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Controversial Affordable Housing Project In Auburn Gresham Will Be Redesigned — But Neighbors Still Want A Grocery Store Instead
Rather than building one affordable housing complex in Auburn Gresham, developers and city officials have proposed adding two.9:08 AM CDT
ChiFresh Kitchen, Co-Op That Hires Formerly Incarcerated People To Cook For Those In Need, Finds A New Home In Greater Grand Crossing
Within two years, co-op members hope to be making 5,000 meals daily at a new facility at 400 E. 71st St.8:15 AM CDT
New Englewood Fresh Market Getting Parking Lot, Green Space
The Inner-City Muslim Action Network will use the lot for parking and, eventually, a space for pop-up vendors at their new community fresh market.
For 40 Years, Soul Veg City Has Served Vegan Soul Food In Chatham. The Legacy Continues In Revamped Restaurant
The vegan soul food restaurant and second-generation family business reopened its doors in June after rebranding and remodeling.
With New Restaurants, A Bookstore And Beauty Salon, South Side Entrepreneurs Hope To Keep Local Dollars In The Neighborhoods
South Side entrepreneurs and nonprofits are bringing their dream communities to life thanks to a new round of Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants.
Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City
From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.
South, West Side Entrepreneurs Get $10 Million In City Grants To Expand And Build Their Businesses
Nuevo Leon Bakery, Reggio's Pizza and ChiFresh Kitchen are among the businesses that got city money to build up their work.
Kids, Families Can Get Vaccinated Against Coronavirus Saturday At The Gary Comer Youth Center
The clinic will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Greater Grand Crossing to boost Chicago's youth vaccination rate of 33 percent.
A LGBTQ+ Community Center Is Coming To The South Side. Neighbors Say It Needs Collaborative, Local Leadership
Howard Brown Health is planning a South Side health and community center for LGBTQ residents, supported by $15 million in state funding.
Thousands Of Chicagoans Could Face Evictions Next Month. This Group Is Going Door To Door To Keep People In Their Homes
The Chicago Flats Initiative is connecting renters and homeowners to eviction- and foreclosure-prevention programs: “We don't want to see what happened in the 2008 housing crisis repeated.”
Englewood Students Can Get Money For College Thanks To New Scholarships
The Samaiya Butler HBCU scholarship and the Neighbor Re-Up scholarship will award two graduating seniors $1,000 for their college education. The deadline to apply is July 30.
Illinois Has A Program to Compensate Victims Of Violent Crimes. Few Applicants Receive Funds
Less than 40 percent of applicants are compensated, but many more never apply in the first place.
Simeon’s Trey Butler Is Carrying On His Family’s Love For Baseball — And Working To Make It To The Major Leagues
After learning the sport on the fields of West Englewood and Auburn Gresham, Trey was selected by the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association for the All-State Team. He's the only freshman to receive this year’s honor.
West Side Violence Interrupters Working To Bring Hope, Purpose To Young Residents — Before They Pick Up A Gun
Three years ago, the city dedicated less than $1 million to violence prevention. But this year, $36 million is going to violence prevention and related programs, on top of at least $38 million from private organizations.
A New South Side Food Pantry Is Fighting To End Hunger, One Shopping Cart At A Time
The Inner-City Muslim Action Network opened the IMAN Food and Wellness Center, 1216 W. 63rd St., thanks to a grant provided by the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Chicago Public Schools Unveils Student Vaccination Program, Including Three Standing Sites And Mobile Clinics
The sites are Chicago Vocational Career Academy in Avalon Park, Michele Clark High School in Austin and Theodore Roosevelt High School in Albany Park.
Taste Of Chicago To-Go Returns This Week With Citywide Locations
Typically in Grant Park, the to-go rework of the Taste will feature almost 40 eateries across Chicago.
Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’
The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.
1-Month-Old Girl Hurt In Mass Shooting Is Niece Of ‘Mayor Of Englewood,’ Who Had A Community Event Planned Down The Block
It is the latest mass shooting to plague Chicago this summer, including the slaying of five people in a shooting inside an Englewood home June 15.
After Obama Portraits Tour, South Side Groups Launch Grants, Book Pop-Up For New Artists And Young Readers
After seeing the “beauty of Blackness and excellence” through the Obamas exhibit, Hyde Park and Englewood organizations want to keep motivating young South Siders.