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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