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Lee Edwards

Englewood, Chatham & Auburn Gresham reporter

Hyde Park Voters Wait In Line For Hours After Polling Station Runs Out Of Ballots

Voters waiting in the long line received a special surprise delivery of dozens of pizzas from Pizza to the Polls.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Despite Threat Of Boycott And Loss Of TIF Funding, Target Says It’s Still Closing South Side Stores

Response to Target's announcement to close two store locations on the South Side has been swift from local elected officials and mayoral candidates.

Englewood, Chatham

New Englewood High School Names Principal, Announces STEM Curriculum

Englewood's new high school with be just the ninth early college STEM high school in the district.

Englewood, Chatham

This Movable ‘People’s Spot’ Could Be Coming To Businesses Across The City

The city hopes the prototype unveiled in Chatham Monday can be used by other neighborhoods.

Englewood, Chatham

Chatham Fire Displaces 5, Causes ‘Extensive Damage’ To Multiple Homes

The fire happened near the childhood home of legendary Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks.

Englewood, Chatham

South Shore Brew Bringing Community-Focused Cafe To Jesse Jackson Jr.’s Old Office Building

Jennifer and Cory Barnes' cafe will bring coffee, food and job opportunities for young people to 71st and Yates.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

12-Year-Old Neighbor Spots Fire In Jackson Park Highlands Vacant Home, Gets Dad To Call 911

Neighbors suspect a local fire may have been caused by a squatter trying to keep warm.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘ICONIC: Black Panther’ Exhibit Honors Panthers’ Legacy In Illinois And Beyond

An exhibit commemorating the legacy of the Black Panther Party in Illinois is coming to the Stony Island Arts Bank.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Target Leaving Chatham, Morgan Park Is ‘Classic Disinvestment’ On The South Side, Bobby Rush Says

“Let us sit down at the table and discuss the issue of keeping this store open," the congressman said.

Englewood, Chatham

Target Boycott Considered As Company Closes Stores In South Side Neighborhoods: ‘This Is A Horrible Look’

“If my money is no good with you in my neighborhood, my money is no good with you outside of my neighborhood," one resident said.

South Siders ‘Devastated’ — And Caught Off Guard — By Target Closures In Chatham And Morgan Park

The South Side will be hard hit by Target's decision to close five unprofitable stores across the country.

Englewood, Chatham

‘Trunk-Or-Treating’ Gives Englewood Kids An Alternative To Knocking On Doors This Halloween

Because some parents are concerned about their kids going door-to-door, organizers are hosting an event with candy given from cars by approved donors.

Englewood, Chatham

Englewood Brews Takes A Key Step Toward Opening Craft Brewery On 63rd Street

With three beers in the works — and now a city building permit — the owners hope to begin construction near Kennedy-King College soon.

Englewood, Chatham

Community Rallies After 6 Shot Outside Funeral At Burnside Church: ‘This Is Not Acceptable’

Detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the area. Many people who attended the funeral were armed, a police commander said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

The Black Mall Expands To Larger Location on 79th Street

More than 50 black-owned businesses call The Black Mall home in Chatham.

Englewood, Chatham

Stars Align As Kanye West, Chance The Rapper Turn Out For Amara Enyia’s Mayoral Campaign Rally

"It’s nice to see these people out here, that are my age, that I go to school with," said a University of Chicago student who turned out Tuesday at 63rd and Cottage Grove.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Popular 79th Street Bus Route Could Get Major Upgrades, Including New Bus Lanes

Upgrades to the route would include the installation of designated bus lanes, new pavement markings and curb extensions.

Englewood, Chatham

After Losing A Friend To Suicide, Englewood Woman Starts Company To Get Black Chicagoans Talking About Mental Health

BreAnna Moss believes music and poetry can get her friends and neighbors talking about mental health.

Englewood, Chatham

Candidate For Alderman Puts Fake Parking Tickets On Cars To Advertise Campaign … And Neighbors Don’t Like It

"YOUR TICKET FOR CHANGE!" reads Dernard D. Newell's bright orange campaign fliers that greeted drivers Thursday morning.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Gwendolyn Brooks Library To Be Dedicated At Chicago State University Thursday

The Pulitzer Prize winner taught at the Roseland university where she will be honored.

Roseland, Pullman
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