Gino Battaglia behind the bar of the California Clipper in 2014, before it was taken over by Brendan Sodikoff. Darryl Holliday/Block Club Chicago

California Clipper Landlord Says He Tried To Help Owner Save Beloved Bar, Hopes It Will Carry On

Landlord Gino Battaglia said bar owner Brendan Sodikoff skipped out on his rent. "It's not about the money. It's a matter of principle," Battaglia said.

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City Settles Chicago Freedom School Lawsuit After Group Was Cited For Offering Food To Protesters Trapped Downtown

The school now plans to continue its work training primarily Black and Brown youth the fundamentals of community organizing without the fear of reprisal.

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Southwest Side Construction Worker Quickly Deported To Mexico While Awaiting DACA Decision

With the Trump administration seeking to kill the Obama-era program for immigrants, Jesus Alberto ‘Beto’ Lopez Gutierrez, 25, was deported after suing ICE.

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CPS Dodged Reforming Police In Schools For Two Years, Inspector General Says. Now, District Vows To Do Better

For five hours Thursday, aldermen grilled CPS and CPD officials about why they failed to address concerns about police in city schools.