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West Side Mentors Are Showing Teens Masculinity Does Not Need To Be Toxic: ‘Vulnerability Is Not A Weakness’

The Legends of Lawndale program teaches young men to explore their emotions and unpack the ways trauma can influence behavior.

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Black Aldermen Will Push To Stall Weed Sales Over Lack Of Black Dispensary Owners At Meeting Wednesday

Without Mayor Lightfoot's support, the proposal to push recreational weed sales back to July 1 is considered a long shot.

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Uptown, Andersonville Have Had The Most Gay Marriages In Chicago. Here’s How Your Neighborhood Stacks Up

There have been 14,860 marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in Cook County since 2013.

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Chicago’s Overnight Parking Ban Returns Sunday For The Winter

Drivers who ignore the ban can face a $60 ticket and at least $150 in towing fees.

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Garfield Park Conservatory’s Holiday Exhibit Goes Beyond Poinsettias And Pine Trees

The show, Invisible Forces, explores how sound, light, wind and smell impact plants and their relationship with humanity.

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Chicago’s Thanksgiving Weather Is Looking Rain-Free, A Bit Chilly — But Watch Out For Wind Wednesday

The weather isn't good for those who have to drive on Wednesday, but Thanksgiving itself is looking nice.

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Nonprofit That Refused To Comply With CPS Background Check Policy Evicted From Austin High School

CPS buckled down on background checks after the sex abuse scandal. Jane Addams Resource Corporation leaders said the group can't comply because it aims to serve people with criminal convictions.

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After 38-Foot Death Bloom Pushes Through Conservatory Roof, Maya The Agave Plant Is Laid To Rest

Even though a part of the "century plant" is being preserved, the plant's primary caretaker said it is hard to say goodbye. "It's bittersweet. She was a lot of good energy," he said.