Block Club 21 in Washington Heights in a new community garden. Club 21

What Does Public Safety Without Police Look Like? South, West Siders Say Block Clubs Are Cheaper, More Effective

More than 50 people on the West and South Sides are now taking shifts to safeguard their own communities as part of a new block-watching program.

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After Mayor Rejects Defunding Police, Youth Activists Bring Demands To Her Neighborhood

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday again made it clear she does not intend to defund the Chicago Police Department, but youth activists aren't giving up the fight.

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Neighbors Help Albany Park Doggy Day Care Recover After Monday Storm

A neighbor and customer launched a GoFundMe after downed power lines started a fire at the building.

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Developers Break Ground On 7-Story Apartment Building Across From Sheridan Red Line Stop

The 120-unit building will rise on the former site of an Ace Hardware store. It will include a new Ace, a coffee shop and several other stores.