Chosen Few Picnic Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 14 Hours Of House Music In Jackson Park Saturday
The "Woodstock of house music" returns after two years online due to the pandemic, with parties held across Chicago all weekend. General admission to the picnic is $60.
Lakefront Trail Users Horrified As Cars Drive Onto Pedestrian And Bike Path To Avoid Traffic Jam
WATCH: Several people drove on the trail, where vehicles are not permitted. The incident shows a need for more trail protection from drivers, users say.
4th On 53rd Parade Returns After Pandemic Hiatus: ‘It’s Time To Bring People Together’
County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will serve as the event's grand marshal, while Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton will march in the parade.
Jonathan Jackson Declares Victory In 1st District Primary To Replace Bobby Rush In Congress
Rising above a crowded field, Jackson is now the favorite to take over for Rush in Congress, as Democrats have held the 1st District seat since 1934.
Celebrate The South Shore Nature Sanctuary’s 20th Birthday Saturday With Performances, Scavenger Hunts And Vegan Treats
The South Shore Nature Sanctuary is "a wonderful place to interact with time on a different scale — natural time instead of city time," its volunteer steward said.
Man Charged With Handcuffing, Raping Woman In Vacant Home For 3 Days: ‘Straight Out Of A Horror Movie,’ Prosecutors Say
The woman was rescued after a community organizer passing by the house heard her screams and called police.
Rope Courses, Forest Maze, Climbing Wall And More Planned For Overhauled Park At Midway Plaisance’s East End
The green space around the Cheney-Goode Memorial must be renovated as a stand-in for Jackson Park land lost to the Obama Center. A public review of the plans is set to begin next month.
Roman Villarreal’s First-Ever Retrospective, ‘South Chicago Legacies,’ Opens Friday At Intuit Art Center
Villarreal shares "the Southeast Side with the world" through more than 40 years of sculptures and paintings, which are on display at a West Town center for outsider art until Jan. 8.
Chicago Sky Players Help Dedicate South Shore Softball Field To Honor 50 Years Of Title IX
Sky teammates Kahleah Copper, Courtney Vandersloot, Allie Quigley and Dana Evans joined neighborhood leaders in dedicating a renovated softball field at Rosenblum Park.
After Taking Cash From Kanye, Avalon Regal Theater’s Owner Counting On Crypto To Bring Landmark Back To Life
Owner Jerald Gary needs $1 million to settle his tax debt or the historic South Shore theater could be taken over by the county's land bank. And he needs millions more to restore the theater before it can reopen.
Organizers Protest Near Lightfoot’s Home, Demanding More South Side Housing Protections As Obama Center Is Built
South Siders have pushed city leaders to act faster to safeguard affordable housing near the massive project in Jackson Park. "We cannot wait on IOUs ... for more affordable housing to come later."
After Marathon Battle, Ellis Lakeview Residents ‘Excited,’ ‘Anxious’ For New Management To Take Over
Even with the long-awaited ouster of Ellis Lakeview's old management company, Ellis Lakeview residents are "not settling for anything," one tenant said. "We deserve decent housing."
Brave Space Alliance Set To Open Community Center, Shelter For Trans Women In South Shore
The center at 71st and Jeffery and the shelter near 79th and Saginaw will create "a whole new level of security" for LGBTQ+ South Siders, founder LaSaia Wade said.
Jackson Park Highlands Garage Sale Returns This Weekend With Its ‘Largest Sale In A Decade’
About 35 households will take part in the neighborhood sale Saturday in the 6700-7000 blocks of Cregier, Constance, Bennett and Euclid avenues.
Ald. Jeanette Taylor Waited Decades For A Section 8 Apartment. It Took So Long, She No Longer Needs One.
Now, the South Side alderperson is working to change the system so no one waits decades for affordable housing again. "Housing is key to everything else that’s wrong with this city," she said.
Troubled Kenwood Apartment Building’s Management Company Will Be Kicked Out But Judge Stops Short Of Replacing Owner
Ellis Lakeview's management company Integra Affordable Management will be replaced after months of slow-moving repairs. The city's request to put the building into receivership is likely on pause for now.
57th Street Art Fair Coming Saturday, Sunday During A Busy Hyde Park Weekend
Organizers have urged attendees to use a bike or public transit to get to the fair, as it coincides with the University of Chicago's commencement weekend.
Jazz In The Court Returns To Hyde Park This Week: ‘Oh, We’re Ready’
The free concerts in Harper Court kick off at noon Friday and run monthly through September. Dee Alexander, Denise Thimes, Chuck Webb and Thaddeus Tukes headline the series.
Promontory Point Lovers Celebrate Rep. Kelly’s Request To Fund Long-Delayed Study Into Saving Park’s Limestone
With earmarks returning to Congress this year, Rep. Robin Kelly has requested $550,000 for an independent study into preserving Promontory Point.
UChicago’s $3 Million Plan For Dozens Of South Side Surveillance Cameras Gets City Council Approval
City Council accepted $3 million from the university Monday. Ald. Sophia King said she'll use ward money on more cameras and security to complement the university's efforts.