YMEN Founder Mike Trout growing pepper seedlings in his home to give to neighborhood kids. Provided

West Side Students Getting In The Hot Sauce Business By Growing Peppers At Home

The Young Men's Educational Network's pepper project is teaching young people about agriculture, business and more.

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Chicago Beaches Not Opening Any Time Soon, Mayor Lightfoot Says

To beat the heat, the city has opened several cooling centers, is rolling out mobile cooling centers and will reopen splash pads in public parks, Lightfoot said. Check out the list of cooling centers below.

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As Boystown Reckons With Racism And Transphobia, Petition Demands Gender-Neutral Name Change

A recent petition claims that Boystown's nickname promotes the neighborhood as being "for the boys," discouraging women from participating in the community.