The Hive, an outdoor classroom at El Paseo Community Garden in Pilsen.Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago

Pilsen’s El Paseo Garden Set To Expand To Vacant Lot, Warding Off Development From Site

Because it was zoned for residential use, neighbors feared the former Loewenthal Metals site could become luxury condos. Garden leaders will now work with the community to decide how the site is used.

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Kitten Trapped In Car’s Engine Rescued By East 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.

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Free Christmas Trees Available Saturday In Englewood

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