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Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville, Near South Side
Bronzeville, Near South Side

Soul City Kitchens To Take Over Washington Park Building, Giving South Side Food Entrepreneurs A Home Base

Soul City Kitchens would convert a century-old Streets and Sanitation facility into an affordable commercial kitchen space. If approved by City Council, it will also support food truck owners and give emerging chefs a place to sell their food.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

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This Old ‘L’ Station Is Now A Hub For South Side Businesses Thanks To A UChicago Program

L1, set up inside the city's oldest "L" station in Washington Park, hosts South Side entrepreneurs who are considering expanding their businesses to a brick-and-mortar storefront.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Why Does ‘Pancake Ice’ Form On Lake Michigan? Experts Say Some Weather Magic Is Needed To Form The Mini Icebergs

The waterlily-like ice formations require a specific balance of elements to come about, and its existence is fleeting amid the strong waves of Lake Michigan.

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Ida B. Wells Barbie Flying Off Store Shelves In Chicago, Delighting Family Members Who Helped Create Doll

The doll aims to capture the moment when Wells, a famed journalist who worked for many years in Chicago, was editor in chief of her own newspaper and launched her anti-lynching work.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Playgrounds, Parks And A Library Will Get Major Upgrades After Winning $10 Million In City Grants

Seven resident-led projects were chosen out of nearly 500 proposals in the Chicago Works Community Challenge.

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Watchdog Report Tears Into Lightfoot Office’s Attempt to ‘Mislead,’ Provide ‘False Narratives’ In Anjanette Young Raid Fallout

The watchdog’s report found “the inefficient and wasteful management of the City’s response to a wrong raid."

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My Block, My Hood, My City To Give Away $200,000 In Grants To Businesses Affected By COVID-19

Area businesses can apply for the microgrants through Wednesday. "We're not going to make people jump through hoops to get help," CEO Jahmal Cole said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

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They Were the Pandemic’s Perfect Victims

The pandemic killed so many dialysis patients that their total number shrunk for the first time in nearly half a century. Few people took notice.

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Here’s Where You Can Get Free Masks Thursday In Bronzeville

Masks will be available noon-3 p.m. Thursday at Ald. Pat Dowell's State Street office.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.

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With ‘Recast T’Challa’ Petition, A Chicago Film Critic Hopes To Keep ‘Black Panther’ Hero Alive After Chadwick Boseman’s Death

Emmanuel Noisette said white superheroes like Batman and Spider-Man outlive the actors who play them — why wouldn't T'Challa? “The No. 1 way to kill a legend is to stop telling their story."

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Ald. Pat Dowell Announces Run For Rush’s Congressional Seat, Leaving Behind Secretary Of State Bid

She is the first candidate to throw in her hat since Rush announced he will not seek a 16th term representing Chicago’s South Side and south suburbs.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bobby Rush Is Leaving Congress After 15 Terms, But He’s Not Retiring. His Next Mission Will Be To Lead His Bronzeville Church

Rush said he will soon endorse a candidate to replace him as 1st District rep in Congress. A crowded field of hopefuls are expected to vie for the seat.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Feds Threaten Up To $800K In Fines After South Side Landlord Lets Water Issues, Pest ‘Infestation’ Linger For Months

Federal housing officials say the owner of the Ellis Lakeview Apartments in Kenwood have failed to provide “decent, safe and sanitary housing.”

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago’s Black Fire Brigade Is Training First Responders And Working To Reverse Racism At The Fire Department

Since launching in 2018, the program to help Black youth has helped hundreds of them find work as first responders. But funding remains a problem.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

The Hot Dog Box, A Hit Sausage Spot Launched By Father-Daughter Duo, Coming To Six Corners Storefront This Month

Bobby and Brooklyn Morelli launched the super popular hot dog joint in Bronzeville last year. Their Six Corners location at 4020 N. Milwaukee Ave. opens Jan. 15.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Chicago Teachers May Refuse To Work In Schools Starting Wednesday Amid COVID-19 Surge

The return from winter break comes as the city is experiencing a record surge in confirmed cases and after parents grappled with a chaotic student testing program.

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