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UniverSoul Circus Not Returning To Washington Park This Season
The 29-year-old traveling circus, a popular South Side event, did not file a permit with the Chicago Park District to bring the show back this year.28 minutes ago
Bronzeville’s The Forum Uncovers Century-Old, Hand-Painted Scenic Theater Backdrops
The backdrops date to 1897, when the iconic venue on 43rd Street opened. Owner Benard Loyd hopes to restore them to their former glory. "Against all odds, they survived."
Washington Park Arts Lawn With Performance Space, Pavilion And More Opens Next Month
Spanning nearly 1 acre, the venue is a years-long effort from University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life initiative. It will join other arts, dining and events spaces along Garfield Boulevard.
Bronzeville’s Public Art Project Honoring Local Icons Wins Preservation Award
Chris Devins' Bronzeville Legends project celebrates the neighborhood's rich history.
Meet The Small Businesses Vying To Win South Side Pitch Competition
This year's finalists include a beauty app for women of color, a maker of small-batch home goods, a shared commercial kitchen, a clothing brand and a youth legal education company.
A Great Day As Chicago’s Black Authors Come Together For Historic Group Photo
Black scribes answered producer Pemon Rami's call to participate in the photo, a nod to the famed "Great Day In Harlem" portrait and a display of the broad influence of Black Chicago literature.
Program That Gives You Money To Catch Up On Homeownership Costs Ends Soon. Here’s How To Apply
The Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund, which offers up to $60,000 toward overdue housing costs for homeowners hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, closes Oct. 31.
Bronzeville’s Historic Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church For Sale As Preservationists Race To Landmark It
A group led by current parishioners and Preservation Chicago plan to launch a petition to get the house of worship landmarked as it hits the market for $799,000.
Born To Run? Sign Up For The Bronzeville 5K Run/Walk
The race takes place on Sunday, Oct. 1, with proceeds benefitting four area schools.
City-Owned Grocery Store Could Be Coming To Chicago’s Food Deserts
The city is starting a feasibility study to explore the idea as South and West Side grocers continue to close, Mayor Brandon Johnson said.
South Loop Neighbors Want To Block Data Center Expansion Near McCormick Place
Neighbors say the existing Digital Realty data center has been a public health nuisance for years. They are urging Ald. Pat Dowell to reject the company's $500 million expansion.
Loved Ones Ask For Help After, Boater Father Of 2 Goes Missing Following Swim In Lake Michigan
Police confirmed Friday morning its marine unit is still looking for 38-year-old Bryan Jackson.
Here’s Where To Eat In Chicago For Black Restaurant Week Midwest
The Sept. 10-24 promotion is part of a nationwide effort to boost the visibility of and support for Black-owned eateries.
Sunday 5K Event Along Lakefront Burnham Park Trail Will Raise Money For Chicago Parks
The "Run for the Parks! 5K Run, Walk, or Roll" event commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Chicago Parks Foundation nonprofit.
Ald. Lamont Robinson Opening Kenwood Ward Office This Month
Work on the 43rd Street storefront office is expected to be completed by mid-September. Robinson is one of a few freshman City Council members who have not opened a ward office.
Chicago Hip Hop Museum Is Like a Visit to Grandma’s — If She Was B-Girl
Founders of the Grand Boulevard museum are working to ensure Chicago's contributions to the 50-year-old musical genre aren't overlooked.
23 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Labor Day Parades, ARC Music Festival, Bike The Drive And More
The Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste Of Polonia, Fiesta Boricua and rescheduled Queer Fam Pride Jam are also on tap.
Why Chicago Is Losing The War On Rats
New York has a Rat Czar. Other cities are trying new trapping methods. But the “rattiest city in America” can’t keep up with skyrocketing rodent complaints, data shows.
One Real Estate Empire, $15 Million In Unpaid Rat-Related Tickets
A group of real estate companies managed by a north suburban woman has racked up hundreds of rat-related tickets on properties — many on Chicago’s South and West sides.
Pookie Crack Cakes Makes Itself At Home In Former Abundance Bakery Space In Bronzeville
Dedre McGee started making cakes during the pandemic. People became so obsessed that she launched a family bakery — which sells out of the beloved bundts regularly.