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After Taqueria Las Flores Destroyed By Fire, North Park Neighbors Step Up To Help

Owner Jazmin Flores is trying to raise money to help her staff recover from the sudden loss of the family-owned business, which was popular among Northwest Siders.

North Park

West Town Couple Loses ‘Everything,’ Including Their Two Dogs, In Fire

The fire broke out Friday in Annetka Mrowiec and Tanner McClure's West Town apartment. Money raised on GoFundMe will go to the couple as they find a new home.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

After Fire Destroys Morgan Park Family’s Home, Loved Ones Raising Money To Help Injured Couple Heal 

The Corderos, who are in the 70s, were badly burned in the June 18 fire and remain hospitalized.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

A Rogers Park Resident Has Sold Ice Cream On The Beach For Years. His Cart Broke — But Here’s How You Can Help

"I just love him so dearly and I just want him to have his ice cream cart as soon as possible," one resident said. "I just think about the season ending — it does feel like August is right around the corner."

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

South Side Dancing Crossing Guard Soars Past Fundraising Goal To Keep Her Apartment: ‘You Have No Idea What This Means To Us’

Tammy Anderson hoped to raise $5,000 to avoid eviction from her Hyde Park home. Block Club readers and well wishers donated more than three times that.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Theater Union Raises Funds For Stagehand Wounded In Downtown Shooting

Chicago Stagehands Local 2, a local union for theater workers, has launched a GoFundMe for Elmhurst resident A.J. Graziano, who was shot earlier this month while on his lunch break.


Family Of Back Of The Yards Mom Found Dead In Chicago River Fundraising For Her Funeral

Relatives of Karina Peña Alanis launched a GoFundMe this week to memorialize the mother of three, who was missing nearly two weeks before authorities found her body Friday morning in Pilsen.

Neighbors Launch Fundraiser For Family Injured, Displaced By Fatal West Side Porch Collapse

The building, home to four generations, must be torn down because it's unstable. The collapse killed one man and injured two others. "This isn't a slum landlord. It's a family member grieving other family members," a neighbor said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Family Of Mother, Son Killed In Chatham Shooting Seek Justice: ‘Why Did You Take My Mom And Brother Away From Me?’

Jeanette Binder hopes to raise $30,000 to pay for her mother and brother's funeral. Gloria Binder, 67, and Erskine Binder, 42, were fatally shot Tuesday morning in Chatham.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A West Side Good Samaritan Is Renting Hotel Rooms To Get People Off The Streets During Dangerously Cold Weather

Jermaine Jordan is raising money to provide shelter and food to as many people experiencing homelessness as possible.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Woman Needs Help Rebuilding Her Life After Losing Everything In Fire

Latonia Matthews escaped the early morning fire at her Homan Square apartment with only the clothes she was wearing.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Pilsen Steps Up Again To Help Ailing Paletero, Whose Plight Sheds Light On Struggles Aging Immigrants Face

A GoFundMe for Don Ananías Ocampo aims to help him recover after surgery and find more reliable housing.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Civil Rights Leader, Historian Timuel Black, 102, In Hospice; Supporters Raising Funds For His Care

"Tim has been working for all of us for his whole life, fighting the good fight to create a better world," the fundraiser's organizer wrote. "Let us join together and show how much we care."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Rogers Park Teacher Launches Fundraiser To Get Kids On Their 1st Soccer Team — And You Can Help

Some Gale Elementary students in Rogers Park have never had a chance to play on an organized sports team. One of their teachers is partnering with a local soccer league to make it happen.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

A West Side Community Plaza Will Have A Cafe, Flower Shop And Mini-Museum All Housed In Refitted Shipping Containers

Organizers are raising money to repurpose the shipping containers, which will help turn a formerly vacant lot into a "place to be."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Edgewater Neighbors Raise $18,000 For Broadway Cellars To Help Fine Dining Bistro Survive Coronavirus

The Foleys have kept Broadway Cellars afloat with their own cash. Now, neighbors are helping the owners make sure they survive the winter.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

West Side Teacher Who Won 2019 Golden Apple Award Badly Injured After Being Hit By Bus, Family Says

The family of Leticia Raygoza, a teacher at Phoenix Military Academy, started a GoFundMe to help pay her medical bills.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This Ice Cream Man Has Sold $1 Cones In Bucktown For 42 Years. Now, Neighbors Are Raising Money To Fix His Truck

Wilfredo Cintron has served ice cream to Bucktown families for decades, keeping prices low even as prices for supplies went up.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

GoFundMe Launched For Family Of Mekhi James, Toddler Fatally Shot In Austin

James was shot and killed June 20 in Austin, the youngest victim in that weekend's gun violence.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Fundraiser To Help Paleta Man Retire Goes Viral, Reaches Nearly $40,000

Michaelangelo Mosqueda and Karen Gonzalez bought all of Don Rosario's paletas on Father's Day to let him enjoy the day. Then they launched a GoFundMe.

South Chicago, East Side
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