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In New Book ‘Boarded Up Chicago,’ Flossmoor Teen And His Dad Capture Protest Art Across The City

High school freshman Zachary Slaughter toured the city with his dad, Chris, to photograph street art after George Floyd's killing.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

New Mural In Austin Seeks To Encourage Peace At A Time Of Unrest, Trauma

The mural is designed to inspire togetherness as the neighborhood addresses all kinds of violence on the West Side.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Columbus Statue Protesters Reunited With Bikes Weeks After Police Took Them — After Alderman Steps In To Help

Police officials said in a statement that many bikes were “abandoned” and several were “used as weapons or to facilitate mob action” against police at the July 17 protest, though protesters and other witnesses dispute the police account.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Small Businesses Can Apply For Coronavirus Relief From City Starting Friday

The city will focus on giving grants to businesses on the South and West sides during this round of funding.

Downtown

City Council Holding Special Meeting Friday On Looting, Violence In Chicago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot at first pushed back against the meeting, but it will be held starting Friday morning.

Downtown

Community Policing Expanding On South, West Sides: ‘This Is What Policing Is And Should Be’

The program focuses on officers interacting more with residents and sharing their phone numbers and emails so they can deal with non-emergency issues.

Downtown

West Side Teens Transform Liquor Store Into Fresh Food Market: ‘We Can Do So Much More’

"Food is a basic necessity. But it's also a basic necessity we don't have access to," said Azariah Baker, a teen who worked to create the market.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Town Jeweler And Loan Looted A Second Time: ‘I’m Just Kind Of Losing My Mind’

"The business is hurting as-is from COVID. And now this," the owner said. "It's all-around horrible. ... I don't know what to expect in the future."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

City Awards 1,500 Grants To Small Businesses Decimated By Coronavirus, Vandalism

The $6.2 million in grants is the first allocation from the Together Now fund launched last month by the mayor.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Final ‘Honk For Justice’ Street Corner Protest Taking Place Saturday In Rogers Park

After two months of daily protests, the final Honk for Justice event is Saturday in Rogers Park.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Central Camera, Looted And Burned In May, Is Reopening Next Door

Fans of the historic camera shop donated more than $200,000 after it was destroyed May 30 in the unrest that followed the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

Downtown

My Block, My Hood, My City Paying For 100 Chicagoans To March On Washington To End To Police Violence

The march is being organized in response to Minneapolis police killing George Floyd. It will be held the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Hundreds Protest On Lightfoot’s Block Day After Violent Clash Between Activists, Police

Activists called on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to defund the Chicago Police, remove officers from schools and keep students learning at home when classes begin.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

City Settles Chicago Freedom School Lawsuit After Group Was Cited For Offering Food To Protesters Trapped Downtown

The school now plans to continue its work training primarily Black and Brown youth the fundamentals of community organizing without the fear of reprisal.

Downtown

Englewood Gym Almost Closed After Looters Destroyed It — Then Neighbors Stepped Up To Help: ‘I Owe It To Them To Stay Here’

Activists launched a GoFundMe last month to help Black businesses affected by looting and vandalism. They raised more than $7,000, and saved the Fitness Annex.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Pride 2020 Has Been Rooted In The Civil Rights Movement — As It Should Be, Lifelong Activist Says

“This Pride has energized and taken me back 50 years to a period of idealism in my life before cynicism. Maybe this is the time change happens. It’s long overdue."

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Chicago Protesters Arrested For Curfew Violations, Peaceful Gatherings Won’t Be Prosecuted, Kim Foxx’s Office Says

The policy will apply to thousands of people arrested for things like violating the curfew or disorderly conduct in Chicago, though it excludes people who "intentionally cause[d] harm or damage."

Downtown

Walmart Reopening All Chicago Stores By End Of Year After Looting, Vandalism Damaged Some

Many worried some of the stores wouldn't return because some had already been unprofitable before recent unrest left them damaged.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Alderman Offers Free Black Lives Matter Signs To North Center Neighbors After Racist Flyers Thrown Into Yards

In addition to the racist flyers, someone defaced and stole signs in the neighborhood that supported the Black Lives Matter movement.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
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