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Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville, Near South Side
Bronzeville, Near South Side

City To Replace Christmas Tree Set On Fire In Washington Park

After Block Club wrote about the burnt tree Sunday, a member of the mayor's staff contacted the Washington Park group to offer help.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

City Investing $1 Billion In 24 Affordable Housing Developments

The projects include a developer who wants to adaptively reuse a former Chicago Public School building for re-entry housing and a project that is the city's first development in partnership with and for Indigenous people.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Washington Park Christmas Tree Set On Fire Again After Someone Targets Tree For 3rd Straight Year

Someone set the tree on fire after Saturday night's tree lighting ceremony. "We are trying to build on positivity, and you're trying to break us, but it will not happen," one organizer said of the perpetrator.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

4 Volunteers Robbed At My Block, My Hood, My City Event To Hang Up Christmas Lights Across South Side

The robbery interrupted what was otherwise a positive event to spread hope across the South Side. This event "isn’t going to fix such a deep-rooted issue in one day. This is years of work."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

My Block, My Hood, My City Is Looking For Volunteers To Light Up King Drive Saturday

For years, the organization has collected holiday decorations and put them up along King Drive on the South Side with help from volunteers.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A Historic Bronzeville Church And A South Loop House Museum In Line For Critical Upgrades Thanks To City Grant

Six-figure grants for Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church and the Glessner House in the Adopt-A-Landmark program will allow the buildings to get necessary roof repairs.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Artists Bring Hand-Crafted, Eco-Friendly Home Goods To Boxville Marketplace

Tovi Khali and Storie Devereaux founded Stoviink Creatives, a line of candles, soaps and sauces, for people who believe in treating themselves. They're on sale at Bronzeville's open air market.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

WVON’s ‘The Invisible Ones’ Remembers Chicago’s Missing Black Women In Five-Part Series

"I want people to know that these women mattered," said host Candace McCollum. "They were someone's mother, someone's aunt, someone's sister. We can't forget that."

Citywide

Shop Local 2021: A Bronzeville, South Loop And Washington Park Holiday Gift Guide

From perfect selfie backgrounds to children's book and yoga classes, the South Loop and Bronzeville have your holiday needs covered.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Emmett Till’s Woodlawn Home, Muddy Waters’ House In Kenwood Among ‘Adopt-A-Landmark’ Grant Finalists

Twelve Chicago landmarks were tentatively selected to receive grants of $100,000-$1.08 million, which will support renovations to publicly accessible portions of the buildings.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Council’s Black Caucus Offers To Give Up A Ward To Cut A Deal In Redrawn Map Battle

The Black Caucus members have resisted demands to reduce the number of Black-majority wards as the city's map is redrawn. Now, they propose trading one majority Black ward to add a majority Latino ward.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Here’s Where You Can Find Free Food And Groceries In Bronzeville This Week

Several Bronzeville businesses are stepping up to help this Thanksgiving.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Here’s What Chicago’s Casino Could Look Like

The five casinos are proposed at the Tribune Publishing site, the old Michael Reese site, near McCormick Place, near Solider Field and at The 78 megadevelopment.

Citywide

Bronzeville Residents Weigh In On Northwestern Medicine’s Proposed Cottage Grove Outpatient Clinic

The health care provider is planning a series of community conversations to get residents more involved.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Playwright J. Nicole Brooks Honored With Chicago Public Library Foundation Award

The playwright, along with artist Theaster Gates and author Amy Tan, were recognized for their contributions to the cultural landscape.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

A Bronzeville Family Is Creating A Community Garden To Share Their Love Of Their New Neighborhood

The family moved to Bronzeville in 2018. After seeing a community garden across their street, they applied to expand it through the Cook County Land Bank Authority.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Sportsbook Ordinance Set For Discussion As Teams Jockey For Early Gambling Revenue

The proposal would allow fans to place bets at Wrigley Field, Guaranteed Rate Field, Soldier Field, the United Center and Wintrust Arena.

Citywide

After Student And Security Guard Shot Outside South Side School, Kids Need More Help Healing From Trauma, Parents Say

The shooting happened last month outside Wendell Phillips Academy High School as classes were letting out. Now, school leaders are asking: Are temporary counselors enough?

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Lawmakers Call For Immediate Action At Chicago Shelter Housing Afghan Children

After ProPublica’s report that Afghan children at a Chicago shelter were hurting themselves, Sen. Dick Durbin asked federal officials to investigate. In the meantime, Heartland Alliance, the facility’s operator, now has interpreters in its shelters.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Mariano’s Giving Free Groceries At Pop-Up Pantry Monday Afternoon

People can drive up to the outdoor event 2:30-4:30 p.m. Monday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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