Articles By Maxwell Evans

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‘The Lemonade Land’ Would Turn A Vacant South Shore Lot Into A Microbusiness Market

A group of South Shore residents will hold a July 4 fundraiser at the vacant lot at 6700 S. Dorchester Ave. to kick off their plans for a market on the site.

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Lightfoot Won’t Commit To Keeping General Iron Closed Through Pandemic

General Iron is shut down indefinitely after an explosion in May, the mayor said. But she did not say if she would require the scrapper to remain closed once an investigation is finished.

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Shootings, Murders Skyrocketed In June Due To ‘Perfect Storm’ Of Coronavirus And Disinvestment, Officials Say

"This won't get solved without a holistic, all-hands-on-deck approach," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. "Now is the time for us as Chicagoans to rise to this challenge."

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You Can Help Clean Up This Greater Grand Crossing Block Thursday Morning

My Block, My Hood, My City is leading a cleanup of the 7100 block of Vernon Avenue 10 a.m. Thursday.

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More Than 30 South, West Side Businesses Awarded Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grants

The application period ended in February and was the first overseen by Mayor Lori Lightfoot. More than 325 businesses applied for funding.

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Hyde Park Tenants Face Eviction Despite Company’s Pledge To Help Those In Need

Hilary Leithauser and Takintayo Akinbiyi face eviction over April's late rent, despite consistent contact with TLC Management and a pledge from the landlord to provide relief to cooperating tenants.

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Hyde Park Mutual Aid Organizer Pledges $5,000 To Match Monthly Donations

Laura Staley's family will match the first month of recurring donations in an effort to encourage neighbors to help those in need.

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South Side’s 2nd Shared Street Opens Friday In South Shore

A loop along 68th Street, Dorchester Avenue, 70th Street and Kenwood Avenue will be closed to through traffic to encourage pedestrians and cyclists to get outside.

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General Iron’s Move To East Side Approved By State Regulators Despite Community Outrage

The permit approval clears a path for General Iron — a metal scrapper with a long history of violations — to move into “an area of environmental justice concern."