

The store's focus has always been on contemporary Italian and American-made pieces.

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City Says Woodlawn Residents’ Concerns Shaped Proposed Housing Ordinance, But Much Of Their Feedback Isn’t Public Yet

A Housing Department spokesperson said officials hope to post feedback gathered during the city's closed-door working group meetings by next week.

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West Ridge’s Historic Tennis Club Building Added To ‘Most Endangered’ List

Misericordia is seeking to demolish the former tennis club to build 16 homes for those with development disabilities.