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Chicagoans Can Apply For $500 A Month For 2 Years Under Cook County Guaranteed Income Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said the program is “the largest publicly funded guaranteed income initiative in American history.”


West, South Side Groups Are Getting A Share Of $75 Million To Support Gun Violence Prevention

Cook County is funding 37 community groups in Chicago to scale up programs that "address the root causes of violence and crime in our communities," board President Toni Preckwinkle said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

5 South, West And Far Northwest Side Groups Get Cook County’s First Violence Prevention Grants

The beneficiaries from the $65 million program supported by federal funding include organizations based in Norwood Park, Lawndale, Brighton Park and Roseland.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Sip & Savor Reopens In Bronzeville After Pandemic Break

The coffee shop's owners hosted pop-up events for budding entrepreneurs during the shutdown, and those will continue in the future.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Cook County Leaders Call On CTA, Metra To Combine Fare Systems: ‘This Is Something Our Residents Need’

County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other senior county officials made the appeal Tuesday.


Cook County Aims To Bring More Doctors Of Color To Area With Scholarship Named For Country’s 1st Black-Owned Hospital

The Provident Scholarship Fund is accepting applications now through May 26.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Does Your Neighborhood Group Have An Idea For Preventing Violence? You Can Apply For $65 Million Grant Program

The Cook County Justice Advisory Council created the $65 million grant program to tackle gun violence.


More Police, Surveillance Cameras Coming To Hyde Park After South Side’s ‘Downtown’ Shot Up, 2 Killed In Separate Incidents

UChicago Police will immediately increase its off-campus presence, officials said. "We're not going to police ourselves out of this. We're not going to program ourselves out of this. It takes a bunch of work," Ald. Leslie Hairston said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

County Board President Preckwinkle’s Security Officer Fired Shots During Attempted Carjacking Outside Her Hyde Park Home, Officials Say

Preckwinkle's office and local police are all pointing fingers at each other to share specifics — but officials were quick to say the shooting was in response to an attempted carjacking.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Public Defender’s Office Now Can Represent Non-Citizens In Immigration Cases: This ‘Will Change Lives’

"Everyone, regardless of their immigration status, should have fair representation," Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya said.


Get A History Lesson On Two Wheels About The 1919 Race Riot — And Its Impact On Modern Chicago

With visits to riot sites and other important parts of Chicago Black history, organizers of a weekend bike ride want to give context to the racial violence of a century ago.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Restoration Of 35 Historic But Vacant Pullman Row Houses Underway

The homes, which have sat vacant for decades, will be restored and sold as affordable housing.

Roseland, Pullman

Free UChicago Lectures On Racial Justice, Coronavirus And More Available

Educational resources on a wide range of topics, freely available for anyone in Cook County, will be released every Monday through August 31.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A Life-Changing Moment: Woman Wins A Free Bungalow As Part Of Land Bank Giveaway

Vanessa Johnson beat out 15,000 other applicants to win a newly rehabbed three-bedroom Washington Heights bungalow.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Lori Lightfoot Becomes Nation’s 1st Black Lesbian Mayor After Beating Toni Preckwinkle

Lightfoot is also the city's first openly gay mayor.


As Chicago Heads To The Polls In Historic Election, Here Are The Big Questions Facing The City

Chicago City Council lost 132 years of combined experience in retirements and defeats in the first round.


For Toni Preckwinkle, Hyde Park Will Always Be Home

The longtime Hyde Park resident talks to Block Club Chicago about her love for the neighborhood that shaped her life — and her politics.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Promises, Tamales And Even Truth-Telling: Chicago’s Mayoral Race Hits The Final Stretch

In the campaign to succeed Rahm Emanuel, candidates Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle talk neighborhoods and look for votes.

Why These South Side Women Voted For Willie Wilson — And Think You Should Have Done The Same

"The ballot was like a huge menu at a restaurant that you don't want anything from, but you have to order anyway."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Mayoral Debate Will Have 8 Candidates Face Off Over Millennial Issues, Police Reform And More

The Friday event will be moderated by reporter Mary Ann Ahern and activist Ja'Mal Green.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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