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Lee Edwards

Englewood, Chatham & Auburn Gresham reporter

With Art Starting At $1, Bronzeville Sale Aims To Make Art Affordable For Everyone

The art sale is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the South Side Community Arts Center.

Chatham Shop Windows Get A Kwanzaa-Themed Makeover Thanks To Kwanzaa On The 9 Saturday

The Kwanzaa displays were inspired by the elaborate Christmas displays in shop windows on State Street in the Loop.

Hard To Play And A Joy To Hear, 17th Century Mexican Christmas Music Coming To Chicago Venues

The Newberry Consort will host three concerts across Chicagoland featuring popular Christmas music from 17th Century Mexico.

‘Problem’ Convenience Store In Chatham Replaced With Fried Chicken Spot: ‘Not Ideal… But Better’

The former site of King Food and Deli has been replaced with a Krispy's Fried Chicken & Seafood restaurant.

CityKey Municipal ID Program Was Pitched As A Way To Help Immigrants — But People From All Walks Of Life Are Snagging One

Need a government-issued ID but don't have a birth certificate or driver's license? This (free, for now) card aims to bring folks out of the "shadows."

You Can Still Help Light Up King Drive This Holiday Season — Here’s How

“A lot of times on those blocks there’s a lot of blue [police] lights flashing, but we want the kids on those blocks to see some blue holiday lights."

‘Game-Changer’ Englewood STEM High School Is Attracting Students From Outside The Neighborhood, Principal Says

When completed in fall 2019, it will have room for 1,200 students, but its first freshman class will be 300-360 students, the principal said.

‘Positively Melanin,’ Born From An Obama Foundation Project, Helps Young Black Professionals Find Mentors

Through Positively Melanin young professionals of color will have access to an online community of mentors.

From The Suburbs To The South Side, Owner Of Chatham’s New Full Slab BBQ Is Glad To Be Home

After opening a thriving BBQ spot in Grayslake, former engineer Samuel Gilbert was ready to come home.

CPS Officials Share Updates On New Englewood High School At Meeting Tuesday Night

The school is expected to open in fall 2019 with a freshman-only class in the now-shuttered Paul Robeson High School building.

My Block, My Hood, My City’s Volunteer Snow Patrol Hits The Streets To Help Those In Need

Senior citizens, people living with a disability and those who are concerned about an area that never gets shoveled can request a volunteer online.

The Woodlawn Wants To Bring Pop-Up Restaurants To Its Chatham Community Hub

Donnell Digby's community incubator, The Woodlawn, will soon provide a spot for a revolving group of restaurants.

South Shore Artists, Businesses Shine During CONNECT, Popping Up On 71st Street This Weekend

After a successful fest in Hyde Park, the Silver Room's Eric Williams was asked to bring the event to South Shore.

Englewood Groups To Give Away 1,300 Free Turkeys To South Side Families Before Thanksgiving

St. Sabina Church will hand out turkeys Saturday and Think Outside Da Block will host a giveaway Monday.

Controversial King Food & Deli In Chatham Closes Amid Criticism From Alderman, Neighbors

Ald. Roderick Sawyer and community groups criticized the store for having limited grocery items and selling unhealthy snacks and cigars that could be used for blunts.

Black-Owned McDonald’s Sites To Give Away 2,000 Turkeys This Week — And Veterans Get To Go First

Five hundred frozen turkeys will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis at four McDonald's across the Chicago area.

Haji Healing Salon Aims To Be ‘Oasis And Sanctuary’ On Bustling 79th Street In Chatham

Aya-Nikole Cook, the salon's owner, hopes her healing and wellness business fills a void on the South Side.

Black Friday Target Protest Threatened Downtown If South Side Stores Aren’t Saved

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush is pushing to save the Targets in Chatham in Morgan Park. "We know how to intensify our protest.”

Pullman Community Center Is Officially Open — Here Are The Hours, Camps, Programs And Costs

The $20 million community center has been called a "game changer" for the neighborhood.

$20 Million ‘Game Changer’ Pullman Community Center Set To Open Thursday

Built on vacant land, the huge new indoor complex has three full-sized fields, basketball courts and community areas.

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