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South Loop Neighbors Vow To Block Opening Of Black-Owned Dispensary

Neighbors worried about traffic circulated petitions to prevent the dispensary from opening and ban other dispensaries from the area.

South Loop

Chicago’s Youngest Mayoral Hopeful, Ja’Mal Green, Wants Cops, Not Taxpayers, To Pay For Police Misconduct

The activist also wants to create a public bank and believes his youth would benefit the city.

Citywide

At South Loop’s Top This Macaroni & Cheese, Virtue Chefs Give Comfort Food Staple A Decadent Upgrade

With a dozen toppings — including Buffalo chicken and roasted veggies — the new delivery-only restaurant is making mac-and-cheese even more indulgent.

South Loop

Urban Prep Students Could Be Moved To New Buildings Under CPS Takeover

CPS spokespeople said district leaders have not made any final decisions, but officials told parents otherwise. Urban Prep's leaders want the state to block CPS' move to gain oversight of the Englewood and Bronzeville campuses.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Shop Local 2022: A Bronzeville, South Loop And Washington Park Gift Guide

From Yoda bongs to "Celfie" planters, find the perfect gift for the ones you love (or yourself!).

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Father Pfleger’s Supporters Take Fight To The Archdiocese Calling For South Side Priest’s Reinstatement

Pfleger was asked to step down in October as the Archdiocese investigates claims the popular South Side pastor and activist sexually abused a minor.

Downtown

South Loop Job Training Center Wants To Get More Black And Brown Residents Into Construction

Hire360's new center is aimed at creating a "supply chain" of talent to keep the city going, developers said.

South Loop

Jones College Prep Needs Leaders To Listen After Principal Removed Over Handling Of Student’s Nazi-Like Costume, Community Says

Longtime Principal Joseph Powers was removed after videos of a student goose-stepping in a Nazi-like uniform spread on social media. It is unclear if the student will be disciplined.

South Loop

Dreezy Claus Is Back And Ready To Spread Holiday Cheer At City’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Andre Russell's alter ego is booked and busy. Now, he's laying the groundwork to launch a Black Santa school.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Need A Free Turkey For The Holidays? Black McDonald’s Operators Association Is Giving Them Away

The free event, now in its 22nd year, will provide families with a holiday meal kit with turkeys and side dishes.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Women Head To The Polls To Protect Right To Abortion: ‘We Can’t Afford To Go Back’

More women across the country registered to vote after Roe v. Wade was overturned in June. “I did it for me, my daughter, for the women who came before me," one Chicago voter said.

Citywide

Lunch Staff Shortages Persist At CPS As One Of Its Top Schools Is Unable To Feed All Students For First Time

Whitney Young's cafeteria struggled with a one-day lunch food shortage for the first time. Staffing and supply chain issues have plagued schools across the district since last year.

Citywide

After Principal’s Ouster, Jones College Prep Students Stage Sit-In To Combat Racism On Campus

CPS removed Principal Joseph Powers after video surfaced of a student goose-stepping in a Nazi-like costume during the school's Halloween parade.

South Loop

Jones College Prep Principal Removed After Halloween Parade With Student Goose-Stepping In Nazi-Like Uniform

The incident was "completely inconsistent with our values as a school district," CPS CEO Pedro Martinez told parents Friday. Arthur Slater will take over Joseph Powers' post immediately.

South Loop

Jones College Prep Students Plan Protest After Student Shows Up In Nazi-Like Uniform On Halloween

A student showed up to school in what appeared to be a Nazi uniform on Halloween and goose-stepped during a parade. Now, students are planning a walkout.

South Loop

Flyers With A Noose That Say ‘White Only’ Alarmed Chicagoans On Social Media. The Black Artist Behind Them Said She Has No Regrets

The Black artist behind the unconventional marketing campaign said there's a reason for provocative imagery.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Deeply Rooted, A Beloved Black Dance Company, Is Coming To Washington Park

The dance company has received $4.5 million in state, city and private support to build a 30,000-square-foot South Side Dance Center.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘South Loop Stories’ Talk Thursday Aims To Capture Complicated History Of The Neighborhood

Historian Dennis McClendon is discussing the good, bad and ugly of the South Loop, from its industrial roots and dalliance with vice to its current iteration as a middle-class enclave.

South Loop

‘MAPPED,’ A New Online Tool, Is Helping Neighbors Connect With Local Nonprofits

The site gives users a closer look at civic projects across the city so they can learn more about nonprofits and their projects.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Is Getting A ‘Time Out-Style’ Food Hall, An Outpatient Clinic And An Eco-Apartment Project

All three projects are set to open within the next two years.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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