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West Side Man Honored For Building A Successful Moving Business After Family Tragedy, Incarceration
Deshawn Nelson, 23, started his moving company after realizing how challenging it was to find a job when you have a criminal background. Now, he's giving employment opportunities to others with a rap sheet.
CPS Student Newspapers Are Struggling To Publish Because Of New Tech Rules, Staffers Say
It's "alarming" how few CPS schools have newspapers — and a new state law and CPS rules are making it hard for even those few to publish, one adviser said.
FBI Investigating Loretto Hospital’s Vaccination Program As Part Of A Criminal Probe
After Block Club Chicago reported how doses went to ineligible people with ties to hospital administrators, a federal grand jury opened a criminal investigation.
Violence Prevention Programs To Get $50 Million Next Year As Pritzker Calls Gun Violence A Public Health Emergency
The state's violence prevention strategy will focus on youth development, violence prevention, trauma recovery and programs diverting youths from the criminal justice system.
Dorothy Gaters Retires As Illinois’ Winningest High School Hoops Coach — But Her Legacy Continues On The West Side
Dorothy Gaters is a history-making high school basketball coach at Marshall High School. But her legacy isn't just trophies — she taught some of the best women who have played and helped students become coaches.
5 Spooky Ways To Celebrate Halloween On The West Side
Celebrate Halloween at monster mini-golf, a harvest fest or one of these community events.
Get Spooky With These 27 Halloween And El Día De Los Muertos Events Around Chicago This Weekend
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are packed with trick-or-treating, festivals and more. Here is our roundup of the festivities.
Aldi Abruptly Closes West Side Grocery Store, Angering Residents Already Living In Food Desert: ‘It’s A Dire Situation’
Residents are calling on Aldi to give its now-vacant building back to the West Garfield Park community to ensure it can be revived as a fresh food resource.
After Another Nephew Lost To Gun Violence, Anti-Violence Activist Hosting Humboldt Park Peace March: ‘Innocent Kids Are Dying’
House of Hope Foundation's peace march kicks off 11 a.m. Saturday at Orr Academy High School.
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.