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La Shawn Ford

Powerful State Senator Got Caribbean Trips, Campaign Donations And Cash Through Loretto Hospital

State Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford accepted campaign contributions from a Loretto Hospital contractor and Caribbean travel as part of her board duties.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Illinois Votes To Stop Jailing People Who Can’t Afford Bail: ‘This Is Not A Just Or Equitable System’

The state Legislature approved the Pretrial Fairness Act, which will end money bond statewide, and other sweeping criminal justice reforms Wednesday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Supermarket Chain Save A Lot Criticized For Closing Grocery Store In West Side Food Desert: ‘It’s Going To Be Rough’

Save A Lot representatives did not offer an explanation for why it is closing its Austin location, frustrating elected officials who said the company could have asked for help.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Hospital Joins Effort To Include More Black, Latino Chicagoans In Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

Black Chicagoans have seen the most deaths from COVID-19. A vaccine must be tested on a diverse group of people to make sure it will protect communities most vulnerable to the disease, West Side leaders say.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

#MaskUpAndLive Campaign Giving Out Masks To West Siders To End Coronavirus Racial Disparities

The campaign is distributing masks at Creative Salon and door-to-door on the West Side.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here’s Where To Get Tested For Coronavirus On The West Side

Several hundred tests are available at Lawndale Christian Health Center and PCC Community Wellness Center each day, but you must be screened.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

New TV Show Explores The Opioid Crisis Out West, As Told By The People Who Experienced It

"When you tell a story, I think that it gives people an option to relate," said host Vee L. Harrison.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale