Rev. Adonna Reid (center, in blue) of South Shore United Methodist Church, leading a prayer circle.Maxwell Evans/Block Club Chicago

Grocery Store That Helped Solve South Shore’s Food Desert Problem Reopens After Neighbors Clean Up From Looting

Dozens helped clean up Local Market, which opened last year after the area went without a grocery store for six years. "This is a food safety initiative for us," one leader said.

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Wicker Park Airbnb Rental Investigated After Weekend Shooting

The Aloha Mothership was advertised as a cool spot for bachelorette parties in Wicker Park, but a man was shot there over the weekend.

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St. Ignatius Students, Alumni Speak Out About Racism On Campus Again — But Will Anyone Listen This Time?

Current and former students say they experienced racism and other forms of bigotry at the elite private high school — and administrators failed to address the problems.

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Downtown To Be Shut Down Nightly Through Weekend

Restricted access will continue 9 p.m.-6 a.m., but it will end 6 a.m. Monday.