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‘The Office’ Fan Experience Is Coming To Chicago. Here’s How You Can Get Tickets

The interactive fan experience is the largest of its kind and will feature original props, costumes, set recreations and more.

Citywide

Showtime Puts $500K Toward Vacant Lot Cleanup And Art Installations In North Lawndale, Bronzeville

The money will fund a cleanup of 32 vacant lots in the neighborhoods and support six public art installations that will be created by the Chicago Public Art Group.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lawndale Block Club Convention Aims To Bring Back A Tradition That Helped Residents Feel Safe

The block club convention will share information on city resources that are available to organize a block club. "To create a better model of public safety, we have to have communities and blocks engaged."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Divvy Expanding Across Northwest, Southwest Sides With More Stations And Bike Lanes Coming

Chicago has the largest bike-share system in the United States, and it is looking to expand, officials said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Violence Interrupters Working To Bring Hope, Purpose To Young Residents — Before They Pick Up A Gun

Three years ago, the city dedicated less than $1 million to violence prevention. But this year, $36 million is going to violence prevention and related programs, on top of at least $38 million from private organizations.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Killing Of 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams Must Be A Wake-Up Call To End Gun Violence, Family Says: ‘It’s About Time We Take A Stand’

Jaslyn Adams and her dad were waiting at the McDonald's drive thru Sunday when someone shot them. Jaslyn was killed and her father was wounded.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cubs Baseball Academy Doesn’t Make The Cut To Redevelop Silver Shovel Dumps. Here Are The Finalists

Four plans to overhaul the Silver Shovel dumps are moving to the next phase of city and community review.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Trash Cans Installed On West Side To Reduce Littering: ‘It’s Our Civic Duty To Keep Our Neighborhoods Clean’

West Side residents have been asking the city for public trash cans for years: "Why don't we have garbage cans? Everybody else does."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Could Silver Shovel Site Become Cubs Youth Baseball Center Or Cold Storage? West Siders Can Weigh In On Plans To Revamp Former Dumping Ground

The prominent patch of vacant land was once home to an illegal dumping ground that caused health problems in the community for decades. Now, residents can choose what they want the site to become.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Are You A West Side Business Owner Who Wants To Upgrade Your Building? A City Grant Can Help You Remodel

The city's Small Business Improvement Fund provides grants businesses can use to pay for building repairs, interior renovations and other construction projects. Businesses in several West Side taxing districts can apply.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Making Teachers Do Remote And In-Person Lessons At Same Time Is Like ‘Trying To Ride 2 Horses With 1 Ass,’ Ald. Says

A City Council hearing aimed to force CPS officials to answer questions on the school reopening plan, but Chicago Teachers Union officials weren't invited, angering aldermen.

Citywide

West Side Job Readiness Campus Gets $2.5 Million Boost From City Grant

The workforce development center will house programs for returning citizens, as well as a community events space and cafe.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Free WiFi Installed At Douglass Park Will Help Students Get Online

The new, solar-powered WiFi system is aimed at improving digital access as CPS plans to continue virtual learning.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Here’s How NOT To Be A Rude Jerk At Riot Fest, According To Douglas Park Neighbors

North Lawndale neighbors weighed in on everything from public urination (you monster!) to getting involved locally after the fest closes.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Jada Russell, High-Powered PR Boss, Dies After Breast Cancer Battle

Russell served clients including Dwyane Wade, Jesse Jackson and Rhymefest.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Douglas Park Is Getting Its Mini-Golf Course Back After Students, Artists Step Up To Save It

Lawndale artist Haman Cross got the ball rolling, and student artists helped design a complete course overhaul.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

North Lawndale Employment Network Moving All Its Beekeeping, Mechanic Training And Jobs Programs Under One Roof

The workforce development center will also bring a new cafe, event space and peace garden to the old bank site.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cinespace Is ‘Trying To Take Over’ Our Neighborhood, Furious West Side Residents Tell Aldermen

Plans for a closed Cinespace campus have been years in the making, but the street closures put pedestrians in harm's way, neighbors say.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale