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.
Obama Center Site Work Begins As City Preps For Official Groundbreaking Later This Year
The work is starting five years after President Obama chose the Jackson Park site. "There has truly never been a better time to invest in our South Side," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Black-Owned Bronzeville Winery, Run By Silver Room’s Owner, Set To Open This Summer
The space will serve as a "sister restaurant to the Silver Room," owner Eric Williams said. "If you like the vibe of the Silver Room, if you like the vibe of the block party, that’s gonna be the vibe of this wine bar."
Star-Studded Cast Stages Free Performance, Panel With Hyde Park Refugee Project To Bring Attention To Migrants’ Modern Struggles
Central American musicians and performers will share a virtual stage with stars from "Blue Bloods" and "The Wire," drawing connections between the plights of migrants past and present.
Silver Room Block Party Canceled Again — And Its Future In Hyde Park Is Uncertain
"Everything has just grown — which means more expenses — but we haven’t been able to charge," Silver Room owner Eric Williams said. "It’s just not sustainable, having this event for 40,000 people that's free."
South Siders Keep Pushing For Housing, Employment Near Obama Center Site: ‘We Want To Make Sure This Is Something That Works’
Organizers and aldermen have a laundry list of protections they want to ensure before the Obama Center's planned opening in Jackson Park.
Gardeners, Community Groups Working To Make Hyde Park A Destination For Generations Of Monarch Butterflies
A new project from the University of Chicago Service League is educating neighbors about the importance of milkweed for monarchs.
Frat Parties Blamed After More Than 50 UChicago Students Get Coronavirus, Forcing A Return To Virtual Classes, Stay-At-Home Order
Officials at the Hyde Park campus say they are concerned the cases likely involve the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant of the virus.
The Perfect Soundtrack To Your South Side Sightseeing Tour: Lee Bey’s ‘Southern Exposure’ Playlist
Architecture expert and historian Lee Bey released a playlist inspired by his 2019 book on the South Side's under-appreciated buildings this week, including tracks from Sam Trump, Chance the Rapper, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more.
With Plans To Convert Palmer Mansion Into A Black Media Archive, The Groups Based Out Of Its Coach House Push To Continue Their Work
The Obsidian Collection plans to buy the Palmers' mansion at 3656 S. King Drive and the adjacent coach house, which is home to two organizations founded by Lu Palmer.
Victims Of Violence Day To Honor Anniversary Of MLK’s Assassination With Drumming, Poetry In Jackson Park
The remembrance is one of three "days of respect" a South Side organizer is pushing the state to acknowledge in Illinois schools.
How Could South Shore Revive Its Shopping Districts? Zoning Changes, Education And A ‘Main Street’ Strategy, Urban Planners Say
Experts say South Shore's economic leaders must build on plans for the historic Avalon Regal Theater, an entertainment district along Stony Island Avenue and other plans for preservation and growth.
Future Of South Shore Architecture Studio Uncertain As Plan To Buy 79th Street Animal Hospital Falls Through
TnS Studio design principal Taylor Staten said she'd still prefer to open the studio's headquarters in South Shore, but she may explore sites in Avalon Park or Bronzeville.
The City Won’t Say When It Will Make A Decision On Controversial Southeast Side Metal Scrapper’s Permit
It's a high-stakes decision, as Southeast Side residents and environmental activists have repeatedly called on the city to deny Southside Recycling its final permit.
South Shore, Tulsa Students Link Up For History Exchange On 1919 Race Riot, 1921 Black Wall Street Massacre
Students in South Shore and in Tulsa are drawing connections between racial violence in 1919, 1921 and the present. The virtual exchange includes chats with NBA players and bike tours.