Young people painting in a SkyART program. Provided.

South Chicago Nonprofit Gives Kids Free Art Kits, Art Therapy: ‘I Can’t Tell You How Many Kids Don’t Have Crayons’

"It's important as a tool to access feelings that we usually stuff down," said SkyART Executive Director Sarah Ward.

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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.