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Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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

It Will Take A Village To Fight The Root Causes Of Violence. So West Siders Are Building One

The Sankofa Wellness Village would provide wellness resources, healthy food, opportunities and more to prevent violence and other issues.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Shop Local 2022: Gift A Chicago Experience

Whether you're looking to try some of the best food in Chicago, tour the West Side or get a glimpse of the city's underbelly, we've got you covered for experiences as gifts.

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Shop Local 2022: An Austin, North Lawndale And Garfield Park Gift Guide

The West Side offers unique holiday gifts for everyone in the family, from cigar aficionados to nature lovers.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Big Fish Aquarium Opens In Galewood, Continuing Legacy Of Aquatic Animal Shops On The West Side

Big Fish Aquarium offers West Siders a mom-and-pop spot to buy fish, tanks and aquarium accessories.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Urban Prep Loses Charter Agreement For Last Chicago Campus

The move to close its Downtown campus marks the latest blow to the charter network that specializes in serving Black boys on Chicago’s South and West Sides.

Downtown

Families Can Grab Free Turkeys On South, West Sides This Weekend

The local giveaways are meant to help families in need prepare for Thanksgiving next week.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After Lifeguard Shortage Of 2022, Park District Vows To Ramp Up Hiring And Teen Programs Next Year

The budget approved Wednesday will help create a benefits package to attract new employees and avoid the staff shortages that forced the district to keep some pools and beaches closed this summer.

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16 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Christkindlmarket, Zoo Lights, A Pub Crawl And More

You can also learn how to salsa dance, attend a vintage festival, watch a comedy show, sleep over at The Shedd and more.

Citywide

City Council Approves $13.5 Million To Rehab Save A Lot Grocery Stores On South And West Sides

The stores range from West Lawn to Auburn Gresham to West Garfield Park. The move comes just days after Whole Foods closed its Englewood store.

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Music Fests Will Now Require Park District Board Approval, But Skeptics Worry City Will Choose ‘Profit Over People’

Music fests in parks have long frustrated residents who are fenced out of public spaces. The new rules give communities more power to weigh in — but it remains to be seen if the board will listen.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Aldermen Give Initial OK to $13.5M in TIF Funding To Rehab Six Save-A-Lot Grocery Stores

The grocery stores are all on the South or West sides, which have seen five grocery stores close in the past two years. 

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Anjanette Young Push To Change Search Warrant Policy Fails To Get Aldermanic Support

The ordinance proposed by Black alderwomen aimed to ban the Police Department’s use of “no knock” or “knock and announce” warrants after the wrongful raid of Young’s home in 2019.

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WWII Veteran And West Side Resident Fannie Farmer Celebrates 100th Birthday

Friends, family and fellow veterans turned out for Fannie Farmer's 100th birthday celebration in October.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Student ‘Peace Warriors’ At Chicago’s West Side Schools Spread Message Of Nonviolence

The program trains students to mediate conflicts, support grieving classmates and bring peace and happiness to school by greeting peers at the front door and leaving celebratory birthday notes on lockers.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After 14 Wounded, Including 3 Kids, In Halloween Mass Shooting, Officials Vow Shooters Will Be Brought To Justice

One West Side leader called for the same resources to be deployed for this mass shooting as Highland Park had after a mass shooting rocked the affluent suburb. "We've been going through this all the time."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

6 South And West Side Projects Named Finalists For $10 Million Chicago Prize

Meet the community-led groups on the shortlist for the Pritzker Traubert Foundation's second Chicago Prize.

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Vigil For Mass Shooting That Wounded 14 To Be Held Wednesday Night

Three children, ages 3, 11 and 13, were among the 14 people wounded in a shooting Monday night in East Garfield Park.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

3 Children Among 14 Shot During Halloween Drive-By In East Garfield Park

A group of people were at a vigil when two people inside a car opened fire, shooting 14 people, including three children.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Garfield Park Conservatory Fundraising For Children’s Garden Renovation

Any donations made before March 1 will contribute to a $250,000 pool that an anonymous donor will match.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A West Sider Took A Big Bet On Local Women’s Basketball. Now In Its 8th Season, Her League Aims To ‘Pave A Way’ For Ladies To Play

Ana Sierra's grassroots league has drawn the attention of Jordan Brand and basketball fans across the city. Its eighth season kicks off Thursday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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