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Deeply Rooted Dance Company Gets $5 Million City Grant Ahead Of Big Washington Park Move

The 27-year-old dance company hopes to move into its new $15.6 million home in December 2024.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Housing Activists Say It’s Time For A New CHA Boss After Agency Moves To Sell Former Taylor Homes Land

Advocates also want a meeting with Mayor Brandon Johnson and a moratorium on land sales. "When someone else can come in and take housing we're still waiting on, that's not right," one resident said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ald. Nicole Lee Plans To Help The Near South Side Thrive — And Make A New High School A Reality

With her first year behind her, Lee plans to focus on implementing a participatory budget committee and economic development in her new term.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Bronzeville’s Nat King Cole Mural Is Fully Restored Thanks To Neighbors

Artist Chris Devins was able to complete the project restoring themural with the help of donations and a contribution from Ald. Pat Dowell's office.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

As CHA Moves To Sell Public Housing Land To XS Tennis Owner, Activists Vow To Fight For Residents To Return

Kamau Murray's plan to build 39 two-flats and townhomes for tennis employees on the former Robert Taylor Homes awaits federal approval. Housing activists say they won't let it happen.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘Wishing Well’ Exhibit At Bronzeville’s Fourtunehouse Art Center Tackles The Black Experience With Water

Artist Mechiya Jamison takes a closer look at the relationship between Black people and water, including the fight for water justice in predominantly Black neighborhoods.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

South Loop School Celebrates History-Making Double Golden Apple Winners

Students swarmed teachers Helen Chan and Rick Coppola as both won the prestigious Golden Apple award at a surprise pep rally.

South Loop

As Basketball Hoops Vanish From Near South Side Campus, Activist Asks: Where Are Kids Supposed To Play?

The National Teachers Academy began removing hoops when class was not in session after adults made a mess of the courts, officials said. "The safety of the students had to come first."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

CPS Moves Forward With Urban Prep Takeover As 2 Finalists Vie To Become Principal Of Blended Campus

Pavielle Driver, principal at Air Force Academy High School, and Christopher Shelton, principal at STEM Academy High School, are being considered to lead the overhauled, CPS-led campus of the lauded all-boys charter school

Bronzeville, Near South Side

South Loop’s Top This Mac ‘N Cheese Launches Free Meal Fridays To Thank The City’s First Responders

The free meals will be available the first Friday of each month for professionals in uniform — or with ID — while supplies last.

South Loop

South Side Group Wants To Beef Up Teen Programs After Youth Gatherings Downtown Turned Violent

The Support Group has helped thousands of Chicago teens through entrepreneur camps, basketball clinics and work opportunities. "More funding needs to come to our communities for programs like this," its founder said.


43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge Over DuSable Lake Shore Drive Opens In Time For Summer

The new bridge is similar in design to the 41st Street Bridge and is wheelchair accessible.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Celebrate Trails Day With The Bronzeville Trail Task Force At Block Party This Weekend

There will be hot dogs, burgers and chips, along with food vendors. Attendees will be updated on the trail's progress.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

After 30-Year Break From School, This Sax-Playing South Side Grandpa Is Set To Graduate

Frank Logan spent years believing school was out of reach until a major life change presented him the chance to try again. He's graduating from Harold Washington College in May.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Frustrated Activist Calls For Public’s Help In Killing Of 1-Year-Old Zaiden Collins In North Lawndale

As headlines focused on shootings and teen gatherings Downtown, several young people were killed on the South and West sides with little attention, Violence Interrupters founder Tio Hardiman said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Kias And Hyundais Keep Getting Stolen — And Now Illinois’ Attorney General Wants Them Recalled

More than 7,000 Kias and Hyundais were stolen just in 2022 in Chicago, according to the Illinois Attorney General's Office.


Bronzeville’s Palmer Mansion Will Become Obsidian Collection Archive, Coworking For Black Creators

City Council also approved $6 million for the construction of the much-anticipated Lillian Marcie Center for the Performing Arts.


43 Green, Bronzeville’s First Transit-Oriented Development, Could Welcome First Residents Next Month

The $81.8 million Invest South/West project is adjacent to the 43rd Street Green Line station near Prairie Avenue, making it the first equitable transit-oriented development on the South Side.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Virtue Chef Erick Williams Leading Plan To Bring Condos And Retail To Bronzeville’s 47th Street

The five-building project is planned for a commercial corridor where the neighborhood Walmart recently closed. Developers hope to bring Black-owned businesses there.


Walmart Fought For Years To Open In Chicago. Now, South And West Siders Feel Betrayed As They Close

Customers and local leaders are scrambling to find alternatives for groceries, prescriptions and other necessities in the wake of the mega chain's decision to abruptly shutter four of its eight Chicago stores.

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