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City Hosting 11 Free Vaccine Events For Seniors On South, West Sides. Here’s How To Get Your Shot
The events will be in 11 neighborhoods as part of the effort to vaccinate Chicagoans 65 and older.
In Bronzeville, A Push To Preserve Historic Lu Palmer Mansion — And Chicago’s Black Media Legacy
The 133-year-old mansion at 3654 S. King Drive has been vacant for nearly two decades. The Obsidian Collection is ready to buy the home and turn it into a museum, library and archive for Black journalists and content creators.
‘Badass Women’ Of Chicago History Highlighted In Virtual Tour
The virtual tour, being held during Women's History Month, will highlight six local women who have made a mark on Chicago and world history.
Timuel Black Is 1st Inductee Into Illinois Black Hall Of Fame
Reps. Robin Kelly and Danny Davis joined hall of fame organizers to celebrate Black, the 102-year-old historian and civil rights activist from Chicago's Black Belt.
Here’s Where You Can Find Free Food In Bronzeville This Weekend
A mobile pantry will give away groceries 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Church, 44 E. 41st St.
The Forum In Bronzeville Is Continuing Its Comeback, But Owners Need Help As Costs To Fix Historic Building Pile Up
Could a long-closed venue be the key to economic and cultural revival? Entrepreneur Bernard Loyd believes so, and he is determined to make it happen.
Lightfoot Backs Police Chief ‘1000%’ After Scathing Watchdog Report Found Cops Botched Response To Summer Unrest
Some Chicagoans said Supt. David Brown should resign over how the Police Department handled unrest this summer, but Lightfoot said the department learned from these "challenges" and he has her full confidence.
First Phase Of Michael Reese Hospital Redevelopment Plan Gets Key City Approval
The developer's vision for the former hospital site was a hit with community leaders and elected officials, but some residents still have concerns.
Massive Michael Reese Hospital Redevelopment Set For Plan Commission Vote Thursday
An update to the Fulton Market Innovation District plan, a proposed 50-foot building at The Fields development and a new elementary school in Belmont Cragin will also be considered.
Black History Month Was Born At The Old Wabash YMCA. A New Virtual Tour Lets You Stroll Through It
Living Landmark tells the story of the former Wabash YMCA at 3757 S. Wabash Ave. in Bronzeville.
Michael Reese Hospital Redevelopment Should Hire Workers From Bronzeville, Union Says
The 20-year project will give Bronzeville an economic boost, but workers want to make sure residents aren't left behind.
South Side Nonprofit Giving Teddy Bears, Chocolate To Black Girls While Encouraging Self-Love This Valentine’s Day
After LOV Day on Sunday, the Bronzeville-based nonprofit Ladies of Virtue will donate remaining gift boxes to South and West side schools. Two interviews with Black women entrepreneurs will also be held.
Anonymous Donor Gives $560,000 To Sustain Dozens Of Chicago’s Artist-Run Spaces
The Hyde Park Art Center is giving $8,000 in coronavirus relief funds to all 50 artists who participated in the center's "Artists Run Chicago 2.0" exhibition last year. Starting March 1, local artists can apply for grants from the same fund.
Cook County’s Pilot Program Aims To Boost Metra Electric, Rock Island Ridership By Slashing Fares In Half
Fares have been cut by about 50 percent along the Metra Electric line through Southeast Chicago and Metra's Rock Island line, while Pace's Halsted Street route is receiving service improvements.
A Troubling Trend In Chicago’s School Reopening: More Students Disengaged
CPS released data that showed the majority of white families reported to school buildings as expected so far, while nearly half of Black families chose to stay home. About 62% of Latino students reported to campuses.
Demolition Court Looms For Chicago’s Last Phyllis Wheatley Home, Which Sheltered Black Women During The Great Migration
Researchers and residents are calling for the preservation of "a tangible place that holds the heritage and spirit of Black women" as the building's owner — and its longtime resident — seeks funding to restore her crumbling home.
Bronzeville Project To Bring Affordable Housing Near Green Line Approved By City
The first phase of the $100 million 43 Green project will bring 99 apartments to the area, half of them affordable.
$100 Million Project Near 43rd Street Green Line Stop Gets Key City Approval
The $250 million Big Deahl project, a fourth location of Small Cheval and a plan to landmark Emmett Till's former home were also approved by the zoning committee.
Chicago Teachers Will Work Remotely Monday, Defying CPS Orders. If District Locks Them Out, They’ll Strike.
Thousands of CPS teachers were supposed to report to the classroom Monday, but they'll work remotely instead. The decision comes as many have expressed concerns about spreading coronavirus.
Families Of Carjacking Victims Ask City, State Leaders To Do Something To Stop Surge: ‘This Is … Chicago Crying For Help’
One woman, whose son was left paralyzed after being shot during a carjacking, said she's planning to leave her lifelong community if something doesn't change.