Across Chicago Beginning October 1, Chicago museums will host the first ever ‘Museum Week’. Over a dozen museums across the city will be participants, with several offering free admission during the week. The Chicago Reader profiles Richard Morrisroe, a former Chicago priest, whose involvement in Civil Rights-era activism resulted in a nearly fatal attack. A… Read More


Across Chicago Move your office to the beach! Free Wi-Fi is now available at seven of the city’s beaches. The MacArthur Foundation will be shifting their philanthropy to focus more on funding bold and results-oriented projects. The number of grocery stores across the city has declined while those that remain are large, upscale. South Side… Read More


Across Chicago  Chicago Public School students led a rally in opposition of delayed start times at 82 schools across the city. The city’s notable attractions are talking back, sharing history. South Side (Englewood, West Englewood, Roseland, South Shore, and more) Advocate Medical Group opens a new practice in Roseland/Pullman in an effort to close the… Read More


Lawndale Christian Legal Center (LCLC)‘s vision is to raise up justly treated youth who are embraced by their families and community, restored from trauma, empowered to lead, and free from the criminal justice system.  Their organization, an offshoot of the North Lawndale mainstay Lawndale Christian Community Church, provides legal services based on a holistic and restorative… Read More


In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived six months in North Lawndale as a symbolic gesture of his work, highlighting the economic plight of the poor.  By that time, a series of economic and social distresses, including Sears’ (then the largest retailer in the world) move out of North Lawndale, had drastically shifted the… Read More


What’s on our reading list? These stories, spanning the city and GIC focus communities, from last week: Across Chicago Windy City LIVE teamed up with Allstate to encourage us all to rethink negative youth stereotypes through the #theysay social media campaign. Check out the youth empowerment themed episode, featuring an audience full of young people (including… Read More


What’s on our reading list? These stories, spanning the city and GIC focus communities, from last week: Across Chicago “Divvy for Everyone” offers $5 bike-sharing memberships for low-income residents across Chicago, without need for debit or credit card. Interestingly enough, this program comes as Divvy raises the daily rate for bike rentals. ‘Mobile Markets’  to deliver fresh produce… Read More