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2 Vacant South Shore Properties Will Be Redeveloped — And The City Wants Neighbors’ Ideas

At a ward meeting, UHaul also shared plans to add two floors to its 71st Street store and a developer previewed plans to build a 14-unit apartment building in Woodlawn.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hundreds Line Up In Rain Across Chicago For Willie Wilson’s Grocery Giveaway: ‘It’s A Lot Of Help, Believe Me’

Chicagoans braved the rain to get grocery coupons Wednesday. The savings are needed to help families hit hard by rising food prices, residents said.

Citywide

14 Candidates Vying For Bobby Rush’s Congressional Seat Make Their Case To 1st District Voters At South Side Forum

With few differences in their end goals, more than a dozen candidates shared their legislative goals and touted their experience at a 1st District candidates' forum Monday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Woman Found ‘Handcuffed And Chained’ In Abandoned South Side House After Activist Hears Her Cries For Help

The woman is in good condition and staying in a hotel. The man who found her said the incident reflects the need for community control over abandoned property in disinvested neighborhoods.

Roseland, Pullman

UChicago Offers City $3 Million For More Surveillance Cameras, License Plate Readers Near South Side Campus

More than 100 cameras and plate readers will be placed in communities around UChicago's Hyde Park campus after City Council unanimously approved the funding.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

57th Street Art Fair Is Back Outside For 75th Anniversary: ‘It’s A Really Big Deal’

The Hyde Park fair returns in person June 4-5. "That we’re even doing it is what’s so special," an organizer said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Cottage Grove, 79th Street Among Streets Proposed For Bus Improvements

The Better Streets for Buses plan proposes a network of corridors across the city — including 10 along the lakefront from Kenwood to South Shore — to renovate with bus-friendly improvements.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

You Can Help Shape South Shore’s Future At Saturday’s Neighborhood Summit

Residents can join local politicians, developers and other community leaders Saturday morning to plan a path forward for the lakefront neighborhood.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Oooh Wee It Is Will Replace Mellow Yellow In Hyde Park With Soul Food Outpost

Oooh Wee It Is bought Mellow Yellow's 53rd Street location and its brand name. Owners Mark and Shae Walker will reboot the Hyde Park fixture as a tenant in a new Auburn Gresham food hall later this year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Kam Buckner, A South Side State Rep, Is Running For Mayor

Serving a diverse district from the Gold Coast to the Southeast Side "has been incredibly telling," Buckner said. "It's given me a very clear view into what happens when we have a tale of two cities."

Citywide

Shop Sustainably, Tour Local Artisans’ Studios At Chicago Fair Trade’s Citywide Open House Saturday

Fair trade business owners and advocates will host pop-up markets, give tours and hand out "a whole lot of fair trade chocolate" at about 25 sites across Chicago.

Citywide

Hyde Park Garden Fair Is Back For 1st Spring Sale In 3 Years: ‘Something We Really Want To Keep Going’

Annuals, perennials, herbs, wildflowers and much more will be sold Friday-Saturday at the Hyde Park Shopping Center.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Learn About Holistic Health And Support A South Shore Mental Wellness Center At Saturday’s Whole Woman Wellness Festival

The one-day festival, which takes place at Lululemon's experiential store in Lincoln Park, will help Sista Afya Community Care expand its free therapy program.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

City, Feds Want South Side Landlord Out As Living Conditions At Kenwood Apartments Get ‘Much, Much Worse’

"It's not just that things have stopped, it's that they're going backwards," a city attorney said Tuesday about repairing the troubled affordable apartment building in Kenwood.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘Passports For Peace’ Aims To Prevent Violence In South Shore By Showing At-Risk Residents Another Way To Live

Passports for Peace, led by activist William Calloway, will offer out-of-town trips, job training, trusted mentorship and social media monitoring in an effort to prevent violence in South Shore.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Rebuild Foundation Breaks Ground On Arts Incubator In Former South Shore Catholic School

"St. Laurence is as much about preserving Black space as it is about giving new life to creative possibilities on the South Side,” artist Theaster Gates said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Enter Antique Train Cars, Control A Simulated Locomotive And More At Pullman Railroad Days

The Historic Pullman Foundation's weekend-long celebration of the iconic train company and its namesake neighborhood takes place May 14-15.

Roseland, Pullman

‘We Will Chicago’ Plan Can Boost Economy By Investing In Black And Brown Neighborhoods, Southeast Siders Say

Neighbors shared their economic development goals for Chicago Wednesday, as part of a citywide planning initiative set to be implemented across Chicago next year.

South Chicago, East Side

‘Create And Paint’ Event Aims To Bring Southeast Side Teens Closer To Their Parents Through Art

Artist Antonia Ruppert will lead a family portrait painting Friday at the Salud Center in South Chicago, an example of the types of youth programs planned for the center's new "teen space."

South Chicago, East Side

Silver Room Block Party — Now A Ticketed, Two-Day Festival — Moving From Hyde Park To Oakwood Beach

After five years and two pandemic cancelations in Hyde Park, the popular block party returns July 16-17 at a new location: Oakwood Beach. Early bird passes start at $30.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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