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Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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

Surviving The Pandemic: Black-Owned Businesses And The Paycheck Protection Program

Four Black-owned small businesses in Chicago’s West Side and west suburbs share their experiences with applying for federal funding during the COVID-19 crisis.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
8:38 AM CDT

‘Unforgotten 51’ Project Has Roosevelt University Students Telling The Stories Of Dozens Of Murdered And Missing Chicago Women

A team of student journalists spent a year documenting the lives of missing and murdered women, hoping to show how they lived and not just how they died.

Englewood, Chatham
8:00 AM CDT

Want To Learn More About City’s New Rules On Coach Houses And Garden Units? Check Out Webinar Next Week

Starting May 1, property owners in five pilot areas can apply to add garden apartments, attic apartments and coach houses to their buildings.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
7:22 AM CDT

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

7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams Shot And Killed In McDonald’s Drive-Thru: ‘That Baby Should Not Have Gotten Killed’

Jaslyn Adams loved to dance and had three siblings. She was killed and her father wounded in a Sunday shooting.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Vaccination Clinic Opening At Loretto Hospital — But City Will Manage It After Hospital’s Scandals

The city will manage all operations at the clinic to start with, including ensuring vaccines are appropriately administered and reported to the state's tracking system.

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

10 Public Libraries Expanding Hours To Open Sundays

The 10 libraries — which cover a variety of neighborhoods, including Austin, Edgewater and Mt. Greenwood — will be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays starting April 18.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

West Side Groups Want Longterm COVID-19 Vaccination Site In Austin As City’s Temporary Neighborhood Clinics Close

With coronavirus cases rising, Austin residents are asking where they can get vaccinated locally — but there aren't many appointments available.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Neighbors, Community Groups Flood West Side Church With Baby Supplies After Theft Forced Organizers To Cancel Giveaway

Well-wishers from the city and suburbs showed up with cars full of items Monday. Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church is planning the Baby Bank event for this month.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Silent Auction Will Raise Money For Free Instruments, Lessons For Budding Young Musicians On The West Side

The Chicago Arts and Music Project is hosting a two-part fundraiser to serve more West Side youth in its free music programs.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Easter Weekend Diaper, Baby Formula Giveaway Event Canceled After Large Group Makes Off With Donated Items

As many as 600 people were expected at Saturday's giveaway at an Austin church, but between 12 and 15 people took all of the donated items on Friday, the pastor said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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