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Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Connect, A $14 Million Culinary Hub And Community ‘Living Room,’ Breaks Ground At Century-Old Firehouse

Developers at McLaurin Development Partners said construction will begin on the culinary hub in the "coming weeks," and it could open by summer.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham’s Jamaican Jerk Villa Moves Into Larger Location On 79th Street, With Restaurant And Bar Opening Next Spring

The new location is open with to-go options, but once the expansion is complete, neighbors can sit and enjoy their dinners with a cocktail.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

The Lyte Collective Opens $1.8 Million Community Center, Giving Youth Experiencing Homelessness A Safe Space To Call Home

Young people can visit the Lyte Lounge three days a week to get the services they need or relax in a music studio, art space and yoga room.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

The ‘Hoop Dreams’ Marshall Brotherhood Of Players Remains Close 30 Years After Famed Documentary

Arthur Agee and his teammates at Marshall were subjects of a famous sports documentary. The "Bedford Boys" have stuck together ever since.

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After Mass Shooting In Washington Park, Anti-Violence Group Loses Permit To Play Ball There

Two people were killed and 10 wounded in a Sept. 13 shooting in the park, but organizers of the game said it had nothing to do with them — and now they're being punished.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

$5 Million Chatham Car Wash Approved By City A Day After Neighbors Protest Plan: ‘We’re Not Being Heard’

Chatham neighbors said they don't want a car wash on the vacant site because it will add traffic. They want a sit-down restaurant or something that will add more jobs to the area.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Fire Training Facility Rejected By Zoning Committee — But Alders Will Reconsider Plan Wednesday

The Fire seeks to build the practice facility on the vacant site of the former ABLA Homes. The Chicago Housing Authority vowed to redevelop the property with improved affordable housing in 2007, but it never happened.

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A $5.3 Million Restaurant Hub Will Open In Englewood Next Year: ‘We Want To Do Something Different’

The food hub will house Pass the Peas, a soul food restaurant, and Ellie's Urban Grill, a sports and entertainment eatery. Pop-up restaurants will serve a range of cuisines.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood’s Whole Foods Market Could Have New Grocer Announced ‘In The Next 30 Days’

Developers have narrowed their list of what will replace Whole Foods down to three choices. The new grocer will open early next year, developers said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A TikTok Historian And Englewood Artist Are Launching South Side Neighborhood Tours To ‘Change The Perspectives’

Shermann "Dilla" Thomas and Tonika Johnson will host two tours Sept. 25 exploring the past and present of Englewood.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

PAWS Chicago Needs Help As More Senior Pets Are Being Given Up. Here’s What You Can Do

Many elderly pets who have lived in homes their whole lives are now at shelters because their families are struggling financially, PAWS Chicago leaders said.

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Driver Hit And Killed Man, Took Off In Chatham, Police Say

The hit-and-run happened Monday night in the 400 block of East 79th Street, police said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Whole Foods Market Will Close Its Much-Touted Englewood Store In November

Employees received a 60-day notice Tuesday, an employee said. Whole Foods representatives announced in April the store would shut down but didn't provide a date.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago’s Last Black-Owned Bank Reopens Its Chatham Branch After 2-Year Closure: ‘We Are Here To Stay’

GN bank closed its Chatham branch in 2020 because of closed accounts and a decline in transactions, company leaders said. It is open for limited services.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Sean Flynn, Ald. David Moore’s Former Chief Of Staff, Challenging Ald. Michelle Harris For South Side Seat

Flynn hopes to oust the four-term City Council veteran representing the 8th Ward. But Harris said she's "absolutely, positively not going anywhere."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Side Skating Rink Reopens After Remodel: ‘The Rink Is For The Community’

The Chatham rink has been around for almost 50 years. "We have generations that come in and say, ‘This rink has saved my life. Now I'm bringing my kids and their kids to skate.’"

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Need Professional Headshots? An Englewood Nonprofit Has You Covered — For Free

Made In Englewood will offer free makeup, photography and printing services Saturday for anyone wanting personal or professional pictures.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South, West Side Fans Say Bears Move To Suburbs Could Further Alienate Working-Class Chicago Supporters

Youth coaches and fans in the city said a move risks distancing the team and its community programs from people who already have a hard time seeing them play. "Watching spectator sports is becoming something affluent people do."

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South Side School Confronts A Wave Of Grief After Losing 2 Students To Gun Violence

More than 50 school-aged children were shot and killed and hundreds more were wounded in 2021. “They’re not just dealing with this in school. This is happening in their neighborhoods," one community organizer said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. Will Retire After Almost 2 Decades Leading South Side Ward

Brookins, 58, is one of the longest sitting City Council members and wants to "hand the reins over to a new generation of leadership," according to his office.

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