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Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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

Bask In BBQ Delights At Growing Home’s Annual Backyard Barbecue In Englewood

Five chefs are teaming up to offer tasty barbecue to neighbors at the Sunday event.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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Affordable Apartments Near Englewood Square Get City Council Approval

The 56-unit building will offer one- and two-bedroom affordable apartments, 22 parking spaces, an elevator and commercial space.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Resident Group Calls For Ward Remap To Make Englewood Whole: ‘We’ve Always Felt Like The Step-Children’

Greater Englewood has been split up among six different wards since at least after the 2000 Census. 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

2 People Contracted COVID At An Englewood High School — Teachers, Students Didn’t Find Out For Days: ‘A Big Mess’

The school has had 160 people exposed to coronavirus after two people tested positive in the first week, according to district data.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After A Year Hiatus, The 79th Street Renaissance Festival Crawl Is Back — Now With Auburn Gresham Tours

The fest "done by the community and for the community" has attracted 25,000 attendees in the past and celebrates the beauty of Auburn Gresham.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

With ‘Fades, Fros And Books’ Barbershop Project, Young South Siders Can Get A Haircut While Boosting Their Reading Skills

The program was created by Brilliant Brown Boys Book Club founder Chez Smith. It aims to get Black boys excited about reading by connecting them with books in a place they feel comfortable: the barbershop.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

An Englewood Lot Has Been Empty For 20 Years. A Developer Wants To Build A Gas Station, But Some Residents Aren’t Happy

Two investors want to bring a gas station to vacant land at 6700 S. Halsted St. But as neighbors push back, developers question what's next.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Rolls Out Mental Health Emergency Teams To Reduce Police Encounters With People In Crisis

The Crisis Assistance Response and Engagement program will create teams focused on de-escalating an emergency and providing follow-up treatment.

Citywide

Chatham Theater Reopens For South Side Movie Lovers: ‘That’s What This Neighborhood Deserves’

Cinema Chatham is on its way to being a South Side staple with luxury seats and cheesy popcorn, its general manager said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘Still Searching’ Documentary Tells Stories Of Chicago’s Missing Black Women And Girls Through Art

Damon Lamar Reed and filmmaker Latoya Flowers-Rudd hope their documentary will honor the missing women and their families.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.

Citywide

Englewood Organizers Aim To Uplift Neighbors And Revitalize Vacant Lots At Back-To-School Bash

As part of So Fresh Saturdays, nearly 100 backpacks will be available for students in grades K-8, and supplies will be available for high school students.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Brown Sugar Bakery’s Owner Fought For Success — And Now She Owns Her Own Building

Seventeen years after opening Brown Sugar Bakery, owner Stephanie Hart has secured the keys to the building that is home to her bakery.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After 2 Burglaries In A Month, Afro Joe’s Coffee Shop Owner Stands Firm: ‘We’ll Be Fine, And We’ll Keep Going’

"We're not going to let any cowardly act push us out of our community," says Kendall Griffin, the owner of Afro Joe's Coffee & Tea in Auburn Gresham.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

Albany Park

South Siders In Chicago’s Least-Vaccinated Areas Say Misinformation, Mistrust Behind The Lag. Here’s What They Say Can Help

Ten of the 12 least-vaccinated ZIP codes in the city are on the South Side. For years, health "outreach to these communities has not been done. We shouldn't be expecting [the vaccination push] to be easy."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago’s Top Women’s Pro Basketball Players Finally Get A Shot In Their Hometown Tourney: ‘It’s A Blessing’

The Chi-League pro-am highlights talented local players who can grow the game and serve as role models to young kids of all genders. 

Citywide

City Plans Streetscapes For Englewood Corridor. Here’s How To Weigh In

The improvements are planned for parts of 63rd Street and Halsted Street, and Englewood Plaza could be renovated.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

At Ella French’s Funeral, Thousands Say Goodbye To Beloved Slain Officer: ‘I Am Here With Half My Heart’

Family and friends remembered the "bubbly and always smiling" 29-year-old as someone who adored dogs and was dedicated to helping others.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

In Auburn Gresham, A Community Debates What Should Come First: Affordable Housing Or Grocery Store?

“It’s not so straightforward that if you bring more residents, amenities will follow," a University of Illinois Chicago professor says.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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