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Local Photographers To Be Featured At Pullman Art Gallery, Starting With Opening Night Reception This Week

The "As Stewarded" photography exhibit explores stewardship and how it relates to architecture, infrastructure, preservation, demolition, construction and neglect.

Roseland, Pullman

With Roe V. Wade Overturned, Illinois And Chicago Leaders Mobilize To Protect Abortion Rights

Local officials have pledged that Chicago and Illinois will remain a "haven" where people can access abortions and other forms of reproductive health care.


Southeast Siders Demand New School Buildings After Ceiling Partially Collapses, Injures Security Guard After Major Storm

George Washington High School teachers, parents and students say their school has been poorly maintained for years before a metal beam fell from the ceiling the day after a tornado watch.

South Chicago, East Side

Tour Pullman’s Greenest, Most Colorful Yards At Annual Historical Garden Walk

Pullman's green thumbs are opening their yards for self-guided and guided tours this weekend. There will also be plants, T-shirts, garden knick knacks and art for sale.

Roseland, Pullman

Big Dogs Need Homes, Too: PAWS Chicago Hosting Saturday Adoption Event For Large Pooches

It can be hard to find homes for bigger dogs in Chicago. PAWS hopes to help them connect with families by waiving adoption fees for those dogs during a Saturday event.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

The Ultimate Guide To Juneteenth In Chicago: 50+ Barbecues, Parades And Other Ways To Celebrate This Year

From Rogers Park to Pullman, there are dozens of Juneteenth events to commemorate the date in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Texas to free enslaved people.


Here Are Some Street Upgrades That Will Start Rolling Out In Pullman In 2023

Better walkways for pedestrians and bike lanes are some of the proposals for 111th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue as part of the city's Chicago Works infrastructure program.

Roseland, Pullman

Pullman Community Center Flourishes As A Special Place For Neighborhood Kids: ‘When They Go To The Center, They Feel Free’

The Pullman Community Center is also home to several local sports leagues, including the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy’s baseball team, which played Lane Tech in the Chicago Public School’s Baseball Championship game in May.

Roseland, Pullman

Gyrls In The H.O.O.D. Giving Away Free Diapers, Baby Wipes And More To Young Parents This Week

Parents 23 and younger can receive infant-care items at the foundation’s headquarters on State Street. You can also donate items for the giveaway.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Enjoy Outdoor Shopping, Food, Live Music In South Chicago Saturday

Community members can enjoy outdoor shopping and dining at 89th Street and Commercial Avenue as part of the Chicago Alfresco program to enliven outdoor spaces in neighborhoods.

South Chicago, East Side

Serbian Culture Festival Kicks Off In East Side This Weekend With Live Music, Serbian Food And More

St. Simeon Mirotocivi Serbian Orthodox Church is hosting its annual Serb Fest on 114th Street Saturday and Sunday.

South Chicago, East Side

South Side 4th Graders Will Explore Chicago In Pullman National Monument Summer Program

Youths in the program will explore three Chicago destinations with local park rangers, including the Pullman National Monument, a local nature area and a Downtown location.

Roseland, Pullman

Get Active In June At Pullman National Monument Health And Wellness Programs

Park rangers are leading free walking, biking, yoga and Zumba sessions each Saturday in June.

Roseland, Pullman

Taste Of Chicago Is Back. Here’s The Full Lineup Of Restaurants, Music And More

This year's Taste will include a scaled-down festival in Grant Park, plus neighborhood festivals in Austin, Pullman and Little Village. There will no food tickets sold this year, with cash and credit cards accepted instead.


Far South Side School Hosting Clothing Drive To Help Neighbors Struggling With Homelessness

Student activists at Marcus Garvey Elementary School will be collecting undergarments 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Roseland, Pullman

Early Voting Delayed Again; Downtown Supersite Will Open Tuesday

Voting for the June 28 primary election will start Tuesday at the Downtown site, and June 13 at sites in all 50 wards. Vote by mail ballots will start to ship Tuesday.


Celebrate Memorial Day Early With Food, Music And Art In Pullman Friday

All are welcome at the free event at Greenstone United Methodist Church Friday afternoon.

Roseland, Pullman

Navy Pier Kicking Off Memorial Day Weekend With Return Of Summer Fireworks

Navy Pier is kicking off its summer fireworks season with a display 10 p.m. Saturday. Shows will continue throughout the summer.


South Side Golf Outing Will Help Families Dealing With Financial, Physical Toll Of Cancer

Christmas Without Cancer is hosting its second Fore-A-Cause Gold Outing, where people can donate to play rounds of golf and enjoy a fundraiser dinner on June 25.


Herman Petty, McDonald’s First Black Franchise Owner, Honored With His Own Street In Woodlawn

Herman Petty opened the McDonalds at 65th and Stony Island in December 1968. "Make no mistake — Herman Petty was a true history maker and risk taker," the restaurant's current owner said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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