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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.