Englewood, Chatham

South Chicago, East Side Primary category in which blog post is published

This South Side Gardener Is Behind Nearly 100 Urban Farms Across Chicago — And He’s Not Slowing Down

South Chicago-based master gardener Gregory Bratton is looking for volunteers to help with projects like harvesting, preparing the gardens for winter and installing equipment to allow off-season farming.

Bronzeville, Near South Side Primary category in which blog post is published

After Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor Cleared, Chicagoans Take To The Streets: ‘A Piece Of Wall … Has More Rights Than A Black Woman’

Only one officer faces criminal charges for firing into neighboring apartments during the raid of Breonna Taylor's apartment in March. None were charged with fatally shooting her.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Grief Camp Helps Chicago Kids Find Community, Heal From Trauma After Losing Loved Ones To Violence

Camp Sheilah was started by Kevin Doyle, who was a teenager when his mother was murdered in a 1993 robbery in Palos Park. It helps kids heal while remembering their lost loved ones.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s Where You Can Vote Early And Safely Drop Off Vote-By-Mail Ballots In Chicago (MAP)

Early voting will kick off Oct. 1 and officials will start sending out vote-by-mail ballots Sept. 24.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

How Can We Save Chicago Kids From Spiking Gun Violence? ‘We Need All Hands On Deck,’ Mediators, Activists Say

Nearly four dozen children younger than 18 — including babies and toddlers — have been shot to death this year amid a surge of gun violence across Chicago.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Could Bring Some Special Education Students Into School For Services Under New Plan

Since buildings closed in the spring, parents of children with disabilities have sounded the alarm, saying they aren’t able to meet the complex needs of their children the way a raft of school professionals could.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

City Rolls Out Rules For Heating, Air Flow During Winter Patio Season As Restaurants And Bars Prepare For Cold Weather

Restaurants and bars have set up outdoor seating due to the coronavirus pandemic — but owners are concerned about how they'll keep doing that once the weather turns chilly.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town Primary category in which blog post is published

90 Percent Of Chicago’s Independent Music Venues Will Close Because Of Coronavirus, Desperate Owners Say

A haunting new video is highlighting the plight of independent music venues as owners call on Congress to save them.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale Primary category in which blog post is published

For Parents Of Children With Disabilities, Remote Learning Feels Like Another Full-Time Job

Chicago Public Schools has pledged this year will be better for students in special education. But it’s still unclear how the district will provide some services virtually.