A fire at an encampment for people experiencing homelessness at Belmont and Kedzie avenues in Avondale caused extensive damage to people's belongings. This is the second time in recent months the encampment has been targeted. Ariel Parrella-Aureli/Block Club Chicago

Fire Destroys Avondale Homeless Encampment — And Residents Think It Was A Hate Crime

Residents at the encampment need clothing, mattresses and other supplies after their belongings were set on fire, they said.

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‘A Story On Dark Days’: How One Chicago Student’s Anime Club Is Creating Community During A Pandemic

Chalkbeat reporters are documenting the stories of high-school freshmen across the U.S. at telling moments throughout this unprecedented school year.

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Shop Rogers Park Small Businesses, Get A Cash Rebate This Holiday Season

An art walk featuring 3D paintings will also debut on Howard Street to help lure shoppers this holiday season.

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A West Town Team Set Out To Serve 50 Thanksgiving Meals. With ‘Outpouring’ Of Donations, They Will Serve 800

TaKorea Cocina teamed up with Milk and Honey, Joey G's Mac N Cheese, Jack & Gingers, Boeufhaus, unemployed chefs, mutual aid networks and hundreds of neighbors to pull off the giveaway.