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- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Esperanza Health Centers Opens Coronavirus Vaccination Site In Brighton Park
Esperanza is offering vaccine appointments to patients 65 and older as well as frontline essential workers.
MAT Asphalt Owner Gets $10 Million Tax Break For Completed Building Under Program Meant To Spur Development
Michael Tadin Jr. defended applying for the incentive, saying there would be “no industry in Chicago” without it, as incentives make it attractive to develop in Chicago.
Families Of Carjacking Victims Ask City, State Leaders To Do Something To Stop Surge: ‘This Is … Chicago Crying For Help’
One woman, whose son was left paralyzed after being shot during a carjacking, said she's planning to leave her lifelong community if something doesn't change.
Chicago’s Black Activists Aren’t Putting Their Faith In Biden: ‘We’re Going To Continue To Take Care Of Ourselves’
Under Trump, Chicago activists pushed for major reforms. Biden will be a big shift for the country, but local activists say they aren't investing hope in a system where "there's always a loophole."
Despite Rocky First Week, CPS Chief’s Confidence In Reopening Has ‘Only Increased’
CPS CEO Janice Jackson said people have been "across the board" happy with the district's reopening plan — but many teachers remain fiercely opposed to the district's mandate.
Light Snow Coming Thursday Evening, But Not Enough To Accumulate
Snow showers could continue on Friday, which will be cloudy and chilly with an expected high of 34 degrees.
Want To Help Homeless Pets? Anti-Cruelty Society Hosting Virtual Day Of Service Monday
The animal rescue organization's staff will teach participants how to make no-sew pet beds and cat and dog toys from items found around the home, among other things, during the virtual event.
This Year’s Polar Plunge Is Do-It-Yourself — But You Can Still Raise Money For Chicago Families In Need
This year, participants don't have to dive into Lake Michigan. They can jump into snow in a bathing suit or have a bucket of cold water dumped on them.
My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Bring Supplies To Seniors For MLK Day
The group is looking for volunteers who can bring personal protective equipment to seniors or who can help clean up a garden that honors Martin Luther King Jr.
2 More Mass Vaccination Sites Opening This Week As Chicago Ramps Up Campaign
The city is focused on vaccinating health care workers and people living in working in long-term care facilities as part of Phase 1A. That phase will likely take several more weeks.