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City Investing $1 Billion In 24 Affordable Housing Developments
The projects include a developer who wants to adaptively reuse a former Chicago Public School building for re-entry housing and a project that is the city's first development in partnership with and for Indigenous people.2:00 PM CST
South Siders Thank My Block, My Hood, My City For Lighting Up King Drive: ‘It Brings The People Closer Together’
Despite challenges, the group will return to King Drive with added security on Saturday — and residents are grateful. “It sends a message. It says these people are all connected."8:22 AM CST
Englewood Residents Push For City Council To Reconsider 5-Way Divided Englewood Map: ‘Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen’
“This is a decision about where I live and what it’s going to look like in the future,” a 30-year resident said. “Be transparent with us, and give us a leader that can focus on us.”
My Block, My Hood, My City Is Looking For Volunteers To Light Up King Drive Saturday
For years, the organization has collected holiday decorations and put them up along King Drive on the South Side with help from volunteers.
Chatham’s 5 Loaves Eatery Shut Down Because Of Money Trouble. Now, The Owners Are Trying To Get Back On Their Feet
Restaurant 5 Loaves Eatery was forced to close in September. The family-owned business is trying to raise $85,000 to reopen the neighborhood staple.
Thousands Of Christmas Presents Stolen From Englewood Nonprofit: ‘I’m Still In Shock’
Youth organization Kidz Korna is trying to replace more than $50,000 worth of gifts meant for South Side kids and adults after someone stole the shipping container they were in.
Bronzeville Artists Bring Hand-Crafted, Eco-Friendly Home Goods To Boxville Marketplace
Tovi Khali and Storie Devereaux founded Stoviink Creatives, a line of candles, soaps and sauces, for people who believe in treating themselves. They're on sale at Bronzeville's open air market.
Shop Local 2021: An Auburn Gresham, Chatham And Englewood Holiday Gift Guide
You can support small South Side businesses by grabbing coffee at Kusanya Cafe, a T-shirt at Englewood Branded or someone's first pet at Aquatic Oasis, among other spots.
Englewood Neighbors Can Grab Free Winter Gear, Turkeys And Free Vaccines Saturday
Free coats, turkeys, COVID-19 vaccines and flu shots are all on the bill for the holiday pop-up event.
GoFundMe Launched For Family Of LaShonda Hearts, Armored Truck Guard Killed In Robbery Attempt
GardaWorld hopes to raise $15,000 to support LaShonda Hearts' family after she was fatally shot loading ATMs in Chatham on Monday.
Men Who Shot Armored Truck Guards, Killed Accomplices ‘Tried To Copy Every Armed Robbery Movie Out There,’ Prosecutors Allege
Deandre Jennings and Antwon Montgomery were ordered held without bail Thursday.
2 Men Charged With Shooting Armored Truck Guards, Then Killing Their Accomplices
Police say Deandre Jennings and Antwon Montgomery were part of a group of four who ambushed the guards in a "foiled robbery attempt" in Chatham Monday. They killed the other two men about an hour later, police allege.
Black Chicagoans Were Cheated Out Of Owning Homes For Decades. This Englewood Art Project Shows Racism’s Lasting Impact
Land sale contracts charged Black Chicagoans exorbitant prices for homes they'd never be allowed to own. "Inequity For Sale" shows how that practice bred inequity in communities like Englewood.
With 1,000 Turkeys And Counting, An Englewood Native Hopes To Feed The Community This Holiday
Deonte Tanner founded Servants For Hope in 2017 to bring joy to his community.
Two Armored Truck Security Guards Shot, One Fatally, Following ‘Foiled Robbery Attempt’ In Chatham
In a statement to the community, Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. (21st) said the community was "facing a crisis."
Chatham Walgreens Hosting Kids COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Friday
Children can visit the pop-up clinic 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at 11 E. 75th St.
After Burglar Rips Off Englewood Branded Clothing Store, Shoppers From Around Chicago Turn Out To Show Their Support
Corie Luckett was devastated by the burglary at his store on 63rd Street. But neighbors — and shoppers from around the city — stepped up to help.
Poppin’ Chuck, A South Side Dancer Who Has Taught Kids To Pop And Lock For Decades, Snags Grant To Expand His Work
“The elders are still getting down and showing the kids how to do it,” Charles Bledsoe said. “We’re showing the younger people that you can be 50 years old and still dance."
Construction Of $20 Million Auburn Gresham Affordable Housing Complex Could Begin Next Summer
The long-awaited project would bring affordable housing and new stores to vacant land on West 79th Street.
Englewood Neighbors, Artist Unveil Mural To ‘Change The Narrative’ About Their Community
The mural at the Englewood Planned Parenthood, 6059 S. Ashland Ave., celebrates the rich culture of the community.