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Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville, Near South Side
Bronzeville, Near South Side

Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club To Give Away Happy Meals In Bronzeville Friday In Honor of Jaslyn Adams

Families can stop by the Bronzeville McDonald's, 3500 S. Indiana Ave., at 4 p.m. Friday to get the free meal.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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Bronzeville Neighbors Band Together To Patrol Gas Stations, Other Carjacking Hot Spots — And They’re Seeking More Volunteers

"There's this narrative that men in our communities don't care, that they aren't invested," Watch Guard's founder said. "The idea is to push back on that."

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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‘Unforgotten 51’ Project Has Roosevelt University Students Telling The Stories Of Dozens Of Murdered And Missing Chicago Women

A team of student journalists spent a year documenting the lives of missing and murdered women, hoping to show how they lived and not just how they died.

Englewood, Chatham

With ‘No Due Date,’ A South Side Director Hopes To Start A Conversation About Black Infertility

Tanikia Carpenter is calling for empathy and compassion in her new film as more Black women talk about their struggles to conceive children.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

New Coronavirus Vaccination Site Now Open For South Siders. Here’s How To Sign Up

Adult residents of 11 South Side ZIP codes can sign up for appointments at Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Black-Owned Bronzeville Winery, Run By Silver Room’s Owner, Set To Open This Summer

The space will serve as a "sister restaurant to the Silver Room," owner Eric Williams said. "If you like the vibe of the Silver Room, if you like the vibe of the block party, that’s gonna be the vibe of this wine bar."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

New Mercy Hospital Owners Face ‘Deplorable’ Conditions And Mounting Debt. Can They Revive A Bronzeville Institution?

Insight Chicago's deal to buy Mercy Hospital was finalized last month. Now, the new owners are working to rejuvenate a 169-year-old hospital that nearly closed.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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

With Plans To Convert Palmer Mansion Into A Black Media Archive, The Groups Based Out Of Its Coach House Push To Continue Their Work

The Obsidian Collection plans to buy the Palmers' mansion at 3656 S. King Drive and the adjacent coach house, which is home to two organizations founded by Lu Palmer.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Police Foot Chase Policy Should Be Changed, Lightfoot Says After 13-Year-Old Boy Killed By Officer

Chases pose a "significant safety issue" to officers, the person being chased and community members — yet police chase people many times every single day, Lightfoot said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Mercy Hospital Sale Finalized, Saving Historic Bronzeville Hospital From Closing

Mercy must remain a full-service hospital, according to the agreement. New owners will meet with residents, activists and medical professionals Tuesday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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

‘Bronzeville’ Podcast Back For Season 2 As It Transports Listeners To A Time When Lottery ‘Kings’ Ruled Black Chicago

The podcast, now in its second season, explores Black life in Chicago in the '40s.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

South Shore, Tulsa Students Link Up For History Exchange On 1919 Race Riot, 1921 Black Wall Street Massacre

Students in South Shore and in Tulsa are drawing connections between racial violence in 1919, 1921 and the present. The virtual exchange includes chats with NBA players and bike tours.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With Mercy Hospital Sale Approved, Activists Demand Say In Leadership And Expanded Services

The coalition wants a fully-staffed emergency room, a behavioral health unit and for the hospital to resume being a teaching institution.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago’s First ESports Stadium Coming To Bronzeville After City Council Approval

Smash Interactive plans to build the Surge esports arena, virtual reality hangout and space for its corporate headquarters at 2601 S. Wabash Ave.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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

$30 Million ESports Stadium In Bronzeville Gets Key City Approval: ‘This Thing Is Going To Take Off’

The 108,000-square-foot video gaming stadium is planned for 2601 S. Wabash Ave. and would be the first in the city.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Plan To Crack Down On Home Museums Scrapped After Fierce Opposition From Artists, Historians

Ald. Sophia King said there was a "highly coordinated campaign” against the ordinance, and she criticized Ald. Michele Smith and Mayor Lori Lightfoot for their opposition to it.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Residential Museum Ban Would Be ‘Death Knell’ For South Side Preservation, Black History Museums And Gallery Spaces, Critics Say

If Ald. Sophia King's proposal passes, it would restrict cultural projects at the Emmett Till residence, the Lu and Jorja Palmer mansion, the Phyllis Wheatley Home and other small libraries and gallery spaces.

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