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Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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

Ald. Roderick Sawyer Is Running For Mayor, Following In His Father’s Footsteps

The South Side alderman vowed to tackle the city's crime and would fire Police Supt. David Brown. "The city is lacking in terms of what people want to see in leadership," Sawyer said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Police Officer Shot During Traffic Stop In Englewood

The officer is in "critical but stable" condition, Supt. David Brown said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A 108-Unit Affordable Housing Development Could Be Coming To Englewood’s 63rd Street Corridor

The project would be the second big development to come to the Englewood Square area, along with an eco-food hub and business incubator planned for an old firehouse.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

14 Candidates Vying For Bobby Rush’s Congressional Seat Make Their Case To 1st District Voters At South Side Forum

With few differences in their end goals, more than a dozen candidates shared their legislative goals and touted their experience at a 1st District candidates' forum Monday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Starbucks Opens Location In Brainerd: ‘This Store Will Be A Big Boost To The Community’

The store at 94th and Ashland opened earlier this month.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chatham’s Hot Chi Chicken N’ Cones Brings Southern Tradition With Middle Eastern Spin To Former 87th Street Harold’s

Hot Chi Chicken N' Cones infuses Middle Eastern flavors with Nashville hot. It quickly became a hit with Chatham neighbors and foodies.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Baby Who Survived Shooting At 1 Month Old Will Celebrate 1st Birthday — And All Of Englewood Is Invited

Terriana Smith was shot in her head in July, but she's recovered well. She's walking and loves "Baby Shark," relatives said. Neighbors are invited to celebrate her birthday Saturday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Will Public Pools Be Open This Summer? It’s Uncertain Amid Lifeguard Shortage, Leaving One Less Option For Youth

A nationwide lifeguard shortage forced indoor pools to close last year, and it's continuing to plague parks. While some South Side staffers say it's uncertain if they'll open, Park District officials aren't answering questions.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Illinois Bans Ghost Guns, Becoming 1st Midwestern State To Outlaw The Untraceable Weapons

Governor JB Pritzker signed a law Wednesday prohibiting Illinoisans from owning, distributing, selling or creating untraceable, unregistered guns.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Slain Teen Seandell Holliday Dreamed Of Opening A Music Studio — But Feared He Wouldn’t Live To 21

"He was a young man with dreams and aspirations and goals," one of Holliday's mentors said. "He was a soul who wanted to understand and know what his purpose was in life and see that fulfilled." 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Oooh Wee It Is Will Replace Mellow Yellow In Hyde Park With Soul Food Outpost

Oooh Wee It Is bought Mellow Yellow's 53rd Street location and its brand name. Owners Mark and Shae Walker will reboot the Hyde Park fixture as a tenant in a new Auburn Gresham food hall later this year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

An Englewood Organization Wants Your Help Cleaning Up 100 Blocks And Vacant Lots This Weekend

Neighbors across the city are encouraged to sign up to help clean, hand out free garden pots and fundraise to support year-round activities for local youth.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood STEM High School English Teacher Wins Golden Apple Award: ‘This Is My Oscar Moment’

Sharon Ponder-Ballard was surprised with the award Wednesday. The 9th-grade English teacher said she connects with students by providing real-world activities, discussions and contemporary readings in her classes.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Affordable Apartments On Auburn Gresham’s 79th Street Move Forward With A $40 Million Price Tag

Developers hope to secure $15 million in TIF funding to build two affordable housing units on vacant land along 79th Street, a project that's been fiercely debated nearly a year.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A Community Art Space In Chatham Gives Local Creators A Space To Build, Showcase And Collaborate

Artists On The 9, a co-working art space and gallery, is part of what organizers hope will be an entire arts district along 79th Street.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chatham’s Soul Veg City Opening South Shore Outpost Thanks To City Grant: ‘We’re In A Perfect Location’

Soul Veg City owners will receive $207,540 to rehab their South Shore shop. Owners will sell prepackaged vegan dinners for families on the go and serve a limited menu.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With Men Run Deez Streets, A South Side Father-Son Duo Are Encouraging More Black Men To Get Into Running

"We get the stigma that Black men don't run," said Terrance Lyles, founder of Men Run Deez Streets. He followed in the footsteps of father Bernard Lyles, a member of the Rainbow Road Runners.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Brothers Started A Podcast To ‘Deal With Our Sadness With The Bears.’ Their Fans Paid To Send Them To The NFL Draft

Two brothers from the South Side got to cover their favorite football team at the NFL Draft thanks to donations from supporters of their "79th & Halas" podcast.

Ashburn

Englewood STEM High School Boosts Security After 3 Students Hurt In Fight Involving Parent 

The South Side high school is upgrading safety protocols after an April 25 fight, saying they need to create a safe environment for students. Parents say school leaders are unnecessarily locking them out of the building.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Mayor Blames Whole Foods’ Prices For Englewood Store Failure, Pledges To Replace It

Lightfoot said the Englewood location was often empty, even on the busiest days of the week. Her administration will bring in a store that better meets the needs of the neighborhood, she said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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