Protesters gather near police officers 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

Prominent Chicago High School Votes Down School Police Program. Will Others Follow?

Northside College Prep’s Local School Council voted to remove officers from campus this fall. Their action could be a preview for similar votes to come.

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Wrigley Field, Sox Park Will Have Dropoff Boxes For Your Mail-In Votes On Tuesday

The boxes will be available on Election Day for mail-in voters.

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South Side Pie Challenge Wants You To ‘Pie It Forward’ To Your Neighbors And Donate To Food Banks

The virtual event was organized after the in-person bake-off was canceled because of coronavirus. Participants are asked to donate at least $20 to a food pantry, bake a pie for a friend and tell them to do the same.

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Sober Living Group Offers Exercise, Community For South Siders Recovering From Substance Use Disorder

Exercise can serve as a powerful metaphor for the recovery process. "Whenever I’m jogging, all I have to do is focus on the next step in front of me," one volunteer said.