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Past articles by Gaynor:

Can the chaos from Silicon Valley Bank’s fall be contained?

NEW YORK (AP) — Can Washington come to the rescue of the depositors of failed Silicon Valley Bank? Is it even politically possible? That was one of the growing questions in Washington Sunday as policymakers tried to figure out whether the U.S. government — and its taxpayers — should bail out a failed bank that […] → Read More

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Chicago

CHICAGO — The renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is gracing the stage in Chicago once again. “For me it’s always a giving back to me and thanking the city for bringing me forth,” Ailey dancer Vernard Gilmore said. Gilmore went from dancing at Chicago’s Curie High School to the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance […] → Read More

18-year-old accused of killing Chicago officer; was previously taken into custody

CHICAGO — The alleged 18-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of a Chicago police officer had previously been taken into custody and charged with a crime. The officer was identified Thursday as 32-year-old Andres Vasquez-Lasso, who had five years with the department. The officer was shot several times Wednesday in the 5200 block of South Spaulding […] → Read More

North Side food pantry moving to new space to meet growing need

CHICAGO — A North Side food pantry that has been providing emergency food and resources for decades is getting ready to expand in a new space. Common Pantry, founded in 1967, has been operating from the basement of the Epiphany Church in North Center for most of that time. “Common Pantry is the oldest continually […] → Read More

Celebrating Black History Month: The Rosenwald – Past and Present

“It was a wonderful world. It was a special world,” former resident Gwendolyn Johnson said. → Read More

Orchid show returns to Chicago Botanic Garden

GLENCOE, Ill. — You can get a taste of springtime in full bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Orchid Show: Magnified is open daily from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through March 26. The show features 10,000 orchid blooms on display. “Just bringing smiles to people’s faces and bringing them joy, especially in the […] → Read More

Community gets to give new life to vacant lots in Englewood

CHICAGO — A land giveaway in Englewood is helping give vacant lots new life. On Saturday, there were celebrations of ownership and future plans for safe spaces for young people and community gardens, in Englewood. “I’m a designer, artist, educator,” Eric Hotchkiss said. “The plan is to build a community kitchen that does all of […] → Read More

Vendors at Little Village Discount Mall to be evicted, plan to fight back

About half of the vendors were given until March 26 to move out. → Read More

Character and community building are suburban kindergarten teacher’s priority

Mrs. Courtney Loos says character building is her number one priority. → Read More

Police: Michigan State University shooter had 2 handguns, note

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The man who shot eight students at Michigan State University, killing three, was found with two handguns and a note containing a possible motive for the attack, police said Thursday. The 9 mm guns, dozens of rounds of ammunition and the two-page note were found with Anthony McRae when he killed himself […] → Read More

Roseland Hospital to open free pantry providing essential goods

CHICAGO — February is American Heart Month and a local woman’s personal experience inspired a new initiative at Roseland Community Hospital. The Roseland Reserve will officially open near the main entrance in the Roseland Community Hospital on Valentine’s Day and anyone can stop by the closet 24 hours a day to grab whatever they need, […] → Read More

Volunteers pack LOV boxes to support young girls in Chicago

CHICAGO — Dozens of volunteers came together to show some love Saturday for young girls in South Chicago. It was a pink party with a purpose as the volunteers packed hundreds of LOV boxes for Chicago girls. Jamila Trimuel, the founder and CEO of Ladies of Virtue, said the project started during the pandemic and […] → Read More

$25K reward offered for tips leading to arrest in 1982 Calumet City murder case

CALUMET CITY, Ill. — Activists are calling for justice for two murder victims in Calumet City. More than 40 years have passed and no one has been charged. Community Activist Andrew Holmes, along with Case Files Chicago, teamed up Friday to call for law enforcement agencies to help solve the case. 22-year-old Toni Caposey and […] → Read More

Program at Englewood elementary school inspires STEM careers

CHICAGO — A unique partnership is bringing programming to elementary students in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Students at Benjamin Mays Elementary School are building structures out of spaghetti noodles and marshmallows. It’s part of an initiative to inspire them to pursue careers in STEM. “From grade school through high school, I’ve always loved math and science […] → Read More

Illinois Holocaust Museum highlights Chicago’s impact on the Green Book

CHICAGO — An exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum is looking back at the history of the Green Book and its connections to Chicago. ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’ Special Exhibition Gallery at the Illinois Holocaust Museum dives into the often critical, life-saving resource that the Green Book was for Black travelers during Jim Crow-era […] → Read More

Bottled water giveaway for Dixmoor residents Friday

DIXMOOR, Ill. — Dixmoor residents who have had to deal with water service issues are receiving free bottles of water Friday. Officials said things have gotten better and currently the water is flowing properly, but still major infrastructure work is needed. Commissioners and employees with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District raised more than $2,000 last […] → Read More

Chicago math teacher says it’s truly his students that should be Teacher of the Month

Seventh grader Nevaeh O’Neill nominated Carl Stalla for Teacher of the Month. → Read More

Brown Books and Paintbrushes pop-up creates free play space

CHICAGO — A new pop-up activation has transformed long empty storefronts in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. Brown Books and Paintbrushes brings the play to the new Play, See, Shop South Shore pop up near 71st and Jeffery. Executive Director Candice Washington is also a kindergarten teacher. “We educate young children; this is our first pop up […] → Read More

Paws Chicago of the week: Meet Riso!

Brace yourself. This might just be our sweetest boy from Paws Chicago. Meet Riso! → Read More

‘Just a little faith’: A life-changing Christmas gift for a single father in Homewood

HOMEWOOD, Ill. — A single father won a life-changing Christmas gift for his family after a devastating year. Willie Partee went home Saturday with a brand new Chevy Spark. The 25-year-old was selected as the winner of the 8th Annual Homewood Chevy Cares Car Giveaway Contest. “I have a dependable car. I have a reliable […] → Read More