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George Floyd Murals Find Permanent Home In West Side Vacant Lot Turned Community Garden

The murals, which were painted on plywood from boarded-up storefronts, have been turned into a permanent installation at the Sounding Boards Garden.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Worker’s Removal Of Black Lives Matter Sign In North Park Shows Racism Is ‘Alive And Kicking,’ Sign’s Owner Says

A North Park man caught the worker removing his sign on camera. Now, he's hoping the city will hold the person who did it accountable.

North Park

Rogers Park’s Paulina Street Gets Massive ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural, New Shared Street Designation

Rogers Park's Paulina Street is the fourth place to get a "shared street" designation this year.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Enormous Black Lives Matter Mural Comes To South Shore Streets

The mural has the words “Black Lives Matter” painted in Chicago flag blue on Jeffery Boulevard between 70th and 71st streets.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Amid National Social Justice Movement, New Rogers Park Custom T-Shirt Store Shifts To Apparel With A Message

"In a normal summer, we would be busy with family reunions and sports teams," co-owner Renee Matsushima said. "We learned to adapt."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rogers Park Sees Spike In Shootings — And Officials Fear More Police Won’t Help: We Have To ‘Come Together To Do Something Different’

One person has been killed and five others wounded in Rogers Park shootings since Sunday. Ald. Maria Hadden wants to fund violence intervention programs to help stop the shootings.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Brimfield Owner Apologizes For Calling Cops On ‘Peaceful’ Chalk Protest: ‘We Need To Change More Than We Realize’

"It's hard for my to face my own reality, that I was part of this systemic racism," the shop owner said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Lincoln Square Neighbors Hosting Black Lives Matter Sidewalk Chalk Solidarity Event Saturday

The family-friendly event starts at 10 a.m. at 2449 W. Ainslie St.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Brimfield In Andersonville Faces Boycott After Owners Call Police Over Sidewalk Chalk, Erase Pro-Black Lives Matter Slogans

Police responded to a call of a disturbance involving spray paint Saturday at Brimfield, but officers did not take further action after realizing the markings were in chalk.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Thousands Of Protesters Demand Racial Justice — Starting In Boystown — During Drag March For Change

“Boystown is one of the most oppressive neighborhoods toward LGBTQ Black folks in all of Chicago,” one protest speaker said.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Hundreds March To Support Black Lives Matter On Northwest Side, But Ald. Gardiner Dodges Protesters: ‘He’s Been Completely Silent’

Protesters wanted to convince Ald. Jim Gardiner to support a Civilian Police Accountability Council — but he avoided protesters and dodged their questions after the march.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Ipsento Coffee Shuts Down Bucktown Shops After Staffers Call For Boycott, Demand Support Of Black Lives Matter

The employees protested after the shop's owner demanded they remove signs supporting Black Lives Matter earlier this week.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

What Does Public Safety Without Police Look Like? South, West Siders Say Block Clubs Are Cheaper, More Effective

More than 50 people on the West and South Sides are now taking shifts to safeguard their own communities as part of a new block-watching program.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

20 Black-Led Chicago Groups You Can Donate To Now To Make A Difference In Black Lives

These Black-led organizing groups are supporting their communities through the coronavirus crisis while leading a nationwide movement against police brutality.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Town The First In Series Of Peaceful Protests Planned For Busy North Side Intersections: ‘Silence Is Violence’

“This is 400 years coming. We’re 400 years late. Silence is violence.”

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Stop Sharing Unchecked Rumors On Social Media, Chicago’s Top Cop And Black Organizers Urge: Memes Are ‘Inciting Racialized Violence’

"We need your help with rumors on social media that fuel some of the divisiveness in our city," Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said. "This is fueling more and more anxiety, more and more anger."


Monday Black Lives Matter Protest Aims To ‘Wake Up’ North Siders To Brutality Faced By Black Chicagoans

The organizer urged all participants to be peaceful, adding that "As a Black person, if violence erupts, we will be the first to get hurt."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted