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West Side Neighborhood Groups Plan To Restore Historic Sears Sunken Garden To Its Former Glory

The National Historic Landmark fell into disarray when Sears relocated its headquarters Downtown. Now, residents want to make the garden a major public attraction again.

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

West Side Railroad Could Become A 606-Style Trail — And Lawndale Residents Want It To Bring Art And More To Area

The city plans to turn a 2-mile stretch of the Altenheim railroad into an elevated trail. Residents can weigh in on the plan Thursday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

This LED Mural Will Light Up A Dark West Side Intersection And Make The Street More Walkable

The mural, depicting the Black Power fist over a backdrop of line patterns, was developed in partnership with community members to make the area around Homan and Harrison more pedestrian-friendly.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Freedom Square Activists Imagine Public Safety Without Police Near Homan Square ‘Black Site’

For 41 days in 2016, activists transformed a vacant West Side lot into one abundant with resources. They returned to the lot Friday to do it again while demanding the city defund Chicago Police.

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