Chicago Police officers gear up outside the Chicago Police Academy in the West Loop during a protest demanding that Chicago Public Schools divest from the Chicago Police Department on June 4, 2020. | Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

As Cities Across The Country Slash Police Funding, It’s Unlikely To Happen In Chicago With Mayor Not On Board, Aldermen Say

“We keep sending more police to the city’s South and West [sides] and it hasn’t done anything to actually stop the root causes of shootings there every week,” one City Council member said.

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Shop Local 2020: An Auburn Gresham, Chatham And Englewood Gift Guide

Buy from these local shops and retailers to support South Side businesses during hard times.

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You Can Support The Irish Nobleman, Local Artists By Shopping West Town Bar’s Pop-Up

Sales from face masks will support a local effort to give free masks and holiday cards to 1,800 West Town seniors.

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With No Help Coming From D.C., Indie Music Venues Launch Virtual Concerts To Help Save Struggling Clubs

The weekly virtual concerts will feature local artists performing from empty Chicago venues to raise money for a new emergency relief fund.