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Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Students Release Black History Month Album Honoring Black Music, Art, Poetry

Youth participants at Marillac St. Vincent Family Services recorded the album in lieu of their annual Black History Month community performances.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here’s How West Side Residents Can Help Decide What The Old Silver Shovel Dumps Will Become

Six development groups pitched plans for the site Tuesday and Wednesday. The city will now evaluate the proposals, taking into account resident feedback.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Businesses Win $10,000 Grants To Help Recover From Pandemic

The grants were awarded by West Side United, a collaborative of hospitals, residents and organizations working to improve community health by tackling the social conditions that lead to poor outcomes.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The Murder Chicago Didn’t Want To Solve

In 1963, a Black politician named Ben Lewis was shot to death in Chicago. Clues suggest the murder was a professional hit. Decades later, it remains no accident authorities never solved the crime.

Citywide

Silver Shovel Redevelopment Must Consider Environment, Gentrification, Local Hiring, West Side Residents Say

Six development groups are competing to build on vacant land that was once home to a notorious illegal dumping ground. Three presented to neighbors Tuesday night.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

North Lawndale Opens Vaccination Site To All Adult Residents: ‘It Takes The Guesswork Out Of Who Gets A Shot’

North Lawndale is considered one of the communities most vulnerable to COVID-19, but any area resident can now get vaccinated at a local clinic.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

DePaul Scholarship Program Will Send At Least 2 North Lawndale Students To College For Free

Incoming freshmen from North Lawndale are automatically considered for the scholarship, DePaul administrators said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Could Silver Shovel Site Become Cubs Youth Baseball Center Or Cold Storage? West Siders Can Weigh In On Plans To Revamp Former Dumping Ground

The prominent patch of vacant land was once home to an illegal dumping ground that caused health problems in the community for decades. Now, residents can choose what they want the site to become.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This West Side Man Was Carjacked Years Ago. Now, He’s Buying Cars For Recent Victims

The man organizing the car giveaways is trying to get donations to buy more cars for people who have been carjacked.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Health Center, Child Care, Affordable Homes Planned To Bring ‘Opportunities For Economic Growth’ To West Side

The project aims to build wealth among legacy West Siders and catalyze other community-driven initiatives in Austin.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Free Heart Screenings Available For Uninsured Patients At West Side Hospital

Loretto Hospital is screening uninsured patients for free to help eliminate health disparities faced by Black people on the West Side.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Educators Urge Local Families To Enroll Students In Area’s First Gifted Center

The gifted program will create a pipeline for bright students to access selective schools later in life, said Principal Peggy Burnett-Wise.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Fred Hampton’s Childhood Home To Become Community Center To Preserve Black Panther’s Legacy — And Continue Party’s Work

"Judas and the Black Messiah" brought new attention to the family's plight to save the Maywood home, Hampton Jr. said. He also shared his thoughts on the film with Block Club.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Seniors Are Trapped Inside Because Of Recent Snowstorms. They Need Your Help To Clear The Sidewalks

Block clubs and churches need help clearing out snow for older people and those with disabilities, who have been unable to get out of their homes because of the weather.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here’s How You Can Make A Reservation To Visit The Reopened Garfield Park Conservatory This Month

Visitors to the conservatory can reserve timed-entry slots to accommodate social distancing and a lower capacity. “Nature provides proven physical and mental health benefits, especially during periods of stress.”

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Black Moms Are 6 Times More Likely To Die From Pregnancy Than White Women In Chicago. Can Doulas Help Close The Racial Gap?

The concerns of Black mothers often go unheard in hospitals, a Start Early doula said. A doula can help moms understand their options and advocate for the care they need.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cook County Jail Detainees, Officers Now Receiving Coronavirus Vaccinations

Thousands of correctional officers and hundreds of inmates have now been vaccinated. Advocates pushed for detained people to receive shots sooner because of the risks they face.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

This West Sider Is Getting Hotel Rooms For People Who Are Homeless During Brutal Cold Snap. You Can Help Him Save Lives

So far, Jermaine Jordan has rented 38 rooms to shelter those with nowhere to go. His team is also checking on encampments across the city and getting people with hypothermia to hospitals.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Volunteers Needed For Free Virtual Tutoring To ‘Bridge That Gap’ For Black And Latino Students

A West Side nonprofit is launching a free online learning platform with educational materials and virtual tutoring to help under-resourced students thrive.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

90-Year-Old West Side Church Moves Closer To Landmark Status: ‘North Lawndale Is Not A Wasteland; It Is A Promised Land’

Pentecostal Church of Holiness moved into what was originally a Catholic parish serving a mostly Czech population and today serves a hub for the surrounding community.

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