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Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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

Ald. David Moore Will Run Unopposed For Third Term Representing South Side’s 17th Ward

Moore was a key leader in the push to rename Lake Shore Drive. This is the first time he'll run unopposed.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl, Pocket Con And Holiday Markets

Ring in winter with festivities across the city, from trolley rides and tree lightings to sing-alongs and gingerbread house parties.

Citywide
8:34 AM CST

Men Fatally Shot 12-Year-Old Girl On Her Birthday As They Aimed At Rival Gang Member, Prosecutors Say

Malik Parish and Abdul Ali were charged with first-degree murder in the March 1 shooting of Nyzireya Moore.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

15-Year-Old Chicago Activist Jahkil Jackson Giving Away 10,000 ‘Blessing Bags’ To Those In Need Tuesday

The young activist, recognized by former President Barack Obama in 2017, has assembled volunteers across 60 cities to provide bags of essential supplies to people facing homelessness this Giving Tuesday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Urban Prep Students Could Be Moved To New Buildings Under CPS Takeover

CPS spokespeople said district leaders have not made any final decisions, but officials told parents otherwise. Urban Prep's leaders want the state to block CPS' move to gain oversight of the Englewood and Bronzeville campuses.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Decorate King Drive For Holidays

Nonprofit leaders want to decorate 500 homes this year. You can sign up to help, donate lights or supplies or contribute money to the annual effort.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Shop Local 2022: An Englewood, Auburn Gresham And Chatham Gift Guide

Knocking gift-buying off your hefty to-do list can make these chilly times a breeze. We've rounded up South Side shops worth the shopping trip.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ray Lopez Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Says Crowded Field Only Helps Lori Lightfoot

Lopez is "putting the city first" by removing himself from the ballot so there's less chance of a runoff, he wrote.

Citywide

Englewood’s Whole Foods Is Closed. The Jewel-Mariano’s Merger Could Slow Plans For Replacing It, Experts Say

As developers, city leaders and Whole Foods officials decide what's next for the shuttered store, some experts think the Albertsons-Kroger merger could complicate efforts to bring a new grocer there.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Urban Prep Loses Charter Agreement For Last Chicago Campus

The move to close its Downtown campus marks the latest blow to the charter network that specializes in serving Black boys on Chicago’s South and West Sides.

Downtown

Families Can Grab Free Turkeys On South, West Sides This Weekend

The local giveaways are meant to help families in need prepare for Thanksgiving next week.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Father Pfleger’s Supporters Take Fight To The Archdiocese Calling For South Side Priest’s Reinstatement

Pfleger was asked to step down in October as the Archdiocese investigates claims the popular South Side pastor and activist sexually abused a minor.

Downtown

City Council Approves $13.5 Million To Rehab Save A Lot Grocery Stores On South And West Sides

The stores range from West Lawn to Auburn Gresham to West Garfield Park. The move comes just days after Whole Foods closed its Englewood store.

Citywide

Gyrls In The H.O.O.D Organizing Free Grocery Shopping Trip For Young Parents

You can donate to the effort, which will help provide young parents groceries, diapers, transportation to the store and more.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Aldermen Give Initial OK to $13.5M in TIF Funding To Rehab Six Save-A-Lot Grocery Stores

The grocery stores are all on the South or West sides, which have seen five grocery stores close in the past two years. 

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Auburn Gresham’s Healthy Lifestyle Hub Brings Resources Back To The South Side: ‘We Can Make Great Things Happen’

As live music played, families and friends explored the four-story lifestyle hub for the first time. “I want people to tell their kids and grandkids about this," a community leader said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Whole Foods Closes Englewood Store 6 Years After Promising To Fill A South Side Food Desert

Neighbors filed into Whole Foods for the store's final hours as security escorted patrons off the premises. "They gave up on this community a long time ago," one neighbor said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Whole Foods’ Decision To Close Englewood Store Inspires Resident To Build Thriving Community Garden

Using skills he picked up on YouTube, police officer and chef Kenneth Griffin partnered with teens to build a garden to honor his slain friend. “You can make a difference in your backyard.”

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham’s Healthy Lifestyle Hub To Celebrate Grand Opening Friday — And Everyone Is Invited

Friday’s event will be an open house celebration where neighbors can roam the four floors of the hub with music and food.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ex-Cons Came Together To Patrol CTA Trains As Crime On Public Transit Spiked. They Need City Funding To Keep Going

Violence prevention groups can be more effective with the right support, organizer Tyrone Muhammad said. "They should see us as a logical next step to fix the problem that is the violence on our public transportation.” 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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