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After Cop Kills Man In Englewood, COPA Urges Witnesses To Come Forward

Police said they shot and killed 28-year-old Turell Brown after responding to a domestic disturbance.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘South Side’s Shedd Aquarium’: How A New Aquatic Store Is Giving Locals An Oasis To Relax

Caring for his fish helped Aquatic Oasis owner Brandon Holmes find peace. Now, he hopes to bring that stillness to others.

South Chicago, East Side

Bask In BBQ Delights At Growing Home’s Annual Backyard Barbecue In Englewood

Five chefs are teaming up to offer tasty barbecue to neighbors at the Sunday event.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Affordable Apartments Near Englewood Square Get City Council Approval

The 56-unit building will offer one- and two-bedroom affordable apartments, 22 parking spaces, an elevator and commercial space.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

2 People Contracted COVID At An Englewood High School — Teachers, Students Didn’t Find Out For Days: ‘A Big Mess’

The school has had 160 people exposed to coronavirus after two people tested positive in the first week, according to district data.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After A Year Hiatus, The 79th Street Renaissance Festival Crawl Is Back — Now With Auburn Gresham Tours

The fest "done by the community and for the community" has attracted 25,000 attendees in the past and celebrates the beauty of Auburn Gresham.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

With ‘Fades, Fros And Books’ Barbershop Project, Young South Siders Can Get A Haircut While Boosting Their Reading Skills

The program was created by Brilliant Brown Boys Book Club founder Chez Smith. It aims to get Black boys excited about reading by connecting them with books in a place they feel comfortable: the barbershop.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

An Englewood Lot Has Been Empty For 20 Years. A Developer Wants To Build A Gas Station, But Some Residents Aren’t Happy

Two investors want to bring a gas station to vacant land at 6700 S. Halsted St. But as neighbors push back, developers question what's next.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chatham Theater Reopens For South Side Movie Lovers: ‘That’s What This Neighborhood Deserves’

Cinema Chatham is on its way to being a South Side staple with luxury seats and cheesy popcorn, its general manager said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘Malik Believed Another World Is Possible’: Death Of Beloved Chicago Organizer Malik Alim Leaves A Community Heartbroken

"Looking at his work, I see what is possible. You can simultaneously have family, show up for your community and make them one. Malik is a prime example of how to do that beautifully.”

Back of the Yards

Englewood Organizers Aim To Uplift Neighbors And Revitalize Vacant Lots At Back-To-School Bash

As part of So Fresh Saturdays, nearly 100 backpacks will be available for students in grades K-8, and supplies will be available for high school students.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Brown Sugar Bakery’s Owner Fought For Success — And Now She Owns Her Own Building

Seventeen years after opening Brown Sugar Bakery, owner Stephanie Hart has secured the keys to the building that is home to her bakery.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After 2 Burglaries In A Month, Afro Joe’s Coffee Shop Owner Stands Firm: ‘We’ll Be Fine, And We’ll Keep Going’

"We're not going to let any cowardly act push us out of our community," says Kendall Griffin, the owner of Afro Joe's Coffee & Tea in Auburn Gresham.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

City Plans Streetscapes For Englewood Corridor. Here’s How To Weigh In

The improvements are planned for parts of 63rd Street and Halsted Street, and Englewood Plaza could be renovated.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

In Auburn Gresham, A Community Debates What Should Come First: Affordable Housing Or Grocery Store?

“It’s not so straightforward that if you bring more residents, amenities will follow," a University of Illinois Chicago professor says.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Launching Its First Annual Music Festival Saturday: ‘This Is Our Time’

The all-day party kicks off Sept. 18 at 63rd and Halsted: "This is your chance to see how Englewood does it in true style, fashion and swag."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

New Chatham Discover Call Center To Host Back-To-School ‘Swag Bag’ Giveaway

More than 3,000 backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies will be available.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

As City Pushes Auburn Gresham Housing Complex, Some Neighbors Say They Want Violent Crime Addressed First

Ald. David Moore said increased density could make 79th Street more safe and more appealing to businesses — but some neighbors aren't convinced.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Grab A Free Backpack This Weekend At An Englewood Back-To-School Bash

500 free backpacks will be distributed to Englewood residents at a back-to-school bash Aug. 14.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

New Murals To Bring ‘A Sense Of Pride’ To Englewood By Celebrating Area’s Love, Resilience

From now until Aug. 27, Englewood residents can vote which two mural designs they'd like painted on the 58th and Racine viaduct.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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