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The Encompassing Center on 3019 W. Harrison St is a mental health facility located at the West Side of Chicago.

Latest community-run mental health center opens on West Side

December 7, 2019

About seven years after former Mayor Rahm Emanuel shocked mental health advocates and those needing help by closing half of the mental health centers in the city, West Side residents have taken matters into t...

The U.S. Census Bureau has labeled Pilsen as one of the hardest to count communities due to low self-response rates.

Yo cuento: Some Chicago neighborhoods ‘hard to count’ in census

December 7, 2019

Leading up to the 2020 census, Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th Ward) is going door to door in the neighborhoods he represents to spread awareness about the importance of participating in the census. “I do hop...

Activists started marching from Millennium Park to Federal Plaza, located on South Dearborn Street, where leaders gave speeches.

Chicago climate group rallies as U.N. discusses global environmental crisis

December 7, 2019

Lower temperatures did not stop Illinois Youth Climate Strike and the Sunrise Movement from organizing what they billed as their final strike in 2019. As world leaders were currently discussing the...

Yang interacts with supporters following his speech Thursday, Dec. 5.

‘Yang Gang’ rallies in Chicago

December 6, 2019

“American Idiot” by Green Day and “Uprising” by Muse blasted over loudspeakers as hundreds of attendees wearing “MATH” hats and raising “humanity first” signs cheered and shouted wit...

City Grange holiday pop-up blooms in Beverly just in time for holidays

City Grange holiday pop-up blooms in Beverly just in time for holidays

December 3, 2019

Inspired by the historic Grange movement of the 1800s, City Grange aims to empower individuals to take up urban gardening and contribute to the social and economic needs of the community it is a part of....

The strikers continue their demonstration as they proceed to the Chicago Water Tower, 806 Michigan Ave., where organizers deliver speeches.

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

December 1, 2019

Just hours after giving thanks, hundreds of shoppers jumped from store to store across the country scouring for the best Black Friday deals. But, Chicago environmental activists took a different a...

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Chicago outdoes its-elf for the holidays

November 28, 2019

Millennium Park was illuminated Friday night with more than 54,000 different colored lights strung around a 55-foot-tall holiday tree. The Chicago holiday tradition continues with the 106th Annual Christmas Tre...

Hidden holiday  guide to Chicago

Hidden holiday guide to Chicago

November 28, 2019

Chicagoans who have faced countless harsh winters here in the metropolis of the Midwest may see the run-of-the-mill holiday celebrations of the city to be less than stimulating. Christkindlmarket, the Linco...

Civil rights activist Angela Davis gives her keynote speech.

Angela Davis helps kick off refounding of organization born from her 1970 arrest

November 27, 2019

More than 40 years after the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression was first founded in Chicago, activists have called for a refounding amid growing racism and repression of margin...

People of all ages come to Federal Plaza to protest recent bombings of Gaza Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Students for Justice in Palestine stage ‘die-in’ to protest civilian deaths in Gaza

November 25, 2019

“Rasmi al-Swarka, Yousra al-Swarka, Mariam al-Swarka, Mohammad al-Swarka.” These were only a handful of the names Students for Justice in Palestine member Mahmoud Awadallah shouted as he identified...

The best responses in an otherwise tame Democratic presidential debate

The best responses in an otherwise tame Democratic presidential debate

November 22, 2019

The Democratic presidential debate came on the heels of a full day of public testimony in the U.S. House’s impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine. With no ...

World’s largest Starbucks finds home on Magnificent Mile

November 18, 2019

The aroma of several different coffee brews, liquid nitrogen gelato and whiskey barrel-aged cold brew waft throughout the Chicago Reserve Roastery as a network of tubes pump freshly roasted coffee beans. The...

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