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In ‘This Is Life,’ A Hyde Park Publisher Rediscovers Stories By South Side Writer Frank London Brown

"This Is Life" will feature 133 flash fiction pieces written by Frank London Brown, a beloved writer, activist and musician who died in 1962.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Little Angels Learning Center Receives City Grant To Build Englewood Campus

The $250,000 grant will "close construction costs," putting leaders one step closer to finalizing the space, its founder said. If all goes as planned, the center will open next year.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Supporters Of Lindblom’s Ousted Principal Accuse CPS Of ‘Witch Hunt,’ Want Him Back At Englewood School

Abdul Muhammad said "false claims" led to his removal from the Englewood school after less than a year. But the CPS CEO said the district would not "pull an employee unless it’s something serious."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ronnie Mosley, City Council’s Youngest Member, Wants To Make The New 21st Ward ‘The Best’ In Chicago

At 31, Mosley is the youngest alderperson tackling one of the city's largest wards on the Far South Side. There's "no one better suited than me for the job," says the former community organizer.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

William Hall, A Lifelong Chatham Resident And Pastor, Is Ready To Begin A ‘New Chapter’ In The 6th Ward

Hall beat out a crowded field to succeed Ald. Roderick Sawyer. The Chatham native said lessons from his neighbors and father will inspire him as he leads the South Side ward.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

YouTubers And TikTokers Are Flocking To The South Side To Mock ‘The Hood’ — And Some Say The Trend Does Real Harm

A YouTube series filmed in an Englewood gas station has nearly 700,000 subscribers. While its creator says it's all in good fun, others say it perpetuates negative stereotypes about the community.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Controversial Save A Lot Quietly Opens In Englewood Despite Months Of Pushback, Protests From Neighbors

Neighbors protested last month when the store's owners tried to open, and they've said now they'll boycott it. But the owner said other residents are already coming in to shop.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Side Delivery Platform Soul Delivered Launches, ‘Bringing Money Back To The Community’

The Greater Chatham Initiative debuted the delivery service Tuesday. It will cut out third-party platforms to hire locally and help Black business owners earn a profit.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Side Group Gets $5 Million City Grant To Bring Tech Workforce Center To Greater Grand Crossing

If all goes well with fundraising, Xchange Grand Crossing, a $27 million project, could open in January 2025, training a new generation of tech leaders, project officials said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Save A Lots Across The City Must Address Spoiled Food, Dirty Conditions Before Trying To Open In Englewood, Neighbors Say

Company officials acknowledged there were some problems at other stores, but they vowed to address them and be a good neighbor in Englewood.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Local Leaders Will Break Ground On $5 Million Chatham Car Wash Tuesday

Buddy Bear Car Wash will replace vacant land despite protests from neighbors who demanded local leaders work to put a sit-down restaurant or a business that would spur more jobs there instead.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Side Leaders Demand Meeting With Walmart, Threaten Boycott As Mega-Retailer Closes 4 Neighborhood Stores

Smaller grocery stores were forced to close after Walmart opened in Chatham in 2012, Father Michael Pfleger said at a protest Thursday. “Now the bully pulls out and says it doesn’t want to be here anymore."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Meet The Trio Behind The Satirical ‘Paul Vallas Hates House Music’ Song

Al Scorch, Charlie Malave and Hawk Coleman recorded the house music track in 40 minutes. After a tense election, they hope it inspires people to get up and dance, they said.


$40 Million Affordable Apartments Break Ground In Englewood, But Frustrated Neighbors Say They Want More Input

A prominent neighborhood group wants developers to pause work and host a community meeting. The housing, originally pitched for an Invest South/West site, was revived as a separate proposal in May.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Nature Trail Gets $3 Million In State Funding To Bring ‘Community-Led Project To Life’

The city now has about $29.4 million in federal, state and city funding to build the nature trail — a $72 million project, city officials said in March.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Residents, Alderpeople Protest As Controversial Save A Lot Prepares To Open: ‘This Is No Way To Enter A Community’

Neighbors, officials and community leaders said they felt blindsided as the company announced it'd open Thursday. Following the pushback, store leaders postponed the opening.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Community Organizer Ronnie Mosley Declares Victory In 21st Ward Runoff To Replace Ald. Howard Brookins

With all 29 precincts reporting, Mosley held 52.12 percent of the vote over Cornell Dantzler.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

William Hall Declares Victory In 6th Ward Race To Replace Ald. Roderick Sawyer

With all 27 precincts reporting, Hall held 57.8 percent of the vote to challenger Richard Wooten's 42.1 percent. 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Lindblom Principal Removed From Englewood High School Following CPS Investigation

Abdul Muhammad has been reassigned to a district network office. It was not immediately known why, but CPS officials said it was not related to reports of teachers taking students to vote.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Artist Isiah ‘ThoughtPoet’ Veney Explores South Side Roots In New Exhibit, ‘Lil Chico From Tuley Park’

“Lil Chico From Tuley Park,” a free, family-friendly exhibit dedicated to Veney's love for the South Side, will debut Saturday at A Very Serious Gallery in River West.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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