The Chicago City Council recently approved a zoning change that would allow the nonprofit Heartland Alliance to setup a job training program for former prisoners in a portion of a shuttered elementary school in Austin at 815-831 N.
How to save money? Surprisingly, a lot of people really don't know. From reusing a glass jar that jelly came in, to shopping at Goodwill, to the "I hate five" challenge, I will find a way to save a dime to a dollar.
Residents and business owners from the Galewood and Oak Park sides of North Avenue got a chance to share what they think should happen to the major corridor during a Nov. 15 public hearing held at Galewood's Redeemer Church, 6740 W.
After two years of collecting ideas and planning, the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council and their partners unveiled what they are billing as "the next chapter" of North Lawndale's history — a community-wide Quality of Life Plan.
The developers behind the proposed East Garfield Park design district are looking for local residents to step up and start the process of opening a food co-op in the development – even while some of the issues surrounding land ownership and funding remained unresolved.
A recent study by the Urban Institute, a Washington D.C.-based economic and social policy think tank, paints a vivid picture of why guns are so prevalent among young people on the West and South Sides; indeed, so prevalent that roughly one in three youths in some Chicago neighborhoods has carried a gun at some point in their lives.
Oak Park and Forest Park residents may have noticed a woman walking around the two villages in recent week with an exceptionally large smile on her face – more noteworthy, perhaps, is the 40 pounds of electronic equipment strapped to her back.
The annual Clifton P. Lewis Foundation Back to School Rally is more than an opportunity for students to get school supplies, it's a way for Tamara Tucker to remember the life of her fiancé, 15th District Officer Clifton Lewis, who died in a 2011 off-duty shooting.
On Oct. 5, state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (8th) and a busload of relatives and neighbors of prison incarcerated individuals visited prison officials at the Stateville Development Center in Joliet to push for more humane conditions and better preparation for prisoners returning to society.
Around 30 people from north Austin, Galewood and other communities that are part of Chicago Police Department's 25th District marched down Central Avenue on the morning of Oct. 4 to not only bring attention to the issue of domestic violence, but to let those affected by it know that there is help.