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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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

South Loop

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chris Evans Of ‘Captain America’ To Headline C2E2 This Weekend

Tickets are still available for the three-day event, but they're going fast.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

$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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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