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Muddy Waters’ Kenwood Home Clears Major Hurdle Toward Chicago Landmark Status

The city's landmarks commission enthusiastically approved protected status for Waters' home at 4339 S. Lake Park Ave. It now will be reviewed by a City Council committee.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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South Side’s Legacy Of Live, Pop-Up Music Lives On This Weekend With ‘Alley Jazz’ In South Shore

The annual Back Alley Jazz Fest takes place around the neighborhood Saturday, coinciding with the Universal Alley Jazz Jam at the Black United Fund of Illinois.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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Hyde Park Summer Fest Canceled Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases

"This decision was not easy, but it is the necessary and responsible one to make," organizers Dave Jeff and Jonathan Swain said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Buffered Bike Lanes, Metra Fencing And Smoother Roads Coming To South Shore’s 71st Street

The improvements are part of a year-long project to beautify 71st Street in South Shore and make it safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Cowboys From Across Midwest Reunite For High Noon Ride Through The South Side

The Chicago horse riders are "trying to keep this a generational thing" by getting kids familiar with horses and cowboy culture.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Building On General Iron Owner’s Property Collapsed With Asbestos Inside — But The Company Didn’t Tell The City For Months

The asbestos doesn't pose an immediate health risk, officials said. The city will cite Reserve Management Group, which is suing to open a fifth scrapper on-site, for building and health code violations.

South Chicago, East Side

Physical Theater Festival Will Bring Avant-Garde Circus Acts To Hyde Park Saturday

The free festival is 2-8 p.m. Saturday in Nichols Park. There will be footwork, juggling, storytelling and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicagoans Donated More Than $35,000 To Send Kids To The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Kids from the Lost Boyz group got a museum tour and watched a game between the White Sox and the Royals thanks to donations from supporters.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A South Shore Man Lost His Championship Ring Decades Ago. Found In Missouri, It’s Back On His Finger

LaVonté Stewart, founder of the nonprofit Lost Boyz Inc., once again is wearing the championship ring he won with Hampton University's football team in 1994.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago BodyShop Will Bring A Gym With Personal Training And Group Fitness To South Shore

The gym, set to open at 2049 E. 79th St. by the end of the year, will also offer programs for young people. "There's definitely a need in that area for space where you can come and get a quality workout."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

ChiFresh Kitchen, Co-Op That Hires Formerly Incarcerated People To Cook For Those In Need, Finds A New Home In Greater Grand Crossing

Within two years, co-op members hope to be making 5,000 meals daily at a new facility at 400 E. 71st St.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Beached Sailboat Near Jackson Park Harbor Confuses Neighbors, Attracts Spectators

Neighbors say the boat, called the Dawn Treader, has been camped out near 67th Street for days. The sailboat is registered in Michigan and the U.S. Coast Guard is attempting to reach its owner.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

$60M Regal Mile Studios In South Shore Gets City Council Approval

The “state-of-the-art media campus” is planned for a 6.5-acre plot in the far southwest corner of South Shore.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Sista Afya, A Mental Health Resource Centering Black Women, Expands To New South Shore Storefront

The Sista Afya practitioners want Black women — and all other South Siders — to know "it’s worth it to invest in their mental health," the executive director said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Get A History Lesson On Two Wheels About The 1919 Race Riot — And Its Impact On Modern Chicago

With visits to riot sites and other important parts of Chicago Black history, organizers of a weekend bike ride want to give context to the racial violence of a century ago.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Promontory Point’s Limestone Should Be Fixed — Not Replaced, Locals Say As Battle To Preserve Beloved Peninsula Begins Again

Though officials intend to "save and reuse as much of the existing limestone as feasible," neighbors are concerned the city's efforts to stop lakefront erosion threaten Promontory Point's decades-old design.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

The Quarry Is A Hub For Businesses And Services In South Shore — But With Steep Property Tax Bills, It’s Struggling To Stay Afloat

The owner is on track to pay off a 2018 property tax debt by month's end and plans to appeal 2019 and 2020 tax bills in hopes of securing "a new, fairly assessed bill."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Shore Film Studio Clears Major Hurdle Toward Construction, Grand Opening Planned For Early 2023

The City Council's Plan Commission signed off on the proposed Regal Mile Studios at 77th, South Chicago and Stony Island.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Chicago Street Will Be Transformed In August With Art, An Outdoor Market And More

The installation on the 8900 block of Commercial Avenue — the neighborhood's main business corridor — is part of a city program to boost businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

South Chicago, East Side

Kids, Families Can Get Vaccinated Against Coronavirus Saturday At The Gary Comer Youth Center

The clinic will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Greater Grand Crossing to boost Chicago's youth vaccination rate of 33 percent.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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