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South Side Photographer’s Queer Family Archives Provide ‘An Outlet For Our Own Stories’

Photographer Ama Merrell will document couples, parents and kids, chosen families and other examples of familial love as part of the project to "expand the narrative" about queer families.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

College Students Dig To Uncover Long-Buried History Of Armour Flats And Mission On Illinois Tech Campus

Lake Forest College and Morton College students have unearthed bricks, animal bones and glass artifacts from the 19th-century buildings, which were demolished in the '60s.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Southeast Side Activists Vow To Keep Fighting After Judge Gives New Life To Metal Scrapper’s Bid To Open

A Cook County judge overruled the city’s decision to block Southside Recycling from opening last week. As Mayor Johnson vows to appeal, neighbors and activists blasted the ruling for rejecting the community's will.

South Chicago, East Side

Red Clay Dance Company Plants Seeds Of Healing With Season Finale At Grant Park Urban Farm

The Woodlawn-based dance company's latest work, "Rest.Rise.Move.Nourish.Heal," runs Thursday-Saturday at Urban Growers Collective's Art on the Farm venue in Grant Park.


Couple Behind Dinobi Detergent Set To Open ‘Dirty Laundry’ Pop-Up Laundromat In Hyde Park This Month

Dirty Laundry aims to make the household chore a more social affair with self-serve machines, wash-and-fold services and community events.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

57th Street Art Fair Brings More Than 150 Artists To Hyde Park This Weekend

"There are a few shows in the country that, from the moment you pull up to set up at 5 a.m., you know you’re about to have an elevated experience," photographer Mark Hersch said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Judge Overrules City’s Decision To Block Southside Recycling From Opening — But Mayor Johnson Vows To Appeal

A judge vacated the city's decision to deny an operating permit to Southside Recycling, which was set to take on troubled scrapper General Iron’s operations.

South Chicago, East Side

Black-Owned Turner Haus Brewery’s Taproom Set To Open At Bronzeville’s Sip And Savor This Year

Co-founder Blair Aikens won the Diversity in Brewing scholarship from the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, which she'll use for a course on brewing technology.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Huge Community Garage Sale In Jackson Park Highlands Returns Saturday

Nearly three dozen households in the South Shore landmark district will sell vintage and secondhand items along with lemonade, barbecue, baked goods and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

You Can Celebrate Promontory Point’s 86th Birthday, New Landmark Status At Saturday’s Point Day

A stone-carving workshop, a synchronized swimming performance, a temporary community mural, free cupcakes and more are on the agenda for the event.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Galleria 89, A Transit-Oriented Development On Commercial Avenue, Moves Forward As City Council Approves Zoning Change

Galleria 89 would bring 58 affordable apartments, several shops and a public plaza to one new building and one existing structure at 89th Street and Commercial Avenue.

South Chicago, East Side

$48.4 Million Woodlawn Affordable Housing Development Should Have ‘Space For Community,’ Neighbors Say

The Woodlawn Social project was selected this month as the winning proposal to redevelop land on East 63rd Street, bringing 60 affordable apartments and 10 townhomes to the area.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Washington Park Save A Lot Closed Indefinitely After Multiple Break-Ins This Weekend, Co-Owner Says

Co-owner Michael Nance did not commit to reopening the Washington Park store. Customers are being directed to a new Englewood Save A Lot that's drawn pushback from neighbors.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Sneakerville 88 Opens A Second Location Friday, Bringing Collectible Sneakers To Hyde Park

Though online resellers have had a major impact on the resale industry, Sneakerville 88 will offer an alternative for those who "still like to come in, touch and feel the sneakers," owner James Denman Jr. said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Shop The Fashionable Estate Of South Side Socialite Grace Jones This Weekend

Jones — a corporate trailblazer and fashion maven of no relation to the model and musician — amassed an extensive collection of designer clothes and furniture that will be sold from her Kenwood condo.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park’s Business Leaders Push To Extend Special Taxing District For 10 Years

The tax district collected nearly $300,000 for 2023, which is used for economic development, improving public safety and beautifying spaces along Hyde Park's business corridors.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park Teens Can Apply For A Paid Summer Workshop To Create A Walking Tour Of Their Neighborhood

Young people who live or attend school in Hyde Park can apply through May 26. They'll get paid $1,500 and will own the final project to include in portfolios.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Pullman Railroad Days Is Back This Weekend With Tours, Activities Celebrating Chicago’s Only National Historical Park

Visitors can explore old rail cars and an exhibit on community organizing to preserve Pullman, which was named a national historical park in December.

Roseland, Pullman

Lightfoot Settles With Feds, Agrees To Environmental Justice Reform After Civil Rights Complaint

Southeast Siders filed a complaint with federal housing officials in 2020, alleging decades of racist city policies pushed polluters into their communities. The settlement forces the city to address their concerns.


South Shore Neighbors Sue To Stop City From Opening Temporary Migrant Shelter At Old High School

Residents have shouted down plans for the school, blasted the city for its poor communication around a growing "humanitarian crisis" and said leaders systemically ignore neighbors' needs in the mostly Black community.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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