Central Camera, a 121-year-old camera shop in the Loop, was destroyed by a fire during widespread demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Bob Chiarito/Block Club Chicago

Central Camera, Looted And Burned In May, Is Reopening Next Door

Fans of the historic camera shop donated more than $200,000 after it was destroyed May 30 in the unrest that followed the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.