Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepares to cut the ribbon at the opening of the Woodlawn Jewel Thursday morning.Jamie Nesbitt Golden/Block Club Chicago

New Jewel Opens In Woodlawn, ‘A Proud, Historical Community That Is Once Again On The Rise’

The Jewel opened Thursday at 61st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.

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Mount Carmel Alumni Return To Celebrate Their High School’s New Look At Monday’s Ribbon Cutting

The high school's main building, built in 1924, has received a near total redesign intended to inspire productivity from its students, president Ned Hughes said.

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$8 Million Austin Charter School Complex Expansion Will Bring More Grades And A Place For Kids To Play Outdoors

The expansion will also improve the afterschool programming from By The Hand Club For Kids and will also allow kids to stay at Moving Everest Charter School through eighth grade.

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Knifepoint Kidnapping Thwarted When Woman Kicks Man In The Groin, Police Say

The man grabbed the woman by the hair and tried to get her into his car in South Chicago, police said.