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What Does A Perfect Day In Chicago Look Like? A New Recipe And Guidebook Takes You Across The City

"(A) Part: A Recipe Guidebook to Chicago" features more than 20 local creators taking you to their favorite places and sharing recipes that remind them of Chicago.

Citywide

Short Film Puts Spotlight On ’40s South Side Through Black Love And Poetry: ‘We Need A Lot More Stories’

The film explores Black, queer love through the lens of a '40s poet. Viewers can watch "The Funnel" virtually Friday at the Reeling Film Festival.

Citywide

Englewood Connect, A $14 Million Culinary Hub And Community ‘Living Room,’ Breaks Ground At Century-Old Firehouse

Developers at McLaurin Development Partners said construction will begin on the culinary hub in the "coming weeks," and it could open by summer.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham’s Jamaican Jerk Villa Moves Into Larger Location On 79th Street, With Restaurant And Bar Opening Next Spring

The new location is open with to-go options, but once the expansion is complete, neighbors can sit and enjoy their dinners with a cocktail.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

The Lyte Collective Opens $1.8 Million Community Center, Giving Youth Experiencing Homelessness A Safe Space To Call Home

Young people can visit the Lyte Lounge three days a week to get the services they need or relax in a music studio, art space and yoga room.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

$5 Million Chatham Car Wash Approved By City A Day After Neighbors Protest Plan: ‘We’re Not Being Heard’

Chatham neighbors said they don't want a car wash on the vacant site because it will add traffic. They want a sit-down restaurant or something that will add more jobs to the area.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A $5.3 Million Restaurant Hub Will Open In Englewood Next Year: ‘We Want To Do Something Different’

The food hub will house Pass the Peas, a soul food restaurant, and Ellie's Urban Grill, a sports and entertainment eatery. Pop-up restaurants will serve a range of cuisines.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood’s Whole Foods Market Could Have New Grocer Announced ‘In The Next 30 Days’

Developers have narrowed their list of what will replace Whole Foods down to three choices. The new grocer will open early next year, developers said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A TikTok Historian And Englewood Artist Are Launching South Side Neighborhood Tours To ‘Change The Perspectives’

Shermann "Dilla" Thomas and Tonika Johnson will host two tours Sept. 25 exploring the past and present of Englewood.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Whole Foods Market Will Close Its Much-Touted Englewood Store In November

Employees received a 60-day notice Tuesday, an employee said. Whole Foods representatives announced in April the store would shut down but didn't provide a date.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Reopens Its Chatham Branch After 2-Year Closure: ‘We Are Here To Stay’

GN bank closed its Chatham branch in 2020 because of closed accounts and a decline in transactions, company leaders said. It is open for limited services.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Sean Flynn, Ald. David Moore’s Former Chief Of Staff, Challenging Ald. Michelle Harris For South Side Seat

Flynn hopes to oust the four-term City Council veteran representing the 8th Ward. But Harris said she's "absolutely, positively not going anywhere."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Need Professional Headshots? An Englewood Nonprofit Has You Covered — For Free

Made In Englewood will offer free makeup, photography and printing services Saturday for anyone wanting personal or professional pictures.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. Will Retire After Almost 2 Decades Leading South Side Ward

Brookins, 58, is one of the longest sitting City Council members and wants to "hand the reins over to a new generation of leadership," according to his office.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Mahalia Jackson Court, A Pop-Up Plaza With Restaurants, Art And Play Space, Opens In Chatham

The court dedicated to the South Side gospel singer will have daily food trucks, live music and art from local artists. It is the first step to creating the Mahalia Jackson Cultural District along 79th Street, organizers said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After Lightning Strikes Auburn Gresham Home, Journalist Asks For Help To Rebuild

Susan Ellis escaped the blaze after neighbors told her the home was on fire. The home that has been in her family for more than 60 years was severely damaged, she said. “My father built this."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A Popular Chatham Facebook Page Compared A Bikini Car Wash Fundraiser To ‘P-Valley,’ Sparking Clashes Among Neighbors

Kijwana Thompson has hosted the event for years without incident to raise money for back-to-school supplies for kids. But a social media post about it prompted backlash.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A $5 Million Buddy Bear Car Wash Could Be Coming To Chatham

The car wash will repurpose long-vacant land in on 83rd Street. It could go before the City Council for approval in September.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

New Englewood Commercial Hub Features Clothing Store, Coffee Shop, Barbershop And Design Firm — All Led By People Of Color

The 4,000-square-foot retail shop was developed by the E.G. Woode collective. "We're changing the trajectory of Englewood," one entrepreneur said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

$43 Million Auburn Gresham Apartments Break Ground After Months Of Community Debate

The development is the first of 10 Invest South/West projects to move forward after months of community meetings and criticism led developers to redesign the plans.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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