Tamar Manasseh, founder of Mothers Against Senseless Killings, at an event in May. Jamie Nesbitt Golden/ Block Club Chicago

Witness Protection Needs To Be Funded If Chicago, Cook County Want To End Gun Violence, Activists Say

Community leaders say last week's shooting that wounded 15 shows it's time for city leaders to invest in programs that prevent crime and protect witnesses. "The city has to step up."

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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.