Esam Hani parked his van on the sidewalk outside of one of his businesses, Red Star Liquor at 2725 N. Milwaukee Ave., to prevent from theft and vandalism. Provided

Logan Square Business Owner Camps Out To Prevent Looting: ‘You Have To Protect What’s Yours’

Esam Hani recruited about 10 friends, family members and employees to help him stand guard Sunday night from 4:30 p.m. until about 2 a.m. to prevent people from damaging his businesses.

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Wrigley Field, Sox Park Will Have Dropoff Boxes For Your Mail-In Votes On Tuesday

The boxes will be available on Election Day for mail-in voters.

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South Side Pie Challenge Wants You To ‘Pie It Forward’ To Your Neighbors And Donate To Food Banks

The virtual event was organized after the in-person bake-off was canceled because of coronavirus. Participants are asked to donate at least $20 to a food pantry, bake a pie for a friend and tell them to do the same.

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Sober Living Group Offers Exercise, Community For South Siders Recovering From Substance Use Disorder

Exercise can serve as a powerful metaphor for the recovery process. "Whenever I’m jogging, all I have to do is focus on the next step in front of me," one volunteer said.