Child Abuse Allegation Against Father Pfleger ‘Unfounded,’ DCFS Says — But Church Says Priest Not Cleared
The investigation was to determine if Pfleger is an ongoing risk to minors. It does not relate to abuse allegations filed by two brothers in January.
Here’s Where You Can Find Free Food In Bronzeville This Weekend
A mobile pantry will give away groceries 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Church, 44 E. 41st St.
Parents Organize ‘Sick Out’ Ahead of CPS Reopening Next Week: ‘We’re Tired Of Not Being Heard’
A group of parents are keeping their kids out of virtual and physical classrooms Monday, hoping to pressure the school district into making changes.
As Deadline Nears For Winning Englewood Square Proposal, Residents Want More Transparency From City Leaders
While some are excited about developments planned for West Englewood, they fear they'll be left out of the more important decisions.
The Forum In Bronzeville Is Continuing Its Comeback, But Owners Need Help As Costs To Fix Historic Building Pile Up
Could a long-closed venue be the key to economic and cultural revival? Entrepreneur Bernard Loyd believes so, and he is determined to make it happen.
Aldermen Call For Chicago Postmaster To Resign Immediately After Watchdog Found Huge Issues With Mail
Complaints of delayed mail have dogged the Post Office for months, with issues reported in every part of the city — but four South Side post offices have faced thousands of complaints.
As City Boosts Development Near Public Transit, South Siders Urge Investment In Green Line — Where A Shutdown Crippled A Community
The Racine Green Line station closed 27 years ago as part of a two-year plan to renovate the aging rail line. A temporary closure became permanent and now the community is working toward revival.
First Phase Of Michael Reese Hospital Redevelopment Plan Gets Key City Approval
The developer's vision for the former hospital site was a hit with community leaders and elected officials, but some residents still have concerns.
Mrs. O’Leary’s 1880s Englewood Mansion For Sale — And It Has Its Very Own Fire Hydrant
Gambling boss James O'Leary supposedly had the Garfield Boulevard mansion built for his mom, Catherine, whose cow once was rumored to have started the Great Chicago Fire. The home is listed for $535,770.
Black History Month Was Born At The Old Wabash YMCA. A New Virtual Tour Lets You Stroll Through It
Living Landmark tells the story of the former Wabash YMCA at 3757 S. Wabash Ave. in Bronzeville.
Michael Reese Hospital Redevelopment Should Hire Workers From Bronzeville, Union Says
The 20-year project will give Bronzeville an economic boost, but workers want to make sure residents aren't left behind.
Englewood Artist Creates West Chatham Mural To Highlight Community Heroes And Inspire Youth
Joe "Cujodah" Nelson's new mural project will feature famous people from Chatham, like gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Chatham’s Soul Vegetarian To Reopen As Soul Veg City In March With Remodeled Building, Expanded Menu
Now called Soul Veg City, the popular vegan eatery is "going to be the best-looking, best-feeling place south of 12th Street,” one of the owners said.
Finnie Haire Launched A South Side Fried Shrimp Business And Created A Family Legacy: ‘No One Stood In His Way’
Haire, who died Jan. 26, served in the military and worked as a hairdresser and postal worker before launching Haire's Gulf Shrimp with his mom's recipe.
Artist Brandon Breaux’s ‘Everyday Black Heroes’ Honors A Modern Hero Each Day
Black artists, activists and educators are recognized this month in the South Side artist's nod to living history at the Stony Island Arts Bank and on Instagram.
Chatham Building That Housed Black-Owned Bank For Sale For $1.5 Million
The Chatham branch was built in 2000 and is suitable for multiple uses including a cannabis dispensary, according to a real estate listing.
‘The Shrimp Man’ Of Englewood Finnie Haire Dies At 80, But His Beloved Gulf Shrimp Spot Will Live On
Haire's Gulf Shrimp had fans so dedicated they'd cross state lines for its deep-fried Gulf shrimp, a recipe the patriarch inherited from his mother. The retired Navy veteran is remembered for his dapper style and dedication to his family business.
Closed Earle Elementary School Could Become Affordable Housing With Park In West Englewood
The $22 million development will create 63 units of affordable housing. Residents will have access to recovery support and recreational activities.
Business Hubs, Housing And Public Plazas: Developers Make Their Pitches For 2nd Phase Of Englewood Square
Four proposals center around repurposing the former firehouse near 63rd and Halsted. Residents can share feedback on the proposals through online surveys until Thursday.
Englewood Aldermen Commend Neighbors For Stepping Up To Help Amid Carjacking Surge
Local businessmen and volunteers are stepping up to stand watch at neighborhood gas stations as part of "Operation Safe Pump."