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Pair serves as advocates for others

Tracy Reed and Alex Echols hope to provide inspiration to those fighting cancer.

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Austin, West Englewood lost the most Black residents in 10 years, the census shows. Why did they leave and where did they go?

Chicago has been losing Black residents for decades — some with hopes of finding better economic opportunities, and others seeking easier access to basic resources like grocery stores.

Maya Bird-Murphy Poses for a portrait inside her Chicago Mobile Makers truck In Humboldt Park, Chicago, Monday, June 8, 2020. Chicago Mobile Makers is a new project by Maya Bird-Murphy that hopes to share and inspire architectural design to the young children of the South and West sides of Chicago. The city of Chicago has reopened parks west of Lake Shore Drive. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times
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Oak Park native brings passion for architecture to kids with mobile workshops

Looking to create new opportunities for students in underserved neighborhoods, Maya Bird-Murphy started a nonprofit, Chicago Mobile Makers, designed to allow youth to explore the possibilities of architecture and design.

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Nurse Lisa Phalen treasures her RUSH ‘family,’ gives thanks for invitations to ‘sit at the table’

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Dishin’ on the Dish: shaking beef at Sochi Saigonese Kitchen

The beef tenderloin is cut into 2-inch cubes and sits in a marinade that includes oyster sauce and pepper for at least three hours. When the steak is ready, it’s fried on high heat.

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These two are active in the fight

One cancer survivor, another battling it keep busy, work to raise funds for research.

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Paying it forward

After husband Robert's death, Teresa Jones aims to ease other families’ pain.

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Bears punter Pat O’Donnell channels his dad’s fighting spirit into all that he does

Four years after Terry’s death, Pat is still inspired by his father’s strength and perseverance.

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If Donald Trump runs again, our democracy is in danger

The new best-seller "Peril," by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, details the plot to overturn the 2020 election. Trump may try to do the same in 2024.

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Fans, team celebrate Sky’s WNBA title: ‘I think it’s going to make the city a little happier’

Fans gathered in Millennium Park and along the Michigan Avenue parade route to celebrate the team’s first title.

Arab swag tacos served at Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen.
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Dishin’ on the Dish: Arab swag tacos at Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen

Cedars’ Arab swag tacos are a tasty and prime example of a Middle Eastern and Midwestern infusion of cultures and flavors.

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Texas near total abortion ban opens door to Illinois parental notice repeal, bolstering abortion rights

"We’re looking at that, as well as what we might do in direct response to the law in Texas," Senate President Don Harmon said during the Sun-Times’ "At the Virtual Table" show.

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Bodycam video of Chicago police officer grappling with lakefront dog walker released

The 4-minute, 40-second video from the officer’s bodycam shows a different vantage point and has superior audio quality compared to the cellphone recordings that Nikkita Brown and a truck driver captured.

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Chicago Sun-Times journalism recognized with national, state and regional honors

The awards bestowed since December honor a wide range of work by individual journalists, the newspaper’s editorial board and the entire staff.

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Dishin’ on the Dish: Pot roast cupcakes at Oooh Wee It Is

Diners at Oooh Wee It Is tend to stumble upon an unusual yet intriguing dish as they peruse the menu at the soul food restaurant in Chatham: Pot roast cupcakes.

The Bronzeville bourbon fillet mignon steak dog served at The Hot Dog Box.
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Dishin’ on the Dish: Bronzeville Bourbon Filet Mignon Steak Dog at The Hot Dog Box

Hot Dog Box owner Bobby Morelli launched several variations of the filet mignon steak dogs in March, and they were a huge hit, especially the Bronzeville Bourbon Filet Mignon Steak Dog, in particular, because it features his wife’s signature bourbon-infused barbecue sauce.

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Top cop puts officer seen in viral video apparently restraining woman at beach on desk duty

Attorneys for the woman called the incident "an obvious case of racial profiling." It is being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot urged COPA to give the case top priority.

Ayesha Jaco, executive director of West Side United, speaks about racism as a public health crisis in the city of Chicago during a news conference at the MLK Exhibit Center in North Lawndale, Thursday morning, June 17, 2021.
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West Side United gives community a seat at the table

Developed by Rush University Medical System, the organization now serves the unique needs of Chicago’s West Side.

There are selfie opportunities throughout “The Dr. Seuss Experience.”
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‘Dr. Seuss Experience’ opening at former Macy’s Water Tower site

The 25,000-square-foot immersive attraction opens Oct. 8.

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Carl Bogaard, fitness buff, has died at 103. He was still doing pushups at 102. (VIDEO)

DJ Jonathon Brandmeier, who thought he could beat him at pushups, calls him ‘the most kind, most energetic man ... And, yeah, OK, he beat me in a pushup contest at 96 years old.’

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New women’s substance abuse recovery home on Chicago’s West Side

Circle Urban Ministries builds the St. Josephine Bakhita Recovery Home with support from Rush University Medical Center’s impact investments

The breaded pork tenderloin sandwich at J.T.’s Genuine Sandwich Shop.
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Dishin’ on the Dish: breaded pork tenderloin sandwich at J.T.’s Genuine Sandwich Shop

Restaurant owner Chris Cunningham grew up on the sandwiches and wanted to bring a taste of his childhood to Chicago.

People jog, cycle and rollerblade along The 606 trail near North Damen Avenue in the Bucktown neighborhood.
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Chicago area offers plenty of places to get back out into nature

A byproduct of the pandemic was residents’ renewed connection to nature. Check out these Chicago-area spots for your outdoor fix.

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Mistakenly shot by a Des Plaines cop, teenage musician never gave up on his dream

Doctors said Rylan Wilder might never be able to play guitar again. He didn’t let that stop him. Not through repeated surgeries and months of physical therapy.

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Officer claims self-defense in Red Line shooting, but wounded man’s attorneys say video shows otherwise

Office Melvina Bogard was released on her own recognizance for battery and official misconduct Thursday.

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Video shows tense moments of police shooting, with cops yelling to stay clear as they fire dozens of rounds at suspect

Officers momentarily stopped firing and approached the suspect’s Jeep, then shouted "Stop moving!" and fired again.

Salmon a la Riberena is served at Le Sud in Roscoe Village.
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Dishin’ on the Dish — salmon a la Ribereña from Le Sud Mediterranean Kitchen

The plate — traditionally served in the coastal mountainous region of Asturias, Spain — was an instant crowd pleaser when Le Sud added it to the menu last month.

Yannis Tsarouchis, “Alexandras Square in Piraeus,” 1962, pigments mixed with animal glue on canvas, is featured in the first U.S. retrospective of the artist’s work, at Wrightwood 659.
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Chicago-area museums welcoming back patrons with an array of exhibits

Here’s a look at some of the exhibits waiting to be discovered (or rediscovered) by you, your friends, your family.

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Speaker Welch on At the Virtual Table: Deal not quite done on first elected Chicago school board

Watch the conversation with Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch and Edward-Isaac Dovere, author of the new book, "Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaign to Defeat Trump"

The Chicago Police Department’s Alternate Response Section at 2111 W. Lexington St. Getting through to file a police report on her stolen SUV proved to be a nightmare for Kiama Doyle. Even the 911 operator who tried to help her get through got hung up on — four times.
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Can’t get Chicago cops to take your police report on the phone? You’re not alone. Just ask Kiama Doyle.

She tried repeatedly to report her SUV was stolen, 4 hours in all, repeatedly being hung up on. An emergency 911 operator tried to help. She got hung up on, too — 4 times.

The grilled chicken sandwich is served at BaseHit BBQ & Catering.
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Dishin’ on the Dish: Grilled chicken sandwich from BaseHit BBQ & Catering

The sandwich wasn’t always on the menu. It became a favorite meal within their households before they started to offer it at festivals. The feedback they received at those events from customers was overwhelming.

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Get out there!

The Chicago-area festival season is back with a vengeance