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CHICAGO — City Council ran rather long and the Montrose Beach piping plover population has grown to four.

Plus, we published a months-long investigation with Chalkbeat on migrants struggling in Chicago Public Schools.

See what Block Club reporters captured while covering the neighborhoods this week.

Yennifer and Gabriela Aquino Ruiz, 12, stand outside Gabriela's school in South Shore. Gabriela, who migrated from Venezuela last year, has struggled to learn at the school without any Spanish speaking staff or bilingual materials. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety
A class at Erie Elementary Charter School in Humboldt Park, a dual-language school with nearly 50 newcomer students. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Lost In Translation: Migrant Kids Struggle In Segregated Chicago Schools

Lee más: Perdidos en la traducción: Los niños migrantes luchan en las escuelas segregadas de Chicago

Ald. David Moore (17th) is interviewed about ShotSpotter after a City Council meeting on May 22, 2024. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety
Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) reacts at a City Council meeting on May 22, 2024. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: City Council Moves To Save ShotSpotter, But Mayor Still Vows To End Contract

Read more: Anti-Abortion Alderman Blocks Quiet Zone Around Downtown Women’s Clinic

Owner Scott Martin poses for a portrait with the iconic neon sign at Simon’s Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St., in Andersonville on May 21, 2024. The bar is turning 90 this year. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety
The iconic neon sign at Simon’s Tavern, 5210 N. Clark St., in Andersonville on May 21, 2024. The bar is turning 90 this year. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Simon’s Tavern Celebrates 90 Years As Andersonville’s Bar

Bee Vargas, who grew up in Humboldt Park, is competing in the Miss Illinois USA pageant and representing the neighborhood. Vargas poses for a portrait in Humboldt Park on April 25, 2024 Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Meet The Humboldt Park Mother, Powerlifter And Influencer Competing At Miss Illinois USA

Adesuwa Osabuohien poses for a portrait at the Chicago Prairie Tennis Club, 3211 S. Ellis Ave., in Bronzeville on May 21, 2024. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety
Jimmy Johnson, Donna Strickland, Barbara Searles and Ronald Mitchell pose for a portrait on the damaged tennis courts at the Chicago Prairie Tennis Club, 3211 S. Ellis Ave., in Bronzeville on May 21, 2024. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety
Jimmy Johnson practices tennis at the Chicago Prairie Tennis Club, 3211 S. Ellis Ave., in Bronzeville on May 21, 2024. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: How The Country’s Oldest Black Tennis Club Is Keeping The Sport Alive In Bronzeville

Sand flies as Imani the male piping plover scurries about Montrose Beach early May 23, 2024. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety
Sea Rocket the female piping plover on Montrose Beach early May 23, 2024. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Piping Plovers In Love? Female Bird Joins Imani At Montrose Beach

The University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., which students occupied and set up tents nearly two weeks after University President Paul Alivisatos ordered university police to remove a pro-Palestine encampment on the main quad. Credit: Maxwell Evans/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: UChicago Pro-Palestine Demonstrators Take Over Campus Building, Drawing Police Response

Cicadas in Beverly. Credit: Crystal Paul/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Cicada Invasion Has Arrived In Chicago

Johnny Iguana and Jeffrey “JQ” Qaiyum, the musicians who scored “The Bear,” outside Qaiyum's Lincoln Square house on May 15, 2024. Credit: Quinn Myers/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Meet The 2 Chicago Musicians Behind The Score Of ‘The Bear’

Rebecca MacDonald (left) and her fellow trainee show people how to plan complex gardens and use assistive technology for planting. Credit: Reema Saleh/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: West Side Community Gardeners Take Their Skills Home

On Tuesday night, a fire damaged three homes on the 5200 block of North Laramie Avenue. Credit: Molly DeVore/ Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Jefferson Park Neighbors Displaced After 3 Homes On Same Block Catch Fire

Little Lulu's Italian Ice had partnered with Alisha's Sweet Treats and Things. Alisha Gonzalez, the owner of Alisha's Sweet Treats and Things, poses with a peach cobbler cheesecake. Credit: Molly DeVore/ Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Little Lulu’s Italian Ice Is Back In Portage Park — And Sweeter Than Ever

Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W. 17th St., in North Lawndale on May 23, 2024. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Lagunitas Closing Chicago Brewery And Taproom After 10 Years

Dawn Wiley, the teacher sponsor for Beaubien Elementary School's garden club, show's off the school's wildflowers. Credit: Molly DeVore/ Ecoglobalsociety
Italian honey bees buzz around the hives at Olive's Garden in Jefferson Park. Credit: Molly DeVore/ Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Jefferson Park Neighbors Are Building A Park Near A Beloved Community Garden

Andre Jones, a resident at one of Envision Unlimited's mental health sites, created a coloring book about his life. Credit: Molly DeVore/ Ecoglobalsociety
Andre Jones and an Envision staff member co-wrote the book using AI to generate the images. Credit: Molly DeVore/ Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Northwest Sider Chronicles His Mental Health Journey In His New Coloring Book

Ald. Emma Mitts (37th) told neighbors she has urged the mayor's administration to keep ShotSpotter in place. “Even if it's one life saved, I think it's a benefit,” she said. Credit: Francia Garcia Hernandez/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: West Side Neighbors Urge City to Keep ShotSpotter: ‘Our Community Truly Needs This’

Improv group Chicago Style performs at The Revival's new location in the South Loop May 17. Credit: Jamie Nesbitt Golden / Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: The Revival Comedy Shop Opens In New South Loop Digs

Ten butterfly sculptures were installed along the Magnificent Mile Monday morning. The remaining 19 sculptures are in various neighborhoods around Chicago. Credit: Leen Yassine/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Butterfly Sculptures Landing Along Mag Mile, Across Chicago This Summer

The iconic signage at Granville Picture Framing and Gallery Arts, 6200 N. Broadway on May 21, 2024. Credit: Colin Boyle/Ecoglobalsociety

Read more: Edgewater Neighbors Blast Plans To Open Liquor Store In Granville Pictures Storefront


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