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Thousands Of Records Of Black Residents Saved, Preserved And Now Housed At Woodson Library

Vital records are not just for establishing identity. They often provide the missing puzzle piece for people looking to find out who they are and where they come from, State Comptroller Susana Mendoza said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Former Roseland Rapper And Kanye West Bandmate Teams Up With Dame Dash On Weed Comedy, ‘Stoned’

How did a trip to visit an old friend turn into a career opportunity of a lifetime? Lucien Watson's whirlwind journey started when Ye invited him to his ranch, where Dame Dash plucked him to star in a new movie.

Roseland, Pullman

After Pandemic Closed Beloved South Loop Eatery, Cafe Bionda Is Back With A New Menu And Look

Now under guidance of native Neapolitan Cosimo Riccardi, Cafe Bionda is bringing back old favorites and new dishes for family-style dining.

South Loop

CPS Approves Land Deal For Near South Side High School — But State Rep Vows To Kill Key Funding

The land deal was approved despite opposition from residents who say the $120 million school will siphon students away from predominately Black neighborhood schools, deepening racial divides.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

508 Pershing, A $24 Million Affordable Apartment Development At Oakwood Shores, Opens In Bronzeville

The $24.3 million, four-story building offers 53 apartments as part of an effort to bring back thousands of units to the former public housing site.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Food Hall And Event Venue Proposed For Bronzeville’s The Grove Development

The Grove Bronzeville would serve as an incubator for budding Black women food entrepreneurs and also host a coding academy.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

After Mass Shooting In Washington Park, Anti-Violence Group Loses Permit To Play Ball There

Two people were killed and 10 wounded in a Sept. 13 shooting in the park, but organizers of the game said it had nothing to do with them — and now they're being punished.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Affordable Lofts In Bronzeville, Black-Owned Dispensary And More South Lakefront Projects Get City Council Approval

A former Potbelly sandwich shop on Wabash Avenue will be converted into Black-owned cannabis dispensary Family Roots, LLC.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Youth Policy Director Khari Humphries Running For 4th Ward Alderperson

South Side native Khari Humphries joins aldermanic hopefuls Ebony Lucas and Tracey Bey in the contest to succeed Sophia King.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Beloved Bronzeville Storyteller Lorenzo Young Honored With Mural: ‘He Was All About Ancestors, History And Tradition’

Lorenzo Young was a gifted storyteller known for telling tales about Bronzeville's history — and for his big heart.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Trail Task Force Rallying Support, Fundraising For Multimillion-Dollar Project

The team will meet with officials from Paris, one of Chicago's sister cities, this month to learn best practices around such trails.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Northwestern’s $130 Million Bronzeville Clinic, 43 Green And Black-Owned Dispensary Get Key City Backing

Four projects on the Near South Side are one step closer to reality, potentially bringing a health care center, plus businesses and homes to the area. The City Council will vote on the proposals Wednesday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

South Loop Love Fridge Needs Volunteers, Food Donations As Demand Stays High

As food costs rise, more residents are turning to The Love Fridge network for help — and the South Loop location is struggling to keep up with demand, a volunteer said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Police Ran Over A Woman In 2019. Her Family Wants To Know: Did That Cause Her Death 2 Years Later?

Martina Standley died in January, more than two years after officers hit her in their SUV, causing severe injuries. Her family and a South Side activist are fighting to uncover what happened.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Medicine Opening Outpatient Clinic Inside Former Shore Bank Home In Kenwood

The clinic would operate with a small staff of physicians seeing 60-90 patients a day, UChicago leaders said. Shore Bank went insolvent in 2010, and UChicago bought the property in 2019.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Wendell Phillips High School Gets ‘Monumental’ $17 Million Annex With New Gym, Locker Rooms, Hall Of Fame

"This project will show students and staff that the work they do is valued, and they are not being overlooked," said state Sen. Mattie Hunter, who helped secure funding for the project.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Author Returns To Printers Row Lit Fest This Weekend Ahead Of 2nd Children’s Book Release

Tiffany Smith's debut book about a Black girl seeing the world from her magic carpet became a hit among young readers. You can see her and other authors this weekend at the Lit Fest.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Muddy Waters Museum Plans To Add Outdoor Garden For Live Blues Performances

The North Kenwood museum is in talks to buy an adjacent vacant lot it's already been using, with hopes to transform it into a place for programs and performances.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

South Side Organizers Turn Up Pressure On City To Move Proposed High School, Build Public Housing

The activists want a meeting with Mayor Lori Lightfoot to discuss the city's plans for the proposed open-enrollment school at the former Harold Ickes Homes site.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ald. Nicole Lee, Chicago’s 1st Chinese-American Alderperson, Announces Bid To Keep Her Seat

Lee, the second Asian American to serve on the City Council, was appointed in March to replace Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson following his conviction for tax fraud.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park
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