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After Years Of Renting, Street Vendors Come Together To Buy Their Own Kitchen: ‘This Is A Treasure’
City rules forbid vendors from preparing food at home or on the street. The kitchen gives them a stable place to prepare tacos, tamales and other goods — and even expand their businesses.8:00 AM CDT
With Black Culture Week, West Siders Commemorate Juneteenth While Focusing On Wellness And The Ongoing Fight For Equity
The weeklong festival was organized by West Side neighborhood groups and runs through Sunday. "Health and wellness is part of Juneteenth inherently because of what freedom means. It is connected to repair — repair from the harm that has been done and continues to be done."7:40 AM CDT
At Least 8,000 Chicago Families Living In Poverty Aren’t Getting Food Assistance, Depository Says. New Program Aims To Find Out Why
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is partnering with neighborhood groups to identify why some families in need aren't getting public benefits. "We really want to take the time to learn the different barriers people face."
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 7: The Mom Who Fought For Black Hair
When a West Side preschooler was banned by his school from wearing his hair in braids, Ida Nelson took a stand.
Austin Town Hall Farmers Market Returns Thursday With Extended Season, More Vendors
The farmers market at 5610 W. Lake St. is expanding after a strong showing last summer, with more vendors and more market days.
Chicago Children’s Choir Kicks Off Summer Of Music, Arts And Outdoor Dining In Austin
The kids' performance is part of a summer-long effort to use public art and performances to spur local tourism and boost businesses.
With Black People Outside TikTok Channel, West Side Adventurers Show Followers Benefits Of The Great Outdoors
After noticing a lack of Black people on their national park adventures, Chevy Linear and Kameron Stanton started BlackPeopleOutside to encourage more people to explore nature. "It's the outside ... It's for all of us."
A West Side Homeowner Is Fighting To Save One Of The Oldest Houses In Austin From Being Demolished
The coach house behind Linda Culver's home has languished. Now she's working with preservationists to save the building, which could be up to 160 years old.
Volunteers Will Go Door To Door To Encourage People To Get Vaccinated In 13 Chicago Neighborhoods
The volunteers will answer people's questions, encourage them to get their shots and even help them make appointments.
Two Sisters Catering Brings Sweet And Savory Soul Food To Austin’s Budding Soul City Corridor
The restaurant will be part of what Austin community organizers hope will be a revival of Chicago Avenue, making the area a hub for Black culture and history on the West Side.
New Weed Law Will Bring More Black And Brown Entrepreneurs Into The Fold — And More Dispensaries To South And West Sides, Applicants Hope
Under the bill, passed by the state General Assembly over the weekend, 190 dispensary licenses will be awarded, with a focus on social equity applicants.
Black History Trolley Tour Offers A Taste Of West Side Soul Food — And Its Heritage
Launching Saturday, the Chi-Soul trolley tours will feature tastes from Austin restaurants and stops at West Side historical sites.
Should North Lawndale Lots Become Cosmetology School, Business Incubator, Food Hall Or Hotel? West Siders Can Help Decide
Six developers are competing to build on vacant land along Ogden Avenue as part of the Invest South/West initiative. Here's what's on the table.
A Boys & Girls Club Will Open At Controversial Police Academy On West Side. Critics Say It Will ‘Traumatize’ The Kids It Aims To Help
Youth organizers think the center's location at the policy training campus is an attempt to make the "Cop Academy" more palatable to critics.
Banning Black Hairstyles Soon Won’t Be Allowed In Illinois Schools Thanks To West Side Mom’s Fight
The Jett Hawkins Law is named for the 4-year-old boy whose West Side school banned him from wearing braids. It'll soon head to the governor's desk to sign.
A West Side Group Is Hosting A Summit To Help Prevent Violence Over Memorial Day Weekend
The summit is aimed at building relationships and connecting residents with the resources they need to build a safe community.
Liquor Sale Curfew, DuSable Delayed: Here’s Everything You Need To Know Out Of City Council
There was little change for the most controversial items that were on the City Council docket, but aldermen did approve multiple projects in the neighborhoods.
West Side’s Pentecostal Church Of Holiness Is Now A Chicago Landmark
The landmark designation recognizes the cultural significance of the 90-year-old church and its historical architecture.
Adam Toledo’s Family Launches Nonprofit Farm To Give At-Risk Boys A Safe Haven From The Streets
The 13-year-old boy was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in March. Toledo's family debuted Adam's Place on what would've been his 14th birthday.
Chicagoans Who Get Vaccinated At City-Run Sites Can Get 5 Free Tickets To Six Flags
The city is bringing COVID vaccinations events to salons, beaches and other spots around the city this week and over Memorial Day weekend.