Abby Monroe with the Department of Planning and Development speaks with an attendee following the Monday Obama Presidential Center public hearing.Maxwell Evans/ Block Club Chicago

Future Obama Center Neighbors Walk Away From Public Meeting With Questions Still Unanswered

Advocates for and against the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park said they felt confused and underwhelmed by Monday's public hearing. "That Q&A thing, it's like a blow-over really," one resident said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published
Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

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.