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Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville, Near South Side
Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

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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.

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Bronzeville Traffic Crash Injures Two Women, Destroys Abandoned Storefront

The women were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

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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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘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."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

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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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Retreat At Currency Exchange Cafe Reopening Thursday

The cafe will host a grand reopening happy hour with music from DJ Sean Doe.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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, 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.

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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.

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