Jose Arredondo

How one artist drew his way out of homelessness

Lanier High School graduate Albert Gonzales wants to inspire young people with his art and his story of turmoil.

Former gang members nourish the barrio they once harmed

The Vietnam War lifted these former gang members out of one of the West Side’s most notorious neighborhoods and gave them a new perspective on the world.

Making free speech free

The city’s parade ordinance fee can be out of reach for many local organizations, but a new proposal may change that.

Cop offers mentorship at new West Side boxing gym

Cardona’s Boxing Gym gives kids a chance to get in the ring — and much more.

Despite financial struggles, Mark’s Outing nourishes the community

An East Side restauranteur’s faith fuels him to look beyond his troubled past and current struggles.