The Woodlawn home of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Chicago boy lynched in Mississippi in 1955, passed the first step towards landmark status Thursday. Bob Chiarito/Block Club Chicago

Emmett Till House Moves One Step Closer To Landmark Status

The home at 6427 S. St. Lawrence is where Till lived with his family before he was killed on a trip to Mississippi in 1955.

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Rocked By Shootings, Albany Park Neighbors Stage Peace March, Vigil: ‘It Seems Like Things Are Getting Worse’

Seven people were shot in Albany Park in three days last week. Before the community could gather Sunday to mourn the victims, at least two more people were shot in the area.

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New Mural Outside Bucktown-Wicker Park Library Brings A Piece Of Rural Illinois To The City

Artist and architect Sam Marts designed the mural to be an ode to the corn industry in Illinois.

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20 People Die From Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,120 New Cases Reported

Among the victims were five people in Cook County. At least 8,411 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.