Articles By Pascal Sabino

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West Side Grocery Store Shut Down By City Because Of Crime, Leaving Neighbors With One Less Fresh Food Option

The city revoked the store's license for allegedly failing to comply with a safety plan the city mandated after several shootings in the area.

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Inspired By Little Free Libraries, Artists Turn Vacant West Side Building Into Free Grocery Store

The markets are stocked with food donated by neighbors and nonprofits hoping to make the art projects a permanent resource.

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Free WiFi Installed At Douglass Park Will Help Students Get Online

The new, solar-powered WiFi system is aimed at improving digital access as CPS plans to continue virtual learning.

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‘There’s A Ton Of Resources’: New Hotline Helps West Siders Find Local Relief

The helpline was created by a neighborhood group that is also offering direct financial assistance to residents.

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Douglas Park Will Be Renamed For Frederick Douglass, But Students Pushing For Change Say They Were Left Out

Youth organizers were not notified about the board meeting and were not invited to speak with the board about their proposal before it voted.

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Freedom Square Activists Imagine Public Safety Without Police Near Homan Square ‘Black Site’

For 41 days in 2016, activists transformed a vacant West Side lot into one abundant with resources. They returned to the lot Friday to do it again while demanding the city defund Chicago Police.

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Marillac Family Services Reopens Day Care And Summer Camp

The organization resumed youth services so parents could get back to work without worrying about their kids.

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City Revises Fire Hydrant Policy That Left Community Gardens Dry

Advocates for Urban Agriculture also launched a grant to help gardens pay for tapping into hydrants under the new policy.