Ivonne Cruz was supported by the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund to build six art studios in the new DragonFLY Gallery earlier this year.Pascal Sabino/Block Club Chicago

‘Art Can Change Your Life’: A Gallery With Studios, Lessons And Shows Coming To West Side

Ivonne Cru's DragonFLY Gallery and Creative Spaces aims to fill a void for emerging artists in the Garfield Park area.

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Pot Shop Applicants Getting 2nd Chance To Try To Get Illinois Licenses After Protests, Lawsuits

The change comes after weeks of criticism, protests and mounting lawsuits over how the state awarded points

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How A Pilsen Food Pantry Grew To Help Neighbors In Crisis: ‘The Community Has Come Together To Make This Happen’

When coronavirus hit the neighborhood hard, the Pilsen Social Health Initiative expanded its mission, opening a thrift store and hosting a social worker to get families the help they need.

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‘Spinning Home Movies’ Returns Thursday With An Original Composition From avery r. young

The series' second season, which kicks off Thursday evening, continues the South Side Home Movie Project's months-long collaboration with Chicago musicians to soundtrack local amateur films.