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Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Heatwave Music Festival Kicks Off In Douglass Park: ‘Everyone Is Just Welcome To Be Themselves’

PHOTOS: Thousands gathered for the first Heatwave Festival this weekend, which featured Tiësto, Galantis and other EDM artists.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Black-Owned Company Will Bring 6 Grocery Stores To South, West Sides Where Save A Lots Closed

Yellow Banana received $13.5 million from the city to to buy and revitalize six grocery stores on the South and West sides. They are among 79 recipients of the city's Community Development Grant program,

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

James Cole, The West Side’s ‘Shoe Shine King’ Who Helped His Neighbors Find Work, Dies At 78

James Cole went from shining shoes outside pool halls to opening his own stores and becoming the West Side's "Shoe Shine King." He wanted others to learn, too.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lightfoot Appoints Former Ald. Michael Scott Jr. To Chicago Board Of Education His Father Once Ran

Michael Scott Jr.'s former aldermanic seat is staying in the family, too. Last month, Lightfoot appointed his sister, Monique Scott, to replace him.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Videos Of Officer Shooting 13-Year-Old On West Side Given To Family, But No Word If Footage Will Be Public

The seventh-grader was left with serious wounds, including damage to his spinal cord, fractured vertebrae and broken ribs, according to a lawsuit the boy's family filed against police.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Urgent Care Center Opens At Ogden Commons On West Side

The One Lawndale Express Care Clinic opened by Sinai Chicago gives West Side residents a quicker alternative to get treatment for issues that don't warrant a visit to the emergency room.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cook County Jail Detainees Had A Higher Voter Turnout In The Primary Than The City As A Whole

About 20 percent of voters turned out citywide compared to 25 percent of detainees at Cook County Jail. Recent legislation made the jail a polling place with same-day registration, boosting turnout there.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Basketball Standout Norvell Meadows Inspired His West Side Neighborhood. Last Month, He Was Killed Outside His Childhood Home

Meadows, an All-City guard, recently become a father, with hopes of using basketball to go back to college.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

My Block, My Hood, My City Bringing Back Popular Youth-Led Community Walks — This Time Focused On Civil Rights Movement

Stops on the tours will include the home and church where Martin Luther King Jr. lived and preached while he organized in Chicago in the '60s.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Young West Siders Launched A ‘Safe Zone’ To Stop Area Violence. Hours Later, One Says He Was Punched By A Cop

Tae Dudley was swarmed by police, punched and cuffed without explanation, he said. He was never charged with a crime. Now, police and the Mayor's Office are investigating the incident.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

How A Puerto Rican, Transmasculine Barber Is Creating An Oasis For Black, Queer And Trans People

“I think that when we make a service that’s made for all of us — if you are servicing queer trans Black folks — then everything else can come afterwards," Jai Rodriguez said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

3 Boys Killed In West Humboldt Park Fire Were Trapped In Basement With ‘Only One Way Out’: Officials

The boys' mother, who suffered burns, managed to escape through a window, but the boys were stuck in the apartment, inhaling deadly smoke, said a Fire Department spokesman.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Danny Davis Holds Off Strong Challenge From Activist Kina Collins For 7th District Seat In Congress

Anti-gun activist Kina Collins, 31, gave the 80-year-old congressman a fight.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Police Officers Lied About Why They Dragged Mia Wright From Car, Hurled Racist Slurs In Brickyard Mall Attack, Watchdog Says

When a bystander tried to stop officers from pulling people out of the car, one officer called the person a “f—ing animal," a "c—-,” a "whore" and used other racist and sexist language, the report states. He was allowed to retire.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

After 17-Year-Old Boy Killed On CTA Bus, Union For Drivers Says Transit Agency Must Act To Keep Workers, Passengers Safe

Many CTA employees fear the job may be too dangerous due to a spike in violence on buses and trains, a union official said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

3 Children Have Now Died From West Humboldt Park Fire: ‘This Is A Tragedy For Our Community’

Jayden Cruz, 6, and Angel Rodriguez, 11, died of their injuries Monday, officials confirmed. Axel Cruz, 4, died early Sunday morning.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

An NBA Barber Built A ‘Safe Zone’ Court For Kids. Now He Needs Help Replacing Stolen Rims

Terrance "Razor Red" Wills, a local barber to hundreds of NBA players, said he uses generous tips from stars to run a youth basketball tournament. Burglars stole the rims Wednesday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Council Greenlights Plan To Transform Laramie State Bank Into Housing, Cafe, Museum And Incubator

The $44.2 million plan received a key zoning change needed to redevelop the vacant building for the benefit of the community and local economy as a flagship project of the Invest South/West initiative.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Council Approves Sale Of Discounted West Side Lots To Retiring Alderman’s Wife

Planning officials said the land sale to the recently-resigned alderman's wife of two lots in don't cross any ethical lines.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Monique Scott Appointed To Her Brother’s Job As 24th Ward Alderman As He Retires

The mayor dismissed critics who said Monique Scott was chosen to replace her brother Michael Scott Jr. based on nepotism, calling the criticism "frankly lazy."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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