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After South Side ‘Parade Of Hearts’ Art Installations Vandalized, Group Seeks Volunteers To Protect Them

Art pieces installed in several neighborhoods have been vandalized and damaged. "The goal is to have the hearts up throughout the entire year, as opposed to just a couple of months," an organizer said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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!

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PAWS Chicago Bringing Free Pet And COVID-19 Vaccinations To Back Of The Yards This Weekend

The free vaccinations will be available for residents and pets of Back of the Yards, Englewood, West Englewood and Woodlawn on Saturday.

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‘Malik Believed Another World Is Possible’: Death Of Beloved Chicago Organizer Malik Alim Leaves A Community Heartbroken

"Looking at his work, I see what is possible. You can simultaneously have family, show up for your community and make them one. Malik is a prime example of how to do that beautifully.”

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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.

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Streetscape Upgrades Coming To 47th Street, Ashland Avenue Corridors In Back Of the Yards

Residents said they hope the upgrades include more pedestrian safety measures and potential bike lanes along Ashland Avenue.

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Affordable Housing, Community Hub Coming To 47th Street In Back Of The Yards

The city picked United Yards to revitalize the 47th Street and Ashland Avenue commercial corridor as part of the Invest South/West initiative.

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The Legacy District Will Bring Housing, Retail And A Rooftop Garden To Bronzeville’s 47th Street

The $19.2 million project will turn .6 acres of vacant land at 47th Street and Vincennes Avenue into a six-story building, according to the city. It's being funded through the city's Invest South/West initiative.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Large Developments Will Bring $200 Million In Investments To South, West Sides

The projects will create 215 residential units and 40,000 square feet of retail space. Groundbreakings could begin this spring.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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

Was Your Small Business Shut Out Of Coronavirus Relief Grants? A New State Program Could Help

The Six Corners Association is one of 21 community groups that can help business owners apply for grants of $5,000-$150,000.

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The Stock Yards Bank Building, A Back Of The Yards Cornerstone, Is Ready For An Overhaul 50 Years After It Closed

The Stockyard Bank Building was born when Chicago ruled the meatpacking industry. Nearly a century later, some hope it can reshape the community.

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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.

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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.

Citywide

A LGBTQ+ Community Center Is Coming To The South Side. Neighbors Say It Needs Collaborative, Local Leadership

Howard Brown Health is planning a South Side health and community center for LGBTQ residents, supported by $15 million in state funding.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’

The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.

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Youth-Led Campout Near Scene Of Teen’s Murder Aims To Bring Peace, Resources To Stop Gun Violence In Back Of The Yards

The summer peace events are meant to be a “catalyst for young people to put organizers' tools to action, create safe spaces and more importantly create a platform for relationship building in the community.”

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Teen Held Without Bail In Fatal Shooting of 14-Year-Old Girl In Back Of The Yards

Edgar Martinez was charged with a felony count of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Savanah Quintero, 14, on June 2.

Back of the Yards

Girl, 14, Dies Days After Being Shot In Back Of The Yards: ‘We Are Losing Our Children’

Savanah Quintero, 14, died Saturday at Comer Children’s Hospital. She was shot Wednesday in Back of the Yards.

Back of the Yards

Vegan Farmers Market Returns To The Plant In Back Of The Yards Sunday

The market, called Vegan Paradise, will feature local farmers, crafters and plant-based chefs, all selling their goods at the Plant.

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