A Chicago Police officer guards Trump Tower in River North on May 30, 2020, as protests occurred downtown Chicago for the second day and night in a row following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis earlier this week.Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Chicago Has Nearly Tripled Per-Capita Police Spending Since 1964, Data Shows

Chicago is spending more on policing per person than at any time in the last half-century despite a persistent drop in crime over the last two decades, while the vast majority of murders remain unsolved.

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How A Pilsen Food Pantry Grew To Help Neighbors In Crisis: ‘The Community Has Come Together To Make This Happen’

When coronavirus hit the neighborhood hard, the Pilsen Social Health Initiative expanded its mission, opening a thrift store and hosting a social worker to get families the help they need.

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‘Spinning Home Movies’ Returns Thursday With An Original Composition From avery r. young

The series' second season, which kicks off Thursday evening, continues the South Side Home Movie Project's months-long collaboration with Chicago musicians to soundtrack local amateur films.

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Brewery, Co-Working Space For Parents Aim To Open In Old Armitage Theatre Building Next Year

Odious Cellars and Hive Space had planned to open earlier, but they were delayed by the pandemic.