Community activists, including Jahmal Cole with My Block, My Hood, My City, Cleopatra Draper with United Pullman, Ashley Munson, William Calloway, Joseph Williams of Mr. Dad's Fathers Club, Berto Aguayo with #IncreaseThePeace and Jedidiah Brown with JUSTICE are behind the Hit The Hood initiative to stop violence on Fourth of July weekend. Jamie Nesbitt Golden/ Block Club Chicago

Want To Stop The Violence This July 4 Weekend? Get Grant Money From My Block, My Hood, My City To Keep Your Community Safe

Community activists across neighborhoods came together to create the Hit The Hood peace initiative. Here's how you can volunteer to help.

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Work Begins On Affordable Housing Project Next To Logan Square Blue Line

In lieu of a traditional ground-breaking ceremony, the developer is putting out a series of videos that highlight the significance of the project and the community effort to get it built.

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Wisconsin Is Back On Chicago’s Quarantine List: ‘Think Twice About Going To Wisconsin Right Now’

The order means anyone coming from Wisconsin to Chicago must quarantine for 14 days, though there are exceptions for people commuting for work.