South Side Alderpeople Want City Hearing After Grocery Stores Leave Englewood, Auburn Gresham, West Garfield Park
Days after neighbors learned an Auburn Gresham Aldi had closed, Ald. Raymond Lopez filed a City Council resolution saying leaders must "reimagine the entire food access system."
Auburn Park, A $35 Million Metra Station, Is Moving Forward: ‘Auburn Gresham Is On The Move’
The Auburn Park Metra station will run along the Rock Island Line. Construction is expected to wrap in 2024.
Auburn Gresham Aldi Abruptly Closes, Leaving South Siders With 1 Less Grocery Store: ‘It’s One Hit After Another’
Aldi on Ashland Avenue closed June 12 but one resident said neighbors did not know about it until they showed up to see the building boarded up and a "closed" banner on the side of the building.
Bronzeville’s Pilgrim Baptist Church Gets $2 Million To Rebuild, Create National Museum Of Gospel Music
State Sen. Mattie Hunter, who attended Pilgrim Baptist Church as a child, helped secure the funding to support a $10 million effort to rebuild the space destroyed by fire and a storm.
Englewood’s Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club Will Host Father’s Day March To ‘Promote Peace And Unity’
There will be live music, free food, swag bags and games for the entire family at the event.
Englewood Village Market Kicks Off Saturday, Bringing Fresh Produce, Live Music To The South Side
Neighbors can visit the Englewood Village Market starting Saturday through Oct. 29 for food and plants, chef demos and family-fun activities.
1-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured After Fall From Englewood Building
The boy went through a screen and a window, falling three floors. He has been hospitalized in critical condition.
Postal Worker Kierra Coles Disappeared Nearly 4 Years Ago. Her Family And Police Are Boosting Efforts To Find Her
Kierra Coles was three months pregnant when she went missing Oct. 2, 2018. "If you know something, please say something," her mother said in a recent video about the case.
Kickstands Restaurant, A Motorcycle-Themed Eatery, Is Coming To Auburn Gresham This Summer
The restaurant will have memorabilia along the walls, chairs and booths with motorcycle themes and menu items with motorcycle references in the names, an owner said.
Englewood’s Elevated Nature Trail Could Open As Soon As 2027: ‘This Is The Moment Everyone Has Been Waiting For’
After nearly two decades, plans to bring a 1.75-mile nature trail to Englewood are underway. “You have stuck with us for years to make this happen, and I think we have the team assembled to make it happen," city officials said.
The Ellen Show Surprises Englewood’s Southside Blooms With $10,000 To Build Flower Farm For At-Risk Youth
The money will allow the organization to hire young people in need of a job or community service project and “get them off the streets and into the flower industry,” Southside Blooms' founder said.
How To Get The City To Pay Up To $1,020 For Your Home, Business Security Systems
The Home and Business Protection Rebate Program will provide reimbursements to people who buy security cameras and a year of video storage, as well as outdoor lighting and vehicle GPS trackers.
Englewood’s Vinyl & Vittles Brings A Spin Of Music And Fun To The South Side
The live music event, hosted monthly, will connect neighbors with local DJs, record sellers and restaurants. “We want Englewood to feel empowered to know that events are happening throughout their community this summer," an organizer said.
Englewood Peace Fest Saturday Will Honor Victims Of Gun Violence: ‘This Is Personal’
Saturday's family-friendly community event will have free food, live musical performances, pop-up shops and more. Neighbors are encouraged to wear orange to show their support for families affected by gun violence.
Ald. Roderick Sawyer Is Running For Mayor, Following In His Father’s Footsteps
The South Side alderman vowed to tackle the city's crime and would fire Police Supt. David Brown. "The city is lacking in terms of what people want to see in leadership," Sawyer said.
A Black, Queer Woman Created A Skincare Line To Help People Love Their Bodies. Now, She’s Battling To Keep Her Business Going
Itunuoluwa Ebijimi founded Petty Butter in 2016, creating handmade shea butter mixes inspired by her Nigerian heritage. Like many self-made business owners, she's struggled during the pandemic.
Afro Joe’s Coffee Shop Reopens In Beverly Saturday: ‘We Can’t Wait To See Peoples’ Faces’
Afro Joe's will reopen in Beverly for the Memorial Day weekend with live music and a DJ. The beloved coffee shop closed its Auburn Gresham location in April.
A 108-Unit Affordable Housing Development Could Be Coming To Englewood’s 63rd Street Corridor
The project would be the second big development to come to the Englewood Square area, along with an eco-food hub and business incubator planned for an old firehouse.
Starbucks Opens Location In Brainerd: ‘This Store Will Be A Big Boost To The Community’
The store at 94th and Ashland opened earlier this month.
Chatham’s Hot Chi Chicken N’ Cones Brings Southern Tradition With Middle Eastern Spin To Former 87th Street Harold’s
Hot Chi Chicken N' Cones infuses Middle Eastern flavors with Nashville hot. It quickly became a hit with Chatham neighbors and foodies.