7323 Chicago Café Burglarized Again — But Isn’t Going Anywhere
Marquinn Gibson is fundraising to get his Woodlawn shipping-container café back on track. "I’ve just built too much rapport in just one year to bail out like that."
Bike The Southeast Side This Weekend — And Tell Officials How To Make Future Rides Safer
Saturday's bike ride from Hegewisch to Calumet Park is part of a bike network study aimed at improving Far South Side bicycling infrastructure.
Promontory Point Swimmers Say They Need More Protection From Jet Skiers, Boaters
Buoys aren't very visible, which has led to close calls in the popular South Side swimming area, swimmers said. But Park District officials say swimming is banned, and people should not be in the water at all.
In New Play ‘Fertile Ground,’ South Side Creators Keep Black History Alive
Seventeen neighbors will tell their stories through theater, dance and song this weekend with the community production "Fertile Ground: Celebrating the Great Migration and Green Living in Black Chicago."
Walter Payton Grad’s Study Finds ‘Adequate’ But Not ‘Equitable’ Internet Access At 6 CPS Schools
The analysis by Chris Deng, an incoming University of Chicago freshman, found that only 13 percent of tests run at the schools met a federal long-term benchmark for internet speed.
Vegan Restaurant Sundrip Opening In Hyde Park Next Month
The family-owned vegan eatery plans to open in September, bringing "living" foods like açaí bowls, salads, smoothies and juices to 55th Street.
Woodlawn Tenants Unionize, Say Landlord Has Allowed Rodents, Roaches And Mold
Residents will withhold some rent if problems aren't fixed within 14 days, they said. Landlord 312 Property Management hopes to resolve complaints by the end of the week.
Feds Move To Foreclose On Kenwood Affordable Apartments, Citing Owner’s ‘Willful Neglect’
Federal housing officials said Ellis Lakeview's owners defaulted on the mortgage by not fixing problems at the building, where neighbors long have complained of filthy conditions.
Urban Luxe Café Opening Soon In South Shore
With coffee, café fare, ice cream, a performance stage and a community room, Urban Luxe Café wants to bring "something a little bit different" to 79th Street, its owner said.
Podcast Explores Hazel Johnson’s Fight For Environmental Justice In Chicago
Johnson, the "mother of environmental justice," organized neighbors around clean air and water and fought for improved living conditions in public housing, including her Altgeld Gardens home.
Jackson Park Hospital Needs More Nurses On Staff, Union Says
Union members negotiating a new contract with the hospital say temporary nurses from outside agencies outnumber staff nurses, lowering the quality of care.
Emmett Till National Monument Will Include Chicago Church That Hosted Teen’s Funeral
President Joe Biden is expected to designate Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ a monument Tuesday, on the anniversary of Till's birth.
Emmett Till Home Renovations Kick Off Sunday
West Woodlawn nonprofit Blacks in Green will honor what would have been Emmett Till's 82nd birthday with an ice cream social, art exhibition and groundbreaking to turn his childhood home into a museum.
Prominent Environmental Group Says Chicago Housing Authority Management Tried To Illegally Evict Them
After People for Community Recovery made the lease dispute public, city leaders pledged to help keep the group in its longtime home at Altgeld Gardens.
Get A Free Bike Tune-Up Saturday Before Riding The Far South Side
We Keep You Rollin' is organizing next weekend's ride and raising money for a free raffle where community members can win bikes and safety gear.
Chicago State Climate Change Lab Aims To Give South Siders The Data Needed To Fight For Environmental Justice
Researchers will study climate change's immediate impacts — like this summer's flash floods and smoky air — and long-term trends using new technology at Chicago State University.
Bike Tour Of 1919 Race Riot Takes Place Saturday As Art Project To Honor Victims Gets $200,000 Boost
A seven-mile bike tour exploring the history of a Black teen killed in Lake Michigan by white racists — and the summer of violence that followed — rolls out Saturday morning in Bronzeville.
Obama Foundation Gives $1 Million To Prevent Summer Violence By Funding Safe Spaces For Young Black And Brown Men
More than 30 community groups, mainly on the South and West Sides, received $30,000 to organize summer violence prevention programs for young Black and Brown men.
Back Alley Jazz, Universal Alley Jazz Jam Are Back — And Expanded — With 7 Outdoor Performances On The South Side
The music kicks off Saturday on Paxton Avenue with performances by The Thaddeus Tukes Quintet, the Isaiah Spencer Quartet and DJ Duane Powell. The festival continues semi-regularly through Sept. 9.
After 4-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted At Rainbow Beach, Advocates Call On City To Add Security
City officials must add child-focused security measures at Rainbow Beach and bring more trauma-informed resources to South Shore after a 4-year-old was molested July 4, advocates said.