Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published

Why Do People Wear Orange To Promote Gun Control? It All Started With Hadiya Pendleton

"Whether it’s worn by students in Montana, activists in New York, or Hadiya’s loved ones in Chicago, the color orange honors the more than 100 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence every day."

Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which blog post is published

What’s Being Done To Solve The Murders Of Black Women On The South And West Sides? ‘Don’t Dismiss This,’ Families Implore

A community forum Thursday night left some people with more questions than answers as families grapple with the murder of 51 women.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

West Side Art Walk Showcases Wealth Of Talent: ‘If We Don’t Have Cultural Amenities Here, We Can Create Them’

"This really is a way for us to activate a new narrative of the West Side from an arts and culture platform," said an event organizer.

Looking For Free Summer Meals For Kids? This Texting Service Wants To Help

By texting FOOD (or COMIDA) to 877-877 Chicagoans can be connected to free meals for kids.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Is Your Garden A Champ? Entries Open For Chicago Gardening Awards — Pretty Plants Not Necessarily Required

How a garden benefits the environment and community is as important as how it looks when it comes to the Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards, now open for entries.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

This ‘Pharmacy’ Dispenses Fresh, Organic Produce To Combat Health Problems On The West Side

"We hope that the VeggieRx program can serve as a model for helping people change their eating habits."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Overworked Social Workers, Underserved Kids: As CPS Works To Fill 100+ Vacancies, ‘Kids Are Getting Shortchanged,’ Teachers Say

"I feel like I have to turn hurting children away," said one social worker, while others described the situation as a mental health crisis, especially for general education students.