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A South Sider Used Basketball To Stop Violence. Now He’s Using His Platform To Promote Mental Health And Vaccines
“Sports is the universal language. I didn’t think when I started this off I’d be launching a mental health campaign. I didn't think I’d be talking about vaccines. Basketball is the foundation.”
Cops Rarely Pull Over Drivers In Their Own Neighborhoods, Data Shows. Motorists In Black Neighborhoods Aren’t So Lucky
Drivers are least likely to be pulled over on the far Northwest and Southwest sides, where many first responders live. Ald. Nick Sposato said that's because "white people just know how to talk their way out of a ticket."
Can $500 A Month Keep Formerly Incarcerated People From Reoffending? West Side Study Will Test Guaranteed Income
The program is attempting to address the root cause of recidivism by giving formerly incarcerated people the financial stability needed to turn around their lives.
‘Still Searching’ Exhibit Aims To Draw Attention To Chicago’s Missing Black Women And Girls
Some of the women have been gone for decades, but their families haven't given up hope. "As long as there are people missing, there will be work to do," the artist said.
Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag
Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!
West Side Pedestrians Avoid This Busy Intersection, But Public Art And Street Improvements Aim To Make It More Walkable
Streetscape improvements coming to Harrison and Homan will be based on recommendations from a community plan for improving walkability in the Homan Square neighborhood of North Lawndale.
Learn How To Keep Your Condos, Co-ops And Townhomes Thriving At This Weekend’s Shared Ownership Summit
The virtual teach-in, offering resources and tips for successful forms of shared-ownership housing, takes place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Cyclists In Black Neighborhoods Are 8 Times More Likely To Be Ticketed By Cops, New Study Shows
Over 90 percent of tickets are for riding on the sidewalk. But on the South and West sides, where bike infrastructure is lacking, riding can be dangerous — and it's kept cycling from catching on, advocates said.
West Side Railroad Could Become A 606-Style Trail — And Lawndale Residents Want It To Bring Art And More To Area
The city plans to turn a 2-mile stretch of the Altenheim railroad into an elevated trail. Residents can weigh in on the plan Thursday.
West Side Resource Center Offers Training, Apprenticeships For Construction Careers At O’Hare
A partnership between a neighborhood group and a construction company aims to help West Siders fill the surge of jobs created by the O'Hare modernization project.
Austin’s Oldest Building Is On Its Way To Becoming A City Landmark
The Seth Warner House is so old it was built before Austin was even part of the city of Chicago.
Walk, Run Or Bike To Garfield Park This Weekend For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Saturday's market is the second-to-last neighborhood market hosted by the Garfield Park Community Council for the year.
Meet The Friends Behind Salsa Compañera, Whose Salsa Macha Has Become A Farmers Market Must-Have
Two friends who met at a dinner party launched a salsa brand that's been selling out at the Logan Square Farmers Market.
George Floyd Murals Find Permanent Home In West Side Vacant Lot Turned Community Garden
The murals, which were painted on plywood from boarded-up storefronts, have been turned into a permanent installation at the Sounding Boards Garden.
Sinai Chicago Partners With Michigan Company To Grow West Side Rehabilitation Center
The partnership with Michigan-based rehabilitation hospital Mary Free Bed will allow Sinai to serve more patients and offer new programs and services.
City Partners With Microsoft To Offer Free Tech Courses, Aiming To Give Residents A Pipeline To In-Demand Jobs
The Accelerate program will work with local workforce groups to give 300,000 residents the skills they need to access careers in growing industries.
Some Landlords Keep Their Storefronts Empty For Years — And Get Tax Breaks For It. Business Leaders Want To Change That
Small business advocates want to limit the tax breaks property owners can get on vacant storefronts. On 75th Street, three in five storefronts were vacant as of last year.
West Side Leads City In Boosting Vaccine Rates. The Key? Meeting Residents Where They’re At, Health Leaders Say
West Side health organizations worked with neighborhood groups, churches, schools and block clubs to educate people about vaccines and overcome people's reservations.
This West Side Group Is Helping Kids Try Rowing, Rugby, Lacrosse And Chess
The North Lawndale Athletic and Recreation Association is expanding the kinds of sports and activities it offers to give neighborhood youth more options.
After Feeding 2 Million People During Pandemic, New Life Centers Opens Food Distribution Hub In Little Village
Another feature of the marketplace and food distribution center will be a large mural spanning one of the building's outside walls. The mural features bright colors and depicts themes of togetherness across racial divides.