A child works on their art project at the South Merrill Community Garden at 71st Street and Merrill Avenue.Provided

$1 Million Grant Program Helps South And West Side Groups Adapt To Coronavirus As They Work To Stop Violence

A drum circle in Chatham and a community garden in South Shore are among the 164 grant recipients in 21 neighborhoods that offer summer programs to keep kids engaged.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published
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With Squad Cars Vandalized, Set On Fire, Police Use CTA Buses To Respond To Looting, Vandalism Overnight

The bus, driven by a CTA driver, contained 15 officers and a sergeant and would go from “hot spot” to “hot spot” where looting was going on but would usually only scare off the looters, police said.

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Chicago Protests Could Be ‘Super-Spreading’ Coronavirus Events — Even With Masks, Lightfoot Says

The city was set to enter Phase 3 of reopening Wednesday, but that might now happen in the midst of protests, Lightfoot said.

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CTA Resumes Some Service, But Transit Remain Shut Down In Large Swaths Of City

Trains are not running Downtown — and bus service has also been halted in the surrounding neighborhoods.