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Ald. Derrick Curtis Facing Community Organizer Heather Wills In 18th Ward Race

Curtis is hoping to keep his seat amid some recent controversies, while Wills is is banking on years of community work to generate support on Election Day.


Longtime Far South Side Ald. Anthony Beale Faces 2 Challengers In 9th Ward Race

Voters must decide who will lead them as the 9th Ward sees increased development.

Roseland, Pullman

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration At West Side Church Where King Preached Returns In-Person After 3 Years

At the event at Stone Temple Missionary Baptist Church, speakers vowed to put King's ideals into action and disavowed racism and antisemitism.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

15 Ways You Can Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day In Chicago This Year

Family-friendly events, skating sessions, discussions and more are being hosted to celebrate MLK Day this weekend.


After Isel’s Cleaners Owners Killed In Florida Crash, Rogers Park Neighbors Step Up To Help Devastated Family

Maribel Macedo and Armando Sanchez, owners of Isel's Cleaners, died in a 21-car pileup on New Year's Day as they headed home to Chicago. They had been celebrating an overdue honeymoon.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Piece Pizza Partners With PAWS To Feature Adoptable Dogs On Pizza Boxes

The collaboration between PAWS and Piece Pizza will see adoptable dogs featured on pizza boxes delivered throughout the city.


Race For 9th Ward Alderman Shrinks As Beale Challenger Drops Out

Candidates Cleopatra Draper and Cameron Barnes are now the sole challengers to incumbent Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) on the ballot.

Roseland, Pullman

10 Women-Owned Businesses Open At New Far South Side Pop-Up Marketplace: ‘A Dream Come True’

Some of the entrepreneurs are getting to experience running an in-person store for the first time through the marketplace.

Roseland, Pullman

Roseland Church Will Give Out Hats, Scarves, Food And More At Free Event Saturday

There will be free meals and 100 care packages available 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at St. George and St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Roseland.

Roseland, Pullman

Roseland-Based Online Bookstore Rose Cafe Hosting Fundraiser To Open Physical Store

Co-founder Iesha Malone said she hopes to raise $10,000 and wants to open the physical bookstore as soon as summer.

Roseland, Pullman

101-Room Pullman Hotel Project, The Far South Side’s First In 40 Years, Gets $5 Million City Grant

The Pullman Hotel Group hopes to build a $20 million Hampton By Hilton on 4 acres of what is now Pullman Park, a redevelopment of an old steel site.

Roseland, Pullman

West Side Christmas Shopping Event Needs Your Help To Bring 5,000 Gifts To East Garfield Park Families

The Breakthrough Christmas Store helps East Garfield Park neighbors buy gifts at huge discounts. You can drop off donated gifts, buy presents from gift registries or donate money to help.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

It Will Take A Village To Fight The Root Causes Of Violence. So West Siders Are Building One

The Sankofa Wellness Village would provide wellness resources, healthy food, opportunities and more to prevent violence and other issues.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

22 Holiday Pop-Ups And Bars In Chicago To Get You Feeling Festive

This list features 20 holiday-themed pop-ups — and two bonus bars that go all out on decorations — so you can celebrate the holidays with a drink and lots of photos.


Shop Local 2022: A Roseland And Pullman Gift Guide

From sweet treats to fashionable menswear and other items, there's something for everyone on the Far South Side.

Roseland, Pullman

Big Fish Aquarium Opens In Galewood, Continuing Legacy Of Aquatic Animal Shops On The West Side

Big Fish Aquarium offers West Siders a mom-and-pop spot to buy fish, tanks and aquarium accessories.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Want To Learn How To Preserve And Restore Your Historic Pullman Property? This South Side Workshop Can Help

The Pullman Tech Workshop received $2,500 from Landmarks Illinois’ Timuel D. Black Jr. grant. The group teaches preservation and restoration skills to people on the South Side.

Roseland, Pullman

Vote On Funding For Forest Preserves Passes

The property tax increase would equate to about $1.66 a month, or less than $20 a year, for an average Cook County homeowner.


Longtime South Side Favorite Old Fashioned Donuts Celebrates 50 Years In Roseland

Lines of customers came out to celebrate Old Fashioned Donuts. The secret behind the shop's success: Burritt Bulloch, its 84-year-old owner, who still makes the doughnuts by hand.

Roseland, Pullman

A Women Voters Group Is Urging Support For A Property Tax Hike For Cook County Forest Preserves

A referendum asks if voters would support a .025 tax increase to boost funding for the Forest Preserves. It would equate to about $1.66 a month for an average Cook County homeowner.

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