Arsiak Vartenian, white mask, and Candice Payne, right, raised thousands on GoFundMe to distribute to businesses impacted by the events of 2020. Shovonne Sahara, owner of Smart Move, was among the recipients.Maria Maynez/Block Club Chicago

Hard-Hit South Side Business Owners Get Checks Thanks To These Women’s Fundraising Drive

Candice Payne and Arsiak Vartenian raised thousands of dollars to help South Side businesses.

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For Parents Of Children With Disabilities, Remote Learning Feels Like Another Full-Time Job

Chicago Public Schools has pledged this year will be better for students in special education. But it’s still unclear how the district will provide some services virtually.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop Primary category in which blog post is published

Developers Break Ground On 26-Story, 11-Story Apartment Towers In West Loop

The project will bring 500 new apartments to West Randolph Street near Union Park.

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Francis Parker School Says It Won’t Buy More Neighborhood Property — For Now

Representatives from the private school said they have no immediate plans to buy more property, but they will hold onto their units in another condo building for "long-term planning."