Marcus Kirby, 34, founder of The Succulent City.Courtesy of Marcus Kirby

Humboldt Parker’s Home-Grown House Plant Business Flourishing During Coronavirus

Marcus Kirby went from making $1,500 a month as a server to $15,000 a month selling house plants out of his apartment. "It doesn't feel real to me. ... When do I wake up from this?"

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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.