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South Side Spa Is Not A Strip Club, Owner Says As He Denies Rumors And Pushes To Open On 75th Street

Pharaoh's Spa is an upscale salon for men, its owner says. But Ald. Greg Mitchell and neighbors have spoken out against his plans after flyers connected to the spa advertised a party involving exotic dancers.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Renters, Condo Owners Need Help In South Shore’s Housing Market, New Research Finds

The South Shore Housing Data Project, which includes suggestions on how residents can influence local economic development, will be unveiled this weekend at a housing fair.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A New Trail Will Make It Safer And Easier To Bike From Chicago To Michigan

Most of the Marquette Greenway trail from Chicago's Southeast Side to New Buffalo, Michigan, is already built or funded. Supporters are raising $250,000 to finish the project.

South Chicago, East Side

City Wanted To Use Closed Woodlawn School To House Migrants, Ald. Taylor Says. But Lightfoot’s Office Says ‘No Plans’

Woodlawn residents spoke out against bringing migrants there, saying it “made no sense” to place Latino migrants in a predominantly Black community with few services for Spanish speakers.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago Officials Are Pitching The First Citywide Plan In 60 Years. Is It The Key To Equitable Growth?

City planners set a goal of getting 10,000 people to give feedback on the "We Will Chicago" draft plan before public comment ends Nov. 1.

Citywide

Black-Owned Moor’s Brewing Company Wins Top Prize At South Side Pitch Competition

The brewery started by three South Side friends will use the $10,000 grand prize to expand into Atlanta and other major cities with large populations of Black people.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

After Rejecting Claims Of Environmental Racism, City Moves To Settle Civil Rights Complaint With Feds

After the feds found the city clustered polluters in Black and Brown neighborhoods, the city is negotiating ways to make its zoning policies more equitable — averting the threat of millions in lost funding for now.

South Chicago, East Side

Black Women Leading Chicago’s Mental Health Movement Come Together To Encourage Other Black Women To Prioritize Care

Dozens of professionals and advocates will meet for a discussion Thursday. "There needs to be more spaces for us to sit with each other ... so we can get on the road to healing," therapist Lisa Butler said.

West Loop

Res Headlines This Weekend’s Connect South Shore Festival With Local Artists, Food, Rollerskating

Res, whose song "For Who You Are" is a steppin' classic, will perform Sunday evening. Live entertainment, a rollerskating rink, local vendors, yoga and more will round out the weekend.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

GoodKids MadCity Collecting Food, Clothes And Other Supplies To Help 100+ Neighbors In Need. Here’s How To Give

Teen activists will accept donations Monday and Wednesday at the Chicago Torture Justice Center in Woodlawn in preparation for a giveaway.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

After A Burglary, A Woodlawn Shipping Container Café Is Reopening Thanks To Neighbor-Funded Repairs

Supporters donated $3,500 to reopen 7323 Chicago Café in a Woodlawn park. The money will replace stolen and broken items.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Incarcerated Youth Express Freedom, Justice, Innocence Through Art In Exhibition Opening This Weekend

"Can you see me?" debuts Friday in West Town before expanding to exhibits in Washington Park and South Chicago later this month.

South Chicago, East Side

Plans For Eastern Midway Plaisance Overhaul Could Be Finalized Before End Of The Year

Officials also shared updates on a cultural project to honor Jackson Park's legacy and the stabilization of the Burnham comfort station.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Stop Being ‘Combative,’ Work With Feds To End Discrimination In City Planning, South Side Leaders Tell Lightfoot Administration

City Hall denies that the clustering of polluters in Black and Latino neighborhoods amounts to discrimination. But that's how the feds see it — and millions in federal funding could be at risk if the city doesn't cooperate.

South Chicago, East Side

Join A Hyde Park Walking Tour Saturday With Editor And Photographer Of Revamped Chicago Architecture Guide

The tour celebrates the latest release of the AIA Guide to Chicago, one of the prime sources for the history and aesthetics of Chicago buildings.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Shore Neighbors Will Hand Out Donated Food, Unveil Outdoor Puzzle Wall Over Next 2 Weekends

A harvest celebration and food drive takes place Saturday at 79th and Jeffery, while neighbors will unveil a puzzle wall and community marker at 75th and Oglesby the following weekend.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Obama Center Road Work Will Cause Big Traffic Changes Starting Monday

Closures on Hayes Drive, lane reductions on Cornell Drive and other traffic changes in Jackson Park will go in effect Monday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Outdoor Dining Comes To 71st Street Right As Fall Hits — But Curbside Patios Will Return And Expand Next Year, Officials Say

"We don’t have many dine-in restaurants in South Shore," so new patios will help fill that gap by allowing on-site dining at takeout restaurants, the South Shore Chamber's director said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ellis Lakeview Repairs Stall Again As Owner Stops Work, Falls $555,000 Behind On Bills, Court-Appointed Property Manager Says

Apex Chicago stopped work on the Kenwood apartment building to seek other bids from contractors. But the owners haven't chosen anyone to finish the job and have not paid for completed repairs, officials said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Hall Shake-Up: Why Aldermen Are Retiring In Droves And How It Could Change Chicago Politics

City Council hasn’t seen this level of turnover in decades, experts said. To find a similar situation, one would have to look back to the post-World War II era, when returning servicemen ran for office.

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