A group of Village Leadership Academy students pushed over years to have Douglas Park renamed. Provided

Douglas Park Will Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass, But Students Pushing For Change Say They Were Left Out

Youth organizers were not notified about the board meeting and were not invited to speak with the board about their proposal before it voted.

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Free Soul Food Restaurant On West Side Raising Money To Feed People In Need

The free restaurant feeds hundreds each day in an area that lacks healthy, affordable food.

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Saturday Is ‘Fiesta Mexicana Day,’ Honoring Uptown’s Oldest Restaurant

Peruvian immigrant Lucy Matthew opened Fiesta Mexicana on Broadway in 1979. Her daughter, Tania D'Agostino, now owns the restaurant.

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Ald. Sposato Calls Columbus Protesters ‘Savages’ At Police Budget Hearing

The Northwest Side alderman made the comment during a contentious City Council hearing about the Chicago Police budget.