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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.

Englewood, Chatham

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.

Englewood, Chatham

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.

Englewood, Chatham

‘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.

Englewood, Chatham

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.

Englewood, Chatham

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, Chatham

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."

Englewood, Chatham

Englewood Mom Protected Her Daughters All Their Lives — But They Couldn’t Be With Her As She Died From COVID-19

Lillie Merrill, 98, was a fiercely independent Englewood mother with a heart as big as her wardrobe. After suffering from Alzheimer's disease, she contracted coronavirus and died in April.

Englewood, Chatham

Englewood Dad, Lost To COVID At 55, Always Had Jokes, Drew A Crowd Of Admirers When He Danced: ‘It Happened So Fast’

"I miss his jokes and his laugh. I miss it every day," Jones' older sister said.

Englewood, Chatham

A New Housing Complex Could Be Coming To Auburn Gresham. Here’s How To Weigh In With Feedback

The $20 million development, part of the city's INVEST South/West program, would bring 56 units of affordable housing to 79th Street.

Englewood, Chatham

Englewood Town Hall Is Back Virtually, Bringing The Neighborhood’s 5 Aldermen Together For Updates

Residents will have the opportunity to ask the aldermen questions while learning about community developments. This time, on Zoom.

Englewood, Chatham

Chicago’s Black Activists Aren’t Putting Their Faith In Biden: ‘We’re Going To Continue To Take Care Of Ourselves’

Under Trump, Chicago activists pushed for major reforms. Biden will be a big shift for the country, but local activists say they aren't investing hope in a system where "there's always a loophole."

Englewood, Chatham

Chatham’s New Workforce Center Wants To Help Residents Find, Change Careers

The new facility will serve thousands of local job seekers a year. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are scheduled to attend the virtual grand opening.

Englewood, Chatham

Know A Kid Who Needs A Coat? Here’s Where To Get A Free One In Englewood On MLK Day

Think Outside Da Block and DTLR are teaming up to help Englewood kids stay warm this winter.

Englewood, Chatham

Father Pfleger Child Sex Abuse Allegation Leaves South Side Community ‘In Shock’: ‘He Did So Much For Us’

Whether or not they attended his St. Sabina Church, Auburn Gresham residents say the outspoken pastor has been a vital member of the predominately Black South Side community since 1981.

Englewood, Chatham

‘Devastated’ Pfleger, Removed Over Child Sex Abuse Allegation, Says He’s Angry, Hurt — But Can’t Speak Out More

"I have been asked by the Diocese not to speak out at this time," Pfleger wrote on Facebook. "I am Blessed with good leadership and amazing members, whom I love."

Englewood, Chatham

Greg Johnson, Owner Of Alice’s Bar-B-Q, Dies At 72 — But Legendary Bronzeville Spot Is Staying In The Family

People from all walks of life came out to remember Johnson last month. "He had a way of seeing inside you, of seeing you in a way you didn't see yourself," his former partner said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Father Michael Pfleger Removed From St. Sabina Over Child Sex Abuse Allegations From 40 Years Ago

Cardinal Blase Cupich said Tuesday he's asked Pfleger to step aside from his leadership post as the Archdiocese of Chicago investigates the decades-old claim of abuse.

Englewood, Chatham

Man Shot, Seriously Wounded While Attending Grand Crossing Memorial, Police Say

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

Englewood, Chatham

Washington Park Christmas Tree Vandalized A 3rd Time: ‘This Hurts Because This Community Deserves Nice Things’

The tree is part of an effort to bring Christmas decorations to the area. But both years the tree has been set up in the park, someone has damaged it.

Englewood, Chatham
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