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Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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

10 Plazas For Pop-Ups, Festivals, Art And More Are Coming To The Neighborhoods With City Funding

The plazas will be created or renovated so neighbors can use them for entertainment, pop-up shops, gardening and other activities.

Citywide

You Can Remember The ’80s And ’90s During A Themed Youth Skate In Auburn Gresham

There will be food, drinks, raffles and school supplies for youth while supplies last.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Closed Target Store In Chatham Reopens As A Discover Customer Center With A Promise Of 1,000 Jobs

The 100,000-square-foot facility includes a community center local groups can use for free and a technology hub for employees.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Police Team Will Hoop With Neighborhood Kids At South Side Basketball Tournament Saturday

The weekend's Hoop Hard Or Get Off the Court tournament at The Ark of St. Sabina will be the first time officers play at the event designed to unite community around kids and give young people a safe space.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

We Are Jane: South Side Activist Revives Jane Collective To Help People Access Safe Abortions — Here’s How To Join

The Janes helped thousands of women get abortions before Roe v. Wade. Now, activist Tamar Manasseh is reviving the concept with We Are Jane, partnering with the Chicago Abortion Fund, and hoping to work with other groups to help Black and Brown women get the care they need.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Find A Home In Englewood At This Weekend’s Neighborhood Housing Fair

The Housing Fair will allow neighbors to connect with local groups, explore homes for sale and even get utility assistance through a raffle.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Man Who Shot Cop In Englewood Fired 5 Times As Officers Tried To Make Traffic Stop, Prosecutors Say

Officer Fernanda Ballesteros was shot in her head and neck in the June 1 incident. She is still recovering, suffering from pain, blurred vision and hearing loss, prosecutors said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Wicker Park Fest returns, sample 'za at Pizza City Fest, catch a modern take on Shakespeare — and so much more.

Citywide

A Community Center For Youth Experiencing Homelessness Is Coming To The South Side

The $1.8 million community center will have showers, a clinic and storage space for youth to get the services they need, and a music studio, art space and yoga room for relaxation.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

The City Is Bringing More Public Art To The South And West Sides — And Neighbors Can Choose What It Will Be

The Englewood, Auburn Gresham, Bronzeville and Austin projects could be much more than murals, officials said — it could be art that makes the area safer or highlights history like the Humboldt Park Puerto Rican flags. 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Pangea Real Estate Faces Lawsuit As Tenants Allege Rodent Infestations, Mold And Insufficient Heating

One of the city's largest real estate companies is being sued by a group of tenants who claim Pangea neglected serious maintenance issues to boost profits.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Black-Owned Company Will Bring 6 Grocery Stores To South, West Sides Where Save A Lots Closed

Yellow Banana received $13.5 million from the city to to buy and revitalize six grocery stores on the South and West sides. They are among 79 recipients of the city's Community Development Grant program,

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Cinema Chatham Hosting Grand Opening Celebration With Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’

The theater has undergone renovations in the year since it's been open, and it is celebrating with a red carpet event.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago’s Only Fatburger Could Open In Chatham This Fall

Jacqueline Jackson received $250,000 from the fund to transform a vacant bank in Chatham into a Fatburger and Buffalo Wings with an outdoor patio, drive-thru and indoor eating area. 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘Imagine Englewood If’ Gets $150,000 In Grants To Help Neighborhood Kids Chase Their Dreams

The South Side organization used the funding from PepsiCo PREP and Astound Broadband to expand its Growing Citizens Leaders program.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Black-Owned Company Wants To Reopen Closed South Side Save A Lot That ‘Did Not Meet Our Moral Standards’

Yellow Banana hopes to redesign the entire store and offer a greater variety of affordable food if it's able to acquire the vacant building.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood’s Nature Trail Is Being Designed For Neighbors, By Neighbors: ‘I’m Happy Something Positive Is Coming Here’

Neighbors said they want a safe trail where children can play and families can stroll and shop from local vendors. "This trail will give people something to look forward to,” a neighbor said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham’s Healthy Lifestyle Hub Will Open This Month On 79th Street, Bringing New Life To A Long-Vacant Building

The hub will bring a pharmacy, doctor's office, bank, restaurant and a Chicago Bears-backed teaching kitchen to the South Side community, which has been devastated by closures and vacant storefronts.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Black-Woman-Led Sistas In The Village Farm Bringing Fresh Food To Chicago’s South Side

Co-founders Mecca Bey and Nyabweza "Bweza" Itaagi began planting their Englewood farm in May. The duo hope to provide a place for peace and healthy food options in the community.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood Connect, A $15 Million Business Incubator To Be Built In An Old Firehouse, Could Break Ground This Fall

Englewood Connect will be built in three phases, the first including a restoration of the firehouse and construction of the “Living Room,” a year-round gathering space for neighbors.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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