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City To Replace Christmas Tree Set On Fire In Washington Park

After Block Club wrote about the burnt tree Sunday, a member of the mayor's staff contacted the Washington Park group to offer help.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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Washington Park Christmas Tree Set On Fire Again After Someone Targets Tree For 3rd Straight Year

Someone set the tree on fire after Saturday night's tree lighting ceremony. "We are trying to build on positivity, and you're trying to break us, but it will not happen," one organizer said of the perpetrator.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

A Historic Bronzeville Church And A South Loop House Museum In Line For Critical Upgrades Thanks To City Grant

Six-figure grants for Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church and the Glessner House in the Adopt-A-Landmark program will allow the buildings to get necessary roof repairs.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Artists Bring Hand-Crafted, Eco-Friendly Home Goods To Boxville Marketplace

Tovi Khali and Storie Devereaux founded Stoviink Creatives, a line of candles, soaps and sauces, for people who believe in treating themselves. They're on sale at Bronzeville's open air market.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

WVON’s ‘The Invisible Ones’ Remembers Chicago’s Missing Black Women In Five-Part Series

"I want people to know that these women mattered," said host Candace McCollum. "They were someone's mother, someone's aunt, someone's sister. We can't forget that."


Shop Local 2021: A Bronzeville, South Loop And Washington Park Holiday Gift Guide

From perfect selfie backgrounds to children's book and yoga classes, the South Loop and Bronzeville have your holiday needs covered.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

City Council’s Black Caucus Offers To Give Up A Ward To Cut A Deal In Redrawn Map Battle

The Black Caucus members have resisted demands to reduce the number of Black-majority wards as the city's map is redrawn. Now, they propose trading one majority Black ward to add a majority Latino ward.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Here’s Where You Can Find Free Food And Groceries In Bronzeville This Week

Several Bronzeville businesses are stepping up to help this Thanksgiving.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Residents Weigh In On Northwestern Medicine’s Proposed Cottage Grove Outpatient Clinic

The health care provider is planning a series of community conversations to get residents more involved.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Playwright J. Nicole Brooks Honored With Chicago Public Library Foundation Award

The playwright, along with artist Theaster Gates and author Amy Tan, were recognized for their contributions to the cultural landscape.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

After Student And Security Guard Shot Outside South Side School, Kids Need More Help Healing From Trauma, Parents Say

The shooting happened last month outside Wendell Phillips Academy High School as classes were letting out. Now, school leaders are asking: Are temporary counselors enough?

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Mariano’s Giving Free Groceries At Pop-Up Pantry Monday Afternoon

People can drive up to the outdoor event 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Nurse Hoping To Bring More Healthy Food To The Neighborhood Gets $15K City Grant

Food Matters imagines a community space, shared kitchen and indoor farming market near the 43rd Street Green Line station, aiming to create a more equitable food ecosystem in Bronzeville.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Historical Society Celebrating Grand Opening In Parkway Ballroom Saturday

Visitors will be able to learn about the neighborhood's storied history through exhibits, vintage photographs and items from the Great Migration.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘Still Searching’ Exhibit Aims To Draw Attention To Chicago’s Missing Black Women And Girls

Some of the women have been gone for decades, but their families haven't given up hope. "As long as there are people missing, there will be work to do," the artist said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Retreat At Currency Exchange Cafe Serving Cocktails, Breakfast Sandwiches Through December

Cocktail company Pour Souls and farm-to-table fare Collective Ventures will join the cafe's food and beverage residency.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Looking For A New Job? Attend ComEd’s Virtual Tech And Energy Expo Thursday

In addition to a job fair, the expo will include discussions on energy startups and the state of the Bronzeville "Community of the Future."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago’s Ethel Payne, ‘First Lady Of The Black Press,’ Is Buried In An Unmarked Grave — But A Historian Is Working To Change That

"Whatever reason why she doesn't have a headstone doesn't matter. I wanted to do something now," historian Tammy Gibson said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘Our Tomorrow Happened Yesterday’ Exhibit At Blanc Gallery Gives Voice To Black Pain And Joy

Through his mixed media creations, Raymond Thomas aims to counter dangerous narratives while celebrating Blackness.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

$100 Million Development Near Green Line In Bronzeville Weeks Away From Breaking Ground, Developer Says

The 10-story transit-oriented development will have ground-floor retail space and 99 residential units, 50 of them affordable.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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