July 4th On 53rd To Return To Hyde Park This Year — Minus The Parade
A day of kid-focused activities in Nichols Park will be held instead of the annual July 4 parade down 53rd Street.
Hyde Park Farmers Market Returns Sunday In New Location, Open Weekly Through September
The market — now located behind Hyde Park Bank — also will bring in local creators for live performances and art installations this season.
Stan’s Donuts To Open 1st South Side Shop In Hyde Park — And You Can Win Free Doughnuts For Life
The first 100 customers at the new location in Harper Court also will get a free doughnut and T-shirt.
43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge To Be Demolished Wednesday, Closing Lake Shore Drive Overnight
A new, accessible overpass — similar in design to the curvy 41st Street bridge — is set to open late next year.
To Make Obama Presidential Center Succeed, Local Business Leaders Must Support It, Former President Says Ahead Of Construction
The former president compared his center's plans to "great civic projects in Chicago" like Millennium Park in an appearance with economic leaders.
Movie Studio Pitched By ‘The Chi’ Producer Will Transform South Shore And Chicago’s Film Industry, Developers Say
Regal Mile Studios aims to bring a state-of-the-art studio to a 6.5-acre site in South Shore — and to train young Black and Brown people to work in the industry.
Muddy Waters’ Kenwood Home On Its Way To Being Named A Chicago Landmark
Waters' family is working to turn the "epicenter" of Chicago blues into a museum, with space for a new generation of local musicians to jam.
South Shore Residents Will ‘Activate The South Coast’ With Art Fair, Park Cleanup And More Saturday
A day of art and community in Hasan Park is the first event in a community project to give "a new energy" to Southeast Side public spaces.
Black Photographers Documented The Fight Against Police Violence. 1 Year Later, Their Work Becomes Art: ‘We Can Tell Our Own Stories’
"Black Creativity: Art and Activism," a new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, features work by photographers Vashon Jordan Jr. and Chris and Zachary Slaughter.
Tow Trucks Are Dropping Destroyed Cars Around Woodlawn, Neighbors Say — And They Have No Idea Why
At one point last month, one neighbor found at least 10 cars within one block of his house. "They are everywhere," he said.
UChicago Grad Students Refuse To Pay $1,250 In Yearly Service Fees, Demand Transparency On Where Money Goes
Some graduate students are refusing to pay the fee until the university can explain what services their money pays for.
Feds Will Study If Pollution From Site Of Planned Southeast Side Metal Scrapper Poses Health Hazards To Neighbors
A federal health agency will review the health impacts of two scrappers operating where Southside Recycling seeks to open.
Here’s How South Shore Residents Can Get Vaccinated Over Memorial Day Weekend And Beyond
Vaccine events will be held Thursday at Gary Comer College Prep and Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center, in addition to other pop-ups nearby.
Hyde Park Chamber Marks Centennial By Inviting Neighbors To Share Stories About Century Of Local Businesses
Neighborhood historians interviewed longtime business owners, and Hyde Parkers can sign up to share their own reflections Thursday.
Faheem Majeed’s Newest Exhibition, A Love Letter To The South Side Community Art Center, Showing In Hyde Park This Summer
The exhibition taps into Majeed's experience running the South Side Community Art Center in Bronzeville, the oldest Black art center in the United States still operating in its original building.
Construction Company Donates $100K As Wendell Phillips Teacher’s Push For A STEM Department Nears Fundraising Goal
With the contribution from Turner Construction, Wendell Phillips Academy can hire an engineering teacher for the next school year, teacher Michael Mancini said.
Burst Into Books To Open Community Center And Bookstore For Kids Of Color In Roseland
The nonprofit with a focus on literacy plans to open "a space for the youth" of Roseland and the Far South Side in September, founder Jurema Gorham said. "When the kids walk in ... they'll say, 'This was created for me.'"
Outdoor Dining And Events Popping Up In Woodlawn, South Shore And South Chicago Under New City Program
In Woodlawn, local businesses will set up shop outdoors. In South Shore, events will include live music, fitness programs, paint parties and movie screenings.
After EPA Told Chicago To Halt South Side Metal Scrapper Permit, General Iron’s Owner Sues City For $100 Million
Southside Recycling is suing the city, alleging officials broke their agreement to help move General Iron’s operations to East Side.
Experimental Station Workers Vote To Unionize In Woodlawn
Employees allege the organization failed to enforce a sexual harassment policy created by program managers and risked the spread of coronavirus in its building.