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Help Reimagine The Historic Sears Sunken Garden At A Community Design Workshop Series Launching Sunday

The new design of the Sears Sunken Garden will incorporate feedback from residents on how they want the garden to look.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A West Side Community Plaza Will Have A Cafe, Flower Shop And Mini-Museum All Housed In Refitted Shipping Containers

Organizers are raising money to repurpose the shipping containers, which will help turn a formerly vacant lot into a "place to be."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Siders Celebrate Birthdays By Raising Money For Community Stimulus: ‘Everybody Should Receive Gifts’

Organizers are giving away gift cards at their weekly food giveaway, Soup for the Soul, at Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday. Here's how you can donate.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Can Public Art Make A Busy West Side Street More Pedestrian-Friendly? Some Artists Think So

The art installation builds off a walkability study conducted by residents that suggested several improvements to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Young West Siders Needed To Help Make Map Of North Lawndale Community Gardens, Pop-Up Museum

Youths will work with an artist to design a map that will showcase and link community gathering spaces in the neighborhood.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Residents Can Sign Up To Get Free Groceries Delivered

Organizers will deliver boxes to residents' doors biweekly in North Lawndale and Little Village. The boxes will contain up to 45 pounds of fresh fruits, veggies, meat and dairy.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Leaders Hosting ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ About Systemic Racism: ‘We Have To Get On The Same Page’

The virtual events will be a series of frank conversations about what racism is and how it still impacts Black people in Chicago.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Groups Working To Redesign Sears Sunken Garden: ‘Let’s Bring It Back To Its Beautiful State’

The Sunken Gardens are more than a century old. Their redesign will be a walk back in history that will allow residents to envision a new future for their community, organizers said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Siders Need Volunteers, Donations For Holiday Light Show: ‘It’s Time For Us To Start Changing The Narrative’

Neighbors are planning to decorate at least 225 trees along Douglas Boulevard — but they need your help. "We're going to do it in this area because this is where we hear the shots," one organizer said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Proposed West Side STEAM Academy Would Be Built On School Campus Slated To Close

Some West Side parents vow to fight the plan, which would see three neighborhood schools closed. "We have schools that are already open, and we are underfunded,” one parent said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale