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As Timuel Black Celebrates 102 Years Of Life, He Wants Young Chicagoans To Carry On Fight For Racial Justice

The historian and civil rights activist championed civic education for Chicago's youth at a drive-by party attended by everyone from former students to Rev. Jesse Jackson.

‘Choose Hope’ Virtual Film Series Highlights 10 Community Groups Working For A Better Chicago

Ten films highlighting how community organizations battled gun violence, coronavirus and civic unrest will be screened and discussed Wednesday through the Gene Siskel Film Center.

Study Confirms What South Siders Said For Years: A Trauma Center Is Improving Emergency Care For Black Chicagoans

On average, trauma patients in South Shore reached a hospital nearly nine minutes faster the year after the trauma center opened compared to the year prior.

Carver 47 Café, Community Market Reopens At Little Black Pearl After Pandemic Hiatus

Chef Lizz Wright has created a new menu for the redesigned space, which honors the life of the Black botanist George Washington Carver, an advocate for healthy eating and self-sufficiency.

Anti-Racism Nonprofit Opens Community Center, Food Giveaway Site In Washington Park

The Barbara Murphy Community Resource Center opened Friday and will offer free meals, groceries, essential goods, mental health services, STEM classes and other services for South Side residents.

43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge Over Lake Shore Drive To Be Replaced With Accessible Overpass

A bridge that's accessible to wheelchairs and bikes will replace the existing bridge over Lake Shore Drive and the Metra tracks at 43rd Street.

South Side Liberation Center Would Bring Healthy Living And Alternative Medicine To Avalon Park

Two South Side healers are planning a center for meditation, yoga, tai chi, qigong and other healing practices at 87th and Stony Island. "Right now, it’s just about securing funds and securing the space," one organizer said.

Hundreds Of Holiday Decorations For Sale From ‘Wreaths Of LUV’ Program Teaching Workplace Skills

Twelve youths and young adults are being paid an $800 stipend for the 10-week program, where they create holiday decorations and learn workplace skills and etiquette.

City Shouldn’t Be Punished For Letting Metal Shredder Move To Southeast Side, City Lawyer Tells Feds

City lawyers said the health department won't issue Reserve Management Group's final permit to open a scrapper until at least Jan. 19.

Shop Local 2020: A Hyde Park, Woodlawn And South Shore Holiday Gift Guide

Shops and entrepreneurs along the South Lakefront have taken hits from the coronavirus pandemic for months. Find out how you can support seven of them with this gift guide.

Give Local 2020: Here Are Mutual Aid Groups And Nonprofits Where You Can Give — Or Receive — Help Over The Holidays

These 20 initiatives across Chicago have provided food, protective equipment, money, technical assistance and other support to neighborhood residents in need over the past eight months.

With A Mixed-Use Space In Mind, City To Seek Proposals For South Chicago INVEST South/West Development

Residents say they want a sustainable design matching the neighborhood's aesthetics and offering community programs at the development planned for 89th Street and Commercial Avenue.

13-Year-Old Activist, Author Jahkil Jackson Will Sign His Books In South Shore Saturday

Jackson — who was recognized by President Barack Obama in 2017 for his work in support of people facing homelessness — will visit Local Market in South Shore noon–3 p.m. Saturday.

60 Protesters Sue City, Alleging Chicago Police Abused Them ‘Without Justification’ At Summer Protests

The lawsuit includes graphic photos and video screenshots of the alleged abuse. A city spokesperson said "these are allegations at this stage and not proof."

General Iron’s Owner Applies For Final Permit Needed To Bring The Metal Scrapper’s Operation To East Side

News of the permit application comes one week after federal officials asked the city to withhold the final permit until an investigation into a civil rights complaint — triggered by General Iron's exit from Lincoln Park — is complete.

Feds Tell City: Don’t Issue General Iron Permit Until Civil Rights Investigation Is Completed

A letter sent to the city by a federal housing official said any further actions to facilitate General Iron's exit from Lincoln Park "could frustrate efforts to settle" a civil rights complaint filed by Southeast Side neighbors.

The Mintels Spent Decades Preserving Classical Music In Chicago. Their Archive Is Headed To The Library Of Congress

Richard and Judith Mintel's collection of classical music traces the transition from analog to digital formats. It will now be preserved in "the nation's library."

Friend Health’s South Shore Coronavirus Testing Site Moves To Woodhull Park

Free testing at the Woodhull Park testing facility is open to all 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at 7340 S. East End Ave.

East Side Activists Bring Fight Against General Iron To Mayor Lightfoot’s Block: ‘We Need To Breathe Just Like Everybody Else’

"We are a dumping ground, we are the garbage can of the city," one Southeast Side resident said. "They don’t care about us, they don’t want to keep us safe or breathe the same clear, privileged air they breathe.”

Amateur Photographer Selling Hyde Park Calendar To Support Neighborhood Historical Society

With help from his family, East Hyde Park resident Timothy Murphy is selling $10 calendars featuring his photography of the neighborhood. A portion from each sale will be donated to the Hyde Park Historical Society.

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