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Women’s Shelter, Addiction Recovery Space Leaving Woodlawn With Plans To Eventually Relocate To Pullman

After three decades in Woodlawn, the Southside Center of Hope is temporarily moving to the West Side as it plans to build a new shelter in the 34th Ward.

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Beloved South Shore Uncle Was A Trivia And Barbecue Wiz With Friends In Every City: ‘Nobody Knew Anything’ About COVID When He Got It

Larry Arnold, 70, well known for his outgoing nature and infectious laugh, "had a buddy in every part of the country," his family members said.

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Despite Promises From Feds, Kenwood Apartment Residents Still Living With Faulty Plumbing, Insect Infestations, Rent Mixups

It took nearly a year and legal threats from the city to pressure Ellis Lakeview's owner to fix an elevator, tenants said — but there's still much work to be done.

Anjanette Young Calls For Police Accountability, Justice For Black Women At Her South Side Church

"I will tell [my story] again today. I will tell it again tomorrow. I will tell it again until no other woman in the city of Chicago is ever treated that way again," Young said at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.

South Chicago’s Long-Planned Affordable Housing, Retail Development On 92nd Street Set To Open In 2 Years

Two projects on 92nd Street, one of which has been in the works for more than a decade, will bring 78 units of affordable housing with space for a grocery store alongside a Calumet River garden and play space.

How’s Your Internet, South Shore? Residents Asked To Weigh In As Organizers Work To Bridge ‘Digital Divide’

Two of Chicago's top 10 census tracts with the most households in need of broadband internet access are in South Shore.

Despite Mayor’s Claim, City Tried To Stop Release Of Video Showing Police Running Over Woman

Records show the battle for video of the incident that critically injured Martina Standley in South Shore stretched on for more than a year.

Young Playwrights Festival Names Winners, Brings Their Works To The Virtual Stage Through End Of the Month

Hundreds of playwrights competed in Pegasus Theatre's 34th annual festival.

Father Pfleger Child Sex Abuse Allegation Leaves South Side Community ‘In Shock’: ‘He Did So Much For Us’

Whether or not they attended his St. Sabina Church, Auburn Gresham residents say the outspoken pastor has been a vital member of the predominately Black South Side community since 1981.

‘Devastated’ Pfleger, Removed Over Child Sex Abuse Allegation, Says He’s Angry, Hurt — But Can’t Speak Out More

"I have been asked by the Diocese not to speak out at this time," Pfleger wrote on Facebook. "I am Blessed with good leadership and amazing members, whom I love."

Chicago Police Ran Over Woman, Didn’t Move SUV As It Crushed Victim’s Leg For More Than 8 Minutes, Video Shows

Martina Standley was left with a traumatic brain injury and a crushed leg after a Chicago police officer drove into her in November 2019, according to a lawsuit.

Shoreline Renovations At Arthur Ashe Beach Park Start Monday As City Continues To Address Lakefront Erosion

The South Shore park will be closed for six weeks as city crews complete a project to protect the south lakefront from erosion and flooding.

Independent South Side Shops Get Badly-Needed Boost During Pandemic With New Online Marketplace

The UrbanMain small business marketplace publicizes shops without an online presence and encourages business owners to partner with neighborhood chambers of commerce.

Masks Without Borders Empowers Struggling Delhi Workers With Mask Sewing Project To Protect Chicagoans, Indians In Need

The Soondra Foundation, WORK+SHELTER and Chicago Fair Trade have partnered to make and give away at least 8,000 sustainably made, organic cotton masks for vulnerable communities in Chicago and India.

City Rejects ‘Incomplete’ Proposal For General Iron Owner To Operate In East Side; Metal Scrapper Must Reapply

RMG, General Iron's parent company, must refile its application to open a recycler at 116th Street and Burley Avenue after the city found numerous portions didn't meet local health requirements.

Hyde Park’s Brown Books And Paintbrushes Celebrates Kwanzaa By Uplifting Youth Literacy And Art

A week of programs celebrating the Black holiday continues with a fundraiser, a community discussion, a giveaway of books and art supplies and a restocking of Little Free Libraries citywide.

Hyde Park Local School Council Election Challenge Fails After Challengers Miss Hearing

Maira Khwaja's election hearing reflects the messiness and confusion behind the entire local school council process, she said.

Activists, Health Care Workers Demand Pritzker, Lightfoot Keep Pressure On Mercy Hospital To Stay Open

Though a state board rejected Mercy's application to close, hospital officials are working to shut down by May 31. Activists want a moratorium on hospital closings and pressure from the city and state to ensure Mercy remains open.

‘Manifold’ Documentary Series Spotlights Array Of Queer Black Experiences In Chicago

The six-episode "experimental" series details the lives of queer Black organizers, artists and activists. Its producers — all local Black femmes — are fundraising to cover post-production costs.

Santa Box Project Connects South Side Kids With Books, Families With Food This Holiday Season

Children of the 400 families who received free produce through Experimental Station's Market Box program will now receive a personalized book set, toys and $75 in groceries.

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