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Chicago Police Officer’s West Side Garden Helps Him Find Solace And Connection To His Family
Deronis Cooper has been growing his award-winning garden in Garfield Park for 10 years. The home has become a selfie destination in the neighborhood.10:00 AM CDT
Dispensary Could Come To Garfield Park From Local Writer And Granddaughter Of Former Alderwoman
Poet and activist Britteney Kapri wants to bring a dispensary to the Westside Justice Center, which her family owns. Kapri is granddaughter of former Uptown Ald. Helen Shiller.9:31 AM CDT
100 Local Growers Honored For Creating Sustainable Gardens: ‘They Make The City A Better Place To Live’
Master gardeners judged the gardens based on their enviornmental sustainability, beauty, creativity and community engagement.8:18 AM CDT
Join A Free Garfield Park Community Garden Tour Saturday
The Chicago Community Garden Association will visit four West Side gardens where neighbors can learn tips and techniques to grow their own crops.
Garfield Park Church Opening Gun Violence Resource Center
New Landmark Missionary Baptist Church's gun violence trauma center offers traditional counseling services as well as music and art therapy plus yoga and meditation.
These South And West Side Neighborhoods Have Been Hardest Hit By Pollution, Study Shows
Chicago's "environmental justice neighborhoods" were identified in a new study, which will help inform how the city develops communities overburdened by pollution and industry.
Riot Fest Rain Only Slightly Dampens Rebellious Rock Spirits
The three-day festival didn't sell out completely, but it was hard to tell from the huge crowds that invaded Douglass Park this weekend.
Austin’s Soul City Corridor Revamp Brings Needed Boost, But Construction Frustrates Business Owners
The massive project includes bike lanes, trash cans, street resurfacing and more. Some business owners have scaled back hours or temporarily closed as construction limits parking and foot traffic.
Local Bands Host Show In Solidarity With West Siders Against Riot Fest’s Use Of Douglass Park
The “Anti Riot Fest Fest” Sept. 29 will feature an array of independent bands, including Directrix, Foreign Sunsets, Temp Hold and Thro.
City-Owned Grocery Store Could Be Coming To Chicago’s Food Deserts
The city is starting a feasibility study to explore the idea as South and West Side grocers continue to close, Mayor Brandon Johnson said.
31 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Riot Fest, Ravenswood ArtWalk, Film Festivals And More
The Englewood Jazz Festival, Mexican Independence Day Parade and Connect South Shore Arts Fest are also back this weekend.
Winners Of Riot Fest Local Band Contest Will Appear At The Festival This Weekend
Seventy local acts applied to the "Beyond the Fest" contest to get a coveted festival slot, and three will appear this weekend on a Riot Fest stage.
As Riot Fest Approaches, West Siders Wait To See If Festival Will Be A Better Neighbor
The Douglass Park event has generated fierce pushback for years, but many support it amid pledges to scale back noise and traffic, better clean up the park and maintain public access.
Learn How To Apply For Federal Flood Relief At Northwest Side Info Session Next Week
The event is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Kelvyn Park High School. FEMA officials will be on-site to help residents set up appointments and fill out and appeal applications.
Austin Kids Pair Up With Firefighters, Police For Fish With A First Responder
The annual community fishing event gives youth and their families the chance to bond with firefighters and police officers.
32 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Taste Of Chicago, Printers Row Lit Fest And More
A Pilsen Malört Fest, Asian film festival, Madison Row block party and a tour of Avondale-Logan Square thrift shops are also on deck.
City Extends Delivery Program To Bring Food To Homebound Austin Neighbors
The pilot program matching 100 neighbors with local pantries for two monthly food deliveries is continuing for another six months, officials said.
Long-Delayed Amazon Warehouse To Open Sept. 27 In West Humboldt Park
The facility was supposed to open in late 2022 but was pushed back, frustrating neighbors eager for the hundreds of promised jobs. One neighbor is suing in a last-ditch effort to block its opening.
Despite Setbacks, A West Side Community Garden And Cat Sanctuary Is Taking Root
Elaine Bell-Quinn has been transforming her dilapidated childhood home into the garden she's always dreamed of, including a safe space for cats and produce for the neighborhood.
Chicago Kids Can Start Signing Up For Neighborhood After-School Choirs
Formerly known as the Chicago Children's Choir, Uniting Voices Chicago encourages children of all ages and backgrounds to participate with sliding scale pay grades.