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Foster And Peterson Avenues To Be Repaved Starting This Week As Far North Construction Season Heats Up

Foster will be resurfaced between Ashland Avenue and DuSable Lake Shore Drive. Peterson Avenue will be repaved from east of Lincoln Avenue to Ridge Avenue.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Illinois Schools Can No Longer Ban Cornrows, Locs And Braids — Thanks To A West Side Mom Who Fought Hair Discrimination

"This is a huge step toward improving a mental health outcomes for our children," said Ida Nelson, who spoke out against her son's school when he wasn't allowed to wear braids.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

‘It’s All Good’ Episode 7: The Mom Who Fought For Black Hair

When a West Side preschooler was banned by his school from wearing his hair in braids, Ida Nelson took a stand.

Citywide

Banning Black Hairstyles Soon Won’t Be Allowed In Illinois Schools Thanks To West Side Mom’s Fight

The Jett Hawkins Law is named for the 4-year-old boy whose West Side school banned him from wearing braids. It'll soon head to the governor's desk to sign.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Michael Simmons Sworn In As Newest State Senator, Beating Out Cassidy For Far North Side Seat

Simmons, deputy director of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, fills the seat left vacant by the resignation of state Sen. Heather Steans.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Café Marie-Jeanne In Humboldt Park Closing For Good: ‘We Hung In As Long As We Could’

The all-day European-style café is the latest independent restaurant to close amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale