Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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11-Year-Old Austin Singer Turns Composer To Create Song For Chicago Children’s Choir

"I made this music … to let the people know that even though you may be dreaming of bad things, to think about the good dreams," said Jamion Cotten. "All the dreams of what you want to become."

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Free Food, Cleaning Supplies Available Saturday At All Nations Worship Assembly Spots

Groceries, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent and more will be available at locations in South Shore, Austin and south suburban Park Forest.

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Grief Camp Helps Chicago Kids Find Community, Heal From Trauma After Losing Loved Ones To Violence

Camp Sheilah was started by Kevin Doyle, who was a teenager when his mother was murdered in a 1993 robbery in Palos Park. It helps kids heal while remembering their lost loved ones.

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West Side Group Wins $300,000 Grant For Program That Helps Young Men At Risk Of Violence Become Local Leaders

The grant will allow MAAFA Redemption Project to rehab a building to house more men in the program, which provides job training, counseling and mentorship.

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Here’s Where You Can Vote Early And Safely Drop Off Vote-By-Mail Ballots In Chicago (MAP)

Early voting will kick off Oct. 1 and officials will start sending out vote-by-mail ballots Sept. 24.

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How Can We Save Chicago Kids From Spiking Gun Violence? ‘We Need All Hands On Deck,’ Mediators, Activists Say

Nearly four dozen children younger than 18 — including babies and toddlers — have been shot to death this year amid a surge of gun violence across Chicago.

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How Did These Students Get The City To Change The Name Of Douglass Park? They Built Collective Power And Didn’t Back Down

Students made history by pushing city officials to rename Douglas Park. They shared the lessons they learned with Block Club Chicago — and gave advice to other young organizers.

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Chicago Could Bring Some Special Education Students Into School For Services Under New Plan

Since buildings closed in the spring, parents of children with disabilities have sounded the alarm, saying they aren’t able to meet the complex needs of their children the way a raft of school professionals could.