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Plan For High School At 24th And State Faces Community Opposition At Tense Bronzeville Meeting

Activists blasted Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Housing Authority for their lack of transparency and demanded the return of public housing units promised to them and that the school's location be moved to The 78 megadevelopment.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Harold Lucas, The ‘Godfather Of Bronzeville,’ Remembered At Community Memorial

A community organizer and fixture on WVON, Lucas was known for witty political commentaries and unfailing generosity. He died this month after a prolonged illness.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Residents Divided On Proposed Near South Side High School At Chinatown Town Hall

Despite moments of tension, some saw the meeting as a "good start" to find common ground as neighbors and organizers debate if the school should be built.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Taste For The Homeless Fest Heads To Dolton For A Mardi Gras Party This Weekend — And They Need Your Help

Organizers of the event, which offers entertainment as well as high-quality food for those in need, will give out shoes, clothes and more this year. "Anyone can come through, have some food, grab some new items and just have an awesome time."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Hundreds Of Kias And Hyundais Are Being Stolen In Cook County — Is A Viral TikTok Video To Blame?

Thefts are surging throughout the United States — with more than 600 thefts in Cook County — after a TikTok video from a group of teens showed how to start Hyundais and Kias without keys.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

This South Side Group Is Helping Students Get Fly For The School Year With Free Haircuts

I Am A Gentleman, which mentors boys and men in Chicago, has been giving away haircuts all month: "I'm just making sure that young men will be able to go to school with a smile."

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Prairie Shores’ Multimillion-Dollar Community Clubhouse Opens In Bronzeville

The two-story facility, part of an effort to modernize the '50s building, boasts TV lounges, a bar and an oversized deck.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bud Billiken Returns This Weekend With Jeremih As Grand Marshal

It will be the first time since the pandemic that the country's largest Black parade will run the full 2-mile route down King Drive.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Need School Supplies? Here’s Your Guide To Back-To-School Giveaways In Chicago

Block Club rounded up events for people looking to donate or pick up free school supplies for their students.

Citywide

Bronzeville Jazz Fest Comes To King Drive This Weekend

The day-long event will include performances from Reggie Foster, Audley Reid, Willie Fultz and Julia Huff.

Arts

Bronzeville Soul Restaurant Now Open On King Drive, Bringing ‘Great Soul Food With A Great Vibe’

Bronzeville Soul owner Mario Coleman hopes to win over customers with affordable, filling food, just like your grandmother used to make.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville’s 43 Green, A Project Bringing Affordable Homes Next To Green Line, Celebrates Milestone With ‘Topping Ceremony’

The development will bring 99 apartments — 50 of them affordable — to Bronzeville.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Award-Winning Bronzeville Incubator Looking For Community Day Volunteers

Recently recognized for their community building work, the team behind Creative Grounds at Overton hopes to recreate their success with another shuttered school site on the West Side.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Historical Monumental Baptist Church, An ‘Enduring Fortress’ In Bronzeville, Is Now A City Landmark

The South Side church hosted extravagant performances of Handel's "Messiah" in the '60s that would draw visitors from across the country.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

We Are Jane: South Side Activist Revives Jane Collective To Help People Access Safe Abortions — Here’s How To Join

The Janes helped thousands of women get abortions before Roe v. Wade. Now, activist Tamar Manasseh is reviving the concept with We Are Jane, partnering with the Chicago Abortion Fund, and hoping to work with other groups to help Black and Brown women get the care they need.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Activists Say Proposed Near South Side High School Would Create More Segregation

The $120 million school is planned for a portion of the former Harold Ickes Homes site, already being redeveloped into housing that pledged to bring hundreds of low-income units back to the land.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Shedd Aquarium To Get 40-Foot Underwater Tunnel As Part Of A $500 Million Overhaul

The Shedd will see parts of its exterior and interior redesigned to improve accessibility as it prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2030.

South Loop

Near South Side CPS High School A Step Closer To Reality After CHA Agrees To Lease Former Public Housing Site

The move sets aside part of the old Harold Ickes Homes site to build a $120 million school for Near South Side neighborhoods. Now, the plan heads to the Chicago Board of Education for a vote.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Art District Tour Returns For Another Season As ‘Palm Sunday’ Makes Its Debut

The double-decker trolleys are back too after a two-year hiatus, allowing people to view Bronzeville art and galleries in style.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Rebuild Foundation Looking For More Artists-in-Residence For Retreat At Currency Exchange Cafe

The six-month program allows local entrepreneurs to gain brick-and-mortar experience while earning an honorarium up to $10,000.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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