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Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Police Pointed Guns At Sleeping Children In Warrantless Raid Of Home, Lawsuit Alleges

Two children awoke with guns pointed at their heads, the suit says. They are struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the complaint.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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‘My Heart Is With The Community’: How A Belmont Cragin Mom Is Fighting For A Safer Chicago

Melissa Hernandez's Puerto Rico Project provides food and supplies to people experiencing homelessness. She connects people to treatment programs and helps victims of trafficking.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

West Side Kids Get Huge Boost As Early Education Group Gets $103 Million To Expand Child Care Programs

The grant will allow the Carole Robertson Center to support more child care providers and vastly expand the number of families it serves.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

South, West Side Kids Can Go To Free Events With Giveaways, Food, Fun Activities And More Friday

The events are part of Chicago's Summer Kickback Series, which looks to create safe, fun spaces for youths.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Small Manufacturers Struggling During Pandemic Can Look To Free Workforce Training Program For Help

Small companies in seven TIF districts are eligible to participate.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Healthy Restaurant Coming To MLK Legacy Apartments In North Lawndale To Boost 16th Street Business District

The restaurant will be built in one of the commercial spaces at the MLK Legacy Apartments, supported by a city grant.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Drumline, Dancers Performing At Lollapalooza: ‘A Lot Of Us Have Talent That Has Yet To Be Discovered’

BandWith Chicago’s WestDance Team and Hope Jr. Drumline will open the Bud Light Seltzer stage at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A West Side Vacant Lot Has Been Turned Into An Arts Pop-Up With Vendors, Performances And Creative Workshops

Da Lynx pop-up gives local youth a safe place to showcase their art and enjoy workshops and performances in their neighborhood.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Style: 40 Photos Of Hot Dogs — And The Stands We Love — To Make You Drool Today

PHOTOS: In Chicago, hot dogs aren't just a meal — they're a work of art.

Citywide

Showtime Puts $500K Toward Vacant Lot Cleanup And Art Installations In North Lawndale, Bronzeville

The money will fund a cleanup of 32 vacant lots in the neighborhoods and support six public art installations that will be created by the Chicago Public Art Group.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Urban Farm, Wellness Center Could Take Over A West Side Hospital Campus That’s Been Unused For Decades

The Mildred Wiley Wellness Hub will have an urban farm, fitness center, cafe and horticulture center that will educate residents on healthy eating and more.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chance The Rapper To Host ‘Books & Breakfast,’ A Free Literacy Event This Summer

The free events are being held through September in Chatham, Garfield Park, West Englewood and Homan Square. Registration is required.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

West Siders To Hold March For Peace After 2 Mass Shootings Within Minutes: ‘There’s No Respect For Life’

The community's response to ending violence must continue to be "all hands on deck," one organizer said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This Couple Spent Lockdown Exploring Their Passion For Coffee. Now, They’re Opening Their Own Cafe

Jackie and Pierre Marquez plan to open Tasa Coffee at 4136 W. North Ave. next year.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

15-Year-Old Boy Killed, 9 Others Wounded As West Side Sees 2 Mass Shootings Just Minutes Apart

The two mass shootings happened within five minutes of each other, but police say they do not know if they are connected.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Council Backs Plan To Turn West Side Bank Building Into Latino Heritage Center, Affordable Housing

The redevelopment of Pioneer Trust & Savings Bank, which has sat vacant for 13 years, would "preserve our cultural identity in that area and repel any symbols of gentrification," the alderman said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Boys & Girls Club Will Be Built On Police Academy Campus After City Council Approval

The plan will bring the West Side a much-needed youth center. But critics said it's inappropriate to build a youth center at the controversial police training facility.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Popular West Side Dessert Shop Is Getting A Sweet Makeover With An Expanded Dining Area, New Facade

Bitoy's Sweet Treats in Austin was awarded a city Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grant, which will be used to upgrade the building and customer experience.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

To Combat Crime, West Side Neighborhood Groups Are Trying To Build Community

"The way we think about safety is having a healthy community," said Brittany Spralls, an organizer with the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Teens Create A ‘Safe Zone’ In Austin With Events To Reclaim The Neighborhood From Violence

Neighborhood youth are activating public areas with events and activities to "take back those spaces," an organizer said.

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