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Garfield Park Rite to Wellness Collaborative

Garfield Park Rite to Wellness Collaborative
Garfield Park Rite to Wellness Collaborative

West Side Murder Surge Was Driven By Social Media, Old Conflicts. Now, Groups Are Working To Chart A Path To Peace

The issues that drove the West Side's pandemic spike in violence won't be fixed overnight, anti-violence workers said. "That's why we have the guys working with them every day, trying to instill some hope in them," one said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Special Tax District Could Fund Safety, Beautification Projects To Help A Struggling West Side Corridor Recover

Most locals support the special service area in West Garfield Park and the tax that would come with it. But some were frustrated the service provider would be based outside the community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Aldi Closed In A Food Desert, West Side Groups Give Groceries To Neighbors — But Permanent Food Access Is Needed, They Say

“You would never turn the electricity off in the community, you would never stop pumping water. Fresh food can be the difference between life and death.”

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

5 Spooky Ways To Celebrate Halloween On The West Side

Celebrate Halloween at monster mini-golf, a harvest fest or one of these community events.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Aldi Abruptly Closes West Side Grocery Store, Angering Residents Already Living In Food Desert: ‘It’s A Dire Situation’

Residents are calling on Aldi to give its now-vacant building back to the West Garfield Park community to ensure it can be revived as a fresh food resource.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

New West Side Roller Rink And Community Plaza Is A Place ‘We Can Rest, We Can Reset, We Can Move, We Can Groove’

The community plaza and roller rink is an investment to improve safety and bring commerce back to the Madison Street corridor, organizers said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A West Side Vacant Lot Will Soon Become A Roller Rink And Community Plaza

The roller rink will be built along a troubled street in an effort to use public investment and community engagement to deter crime and help revitalize the area.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Siders Blame Open-Air Drug Market, Lack Of Jobs After Another Mass Shooting Leaves 5 Wounded

Gun violence has risen sharply since the beginning of the pandemic. West Siders say the wave of crime will only end when young people have access to jobs, resources and programs.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

With Black Culture Week, West Siders Commemorate Juneteenth While Focusing On Wellness And The Ongoing Fight For Equity

The weeklong festival was organized by West Side neighborhood groups and runs through Sunday. "Health and wellness is part of Juneteenth inherently because of what freedom means. It is connected to repair — repair from the harm that has been done and continues to be done."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale