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Timuel Black Encouraged Chicagoans To Learn Their Roles In History And The Future, Mourners Say At His Visitation

Black, the iconic civil rights activist and educator, died Oct. 13 just shy of his 103rd birthday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Timuel Black Funeral Services Announced: Public Visitation Thursday, Private Ceremony Friday

Father Michael Pfleger will give Black's eulogy. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are also expected to speak at his funeral.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Survivors And Their Loved Ones Face Immense Trauma From Gun Violence — And Healing Must Be Prioritized, Advocates Say

Gun violence impacts survivors, victims and generations of their loved ones, and attempts to heal communities must address this range of impacts, experts said at a Tuesday panel.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Side Shops, Builders And Entrepreneurs Vying For $20,000 In Prizes To Grow Their Businesses

Voters at this year’s South Side Pitch will help determine the winning businesses — and the audience’s top choice will receive $1,000.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

In Need Of Upgrades, Far South Side School Playground, Library And Park Hope To Win $1.5 Million In City Funding

The projects are among 21 finalists in the Chicago Works Community Challenge, which will award up to $10 million to upgrade seven public spaces across the city.

South Chicago, East Side

UChicago Medicine’s Doctors, Staff Got Transplant Patients New Hearts Faster Than Any Other Hospital In US

Half of UChicago Medicine transplant patients received a heart within about a month of being placed on the waiting list — nearly six months faster than the national average.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Blues Legend Muddy Waters’ Former Home Is Now A Chicago Landmark

The Kenwood home, which also hosted music legends Howlin’ Wolf and Chuck Berry, was one of three projects to receive landmark status Thursday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Learn How To Keep Your Condos, Co-ops And Townhomes Thriving At This Weekend’s Shared Ownership Summit

The virtual teach-in, offering resources and tips for successful forms of shared-ownership housing, takes place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Citywide

South Shore Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Raising Funds For Early Detection, Women’s Support Groups

The walk takes place 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Timuel Black, Civil Rights Champion And Historian, Dies At 102: ‘Tim Gave His All To All Of Us’

The Civil Rights icon, who moved to Chicago in 1919 as one of the earliest participants in the Great Migration, died Wednesday at his Drexel Boulevard home.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Chicago Redevelopment Projects Gets Major Commitment From Fifth Third Bank

Bank officials pledged up to $20 million in funds and services for affordable housing, shops and community programs in South Chicago, but a specific breakdown of the commitment is still a couple months out.

South Chicago, East Side

South Side Pie Challenge Saturday Raising Funds For Hyde Park, Kenwood Food Programs

The annual bake-off takes place 2-4 p.m. Saturday on the south side of Nichols Park, behind the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club at 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

County Board President Preckwinkle’s Security Officer Fired Shots During Attempted Carjacking Outside Her Hyde Park Home, Officials Say

Preckwinkle's office and local police are all pointing fingers at each other to share specifics — but officials were quick to say the shooting was in response to an attempted carjacking.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Civil Rights Leader, Historian Timuel Black, 102, In Hospice; Supporters Raising Funds For His Care

"Tim has been working for all of us for his whole life, fighting the good fight to create a better world," the fundraiser's organizer wrote. "Let us join together and show how much we care."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Dine-In Cinema, Bowling Alley And Creole Restaurant In South Shore Now Eyeing 2023 Opening

Developer Alisa Starks said the entertainment center will be done by November 2023 at the latest, eight years after project plans leaked.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Little Black Pearl Will Open A Coworking Lounge, Launch Workshops For Adult Creatives This Month

The C47 Work and Experiment Lounge offers in-person workforce development for artists, which is needed "after we’ve all been home for a year and a half," founder Monica Haslip said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Some Landlords Keep Their Storefronts Empty For Years — And Get Tax Breaks For It. Business Leaders Want To Change That

Small business advocates want to limit the tax breaks property owners can get on vacant storefronts. On 75th Street, three in five storefronts were vacant as of last year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Is Your Pie Up To The Test? Bakers Have Until Wednesday To Enter South Side Pie Challenge

The annual bake-off, which raises funds for food programs in Hyde Park and Kenwood, is on for Oct. 9.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

$3 Million Project To Replace Century-Old Water Mains In South Shore Kicks Off In October

Residents along 67th and 69th streets and Cornell, East End and Ridgeland avenues will see temporary water shutoffs, traffic closures and parking restrictions while the pipes are replaced.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ald. Jeanette Taylor Recovering At Home After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Taylor, who tested positive last week, missed Tuesday's Obama Center groundbreaking and the Sept. 14 City Council meeting.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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