Walmart Closing Stores In Bronzeville, Chatham, Little Village And Lakeview Sunday
The stores are closing due to years of poor sales, company officials said. Elected leaders rebuked the move, saying the company was abandoning neighborhoods already lacking grocery stores and pharmacies.
Bronzeville’s Fourtunehouse Is Creating Space For The Next Generation Of Art Entrepreneurs
Makafui Searcy spent years watching his mother build a life for their family as a fashion designer. Now, he is striking out on his own with a bold mission.
More Rental Housing And A New Park Could Be Coming To The South Loop
Parkway Residences, a 100-unit development, will offer a combination of single-level and duplex apartments.
Rep. Lamont Robinson Wins 4th Ward Race To Replace Ald. Sophia King
Robinson defeated King’s longtime chief of staff Prentice Butler to represent several Near South Side neighborhoods.
Ald. Nicole Lee Wins 1st Full Term To Represent City’s First Asian-Majority Ward
Lee, who was appointed to the 11th Ward seat in 2022, handily won Tuesday's race after police officer Anthony Ciaravino forced a runoff.
Local Artist Fundraising To Restore Nat King Cole Mural In Bronzeville
Installed in 2014, the mural has fallen into disrepair due to time and the elements. Artist Chris Devins needs help to restore it.
Chris Evans Of ‘Captain America’ To Headline C2E2 This Weekend
Tickets are still available for the three-day event, but they're going fast.
$3.8 Billion Bronzeville Lakefront Megadevelopment Breaks Ground At Former Michael Reese Hospital Site
The sprawling 48-acre megadevelopment will offer mixed-income housing, retail, a welcoming center and a life sciences center. It's expected to be completed by 2035.
Here’s How Lamont Robinson And Prentice Butler Want To Improve Public Safety, Development In The 4th Ward
The two men will face each other in the April 4 runoff.
Meet The New Trio Of Entrepreneurs Setting Up Shop In Washington Park’s L1 Business Hub
From calming candles to Florida Water, these small business owners are centering self-care.
City Officials Blocked Land Sale To Help Michael Reese Megadevelopment, Lawsuit Says
King Sykes LLC said city leaders thwarted a $30 million deal to sell the land to a data center operator, then offered a lowball deal to scoop up the land for the megadevelopment.
‘You Didn’t See Nothin’ Podcast Takes A Closer Look At The Lenard Clark Case And Its Impact On A Fractured City
In 1997, a 13-year-old Black boy rode his bike into a mostly-white section of Bridgeport, and three white teens severely beat him. A journalist who covered the case at the time revisits the case in a new podcast.
Ald. Nicole Lee Faces Police Officer Anthony Ciaravino For 11th Ward Seat — And Both Support Vallas For Mayor
Lee, who was appointed to the seat in 2022, said bringing a new high school to the community is one of her top priorities, while Ciaravino said he would prioritize public safety.
Tempers Flare As Supporters Of Mayoral Candidates Clash Over Paul Vallas’ Education Record
Educators from other cities showed up to support Brandon Johnson and criticize the way Vallas ran their school districts. Meanwhile, the ex-school CEO's backers showed up to defend his credentials.
A Former Charter School In Douglas Has Been Converted Into A Shelter For Migrants
The shelter is one of 10 facilities the city has converted into temporary housing for migrants being bused here from Texas and Colorado.
Prentice Butler To Face State Rep. Lamont Robinson In 4th Ward Runoff
By about 100 votes, Butler prevailed over attorney Ebony Lucas to squeak into the head-to-head contest with Robinson. They are vying to replace Ald. Sophia King, who gave up her council seat to run for mayor.
Get Free Chicken & Waffles In Bronzeville Wednesday To Celebrate Soul Food Spot’s 15th Anniversary
Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas is scheduled to make an appearance at Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles' new location.
In Short Film ‘Bl*irish,’ A Black South Side Family Discovers Their Irish Roots
My Block, My Hood, My City has also released a hoodie to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Driver Crashes Into Newly Renovated Small Business Incubator In Bronzeville
The team working to revitalize Bronzeville moved into the building nearly 20 years ago and had recently been renovating it.
South Side Church Where Emmett Till’s Funeral Was Held Could Become National Historic Site
The Roberts Temple National Historic Site Act would establish the 125-year-old church as a national monument, placing it under the management of the National Park Service.