North Lawndale Against Disruptive Events Like Riot Fest

North Lawndale Against Disruptive Events Like Riot Fest

There has been a common sentiment forming recently in the North Lawndale community; that the big concerts and shows here are becoming harmful to the community. A good example of this phenomenon is the anticipation of what is called “Riot Fest.” This is a multi-day concert/show with multiple performing artists from across the city. Normally […]

Roswell B. Mason and Hope in the Hood Ignites the Community

Roswell B. Mason and Hope in the Hood Ignites the Community

In the summer of 2022, there have been countless events regarding Chicago’s youth and plans to keep them safe. Most summers in North Lawndale focus on preparing youth with a different perspective on life. However, in 2022, things changed. Now the community focuses on building bonding and communication skills post-coronavirus-quarantine years. Hope in the Hood […]

Schools Prepare for Students Return Amid Spread of COVID-19 Variant

Schools Prepare for Students Return Amid Spread of COVID-19 Variant

Summer break is almost over and schools are preparing for the return of students. Some are concerned about the lax virus-mitigation mandates with the COVID-19 subvariant, BA.5, being highly contagious. This year Illinois students will not be mandated to wear face masks. In February, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that students and staff were no longer […]