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Chicago Archdiocese To Pay $1.75 Million To Woman Who Says Priest Sexually Abused Her At South Side Catholic School

A woman who said disgraced priest Robert Boley abused her at the defunct St. Cyril Catholic School in Woodlawn "demonstrated tremendous courage coming forward," her attorneys said. Boley was linked to other abuse scandals in Los Angeles before working in Chicago.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

More Than 600 Women Will Double Dutch On The South Side This Weekend

The 40+ Double Dutch Club's retreat Saturday will bring women from across the country to Pullman to jump rope, hula hoop, hopscotch and more.

Roseland, Pullman

300 Apartments Near Obama Center Will Remain Affordable For Decades As Jackson Park Terrace Sells For $25 Million

The commitment to maintain affordable housing at Jackson Park Terrace comes as Woodlawn residents work to prevent displacement amid the Obama Center’s construction.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Student Diwen Fan Reunited With His Family 3 Months After He Was Reported Missing

Fan, a 20-year-old incoming junior at UChicago, visited campus last week to celebrate his safe return, the university's undergraduate dean said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Back Alley Jazz Celebrates 5th Anniversary Saturday In South Shore: Jazz ‘Has Always Been Here’

The free festival will have live jazz performances, food, vendors and more Saturday on a few blocks of Paxton and Oglesby Avenues.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Shore Neighbors Can Get Necessities, Home Goods At Sista Afya’s Free Store Saturday

Organizer DeJada Daily got the idea for the free store at Sista Afya's Juneteenth barbecue, where attendees discussed their mental health struggles and day-to-day needs.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Far South Siders Have Been Promised A Red Line Extension For 50 Years. Now, The CTA Says It’s Closer Than Ever To Happening

A $3.6 billion plan would extend the Red Line nearly 6 miles from 95th Street to 130th Street. As the CTA pushes forward, Far South Siders hope the extension will bring the jobs and development they were promised.

Roseland, Pullman

Bruce Sagan, Hyde Park Herald’s Owner Since 1953, Retires After 7 Decades Of ‘Thoughtful,’ ‘Potent’ Journalism

During a career that spanned 69 years, Sagan owned dozens of papers, none more treasured than his first, the Hyde Park Herald. Now, he's passing the torch to nonprofit South Side Weekly to run it.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

2 CPS Teachers Won’t Be Fired After District Accused Them Of Encouraging Students To Protest General Iron

The Chicago Board of Education voted to retain the Southeast Side teachers after CPS officials sought to fire them. Instead, the board gave them a warning.

South Chicago, East Side

Words Of Wonder Literary Festival Bringing ‘The Best’ Creatives To The South Side Saturday

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and Caldecott Honor recipient E.B. Lewis will headline a day of free workshops, giveaways, live performances and more.

Roseland, Pullman

2 CPS Teachers Say They’re Being Fired In Retaliation For Their Activism Against General Iron

Chicago Public Schools officials said Chuck Stark and Lauren Bianchi showed "poor judgment and bias," offering students incentives to attend protests. The George Washington High School teachers called the allegations "bogus."

South Chicago, East Side

Hannah Hayes — South Side Writer, Organizer, Educator — Killed In Hit-And-Run: ‘Everything She Touched Was At Least A Little Bit Better’

"Regular people — normal people who are good critical thinkers like Hannah — can make a difference," said Jesse Sinaiko, Hayes' partner for nearly three decades.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Cosmic Alley Jazz Jam Returns To Mamie Till-Mobley Park This Weekend

The five-week series kicks off Sunday and runs weekly through Aug. 21. "It’s bringing culture to the community," the park's council president said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

$15 Million Fund To Help South Shore Condo, Co-Op Owners Fix Up Housing Approved By Council

The program will be piloted in a Crandon Avenue building to make repairs and stabilize the homeowner association’s finances. But Obama CBA organizers have criticized the move.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Renovated Kilwins To Reopen In Hyde Park This Week After Gunfire Damaged Store Last Year

The sweets shop has missed out on much of its key summer season, but owner Jackie Jackson is ready to "step out on faith" and bring Kilwins back to the neighborhood by Friday, she said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Violated Civil Rights Of Black, Latino Chicagoans By Pushing Polluters Into Their Neighborhoods, Feds Say

The city's "driving role" in facilitating General Iron's exit from Lincoln Park benefited the mostly white community at Black and Latino South Siders' expense, federal officials said.

South Chicago, East Side

Hyde Park Grandfather Killed In Carjacking Last Year To Be Honored With Song’s Debut, ‘Nope’ Screening This Weekend

Loved ones of Keith Cooper, who was killed in July 2021 in an attempted carjacking, have organized a fund to support young artists, entrepreneurs and tradespeople.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

$15 Million Fund To Help South Shore Condo, Co-Op Owners Fix Up Housing Up For Final City Council Vote

If passed, the fund would direct $5 million of affordable housing funds per year toward loans and grants for struggling homeowners associations and residents of shared-ownership housing.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Violent Crime ‘The Top Health Concern’ For Surveyed South Siders, UChicago Study Finds

South Siders also face "strikingly high" rates of chronic disease, lack access to mental health services and have higher mortality rates for a host of health issues, according to the report.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Sam Greenlee Day To Honor Woodlawn-Born Author And Activist Who Dedicated His Life To Black Liberation

The groundbreaking author of "The Spook Who Sat by the Door" will be celebrated around the South Side on Wednesday, on what would have been his 92nd birthday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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