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The ‘Hoop Dreams’ Marshall Brotherhood Of Players Remains Close 30 Years After Famed Documentary

Arthur Agee and his teammates at Marshall were subjects of a famous sports documentary. The "Bedford Boys" have stuck together ever since.


14 Candidates Vying For Bobby Rush’s Congressional Seat Make Their Case To 1st District Voters At South Side Forum

With few differences in their end goals, more than a dozen candidates shared their legislative goals and touted their experience at a 1st District candidates' forum Monday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Brothers Started A Podcast To ‘Deal With Our Sadness With The Bears.’ Their Fans Paid To Send Them To The NFL Draft

Two brothers from the South Side got to cover their favorite football team at the NFL Draft thanks to donations from supporters of their "79th & Halas" podcast.


In Ashburn, Volunteers Team Up To Build Accessible Housing For Seniors With Disabilities

Envision Unlimited, a nonprofit organization that has served people with disabilities across the state for over 70 years, is building an ADA-compliant home that will serve six to eight senior residents.


How Can Chicago Reduce Crime? Security Camera Plan A Start — But Neighbors Need To Work Together, SW Siders Say

Hundreds of Chicagoans attended a city-sponsored town hall to discuss strategies to stop crime. "The stronger relationship you have with your neighbor, the safer block you're going to be living on," one city leader said.

Midway, West Lawn

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.


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

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.


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.


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

Christmas In Chicago: 26 Photos Of Amazing Holiday Decorations In The City

PHOTOS: Chicagoans have decorated their blocks with hundreds of lights, candy canes and blow-up snowmen as they prepare for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's.


Chicago Students Walk Out Of South Side School Over Racial Slurs: ‘We Will Not Be Silenced’

Some Black students at the Ashburn campus say for years they have notified teachers, administrators and security guards that students are using racial slurs on campus.


Get Spooky With These 27 Halloween And El Día De Los Muertos Events Around Chicago This Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are packed with trick-or-treating, festivals and more. Here is our roundup of the festivities.


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!


Chicago Double Dutch Club Helps Women Over 40 Relive Their Recess Glory

"When we jump double dutch, it takes us back in time to a place where we didn’t have to worry about kids, jobs, bills, any of those things," founder Pamela Robinson said. "It's a club for women to come out and play outside again."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.


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

At Ella French’s Funeral, Thousands Say Goodbye To Beloved Slain Officer: ‘I Am Here With Half My Heart’

Family and friends remembered the "bubbly and always smiling" 29-year-old as someone who adored dogs and was dedicated to helping others.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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.


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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