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Black-Owned Frame Shop Leading March Against Violence In Wicker Park

Helendora Samuels Picture Framing owners will march against violence Saturday. “This is one way we feel like we can contribute to stop the shooting," Tommy Samuels said.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Former Robey Hotel Staffers Want Manager, Chef Fired After Years Of Alleged Racist Abuse, Sexual Harassment

From forcibly kissing a bartender to calling a Black server "Aunt Jemima," workers say a general manager has allowed a culture of abuse to run rampant.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Here’s How To Support Black-Owned Businesses In Wicker Park, Bucktown And West Town

Campaigns to help Black business owners have led to boosts for some people.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

West Town Nonprofit Is Collecting Food, Household Items, Toiletries This Weekend

Founded in 1969, Esperanza Community Services provides education, housing and other services to Chicago children and adults who have disabilities.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Boarded-Up Wicker Park Businesses Have A Message For Customers: Black Lives Matter

Two shops have temporarily stopped sales and instead are urging customers to support Black-owned businesses and organizations in Chicago.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

South Siders, Undeterred By Continued Unrest, Mobilize To Clean Up Weekend Damage

Organizers and volunteers urged residents to stop the destruction and not lose sight of the protests' ultimate goal: Ending the violent overpolicing of Black people.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

West Side Neighborhoods That Never Recovered From ’68 Riots Torn Apart By Looting, Fires: History Is ‘Repeating Itself’

Police had "thrown their hands up" and weren't protecting the small, family-owned business on the city's underresourced West Side, said State Rep. La Shawn Ford.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Wicker Park Shops Destroyed By Looting: ‘It’s Total Destruction … I Just Want This To Stop’

Police caught people stealing in the act, allowing them to leave if they returned the stolen items and promised to go home.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Little Village Neighbors Stand Guard At Street Corners: ‘They Don’t Want Anyone Looting Or Tearing Their Community Apart’

“COVID has really rocked our community, any more damage to our community is the last thing we want now," Pastor Matt DeMateo of New Life Center said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

As Chicago Cleans Up From Fires And Theft Following Protests, Shop Owners Pick Up The Pieces

The day after protesters and police clashed downtown, shop owners took stock of the damage. Fire-ravaged police squad cars were still on the streets.


Hundreds Take Over Downtown Streets In Chicago, Demanding Justice For George Floyd

Police arrested 108 protesters Friday night into Saturday morning Downtown.