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North Lawndale Residents: Ogden Commons Is Hiring For At Least 100 Positions — Here’s How To Apply

North Lawndale Employment Network is hosting a virtual hiring event 10 a.m. Saturday. " We're meeting people with all skill levels, with all backgrounds."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This LED Mural Will Light Up A Dark West Side Intersection And Make The Street More Walkable

The mural, depicting the Black Power fist over a backdrop of line patterns, was developed in partnership with community members to make the area around Homan and Harrison more pedestrian-friendly.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Roller Rink Plan Aims To Reclaim Area From Violent Crime, But Some Worry It’ll Put Kids In Harm’s Way

West Garfield Park residents can weigh in on the plan at a town hall Monday night.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

How Can K-Town’s Franklin Park Be Improved? Residents Can Weigh In With This Survey

A West Side group is trying to make the underused Franklin Park safer, more walkable and more welcoming. "I want it to be improved so it looks nice, like the parks look in more affluent neighborhoods."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Food Co-Ops Team Up To Feed More Families In Need On South, West Sides: ‘We’ll Be Stronger Together’

Three co-ops have formed ChiMeals, a collective dedicated to supporting Chicagoans experiencing food insecurity.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cinespace Expansion Will Bring More TV Shows And Jobs To Chicago, CEO Says — But Lawndale Residents Say Studio Should Be A Better Neighbor

The soundstages being built at Cinespace in North Lawndale could create thousands of jobs. But neighbors say studio leaders should work with residents who now face longer commutes, closed streets and other headaches.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Siders Can Get Vaccinated At PCC Wellness, Austin Residents Can Get Vaccinated At City Clinic At Loretto Hospital

The city stopped sending vaccine doses to Loretto Hospital after reports highlighted how the hospital vaccinated ineligible people with ties to its executives.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Beyond Hunger’s Home Delivery Program Expands To Austin, Offering More Food Options For Seniors In Need

The new location will allow Beyond Hunger to serve more people and accommodate more special diets.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams Murdered, West Side Leaders Plan To Occupy Blocks To ‘Take The Neighborhood Back’ From Gangs

Firehouse Community Arts Center is organizing hyper-local groups to reclaim blocks and get young people off the streets. “The more presence, the more power for impact. It's about opening a conversation that can spark that level of hope."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

With Laramie Bank And Silver Shovel Projects On Tap, Forum Invites West Siders To Share How They Want To Develop Their Neighborhoods

The Development Without Displacement community conversation will kick off a three-day event dedicated to supporting the West Side, including a fundraiser and a community resource fair.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Killing Of 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams Must Be A Wake-Up Call To End Gun Violence, Family Says: ‘It’s About Time We Take A Stand’

Jaslyn Adams and her dad were waiting at the McDonald's drive thru Sunday when someone shot them. Jaslyn was killed and her father was wounded.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Grocery Store Is Coming To North Lawndale In Area That Has Struggled With Food Access

Urban Market plans to open in the Ogden Commons development in about two years as a local group works to address the root causes of health disparities.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Help Reimagine The Historic Sears Sunken Garden At A Community Design Workshop Series Launching Sunday

The new design of the Sears Sunken Garden will incorporate feedback from residents on how they want the garden to look.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Years Of Disrepair, A West Side Mini-Golf Course Will Soon Reopen As A Bird-Themed Public Art Project

Teens designed the mini-golf course as an educational attraction that will focus on bird wildlife native to the Midwest prairie.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Organization Will Launch Community Health Hub Inside Elementary School: ‘Access Is The Most Important Thing’

By basing health services at Herzl School of Excellence in North Lawndale, parents and students can access needed resources at a place they already go to daily, organizers say.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Douglass Park Renamed, Panel Will Review North Lawndale Monuments — And Propose New Ones — Wednesday

Citing Stephen Douglas' racist past, students successfully rallied to rename a park for Frederick and Anna Murray Douglass last summer. Now, local leaders will rethink old monuments and imagine new ones "that reflect our history for generations to come."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

As Divvy Expands On South And West Sides, City Asks Residents: Where Should New Bike-Share Stations Go?

The bike-share program is expanding on the West, Northwest and Southwest sides of the city, from Dunning to West Lawn.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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An Austin Food Pantry Is Expanding To Address Increased Need Brought On By The Pandemic

The food pantry at Circle Urban Ministries will now operate twice a week thanks to a grant from the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Group Wants To Turn Vacant Lots Into Community Gardens With Free Fitness Programs

Marcelino Riley, who has competed on "American Ninja Warrior," is raising money to build wellness sanctuaries so residents can grow their own food and work out for free.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A West Side Fashion Brand Almost Lost Its Store Because Of The Landlord’s Unpaid Taxes — So It Bought The Building

Fort Maner opened in 2018 and nearly closed a year later when the building was about to be sold after years of unpaid taxes. "We were frightened. We didn't know what was going to happen," one of the co-owners said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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