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See news like you've never seen it before in our new half-hour weekly show, On the Block.

Weigel Broadcasting Co.’s CW26 and The U along with Block Club Chicago bring you a NEW weekly television news magazine, On the Block. The strategic partnership between Weigel’s Chicago television stations and Block Club Chicago, an award-winning, nonprofit news site focused on Chicago's neighborhoods, will tell community stories with visually rich and longer-form news content. On the Block, hosted by CW26 & The U’s Brandon Pope, features street-level reporting and in-depth interviews featuring reporter Jon Hansen in the segment “It’s All Good.”

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This Week on 'On The Block'

Get a look at this week's episode of On The Block. Watch it Thursday at 7:30P on The U and Saturday at 10A and Sunday at 6:30P on CW26.

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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'On the Block': Episode 5
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'On The Block': Episode 4
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'On The Block': Episode 3
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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
'On The Block': Episode 2
'On The Block': Episode 1
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