Lee Edwards

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore Primary category in which blog post is published

South Shore Landlords Leaving Storefronts Empty On Purpose, Chamber Boss Says

Vacant storefronts now fill the once-thriving South Shore business district. Can business "pioneers" help the neighborhood rebuild?

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The Black Mall Celebrates Black-Owned Businesses As Neighborhood Celebrities

The Black Mall, the online directory for black-owned businesses, honored companies over Memorial Day weekend in an effort to recognize their work and make them neighborhood celebrities.

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Captain Hard Times, Iconic Chatham Restaurant, Asks For Help After Burglary

“Mother Wade has always been there for us. Let’s step up for her.”

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Can Chess Help Break Down Barriers Between Cops and Chicago’s Youth?

The Cops & Kids Chess was launched this school year by Chicago Public Schools and the Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Police Department.

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The Gage Park Jazz Tackle The Special Olympics: ‘It Has To Be A Team Effort’

The team is one of Chicago's representatives in this year's Special Olympics. The team plays 13 sports a year including basketball, flag football, softball and track and field.

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Finding Jobs For Neighborhood Residents A Focus Of $70,000 in University of Chicago Grants

The University of Chicago awarded Sunshine Enterprises in Woodlawn and the Chicago Jobs Council $35,000 each to address challenges of economic upward mobility in Chicago.