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Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park
Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

After Fire Destroys Morgan Park Family’s Home, Loved Ones Raising Money To Help Injured Couple Heal 

The Corderos, who are in the 70s, were badly burned in the June 18 fire and remain hospitalized.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Citing ‘Troubling’ Police Shortages, O’Shea Brings Private Security To Beverly, Mount Greenwood

The private security guards will patrol commercial strips in Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood, Ald. Matthew O'Shea said.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Afro Joe’s Coffee Shop Reopens In Beverly Saturday: ‘We Can’t Wait To See Peoples’ Faces’

Afro Joe's will reopen in Beverly for the Memorial Day weekend with live music and a DJ. The beloved coffee shop closed its Auburn Gresham location in April.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

14 Candidates Vying For Bobby Rush’s Congressional Seat Make Their Case To 1st District Voters At South Side Forum

With few differences in their end goals, more than a dozen candidates shared their legislative goals and touted their experience at a 1st District candidates' forum Monday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Grange Closes Lincoln Square, Beverly Garden Stores, Hints At Possible Comeback In Edgewater

Owner LaManda Joy closed the shops after moving back to Oregon for family reasons. But a comeback is "plausible," as the business still controls a lease at a historical Edgewater shop it used for a pop-up.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Afro Joe’s Coffee Shop Opening In Beverly As City Grange Closes South Side Location

Owners Kendall and Aisha Griffin expect the shop to open in coming weeks: "We’re excited about introducing a new community to Afro Joe’s."

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Rainbow Cone Is ‘Finally Venturing North’ As Iconic South Side Company Teams Up With Buona Beef

A shared Rainbow Cone and Buona Beef location will open in Skokie May 11. It will be the second joint restaurant in the two-year-old merger.

Citywide

South Side Nuns Find Their Rhythm — And A Sense Of Community — At Beverly Line Dancing Class

Dominican sisters Diane Boutet and Jean Matijosaitis said God watches over them as they slide in dance class.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Chicago River To Be Dyed Green Again, And Parades Are Back For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

The Downtown, South Side and Northwest Side St. Patrick's Day parades will return for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Downtown

Every Morgan Park High School Student Can Go To College For Free Thanks To Surprise Scholarship

Thousands of students at Morgan Park, Juarez and Al Raby schools will get full rides to public state universities and other partner colleges. Students at two other schools will be surprised soon.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Rainbow Cone Reopens For The Season With Free Ice Cream Through Valentine’s Day

When you buy one cone at the beloved Beverly ice cream shop this week, you'll get one free.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Suburban Catholic Schools Lifting Mask Mandate After Archdiocese Punished Principal For Saying They’re Optional

The mask mandate will be lifted for Catholic schools in Lake County and suburban Cook County, but not in Chicago, Evanston or Oak Park where health departments require masks.

Citywide

Catholic School Principal Removed By Archdiocese After Telling Students Masks Are Optional, Parents Say

Parents on the Far Southwest Side are protesting the archdiocese's decision to put Queen of Martyrs Principal M. Jacob “Doc” Mathius on administrative leave after he told students the school’s mask mandate was ending.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

Citywide

Lightfoot’s Pick To Lead Police Oversight Agency Blocked By Alderpeople Upset Over Ella French’s Inclusion In Report

Andrea Kersten has apologized to French's family for not communicating with them ahead of the report's release, but says the agency was legally bound to release its full report.

Citywide

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

Citywide

South Side Irish Parade Returning On March 13 After Pandemic Hiatus

The city canceled the Downtown and South Side Irish parades in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID-19 concerns.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.

Citywide

Bobby Rush Is Leaving Congress After 15 Terms, But He’s Not Retiring. His Next Mission Will Be To Lead His Bronzeville Church

Rush said he will soon endorse a candidate to replace him as 1st District rep in Congress. A crowded field of hopefuls are expected to vie for the seat.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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