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A South Side Woman Will ‘Yarn Bomb’ You If You Donate To Renovate The Forum, A Famed Black Chicago Landmark
Valerie Sherman, known as the South Side Yarn Bomber, is using her crochet skills to support The Forum with a fundraiser and knitting events.
Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’
The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.
Ida B. Wells ‘Light of Truth’ Monument Unveiled In Bronzeville: ‘This Happened Because We Were Determined To Make It Happen’
"Ida represented the community, and it means a lot to have the community embrace this," Wells' great-granddaughter said Wednesday.
Bronzeville Traffic Crash Injures Two Women, Destroys Abandoned Storefront
The women were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
Ida B. Wells Monument To Be Dedicated In Bronzeville Wednesday
"Light of Truth" will be the first monument in the city to honor a Black woman.
Bronzeville’s Little Sandwich House Offers Good Food, A TikTok-Famous Barista And Sense Of Community
Bronzeville's newest cafe offers sandwiches "the way your mom used to make them," and smoothies to keep you energized.
IIT Student Was Told Don’t ‘Go Past 35th Street.’ He Ignored The Advice — And Found Home On The South Side
Instead of making assumptions about the people living in unfamiliar and purportedly unsafe neighborhoods, one resident learned important lessons about humanity.
As Motorcycle Gangs And Partiers Take Over Pedestrian Bridge, South Side Neighbors Beg City For Help
The 41st Street pedestrian bridge was supposed to improve the quality of life for residents. Instead, it's destroying it, neighbors say.
‘We Walk For Her’ March Calls For Compassion For Missing And Murdered Black Women — And Transparency From Police
The marchers called for justice for dozens of Black women who have gone missing or been murdered in Chicago. "We don't have the power to find the girls ourselves, so we have to get our voices heard."
Critics Of Changing Lake Shore Drive To DuSable Drive Suggest Alternatives — But Supporters Aren’t Backing Down
Ald. David Moore said the votes are still there to pass an ordinance that would rename Lake Shore Drive after Jean Baptiste Point du Sable — and said attempts to rename the Riverwalk and Millennium Park in its place won't work.
In Bronzeville, The ‘We Walk For Them’ March Calls For Justice In Cases Of Missing, Murdered Black Women
Two years after a federal and local police task force was created to solve the cases of missing and murdered Black women and girls, organizers want to know why more than 50 cases of missing or murdered women have not been solved.
Retreat At Currency Exchange Cafe Reopening Thursday
The cafe will host a grand reopening happy hour with music from DJ Sean Doe.
After 120 Years, Bronzeville Catholic Church Prepares To Close Its Doors For Good
Corpus Christi Catholic Church will close in July, part of a larger effort from the Archdiocese of Chicago to consolidate struggling parishes.
Brave Bronzeville 7-Year-Old Gets Hero’s Award And Firehouse Tour After Saving His Mom’s Life With A Calm 911 Call
Not all heroes wear capes. They might wear size 2 Air Jordans, though.
Black Men Need Self-Care, Too — And Next Man Up Spa In Bronzeville Is Here To Help
Next Man Up aims to be the premier destination for pampering for men. "There's no other place like this where they can learn about self-care and be treated like the kings they are."
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.