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Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

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Basketball Tournament For MLK Day Let Kids, Parents From Across City Connect While Promoting Anti-Violence

Young players, their parents, community members, police officers and more came out for the event at the Ark of St. Sabina. The creator of Hoop Hard Or Get Off the Court hopes to grow the program in the years ahead.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Elite Club Members Tried To Stop Nikole Hannah-Jones’ MLK Day Speech. So She Schooled Them Using Dr. King’s Words

After Union League Club of Chicago members said it would "dishonor Dr. King" for Hannah-Jones to give a speech, calling her a "discredited activist," she fought back with King's own words.

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With New Grant, An Englewood Nonprofit Wants To Help Young People Find Good Careers To Support Their Communities

Teamwork Englewood received a $75,000 grant from PepsiCo to offer youth programs — ranging from career readiness to stipends — to the community.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

My Block, My Hood, My City To Give Away $200,000 In Grants To Businesses Affected By COVID-19

Area businesses can apply for the microgrants through Wednesday. "We're not going to make people jump through hoops to get help," CEO Jahmal Cole said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Pregnant Mom Killed In Englewood Would ‘Give Her Shirt Off Her Back’ To Help Others, Loved Ones Say: ‘She Was Amazing’

Police are asking neighbors for help finding the people who shot 29-year-old Derricka Patrick, a mother who was expecting her second baby.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

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They Were the Pandemic’s Perfect Victims

The pandemic killed so many dialysis patients that their total number shrunk for the first time in nearly half a century. Few people took notice.

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Englewood Food Pantry Is Back And Ready To Serve Neighbors After Closing For The Holidays

Neighbors can visit the IMAN Food and Wellness Center on 63rd Street for items ranging from fresh groceries to personal hygiene products.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.

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TikTok Historian Shermann ‘Dilla’ Thomas Working On Chicago-Based TV Series With Netflix

Dilla’s short history videos about the city have exploded in popularity. Now, he wants the rest of the world to see Chicago the way he does through a new TV show.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Friends, Family Demand Justice For Young Anti-Violence Activist Killed In West Pullman: ‘Our Babies Are Dying’

In a tearful farewell ceremony, LaNiyah Murphy's family and friends honored the young woman who survived a shooting as a teenager and became a passionate community organizer.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Young Anti-Violence Activist Killed In West Pullman Shooting Remembered By Family, Friends: ‘She Was The Life Of The Party’

LaNiyah Murphy, 20, survived a shooting at 16 and went on to promote anti-violence across the city. She was praised for being bold, smart and "having a brilliant mind."

Roseland, Pullman

‘Legally Stolen’ Podcast Chronicles How Racist Housing Policies Harmed Black Communities In Chicago

"It was important to have this exhibit be immersive so that the people who interact with this project can feel so informed and enlightened that they too can become an advocate," artist Tonika Johnson said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Bobby Rush Is Leaving Congress After 15 Terms, But He’s Not Retiring. His Next Mission Will Be To Lead His Bronzeville Church

Rush said he will soon endorse a candidate to replace him as 1st District rep in Congress. A crowded field of hopefuls are expected to vie for the seat.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

’77 Flavors’ Podcast Takes Couple To Every Neighborhood To Dine Out, Explore Chicago History

Each episode of "77 Flavors of Chicago" takes Lakeview couple Sara Faddah and Dario Durham to one of the city's neighborhoods, where they grab a bite and learn about the neighborhood's history.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Bobby Rush Will Not Seek Re-Election, Sources Say

Rush, 75, has represented Chicago's South Side and nearby suburbs in Congress for nearly three decades.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A South Side Meals On Wheels Worker Served Neighbors In Need For 40 Years. Now, His Son Is Taking Over His Route

Artha Jackson Sr. had helped feed neighbors daily through Meals on Wheels since 1981. He delivered his last meal before retiring on Christmas Eve.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Got Millions in Government Deposits — Then Had to Give Them Back

As Black-owned banks disappear, politicians are under increasing pressure to save them. Big deposits are a ready solution, but sometimes they burden the banks more than they help.

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