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.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale Primary category in which blog post is published
Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

Kitten Trapped In Car’s Engine Rescued By Ukrainian Village Neighbors

A neighbor who cares for a feral cat colony alerted Animal Control and cops for help, to no avail. It took a nearby vet tech and the car's owner to save it.

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Social Distancing Is A Privilege — And More Black And Latino Chicagoans Died Because They Couldn’t, Study Says

That translated into neighborhoods with more Black and Latino residents seeing more COVID-19 deaths in the spring, according to the study.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

Free Christmas Trees Available Saturday In Englewood

The giveaway, courtesy of the Pastors of Englewood, starts noon Saturday.