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Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville, Near South Side
Bronzeville, Near South Side

Thousands Of Records Of Black Residents Saved, Preserved And Now Housed At Woodson Library

Vital records are not just for establishing identity. They often provide the missing puzzle piece for people looking to find out who they are and where they come from, State Comptroller Susana Mendoza said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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Looking To Trick-Or-Treat In Chicago? Here’s A Full List Of City-Sponsored ‘Halloweek’ Spots

Halloweek Oct. 22-31 will feature Halloween events across the city for kids and families — including 10,000 bags of Blommer's Chocolate candy and thousands of free costumes.

Citywide
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Illinois Is Getting Better At Answering Calls To The Suicide Crisis Line. Will Chicago’s South Side Be Left Behind?

The new 988 suicide prevention line shows promise in Illinois, but questions remain.

Citywide

Annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago To Support People Living With HIV/AIDS

The event kicks off Sunday at Soldier Field. It support 30 local groups that serve Chicagoans vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

CPS Approves Land Deal For Near South Side High School — But State Rep Vows To Kill Key Funding

The land deal was approved despite opposition from residents who say the $120 million school will siphon students away from predominately Black neighborhood schools, deepening racial divides.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

508 Pershing, A $24 Million Affordable Apartment Development At Oakwood Shores, Opens In Bronzeville

The $24.3 million, four-story building offers 53 apartments as part of an effort to bring back thousands of units to the former public housing site.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

A Chicago Half Marathon Cut The Course Short And Didn’t Tell Runners Until After: ‘I Truly Feel Cheated’

Many runners are complaining the HOKA Chicago Half Marathon was cut short at the last minute: "I poured everything into this race emotionally and physically, and I remember seeing this and feeling so disappointed."

South Loop

Food Hall And Event Venue Proposed For Bronzeville’s The Grove Development

The Grove Bronzeville would serve as an incubator for budding Black women food entrepreneurs and also host a coding academy.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

After Mass Shooting In Washington Park, Anti-Violence Group Loses Permit To Play Ball There

Two people were killed and 10 wounded in a Sept. 13 shooting in the park, but organizers of the game said it had nothing to do with them — and now they're being punished.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Affordable Lofts In Bronzeville, Black-Owned Dispensary And More South Lakefront Projects Get City Council Approval

A former Potbelly sandwich shop on Wabash Avenue will be converted into Black-owned cannabis dispensary Family Roots, LLC.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Youth Policy Director Khari Humphries Running For 4th Ward Alderperson

South Side native Khari Humphries joins aldermanic hopefuls Ebony Lucas and Tracey Bey in the contest to succeed Sophia King.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Fire Training Facility Rejected By Zoning Committee — But Alders Will Reconsider Plan Wednesday

The Fire seeks to build the practice facility on the vacant site of the former ABLA Homes. The Chicago Housing Authority vowed to redevelop the property with improved affordable housing in 2007, but it never happened.

Citywide

Beloved Bronzeville Storyteller Lorenzo Young Honored With Mural: ‘He Was All About Ancestors, History And Tradition’

Lorenzo Young was a gifted storyteller known for telling tales about Bronzeville's history — and for his big heart.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Trail Task Force Rallying Support, Fundraising For Multimillion-Dollar Project

The team will meet with officials from Paris, one of Chicago's sister cities, this month to learn best practices around such trails.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

18 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Riot Fest, Beverly Art Walk And More Fun

The Lakeview Taco Fest, Martini Festival, Edgewater Arts Festival and several Mexican Independence Day celebrations are also on tap.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Northwestern’s $130 Million Bronzeville Clinic, 43 Green And Black-Owned Dispensary Get Key City Backing

Four projects on the Near South Side are one step closer to reality, potentially bringing a health care center, plus businesses and homes to the area. The City Council will vote on the proposals Wednesday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

South Loop Love Fridge Needs Volunteers, Food Donations As Demand Stays High

As food costs rise, more residents are turning to The Love Fridge network for help — and the South Loop location is struggling to keep up with demand, a volunteer said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

City’s ‘Open Boulevards’ Series Returns In Bronzeville, Logan Square And North Lawndale

Sections of boulevards in Bronzeville, North Lawndale and Logan Square will be closed to vehicles so residents can walk, bike, socialize, eat food and more.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Esmé Restaurant Is Transforming Fine Dining With A Menu Inspired By ’90s Nostalgia And Nonprofit Kitchen Possible

Chef Jenner Tomaska has for years worked with Kitchen Possible, a nonprofit that provides kids 8-12 in Pilsen, East Garfield Park and Bronzeville with programs to teach them valuable life lessons through cooking.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

UChicago Medicine Opening Outpatient Clinic Inside Former Shore Bank Home In Kenwood

The clinic would operate with a small staff of physicians seeing 60-90 patients a day, UChicago leaders said. Shore Bank went insolvent in 2010, and UChicago bought the property in 2019.

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