City Delays Permit For Southeast Side Metal Scrapper After EPA Says Another Polluter Raises ‘Significant Civil Rights Concerns’
An EPA official urged Mayor Lori Lightfoot not to issue a permit for Southside Recycling until the city completes "a robust analysis of ambient air quality data from Chicago's Southeast Side."
‘Room Rodeo,’ A Chicago Student’s Film On Black Cowboys, Snags City Grant — And You Can See It Next Week
The short film blending drama and documentary features interviews with South Shore bull rider Aaron Baxter and Chicago cowboy Murdock, The Man With No First Name.
With Parkway Gardens Up For Sale, Officials Hope New Owners Can Revive City’s First Black-Owned Housing Cooperative
As Related Midwest focuses on massive developments in South Loop and Downtown, it's selling a Woodlawn affordable housing complex with a history of poor living conditions and gun violence.
57th Street Art Fair Canceled Again, Organizers Extend Virtual Gallery Instead
"With only a month to go before our early June fair date, there will not [be] enough time to implement any of the plans we considered," organizers said.
Black Chicagoans Aren’t Getting Vaccinated At The Same Rate As Others — And It’s More Than Just Distrust
Some of the lowest vaccination rates in Chicago are on the South Side. Officials could change that by improving health care access, opening more permanent vaccine sites and better listening to residents' ideas, organizers said.
South Shore Residents Call For Neighborhood Unity As They Kick Off Campaign Against Displacement
Thursday's town hall was the Obama CBA Coalition's first with a South Shore focus, as organizers sought residents' visions around housing, culture, development and other concerns.
Bronzeville Winery To Build Community With Locally-Sourced Food, Hospitality Incubator: ‘As We Grow, The Neighborhood Around Us Grows’
With homegrown comfort food and a wine list curated by one of the few female Black sommeliers, Bronzeville Winery will offer an "unparalleled experience," owners said.
Jackie Robinson West Won’t Get 2014 National Title Back, But Coaches Say They’re Vindicated After Little League Drops Fraud Suit
Little League International said players didn't know about the boundary changes that led to the team's disqualification. But Jackie Robinson West's 2014 U.S. title will remain vacated.
Parkside Academy Teen Is A Junior High Chess Champion: ‘It’s Really Something I Want To Continue Doing Throughout My Life’
Eighth-grader Betty B. "has that motivation and natural curiosity — so let her work," her chess coach at Parkside Academy said.
Morgan Shoal Retaining Wall, Meant To Protect South Lakefront From Further Erosion, Will Be Complete In 6 Weeks, City Says
A new barrier wall — which will also carry the Lakefront Trail — will be built and 1,500 tons of rubble will be placed along the lakefront from 47th to 51st streets as part of the $1.5 million project.
Chosen Few Picnic Canceled In-Person For 2nd Straight Year; Virtual Event Set For July 3
The "Woodstock of house music," which has drawn crowds of more than 40,000 in recent years, won't be held in Jackson Park this summer. The picnic had never been canceled or rescheduled prior to the pandemic.
City Accepting Proposals To Redevelop Land Into Housing And Commercial Space On South Shore, South Chicago Border
The city is seeking proposals to build a transit-oriented residential building and improve the commercial corridor, as about half of the storefronts along 79th Street are vacant.
This South Side Teacher Is Running A Marathon To Help Fund A STEM Department At Wendell Phillips — And Companies Are Stepping Up To Help
Ahead of his May 15 marathon to create a science and engineering hub at the Bronzeville high school, teacher Michael Mancini isn't just training for the 26.2-mile run — he's connecting with local businesses to make his vision a reality.
For A Full Year, This South Side Mutual Aid Group Has Fed 100+ Families In Need While Supporting Hyde Park Restaurants
Since the end of last year, nearly 100 families at Kenwood Academy and Bret Harte Elementary have received gift cards of about $50 to local restaurants and grocers.
Project To Connect Kenwood Academy Buildings, Add Cooling System To Gym Gets Key City Approval
The $9.2 million project would connect the main Kenwood Academy campus with the selective-enrollment academic center and add a heating and cooling system in the high school's gym.
Saturday’s ‘Clean Up The Cut-Thru’ Event Marks 1st Step Toward Turning Often-Used Rail Line Shortcut Into A Park
The Clean Up the Cut-Thru event is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at 82nd and Manistee. "Focusing on what we can clean up in our own home and our own area really matters," organizer Brandi Kishner said.
South Shore Is ‘Paradise’ On Ausar’s New Song, The First From Upcoming Series ‘Me And My Friends’
"Being able to return to my childhood crib ... and kick it over there where I grew up — I don’t show that side of my artistry often, so it was really dope to me," said Ausar, a 24-year-old rapper from the Southeast Side.
Aldermen Who Rep Obama Center Neighborhoods Sit Out Press Conference, Say Mayor Must Ensure South Siders Get Construction Jobs
The mayor and governor didn't discuss how they'd employ local residents for the infrastructure projects ahead of the center's groundbreaking. "So why am I there?” Ald. Jeanette Taylor asked.
Protect Our Parks Files New Lawsuit Seeking To Stop Obama Center’s Construction In Jackson Park
The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day officials announced work would begin to prep for the Obama Center's groundbreaking later this year.
Federal Judge Rules Against Southeast Siders, Won’t Force City To Deny Metal Scrapper’s Permit
Residents sued to try to block General Iron's owner from setting up shop in East Side as Southside Recycling, but the federal court ruling effectively ends the legal battle.