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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.