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This Week on 'On The Block'

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Ald. Bennett Lawson of the 44th Ward
Experience 100 Years of Magic
Good Things Vending
Chicago’s ‘Migrant Camps’ Will Be Modeled After New York City’s Tent Shelters
Chicago Could Soon End Subminimum Wages For Tipped Workers
Young Lords’ History Of Battling Lincoln Park Displacement To Be Honored At DePaul
'Divergent' Series Author Veronica Roth
'On The Block': Episode 232
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Miss Blockbuster? Back 2 The Video Store Pop-Up Speakeasy
Covid Booster
Gilligan The Pig Is Living His Best Life At Belmont Harbor
Chicago Celebrating Mexican Independence Day
The SAFE-T Act
Student Loan Payment Plans
White Sox Hat and Hip Hop Culture
Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Weekend
Robberies Have Skyrocketed In West Town And Logan Square
'On The Block': Episode 231
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Black Women Chef Up Healthy Recipes To Address Hypertension In South Side Study
Small Businesses Are Popping Up At Forest Preserves
Chicago Hip Hop Museum Is Like a Visit to Grandma’s
Meet Chicago’s Typewriter Poets
Voter Turnout
Chicago Recovery Alliance
Cats in Action
Toni Preckwinkle, Addressing Racial Inequities
'On The Block': Episode 230
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Rent Control, Lift The Ban
Chicago Is Losing The War On Rats
West Loop Street Festival Used Charity’s Name To Raise Money
One Year After First Migrant Buses Sent To Chicago
Illinois High School Rating
The New 400 Theaters Closes After 111-Year Reign
Chicago-To-Detroit Underground Railroad Trail Could Become National Park Route
'On The Block': Episode 229
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Local Woman Can Read Your Fortune Using Cheese
Cook County Public Defender Launching Far South Side Legal, Social Services Center
This Family Has Visited 364 Parks, Plus Jefferson Park’s ‘Queen Of Bocce’
Vendors Ready To Quit After Competing With Unlicensed Sellers
White Sox Considering Move To Leave Guaranteed Rate Field
Black-Owned Grasshopper Club
Frustrations Mount Over Restaurant Surcharges
Naomi Hirahara, New Book 'Evergreen'
'On The Block': Episode 228
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Wrigley Field Icon Ronnie Woo Woo
Friday Morning Swim Club
Police Are Launching A Nightlife Patrol
Mosquitoes Are Adapting To Chicago Summers
South Side Kids Are Using Art To Fight For Climate Justice
Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross
Chicago Accessibility Issues
Floods Destroyed West Side Homes
Emails Reveal How Lightfoot Closed A Backroom Deal
'On The Block': Episode 227
This Week on 'On The Block'
The Village Tavern
The Wieners Circle Complaints
Social Media Mockery
“Treatment Not Trauma” Ordinance
A Scholarship Program Helps South Side Students
Humboldt Park’s Growing Tent City
Meet Chief, The ‘Aldercat’
'On The Block': Episode 226
Red Clay Dance Company Amplifies Voices Of The African Diaspora
The History of Lower Wacker Drive
606 Trail Extension Moving Forward Near Lincoln Yards
Silver Room Block Party Is Ending After This Year
Transit Productions Is Increasing Trans Representation In Media
'On The Block': Episode 225
Metra Makes Concessions In UP North Rebuild
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Smart Savings
A Spike In Abortion Patients, Chicago’s Steep Hotel Costs
Protected Bike Lanes Being Built On Grand Avenue In Ukrainian Village
Taste Of Randolph Organizers Charged $10 Cover Online For Free Street Fest
Loyola Park’s ‘Whimsical’ New Toy Libraries Give Kids Toys
Chicago Summer Day Camps Are Still Available For Parents Seeking Childcare
Lula Cafe’s First Cookbook
'On The Block': Episode 224
The South Side Needs Better Bike Infrastructure
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Bally’s Temporary Casino At Medinah Temple Could Open
Immersive Exhibit, National Landmark, and More
Sapphic Spaces Are Making A Comeback
Race-conscious Admission Policies
Stock Car History
Sim Racing Chicago
'On The Block': Episode 223
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South Suburbs Trauma Centers
Charter School Prepares To Open Jefferson Park Campus
75th Street Neighbors And Bar Owners Seek Compromise
Men Having Babies
Chicago’s LGBTQ+ History Walking And Bus Tours
Charter Schools Controversy
Chicago’s Queer-Owned Bookstores Won’t Stop Fighting For LGBTQ+ Community
'On The Block': Episode 222
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‘Public’ Search For Chicago’s Next Top Cop
Engine 21
Film Studio To Open Next Year On The Logan Square-Avondale Border
DuPage Pipeline
Drag Churches & Spirituality
Migrant Shelter Conditions
Malibu Barbie Cafe Pop-Up
Dixmoor Waterline
The Broken Arrow Riding Club & More
Polished Pebbles
'On The Block': Episode 221
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The Decay Devils
Meet The Pepperonis, A Chosen Family
Pompeii: The Exhibition
Program That Helps Chicagoans Avoid Evictions
Soul Delivered Launches ‘Bringing Money Back To The Community’
'On The Block': Episode 220
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City Council’s Immigration Committee Didn’t Meet For More Than A Year
11th Ward Ald. Nicole Lee
After School Matters
Redefining Redlining
Elgin Pride
Queer Fam Pride Jam Brings Daytime, Family-Focused Pride Celebration
'On The Block': Episode 219
CHA Moves To Sell Public Housing Land To XS Tennis Owner
Aprende Project
Basketball Hoops Vanish From Near South Side Campus
Unemployment On The Rise For Chicago’s Black Youth
Felonious Munk
Drag Divas
'On The Block': Episode 218
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The State Of Sound
Instituto Del Progreso Latino
Chicago Mayor History
The Thick Mall, A Vintage Market For Plus Sizes
Chicago’s First Poet Laureate Hopes To Expand City’s Access To Poetry
Persistent Lifeguard Shortage
South Side Group Wants To Beef Up Teen Programs
Exhausted Volunteers Say The City Needs A Better Plan
'On The Block': Episode 217
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WATCH: 'On The Block's' Full Interview with Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson
'On The Block': Episode 216
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Narcan Vending Machine Coming To 95th Red Line Station
Chicago Tool Library
I Am Abel Foundation
Northwest Side Loses 223 Low-Cost Apartments
Iconic West Loop Murals Of Juice WRLD, Frankie Knuckles Mysteriously Painted Over
LGBTQ Seniors Say They’re At Risk After Security Guards Removed At Northalsted’s Town Hall Apartments
'On The Block': Episode 215
Kevin Minor Legacy Tennis Fund
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Chicago's Next Top Cop
West Town Pet Photographer
Mayor-Elect Says ‘Better Ways’ To Spend Money
The Search Is On For Chicago’s Next Police Superintendent
Chicago’s Health Department Does Little To Deter Repeat Polluters
Millennium Park Teen Curfew Will Be Enforced
'On The Block': Episode 214
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Autism Ratings Rising
We the People Project Community Investment Vehicle
Democratic National Convention Will Show In Chicago After 30 Years
Organ Ladies At The Music Education Center in South Elgin
City’s First Cycling Plan In A Decade Needs To Be Far More Aggressive
Pilsen Largest Vacant Site Under New Proposal
'On The Block': Episode 213
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As Antisemitic Attacks Hit Record High, Chicago Jewish Groups Fight Back By Empowering Communities
Indiana Ban On Gender-Affirming Care
West Side Boxing Club Raising Money For A Van To Get More Kids To The Gym
A volunteer-powered group devoted to picking up trash throughout Logan Square
Mayoral Election Recap
Colorful ‘Tuk Tuks’ Will Line Devon Avenue As Part Of New Art Installation
City Council Pushes Through New Rules, Interview With Ald. Vasquez & Ald. Sposato
'On The Block': Episode 212
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Francis Xavier Cabrini
Breakthrough Urban Ministries
Riot Fest Plans Return To Douglass Park, Backlash From Neighbors
Paul Vallas Or Brandon Johnson Will Be Chicago’s Next Mayor
Young Voter Turnout, Westinghouse Students
Here’s How Early Voting In Chicago’s April 4, 2023, Election Works
'On The Block': Student Special
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Cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor To Be Honored
Chicago South Side Birth Center
Preservation Chicago
COVID Testing Lab Gave Chicagoans False Results
O’Hare Airport ‘Flushed Out’ People Experiencing Homelessness
Rogers Park Homeless Shelter Plan Gets City Approval
'On The Block': Episode 211
Chef Behind Café Alif Brings Uyghur Food To Chicago
Community-Funded Northwest Side Mental Health Clinic Is Coming To Logan Square
Racism-Free Schools Act
Val's Halla Records School of Rock
Developers Pitch For Vacant Stretch Of Woodlawn’s 63rd Street
'On The Block': Episode 209
South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade
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A Story of Survival, What To Know About Stroke Risk
Results & Reactions, The Mayoral Election
'It's All Good' Headlines
West Side Boxing Club Raises Money To Get More Kids To The Gym
Jeylu B. Gutierrez Crushed Her Opponent
Englewood Neighbors Fight To Keep Their Community Safe
'On The Block': Episode 210
Ed Burke, Chicago’s Longest-Serving Alderman, Will Not Seek Reelection
At Black Woman-Owned Studio Yogi In South Shore, Everyone Is Welcome
Mayoral Candidates Respond To Crime Concerns
Policy Kings
What Do Chicago Alderpeople Do?
5 Candidates Are Challenging Ald. Jim Gardiner To Represent Far Northwest Side’s 45th Ward
'On The Block': Episode 208
1st Ward Aldermanic Hopefuls Talk Public Safety
Little Village Street Vendors Say Mayor’s Suggestion To Go Cashless Won’t Keep Them Safe
Save A Lot Will Take Over Closed Englewood Whole Foods
Get a Look at 'On The Block' Episode 208
Chicago Stories & Reflections After Nearly A Year Since Russia Invaded Ukraine
Chicago Theater Week
Indoor Batting Spot Aims To Boost Youth Sports Community
'On The Block': Episode 206
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History of House Music in Chicago
In Bronzeville, A Push To Preserve Historic Lu Palmer Mansion
Refill Your Shampoo Bottles At New Zero-Waste Shop
U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García, Mayoral Election
'On The Block': Episode 207
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Doc Films Raises $60K To Upgrade Its Theater
New Moms, Changing The Future For Young Moms
Southland Water Crisis
I AM ALS Empowers and Mobilizes Patients
Cannabis Seed Shop Opens In Irving Park
Grant Park Renovation
'On The Block': Episode 205
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Tour Of The Bahá’í Temple
Ald. Roderick Sawyer Is Running For Mayor
Vote From The Crib
Cop Linked To Proud Boys Should Be Fired — Along With Any Other Extremist Officers
Chicago Tool Library Will Open In New Home On The West Side
'On The Block': Episode 204
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Englewood Organizers Fight for Racine Station
Longtime Residents in Gentrifying Areas Battle Huge Property Tax Increases
Pop-Up ‘Closet’ Helps LGBTQ+ People Get Gender-Affirming Clothes
Making Police Scanners Private ‘Makes Everyone’s Job Harder’
The Fight to Reopen Englewood’s Racine Green Line Station
'On The Block': Episode 202
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Albany Park Refugee Farm Looks for Greenhouse Space
Brewing Up Non-alcoholic Beer in Naperville
Mayoral Race, Interview with Brandon Johnson
Alderman Demands Update On Little Village Discount Mall Plans
'On The Block': Episode 203
New HIV Treatment Coming To Illinois
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Chicago CRED, A Gun Violence Prevention Program
Amazing Stories From The Underground Railroad
LGBTQ Bars Across Chicago Increase Security
South Loop Neighbors Vow To Block Opening Of Black-Owned Dispensary
House Music Venue Wants To Open In The West Loop, But Residents Feel Blindsided
Advocates Work to Save South Lakefront’s Iconic Limestone
'On The Block': Episode 201
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Sneakerhead University Exhibition In Downtown
Pop-Up Markets, Arts Studios, Storefronts Thanks To New City Program
Mold-A-Rama Exhibit At The Museum of Science and Industry
Celebrating The Riverside Planned Community
South Chicago Set To Get Raised Bike Lanes, Markers Honoring History To Make Streets ‘Vibrant And Accessible,’
Life And Death In Chicago’s Most Dangerous Bike Lane
Ultimate Guide To Shopping Local In Chicago
'On The Block': Episode 33
There’s A New Push To Protect A Cute But Threatened Chicago Salamander
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Harry Potter Magic At Play
Tuskegee NEXT Offers Youth Aviation Programs
Toy Drive Honoring Slain 9-Year-Old Janari Ricks Is Back
Inspired Resident Builds Thriving Community Garden
Northwest Side Homeowners Can Get Financial Relief
CTA Needs 1,000 Workers As It Struggles
Photo Project Highlights 'Structural Racism' Across Chicago
'On The Block': Episode 32
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Chance the Rapper 'A Night At The Museum'
Ice Rink At Wrigley Field
Whitney Young Sports Complex Is Still Limiting Public Hours
Interview with David Goldenberg from ADL
Cafes Cut Hours As They Struggle
‘The Wizards’ Play Premieres In Pilsen
'On The Block': Episode 31
Merchandise Mart Light & Music Display
Andersonville Trader Joe’s & The Impact To Small Businesses
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Emmett Till’s Funeral Should Be A National Landmark
Threat To Remove Orange Tents Donated To Homeless Residents
Local Chef Helps Migrants & The Homeless
COVID Control Testing Company Barred From Washington
New Concrete-Protected Bike Lanes On Northwest Side Are Already Damaged
Rapper Vic Mensa Brings The City’s First Black Weed Brand To Dispensaries
2,200 Units Are Coming Near Bally’s Chicago Casino Site
'On The Block': Episode 30
Rare Al Capone Letters From His Prohibition Days To Be Auctioned
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Suburb Shift
City Hands Public Housing Land Over To Wealthy Ally Of The Mayor
Michiko Itatani: Celestial Stage Exhibition
The Lyte Collective Opens $1.8 Million Community Center
'On The Block': Episode 29
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Ofrendas are Part of National Museum of Mexican Art’s Día De Los Muertos Exhibit
South Siders Tell City to Work with Feds & End City Planning Discrimination
Alcala’s Western Wear Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Ultramarathoner Shows Chicago the Power of Endurance
Closed School Turning into ‘Teachers Village’ with $18M in City Funding
Protecting Yourself from a Violent Attack
'On The Block': Episode 28
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Chef Turns a CTA Station into a Soup Kitchen
Is 988 Leaving Out Chicago’s South Side?
How Did This Chicago Divvy Bike End Up in Mexico?
CTA’s Closer to Building Far South Side Red Line Extension
Chicago's Youth Curfew was Mostly Enforced with Little Effect
'On The Block': Episode 27
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Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Reopens in Chatham
Lincoln Square Food Pantry Undergoes $200,000 Renovation
West Ridge’s Shuttered YMCA to House Migrants Bused from Texas
There's a Pumpkin-Eating Dinosaur in the Burbs!
North Side Mom Fulfills Childhood Dream Through Chalk Art
'On The Block': Episode 26
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Southeast Side Cleaning Co-op Aims to Make Industry Safer, Fairer
Artist Showcases Historic Chicago Buildings in Watercolor
City Hall Shake-Up: Why Aldermen are Retiring in Droves
Ghost Tours Return to Andersonville
Get to Know the People Behind Chicago’s Honorary Street Signs
'On The Block': Episode 25
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New Music Venue’s Noise Threatening Nearby Studio
Pullman Softball Team Wants More Black & Brown Girls in the Sport
Transgender Icon Mama Gloria to be Honored
Burned-Out Restaurant Workers Bail For Better Pay, Less Stress
Beautifying Chicago's Expressways with Gateway Green
NYC-Style Apartment Bidding Wars Hit Chicago Renters
Residents Divided On Proposed Near South Side High School
Celebrating South Asian Culture with Mandala Arts
Pritzker Declares State of Emergency as More Migrants Bused To Chicago
Dreamers Brace for Potential End to DACA
Chicago Debates Empowers Urban Youth
'On The Block': Episode 24
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50 New Pickleball Courts Coming To Chicago By 2025
'On The Block': Episode 23
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'On The Block': Episode 22
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Flower Bouquets Placed In Chicago To Spark Joy In Someone's Day
Students Are Starting To Take Mental Health Days Across Chicago
New Trees Are Being Planted Across Chicago, Here's How To Get Involved
Police Will Paint Your Catalytic Converter Hot Pink To Deter Thieves
West Siders Would Call 911, But No Officers Would Show Up
How J.P. Graziano Reinvented Its 84-Year-Old Shop
The Janes Return to Fight for Abortion Rights
Famous Paintings Become Pothole Mosaics Across Chicago
Helping Ukrainian Refugees Feel at Home
Bulls Barber Lines Up Hundreds of NBA Players at Tri-Taylor Shop
Luxury Container Homes Coming to the South Side
Beverly Shirt Business Advocates for People with Down Syndrome
South Side Gardener Facing Cancer Needs Help Caring For Community Gardens
Douglass Park Neighbors Upset as Festivals Ruin Their Park All Summer
Chat with Chicago Mayoral Candidate Frederick Collins
Star Wars Action Figure Garden Brings a New Hope for Kids
Meet Nicole Lee, Chicago’s First Chinese-American Alderperson
Inflation is Causing Chicagoans to Change Their Eating Habits
Dion’s Chicago Dream is Fighting Food Insecurity
Hoops Star is Back Coaching After Being Shot, Paralyzed
Scholarship Helps Former Weed Dealers Get in the Legal Business
Chicago Designers Tap Into Their Mexican Roots
Meet the West Siders Getting Black People Outside
Urban Farm Helps South, West Sides Through Gardening Program
South Side Mom Stitching Together Her Dream
Kia, Hyundai Thefts Surge After TikTok Video Goes Viral
Chicagoans’ Life Expectancy Has Declined
West Side Youth Boxing Club Gets $1M Grant
White Sox Fan Gets Dream Job
froSkate Creates a Safe Space for Skateboarders
Is Chicago's Plan to Combat Domestic Violence Enough?
The Fight for Natural Hair
Field Museum Series Highlights Women, People of Color in Science
Building Community Through Korean Folk Drumming
Behind the Camera of Chicago's Indie Film Scene
Englewood Art Project Highlights Discriminatory Housing Practice
300 Apartments Will Remain Affordable Near Obama Center
Boxville Marketplace Celebrates 5 Years
Ald. Taylor Talks Section 8 & Her Plan to Improve It
O’Hare’s Beagle Brigade is the Best at Sniffing Out Illegal Food
Out at Wrigley Celebrates 21 Years of Inclusivity
Residents Of Avondale Homeless Encampment Matched With Housing
Meet the Man Helping Former Inmates Become Entrepreneurs
First Stretch of Chicago's Wild Mile Is Ready
Eddie the Gardener
Inequity in Women's Sports
New Book Leads Reader on a Hunt for Chicago's Hidden Gems
Bilingual Learning Center Coming to the Southwest Side
'On The Block': Episode 21
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CTA Aims for an All-Electric Fleet of Buses
Couple Restoring Candyland House In Rogers Park
Lincoln Park’s Dinner And A Movie Loses License
Meet Chicago's “FootWerkn Grill Master”
'On The Block': Episode 20
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'On The Block': Episode 19
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'On The Block': Episode 18
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'On The Block': Episode 17
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'On The Block': Episode 16
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'On The Block': Episode 15
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'On The Block': Episode 14
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'On The Block': Episode 13
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'On The Block': Episode 12
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'On The Block': Episode 11
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'On The Block': Episode 10
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'On The Block': Episode 9
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'On The Block': Episode 8
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'On The Block': Episode 7
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Legal Fight for Popular Chicago Restaurant Group
'On The Block': Episode 6
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Crash Course In The Legal Weed Business
Chicago Designers Tap Into Their Mexican Roots
Refugees Head to Chicago's Ukrainian Village
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