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Long-Vacant Washington Park National Bank Could See New Life (And Construction Jobs For Locals)

“We do not and will not have a project at 63rd and Cottage that doesn’t have black faces working at that site," said the head of the Cook County Land Bank Authority.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Back-To-School Picnic In Hyde Park On Sunday Features Free Food, Music, Backpacks, Haircuts

The 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. event at the 63rd Street Beach House is organized by Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th).

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City-Owned Land Near Obama Library In Woodlawn Should Become Thriving Commercial District, Residents Say

By next summer, the city wants to have a solid idea of what to do with commercial land it owns near 63rd Street.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

1Woodlawn To Host 2nd Annual ‘Walk, Bike, Run’ Event Saturday

Local groups will provide health workshops, free haircuts, school physicals and school supplies on site.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Mt. Greenwood’s ‘Flower Guy’ Hasn’t Returned To Area Following Saturday Arrest, Neighbors Say

Residents express confusion, anger following arrest of Jim Robb, who’s sold flowers in area for decades.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Tutoring Chicago Opening First South Side Location In Hyde Park To Help Grade Schoolers

The new site, housed in Kozminski Community Academy, is looking for volunteers for the upcoming school year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Vinyl Store South Rhodes Records To Host Weekend Pop-Up At Build Coffee

The Saturday event will be Grant Crusor’s first in Woodlawn, where he hopes to establish a physical record store and coffee shop.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

First Defense Legal Aid Coming To Woodlawn’s ‘Healing Village’ For Know Your Rights Resource Fair This Weekend

The free Saturday event will also offer consultations from police misconduct attorneys.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

New Saucy Porka Location Brings Asian-Latin Fusion Cuisine To Hyde Park

Amy Le’s second Saucy Porka restaurant will provide residents flavors inspired by Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Mental Health Advocates Include Male, Senior-Focused Programs At Black Mental Wellness Expo This Weekend

The Hyde Park event will feature workshops and speakers for the whole family.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Woodlawn Residents Say City-Owned Lots Near Obama Library Should Become Affordable Housing, Walkable Business Corridor

The library is slated to open 2021.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore