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Gage Park, Brighton Park
Gage Park, Brighton Park

You Can Vote To Help Curie High School Win $50,000 To Revamp Its Theater

Chicagoans can vote through Sunday to help Curie win $50,000 from the World's Best School Prizes.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Retiring Ald. George Cardenas Endorses Former Chief Of Staff Anabel Abarca To Succeed Him

The ward, which included McKinley Park and Brighton Park, will have a new representative as Ald. George Cardenas steps down to join the Cook County Board of Review.

McKinley Park

Pilsen Exhibit Will Showcase Photos From Young Southwest Side Artists ‘Finding Beauty Within The Neighborhoods’

The six photographers took part in a summer program called Documentografía with the Gage Park Latinx Council. Program leader Eduardo Cornejo said it's the artists' first time having their work displayed in a gallery.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

West, South Side Groups Are Getting A Share Of $75 Million To Support Gun Violence Prevention

Cook County is funding 37 community groups in Chicago to scale up programs that "address the root causes of violence and crime in our communities," board President Toni Preckwinkle said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Vicko Alvarez, Southwest Side Activist, Is Running For 15th Ward Alderwoman

Alvarez is the first to announce a candidacy for the 15th Ward, which will get a new alderperson with current Ald. Raymond Lopez running for mayor. Alvarez served as Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez's chief of staff.

Back of the Yards

Ald. George Cardenas Wins Cook County Board Of Review Seat, Will Leave City Council By The End Of The Year

No Republican candidate has filed for the seat representing the 1st District, meaning Cardenas' is likely running unopposed in November's general election.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Diapers, Kids Clothes And More To Be Given Away On Southwest Side In Honor Of Young Mother Killed Buying Used Stroller

Saturday's event is noon-2 p.m. at the United Credit Union parking lot. The group also accepts same-day donations before the giveaway.

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Curie Principal Promises To Add Alarms, Cameras And More Staff After A Student Brought A Gun To School

Curie's principal said school leaders tracked down the student and took the gun within minutes.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

After Teen Brings A Gun To Curie High School, Concerns Rise Over Safety And Support

District officials didn't answer questions about how the teen entered the building with a weapon, since students are supposed to go through metal detectors to get into school.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

How A Southwest Side Group Is Helping Young People Learn Queer History

With the Queer Riot internship, the Gage Park Latinx Council is broadening queer history beyond what's taught in schools, focusing especially on the perspectives of queer women, femmes and people of color.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Mental Health Emergency Teams Expanding To Southwest Side, Giving Residents In Crisis More Support

The new team will spend several weeks meeting with local groups, community members and health care providers. The members will begin responding to emergencies in June.

Midway, West Lawn

Momentos Distintos Outdoor Photo Exhibit Shows Southwest Siders The Beauty In ‘Seemingly Mundane’ Everyday Moments

Eduardo Cornejo, whose photos are on display outside Esperanza Health Centers in Brighton Park, said it's been his mission to document more of his own neighborhoods.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

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, Back of the Yards

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

How Can Chicago Reduce Crime? Security Camera Plan A Start — But Neighbors Need To Work Together, SW Siders Say

Hundreds of Chicagoans attended a city-sponsored town hall to discuss strategies to stop crime. "The stronger relationship you have with your neighbor, the safer block you're going to be living on," one city leader said.

Midway, West Lawn

Could Little Village Be Getting A New Alderman? George Cardenas Says He Won’t Run For City Council If He Wins County Seat He’s Pursuing

Ald. George Cardenas, a powerful mayoral ally, is running for a Cook County Board of Review. If elected, he'll drop out of the aldermanic race, he said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Southwest Side Group Gets $1 Million In Federal Funding To Buy, Rehab Vacant Buildings In Chicago Lawn

The money will be used to buy and rehab vacant homes, restoring much-needed affordable housing on the Southwest Side, organizers say.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Small Neighborhood Groups Can Get $10,000 For Summer Programs That Keep Young People Safe

Grants from the Chicago Fund in 2021 helped an East Garfield Park block club organize a block party and a North Lawndale anti-violence group put on community bike rides, a Juneteenth concert and a back-to-school event.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Anti-Dibs Alderman Throwing Away Items Used To Save Parking Spots On Snowy Southwest Side Streets

Nine truckloads of stuff have been carted out of Ald. Ray Lopez’s ward, which covers parts of Back of the Yards, Gage Park and Brighton Park.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Chicago-Area Amazon Warehouse Workers Get Pay Raise After Staging Pre-Christmas Walkouts

New hires at the warehouses will now earn $18 an hour, up from $15.80.

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