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Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville, Near South Side
Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Summer Nights Returns With In-Person Entertainment, Live Music

Building on the success of last year's virtual program, organizers are bringing it back — and expanding it.

Arts

South Side Renters Push For Faster Repairs, Better Security After Complaints Of Unsafe Elevators, Mildew And Rodents

Residents of the two buildings, owned by East Lake Management, say they're fed up. "Why are we being subjected to living as second-class citizens?" one renter said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘Life-Threatening’ Currents, Waves Will Make It Dangerous To Swim In Lake Michigan Monday

This week is expected to be mostly sunny and warm in Chicago, though.

Citywide

Here’s How To Weigh In On Plans For Bronzeville’s 47th Street Corridor

Three projects are proposed for the 449-51 E. 47th St. Neighbors can watch pitch videos and fill out a scorecard to give their input.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Prairie Shores To Get Multimillion-Dollar Clubhouse With Cafe, Game Room And More

The facility will house a number of amenities to keep residents engaged, healthy and connected with one another.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Haji Healing Salon Begins New Chapter In Bronzeville After Chatham Success: ‘This Space Chose Us’

After spending several years in Chatham, Aya-Nikole Cook is ready to reconnect with her Bronzeville roots.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

As ‘Lory Litefoot,’ Comedian Lisa Beasley Delights TikTok — But Bronzeville Mom Is Fed Up With Real-Life Mayor

Turning frustration into comedy, the Second City-trained performer uses biting commentary and a well-honed voice to satirize Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Police Department’s ‘Vague’ New Foot Chase Policy Doesn’t Fix Glaring Problems, Activists Say

Critics say the policy gives “far too much discretion” to officers to determine when a foot chase is necessary and will lead to dangerous interactions. It could have been improved if the department had listened to community voices, they added.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge To Be Demolished Wednesday, Closing Lake Shore Drive Overnight

A new, accessible overpass — similar in design to the curvy 41st Street bridge — is set to open late next year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago Automatically Funnels Some Black And Latino Students Into Military-Run Courses

It's mostly students at smaller high schools on the South and West sides who are placed in JROTC, which is designed in part to recruit students for the military.

Citywide

Why Teachers At Chicago’s First All-Male Charter Network Have Gone On Strike

Teachers voted unanimously to strike in late May and want pay increases that would put their salaries closer to those of teachers at CPS schools.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

As New Owners Take Over Former Mercy Hospital, Activists Who Helped Save It Want To Know More About Deal With The City

Insight Hospital leaders are promising a $50 million investment in the first two years, reinstating the emergency department and having three community members appointed to the board in the next three months.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Dilla The Urban Historian Is Taking His Chicago History Lessons On Tour This Summer

Shermann Thomas, best known as the Chicago Urban Historian, will host South Side tours this summer for Father's Day and Fourth of July weekend.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Muddy Waters’ Kenwood Home On Its Way To Being Named A Chicago Landmark

Waters' family is working to turn the "epicenter" of Chicago blues into a museum, with space for a new generation of local musicians to jam.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A Bronzeville Historian Is Making Black Chicago History More Accessible — And She Wants To Hear Your Family’s Story

With an ever-growing collection of archival data, Bronzeville Historical Society founder Sherry Williams tells the stories of people often left out of history.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Liquor Sale Curfew, DuSable Delayed: Here’s Everything You Need To Know Out Of City Council

There was little change for the most controversial items that were on the City Council docket, but aldermen did approve multiple projects in the neighborhoods.

Citywide

New Police Foot Chase Policy Still Allows Officers To Run After People Despite Lightfoot Saying The Chases Are ‘Dangerous’

The policy still allows officers to chase people if there is "probable cause for an arrest or it is believed an individual has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime."

Citywide

Bronzeville’s The Forum, Once The Epicenter Of Black Life In Chicago, Will Be Restored After City Council Approval

Now, the team behind the $20 million rehab is fundraising to bring the storied venue on East 43rd Street back to life.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Beaches Officially Reopen Friday With Lifeguards, Amenities

Concessions will make their return for Memorial Day weekend.

Citywide

Lake Shore Drive Could Be Renamed Du Sable Drive Today As City Council Prepares To Vote

City Council will consider changing the iconic drive's name over Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s objections.

Downtown
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