Bronzeville, Near South Side

Looking For Free Summer Meals For Kids? This Texting Service Wants To Help

By texting FOOD (or COMIDA) to 877-877 Chicagoans can be connected to free meals for kids.

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Is Your Garden A Champ? Entries Open For Chicago Gardening Awards — Pretty Plants Not Necessarily Required

How a garden benefits the environment and community is as important as how it looks when it comes to the Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards, now open for entries.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Overworked Social Workers, Underserved Kids: As CPS Works To Fill 100+ Vacancies, ‘Kids Are Getting Shortchanged,’ Teachers Say

"I feel like I have to turn hurting children away," said one social worker, while others described the situation as a mental health crisis, especially for general education students.

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Build Bronzeville Project Aims To Return Neighborhood To Its Glory With Food, Arts, Shopping And Jobs

The more than $10 million project centered around 51st and Prairie includes restaurants, an outdoor shopping mall made up of shipping containers, a rooftop garden and more.

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Dogs, Cats Left Homeless During Oklahoma Storms Are Coming To Chicago And They Need Your Help

Hundreds of homeless animals will need foster and permanent homes when they arrive in Chicago on Friday.

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This May Was The Wettest One Ever In Chicago’s History

And don't hate the messenger, but ... more rain is coming.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park Primary category in which blog post is published

Hundreds Of Kids Unite For ‘Performapaloozathon’ At The People’s Music School

The Saturday all-day concert event will feature students of all ages and skill levels.

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There Is No ‘Magic Wand’: Lightfoot Says New Violence Prevention Strategy Will Take Time

“A lot of what we are seeing out there is crimes of poverty and we have to invest in the South and the West Side,” Lightfoot said.