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Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park
Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Bridgeport Restaurant Closing Beloved Diner After More Than 7 Decades

The last day of service will be June 30. Irais Rodriguez said he and his family are deeply appreciative of all of their customers through the years.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Chicago Delays Plan For New Near South Side High School Amid Mounting Concerns

The proposal would put a high school where the Harold Ickes Homes once stood near 24th and State streets. 

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

The Chicago Tool Library Inventory Is Tripling — And Needs The Community’s Help Finding A Bigger Space

The organization is growing thanks to a merger with Chicago Community Tools. Library leaders say their ideal space is on the South Side and more accessible to public transit.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Proposed High School Would Address ‘High School Desert’ On Near South Side, Alderperson Says

After years of advocating, a new open enrollment high school for Near South Side families may be one step closer to becoming reality.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Fiesta Back Of The Yards Kicks Off Friday With Music, Food, Carnival Rides And More

The annual fest will take over 47th Street Between Ashland and Damen avenues Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Back of the Yards

Mas Flow Reggaeton Festival Won’t Move To McKinley Park, Alderman Says After Neighbors Push Back

Organizers were exploring moving the fest to McKinley Park from Calumet Park because some attendees were concerned about transportation, but ultimately decided to keep the fest on the Far South Side.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Plant Chicago’s Farmers Market Returns To Back Of The Yards With Produce, Baked Treats And More

The market kicks off Saturday at Davis Square Park and features locally grown produce, honey and flowers.

Back of the Yards

Jefferson Park Man Badly Injured In Car Crash Urges Drivers To Pay Closer Attention — And Get Adequate Insurance

Mike Galati, a Jefferson Park resident and business owner, hopes his experience can be a learning lesson for others who may get into traffic collisions.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

South Side Book Fair Comes To Back Of The Yards Sunday Afternoon

People can buy books and other goods from local book vendors, participate in family-friendly activities and renew their library cards at the Sunday event.

Back of the Yards

Chinese 9-Man Volleyball To Be Played Sunday In Chinatown’s Streets — For First Time In 56 Years

The free event is a chance to “uphold the heritage and the history that came before us, and connect the community to a sport that is uniquely ours,” organizer Tony Chan said. 

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Help Back Of The Yards Dreamers Get College Scholarships At Whiner Beer Company Fundraiser

A $20 ticket to the Friday fundraiser inside The Plant includes food. All beer sales will support scholarships for students who cannot access traditional financial aid.

Back of the Yards

Bridgeport’s Public Library Reopens After 9 Months Of Renovations

The 33-year-old building closed last year for extensive upgrades, including new technology, flooring, lighting and facilities.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

This Self-Taught Gardener Is Beautifying Back Of The Yards And Helping Residents Reclaim Their Streets 1 Corner At A Time

Edgar Florentino is brightening up the neighborhood he grew up in by landscaping "hot corners" — streets where there is a lot of gun violence.

Back of the Yards

Pochos Moving Its Popular McKinley Park Brunch Spot To Pilsen’s 18th Street

"We're really ready to showcase our talents here on 18th Street," one of the co-owners said. The team hopes to open within a couple months.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Had 2 Mass Shootings In A Single Day: ‘Extremely Disheartening And Emotional’

Twenty-one people were shot — two fatally — Tuesday in Chicago. No one was in custody in two mass shootings that happened in Woodlawn and Back of the Yards.

Citywide

Jackalope Coffee & Tea House In Bridgeport Hosting Spring Bazaar This Month

You can grab coffee and some custom jewelry at the event May 22.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Vulnerable Senior Went Missing Twice Because Of Inadequate Security At South Side Assisted Living Facility, Family Alleges In Lawsuit

A second lawsuit alleges New City Supportive Living in Back of the Yards failed to properly care for another resident who experienced physical injury and emotional harm.

Back of the Yards

Back Of The Yards Affordable Housing, Community Hub Will Bring More Local Businesses To 47th Street

The vision for the 47th Street and Ashland Avenue corridor is expanding after city officials asked competing developers to team up for the ambitious project.

Back of the Yards

Carnitas Uruapan Opening Little Village Restaurant, Sputnik Coffee Launching Flagship Cafe Thanks To City Grant

Another grantee, Esperanza Health, is using its $4.2 million grant to build a sprawling neighborhood health campus in Brighton Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

26 Community Development Projects Get $33.5 Million In City Funding

Neighborhood restaurants, businesses and community centers were awarded grants of up to $7 million as part of the Chicago Recovery Plan's community development initiative.

Citywide
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