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Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

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

Developers, Local Coffee Shop Owners To Pitch Separate Plans For Back Of The Yards Lot Under INVEST South/West Program

Three competing development teams will present their proposals for the site at 1515 W. 47th St. at a meeting 6 p.m. Thursday.

Back of the Yards

Get Your Coffee Fix, Help Feed Families In Need: Back Of The Yards Coffee Bean Sales To Benefit Southwest Side Community Group

Back of the Yards Coffee is donating proceeds from its 47th Street blend to the Southwest Collective. The group has fed residents in need through the pandemic.

Back of the Yards

With $1.8 Billion Coming To CPS, West And South Siders Want ‘Seat At the Table’ To Decide Where The Money Goes

Parents and students say the recovery funding is especially important because the pandemic worsened conditions at their under-resourced schools.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson Indicted On Federal Tax Fraud Charges

The 51-year-old Bridgeport alderman, who is former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew and former Mayor Richard J. Daley's grandson, was charged Thursday with filing a false income tax return and making a false statement to regulators.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

The Perfect Soundtrack To Your South Side Sightseeing Tour: Lee Bey’s ‘Southern Exposure’ Playlist

Architecture expert and historian Lee Bey released a playlist inspired by his 2019 book on the South Side's under-appreciated buildings this week, including tracks from Sam Trump, Chance the Rapper, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

10 Public Libraries Expanding Hours To Open Sundays

The 10 libraries — which cover a variety of neighborhoods, including Austin, Edgewater and Mt. Greenwood — will be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays starting April 18.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

Albany Park

How These Young Back Of The Yards ‘Avengers’ Helped More Than 1,000 Neighbors Get Vaccine Appointments

Through Increase the Peace's ambassador program, seven young people set up outside popular neighborhood spots to sign up people for coronavirus vaccinations. “Our young people know how to reach people and how to meet people where they're at."

Back of the Yards

High School Students Can Have Artwork Shown In Capitol Through Congressional Art Competition

The annual competition gives young artists an opportunity to showcase their work in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Wants To Fine Employers Who Retaliate Against Their Workers For Taking Time Off To Get Vaccinated

"No worker should have to choose between keeping their job and getting the COVID-19 vaccine," the mayor said.

Albany Park

Tax Incentive To Rehab Bridgeport Warehouse Gets OK; Home Business Ordinance Stalls

Bubbly Dynamics’ intent to sublease the warehouse space on 37th Street has generated “a lot of interest already from potential tenants who would love to move in,” Edel told aldermen.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Pullman Residents 40 And Older Can Get Vaccinated Tuesday. Here’s How To Sign Up

Any Pullman resident who is 40 or older can sign up to get vaccinated Tuesday. Appointments are required.

Roseland, Pullman

All Back Of The Yards Adults Can Get Vaccinated Through April. Here’s How To Make An Appointment

Any Back of the Yards resident is eligible to be vaccinated at UI Health Mile Square Health Center, 4630 S. Bishop St.

Back of the Yards

Union League Boys & Girls Clubs Expanding To 7 South And West Side Schools

A $7 million grant will help the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs open sites in Archer Heights, Armour Square, Back of the Yards, Little Village and Humboldt Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Dead Fish Are Piling Up In Chicago’s Ponds And Lagoons. Here’s What’s Going On

Temperature swings and heavy snow contributed to the fish die-off at the city's ponds and lagoons, according to Park District officials and freshwater biologists.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Wrigley Field, Sox Park Will Reopen To Fans On Opening Day As Coronavirus Spread Slows, Lightfoot Says

The Cubs' opening day is April 1 and the White Sox open at home April 8. Those will be Chicago's first major sports teams to be allowed to welcome back crowds since the pandemic started in spring 2020.

Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville

Free Food Available Saturday At Back Of The Yards Drive-Thru

The giveaway will begin 10 a.m. and continue until supplies run out at the Plant, 1400 W. 46th St.

Back of the Yards

The Deep Freeze Has Lifted, But Chicago Is Still Encased In Ice

Here's a look at what Block Club Chicago photographer Colin Boyle found Monday.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

After 11 Months Of Battling Coronavirus, Hard-Hit Gage Park Gets Vaccination Site: ‘It’s A Game Changer’

Esperanza Health Centers partnered with the Southwest Organizing Project and Gage Park Latinx Council to open an appointment-only vaccination site. “These are the hardest-hit neighborhoods in the entire state."

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Plan To Relocate Dunkin’ Donuts To ‘Treacherous Corner’ Is Met With Pushback From McKinley Park Alderman, Residents

Ald. George Cardenas said the Zoning Board of Appeals “erroneously” listed the project in the wrong ward and approved a special-use permit. Now, he's vowing to block it until he gets more feedback.

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