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Englewood, Chatham

Englewood, Chatham

Child Abuse Allegation Against Father Pfleger ‘Unfounded,’ DCFS Says — But Church Says Priest Not Cleared

The investigation was to determine if Pfleger is an ongoing risk to minors. It does not relate to abuse allegations filed by two brothers in January.

Englewood, Chatham

Parents Organize ‘Sick Out’ Ahead of CPS Reopening Next Week: ‘We’re Tired Of Not Being Heard’

A group of parents are keeping their kids out of virtual and physical classrooms Monday, hoping to pressure the school district into making changes.

Citywide

Chicago Promised Police Torture Survivors A Memorial. Nearly 6 Years Later, They’re Still Waiting For Funding

Though the memorial was approved in 2015, former Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration failed to allocate funding before he left office in 2019. Now, organizers are working with the Lightfoot administration to fulfill this promise.

Englewood, Chatham

As Deadline Nears For Winning Englewood Square Proposal, Residents Want More Transparency From City Leaders

While some are excited about developments planned for West Englewood, they fear they'll be left out of the more important decisions.

Englewood, Chatham

Jahmal Cole, My Block, My Hood, My City Founder, Hopes To Take Bobby Rush’s Seat In Congress

The prominent activist filed to run against Rush, who has held the seat since 1993. It's “time for old folks to step aside and for fresh blood that’s more in touch with the reality of today” to lead, Cole said.

Citywide

As City Boosts Development Near Public Transit, South Siders Urge Investment In Green Line — Where A Shutdown Crippled A Community

The Racine Green Line station closed 27 years ago as part of a two-year plan to renovate the aging rail line. A temporary closure became permanent and now the community is working toward revival.

Englewood, Chatham

My Block, My Hood, My City Gets 200 Requests To Shovel After Snowstorm — Here’s How To Join Their Volunteer Patrol

More than 100 volunteers came together to shovel at homes across the city Tuesday. The shoveling brigade will be back out Wednesday to help more seniors in need.

Englewood, Chatham

Mrs. O’Leary’s 1880s Englewood Mansion For Sale — And It Has Its Very Own Fire Hydrant

Gambling boss James O'Leary supposedly had the Garfield Boulevard mansion built for his mom, Catherine, whose cow once was rumored to have started the Great Chicago Fire. The home is listed for $535,770.

Englewood, Chatham

Englewood Artist Creates West Chatham Mural To Highlight Community Heroes And Inspire Youth

Joe "Cujodah" Nelson's new mural project will feature famous people from Chatham, like gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.

Englewood, Chatham

Chatham’s Soul Vegetarian To Reopen As Soul Veg City In March With Remodeled Building, Expanded Menu

Now called Soul Veg City, the popular vegan eatery is "going to be the best-looking, best-feeling place south of 12th Street,” one of the owners said.

Englewood, Chatham

Finnie Haire Launched A South Side Fried Shrimp Business And Created A Family Legacy: ‘No One Stood In His Way’

Haire, who died Jan. 26, served in the military and worked as a hairdresser and postal worker before launching Haire's Gulf Shrimp with his mom's recipe.

Englewood, Chatham

Artist Brandon Breaux’s ‘Everyday Black Heroes’ Honors A Modern Hero Each Day

Black artists, activists and educators are recognized this month in the South Side artist's nod to living history at the Stony Island Arts Bank and on Instagram.

Englewood, Chatham

Chatham Building That Housed Black-Owned Bank For Sale For $1.5 Million

The Chatham branch was built in 2000 and is suitable for multiple uses including a cannabis dispensary, according to a real estate listing.

Englewood, Chatham

‘The Shrimp Man’ Of Englewood Finnie Haire Dies At 80, But His Beloved Gulf Shrimp Spot Will Live On

Haire's Gulf Shrimp had fans so dedicated they'd cross state lines for its deep-fried Gulf shrimp, a recipe the patriarch inherited from his mother. The retired Navy veteran is remembered for his dapper style and dedication to his family business.

Englewood, Chatham

Closed Earle Elementary School Could Become Affordable Housing With Park In West Englewood

The $22 million development will create 63 units of affordable housing. Residents will have access to recovery support and recreational activities.

Englewood, Chatham

What Is Causing Chicago’s Digital Divides? Professors Lead Pilot On South, West Sides To Find Out

Gaps in internet access often reflect decades of disinvestment, University of Chicago researchers said. They're gathering data to better understand residents' internet needs in South Shore, North Lawndale and Englewood.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Business Hubs, Housing And Public Plazas: Developers Make Their Pitches For 2nd Phase Of Englewood Square

Four proposals center around repurposing the former firehouse near 63rd and Halsted. Residents can share feedback on the proposals through online surveys until Thursday.

Englewood, Chatham

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.

Downtown

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.

Citywide

‘Very Strange And Unsettling’: Chicago Families Weary Of Reopening Uncertainty

Regardless of their reopening stance, many are trying desperately to find their bearings in a month that is bringing schedule changes, classroom reassignments, confusing messaging and upset children.

Englewood, Chatham
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