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Grow Greater Englewood Is Fighting Climate Change On The South Side One Tree At A Time
Through the city's Tree Ambassador Program, the group will plant at least 100 trees in public parkways across the neighborhood to improve quality of life.
Foot Locker Opens Expansive Store In Chatham, With Plans For Community Events
The store, located in the Chatham Ridge Shopping Center, will host events, workshops and more for neighbors, representatives said.
41 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Randolph Street Market, Beverly Art Walk, Oktoberfests And More
The 312 Block Party, Chicago Live!, SAUCED Night Market and Chicago Gourmet are also on deck.
Closed West Englewood School Will Become Affordable Housing
The Earle School Family Residences is an adaptive reuse of the former Charles Warrington Earle School, one of 50 schools shut down a decade ago by former Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Plan For ‘Migrant Camp’ On Vacant Roseland Lot Fiercely Opposed By South Side Neighbors
Neighbors have been looking forward to a development at the site that would bring housing and retail to 115th Street — set to break ground next year. They fear the camp would cost them jobs and much-needed investment.
City-Owned Grocery Store Could Be Coming To Chicago’s Food Deserts
The city is starting a feasibility study to explore the idea as South and West Side grocers continue to close, Mayor Brandon Johnson said.
31 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Riot Fest, Ravenswood ArtWalk, Film Festivals And More
The Englewood Jazz Festival, Mexican Independence Day Parade and Connect South Shore Arts Fest are also back this weekend.
Englewood’s Only Sit-Down Restaurant Has Been Closed For Years. City Colleges Is Bringing It Back
The school will use part of a $5 million grant awarded by MacKenzie Scott to refresh Sikia. Neighbors can share their hopes for the restaurant at a November luncheon.
Englewood Jazz Festival Returns To Hamilton Park This Week
The festival, founded by an Englewood resident nearly two decades ago, celebrates emerging and established jazz musicians from Chicago and beyond.
Proposed ‘Migrant Camps’ To Be Discussed At Far South Side Community Meeting Wednesday
The meeting will "open the dialogue" about a vacant lot at 115th and Halsted streets possibly becoming one location for "winterized" tent camps for migrants.
Blackhawks Training Center Expansion, Thousands Of New Apartments Head To City Council Vote
Proposed housing in the West Loop, Pilsen, Englewood and Bridgeport is one step closer to reality. The City Council is scheduled to vote on the projects Thursday.
Massive Meetup Of Graffiti Artists Returns To The South Side This Weekend
The Meeting of Styles gathering is this weekend in South Chicago and West Englewood, bringing internationally renown street artists to paint more than 100 spots on the South Side.
When Will Ashburn Finally Get Quiet Zone Railroad Crossings?
For decades, Southwest Side neighbors have heard train horns blare late into the night. City officials are starting the process of turning seven stations into “quiet zones,” but it could take several years.
Top Cop Nominee Larry Snelling Grilled By Residents At Public Forum
Aside from peppering the mayor's police superintendent pick with questions, the Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability also voted to eliminate the Police Department's controversial gang database.
Englewood’s Kusanya Cafe Celebrates 10 Years With Free Block Party
The South Side coffee shop and nonprofit created for neighbors by neighbors will welcome the public Saturday for food, music, wellness sessions and more.
Local Rock Climbing Community Rallies Around Gym Leader Shot Outside South Side Funeral Home
Brandon Bradberry was shot three times outside his nephew’s funeral in mid-August. His family and coworkers at First Ascent gym have launched fundraisers to support his recovery.
Man Arrested After Locking Firefighters In Gasoline-Soaked Auburn Gresham Home
After the two firefighters responded to a garage fire, the man lured them inside and threatened them with a knife before officers rescued them, officials said.
Why Chicago Is Losing The War On Rats
New York has a Rat Czar. Other cities are trying new trapping methods. But the “rattiest city in America” can’t keep up with skyrocketing rodent complaints, data shows.
One Real Estate Empire, $15 Million In Unpaid Rat-Related Tickets
A group of real estate companies managed by a north suburban woman has racked up hundreds of rat-related tickets on properties — many on Chicago’s South and West sides.
Permit To Build South Side Luxury Container Homes Has Been ‘Void’ For Months, City Says
When developers didn't respond to the city's "architectural and structural corrections" within 120 days, their "single permit application for one residential building" became void, a city commissioner said.