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Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa
Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

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!

Citywide

Latino Arts Nonprofit The Miracle Center Finds New Home In Old Belmont Cragin Church, Plans To Expand Services

After serving 20,000 kids over two decades in Logan Square and Humboldt Park, The Miracle Center is renovating a 173-year-old church so it can offer more programs.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Man Charged With Murder In Killing Of 7-Year-Old Serenity Broughton

Serenity and her sister, Aubrey, were visiting their grandmother's house Aug. 15 in Belmont Cragin when they were shot. Aubrey has since recovered, her family said.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

As West Side Vaccination Rates Lag, Austin Community Center Hopes To Make Shots More Appealing, Accessible To Residents

The outreach program is funded by a grant to improved vaccination rates among Chicagoans of color. Less than half of Black and Latino residents are vaccinated, data shows.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.

Citywide

Help Clean Up Armitage Avenue In Hermosa This Weekend

The cleanup is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Supplies will be provided.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

Albany Park

Family, Neighbors Memorialize 7-Year-Old Serenity Broughton After Shooting: ‘She Didn’t Deserve What Happened’

Serenity was shot and killed Sunday outside her grandparents' house on the Northwest Side. Her little sister, Aubrey, also was shot and is recovering.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

‘It’s All Good’ Episode 16: The Survivor Saving Chicagoans

Melissa Hernandez's Puerto Rico Project provides food and supplies to people experiencing homelessness. She connects people to treatment programs and helps victims of trafficking.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Serenity Broughton, 7, Killed In Northwest Side Shooting That Also Wounded Her 6-Year-Old Sister

The girls' family is urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward — and also raising money for funeral and medical expenses.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Newborn Found In Dresser Drawer In Montclare Alley, Authorities Say

The baby boy was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital in good condition, police said. 

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Kelvyn Park High School Throws Out Hundreds Of Classic Books, Outraging Neighbors

CPS officials said Kelvyn Park High School is undergoing renovations, and the books were “weeded” out in the process.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

‘My Heart Is With The Community’: How A Belmont Cragin Mom Is Fighting For A Safer Chicago

Melissa Hernandez's Puerto Rico Project provides food and supplies to people experiencing homelessness. She connects people to treatment programs and helps victims of trafficking.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

10 More Chicago Libraries Extend Sunday Hours

The libraries are now open 1-5 p.m. Sundays so people can access free internet and other resources.

Albany Park

Chicago Style: 40 Photos Of Hot Dogs — And The Stands We Love — To Make You Drool Today

PHOTOS: In Chicago, hot dogs aren't just a meal — they're a work of art.

Citywide

North-Grand High School Getting Full-Time Psychologist To Make Students’ Emotional Needs A Top Priority

A psychologist will be available to students for the first time on a full-time basis. A youth intervention specialist and drama teacher also are coming.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City

From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.

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Thousands Of Chicagoans Could Face Evictions Next Month. This Group Is Going Door To Door To Keep People In Their Homes

The Chicago Flats Initiative is connecting renters and homeowners to eviction- and foreclosure-prevention programs: “We don't want to see what happened in the 2008 housing crisis repeated.”

Albany Park

Divvy Expanding Across Northwest, Southwest Sides With More Stations And Bike Lanes Coming

Chicago has the largest bike-share system in the United States, and it is looking to expand, officials said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Family Of Slain Portage Park Man Raising Money To Bury National Guardsman: ‘Chrys Will Be Remembered As A Hero’

Chrys Carvajal was back in Chicago to visit family after finishing basic training for the National Guard when he was killed Sunday.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
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