Hundreds of volunteers kneel in honor of George Floyd at the West Side clean up. Provided, Facebook Page of Alderman Michael Scott Jr.

West Side Neighbors Clean Up After Looting, Then Spruce Up Long-Neglected Lots: ‘We Should Be Doing This Anyway’

Even though some of the group's work is to address the damage caused by rioting on the West Side, the youth organizers empathize with the rage and frustration felt by those participating in violent forms of protest.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.