Jalyn Henderson, ABC 7 Chicago

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ABC 7 Chicago

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Past articles by Jalyn:

Yom Kippur, holiest day of Jewish year, begins at sundown: What to know

Translated as "day of atonement," Yom Kippur marks a time for fasting and prayer. → Read More

Uptown residents create Land of Make Believe: Holiday Edition

Chicago's Land of Make Believe is back - but this time with a holiday twist. → Read More

Check out how the Lincoln Park Zoo celebrates the holidays

CHICAGO -- A Chicago holiday tradition lives on, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Lincoln Park Zoo's annual ZooLights celebration started Nov. 20 and runs through Jan. 3. "We light up all the trees, put up over 100 displays," said Josh Rupp, director of events. "We have about 2,000,000 lights across the grounds. People come from all across the world every single year just to see these lights."… → Read More

2020 Holidays: Free ways to give back this season

The ABC 7 Chicago Team has a few ways that you can give back to your community this holiday season - for free. → Read More

Roseland church spreads joy, feeds community members with hot meal delivery service

With carryout and delivery, this Roseland church is making sure their neighbors stay fed this holiday season. → Read More

Vote 2020: Young voters and the upcoming Presidential Election

Election Day is just days away and more voters are heading to polls - many of them under 25 years old. → Read More

Supreme Court Justice nomination process, explained

After a president nominates someone to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Senate votes, which requires a simple majority. → Read More

WomanISH: Chicago sisters behind pop-up art exhibit dedicated to womanhood

Take a step into WomanISH. → Read More

Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest goes mobile amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is going mobile this year, bringing music and art to the neighborhood. → Read More

High school freshman, 14, Chicago's youngest 40th ward Democratic Deputy Committeewoman

At just 14 years old, a North Side high school freshman has made history as the youngest Democratic Deputy Committeewoman of Chicago's 40th Ward. → Read More

Chicago's Grief Gate highlights magnitude of loss to COVID-19

JUST embrace, a religious-based organization focused on uplifting and unifying the Chicago neighborhood of Uptown created the Grief Gate to celebrate the lives of community members who have passed. → Read More

Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project encourages sustainable living in their neighborhood

Edgewater Environmental Sustainability Project picks up the litter they see-- whether it be plastic bags, straws, face masks or gloves. → Read More

Artisan Grain Collaborative partners with bakers, millers, farmers in upper Midwest to feed people

To help make bread and other grain-based food a more regular item in Midwestern pantries, Artisan Grain Collaborative stepped up to help. → Read More

Memorial to Black lives lost to police brutality welcomes public participation

There are names on the Rogers Park wall you'll likely recognize, like Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Laquan McDonald and George Floyd. But there are also names you might not know, like Mya Hall, Steven Taylor and Shelby Gazaway. → Read More

Community helps Northwest Side barber rebuild after house fire

Staff and clients at Final Cuts on the Northwest Side stepped up to help Sony Morales and his family after a devastating house fire. → Read More

Chicago family starts lemonade stand to raise money for social justice

Since they weren't able to attend Black Lives Matter protests, a Chicago family decided to set up a contact-free lemonade stand to raise money for My Block My Hood My City. → Read More

Chicago shuts down streets to make room for outdoor dining

Chicago restaurants and bar owners are eager to reopen with extra breathing room as the city shuts down streets for outdoor dining. → Read More

2 Chicago artists are on a mission to highlight queer artists, activists

Two Chicago artists, Andy Bellomo and Sandra Antongiorgi, are on a mission to highlight the work of queer artists and activists. → Read More

Chicagoan washing cars to raise money for those COVID-19 affected, social justice

Chicagoan Michal Kokoszka is washing cars to raise money for those the coronavirus has affected and social justice. → Read More

Juneteenth 2020: The holiday that celebrates the end of slavery

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. → Read More