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Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

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

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.

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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

What’s Gone Wrong At Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank?

Despite government intervention and new owners, GN Bank fights for survival while customers worry about losing their homes.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Christmas In Chicago: 26 Photos Of Amazing Holiday Decorations In The City

PHOTOS: Chicagoans have decorated their blocks with hundreds of lights, candy canes and blow-up snowmen as they prepare for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's.

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City Investing $1 Billion In 24 Affordable Housing Developments

The projects include a developer who wants to adaptively reuse a former Chicago Public School building for re-entry housing and a project that is the city's first development in partnership with and for Indigenous people.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Shop Local 2021: A Beverly, Morgan Park And Mount Greenwood Holiday Gift Guide

You can grab records, delicious-smelling candles, popcorn and more from Far Southwest Side stores for the people on your holiday shopping list.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Brewbakers, Beverly’s Infamous Late-Night Bar, Is Reopening For Blackout Wednesday

It looked like Brewbakers was headed toward being closed after nearly two years of silence — but it's back.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Mom-And-Son Duo From Beverly Use New Hawaiian T-Shirt Business To Advocate For People With Down Syndrome

21 Pineapples Shirt Co., run by mom-and-son duo Holly and Nate Simon, sells Hawaiian T-shirts and other merchandise while advocating for those Down syndrome.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Morgan Park, Little Village Residents Can Get Vaccinated Thursday At Farmers Markets

Residents can be vaccinated for free against COVID-19, the flu and pneumonia.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Get Spooky With These 27 Halloween And El Día De Los Muertos Events Around Chicago This Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are packed with trick-or-treating, festivals and more. Here is our roundup of the festivities.

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Cops Rarely Pull Over Drivers In Their Own Neighborhoods, Data Shows. Motorists In Black Neighborhoods Aren’t So Lucky

Drivers are least likely to be pulled over on the far Northwest and Southwest sides, where many first responders live. Ald. Nick Sposato said that's because "white people just know how to talk their way out of a ticket."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

Citywide

Make Your Own Sugar Skulls For Día De Los Muertos At Cakewalk Chicago’s Beverly Workshop

Lori Parrett, pastry chef and owner, is resuming workshops after a long pandemic hiatus. For each ticket sold, she will donate a birthday baking kit to two area food pantries.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

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
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