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Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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

Mahalia Jackson Court, A Pop-Up Plaza With Restaurants, Art And Play Space, Opens In Chatham

The court dedicated to the South Side gospel singer will have daily food trucks, live music and art from local artists. It is the first step to creating the Mahalia Jackson Cultural District along 79th Street, organizers said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After Lightning Strikes Auburn Gresham Home, Journalist Asks For Help To Rebuild

Susan Ellis escaped the blaze after neighbors told her the home was on fire. The home that has been in her family for more than 60 years was severely damaged, she said. “My father built this."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Traffic-Calming Infrastructure Is Needed To Make Garfield Boulevard Safer, Neighbors Say As City Prepares South Side ‘Vision Zero’ Plan

Neighbors shared ideas for preventing crashes along Washington Park's Garfield Boulevard, including adding pedestrian bumpouts, improved street crossings, protected bike lanes and public art.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A Popular Chatham Facebook Page Compared A Bikini Car Wash Fundraiser To ‘P-Valley,’ Sparking Clashes Among Neighbors

Kijwana Thompson has hosted the event for years without incident to raise money for back-to-school supplies for kids. But a social media post about it prompted backlash.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A $5 Million Buddy Bear Car Wash Could Be Coming To Chatham

The car wash will repurpose long-vacant land in on 83rd Street. It could go before the City Council for approval in September.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

New Englewood Commercial Hub Features Clothing Store, Coffee Shop, Barbershop And Design Firm — All Led By People Of Color

The 4,000-square-foot retail shop was developed by the E.G. Woode collective. "We're changing the trajectory of Englewood," one entrepreneur said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ukrainian Village Fest, Taste Of Greektown, A 3D Chalk Festival And More: 10+ Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Here's a roundup of 11 things to do this weekend in Chicago, from festivals and dancing to open mics and outdoor jazz.

Citywide

$43 Million Auburn Gresham Apartments Break Ground After Months Of Community Debate

The development is the first of 10 Invest South/West projects to move forward after months of community meetings and criticism led developers to redesign the plans.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Hundreds Of Lindblom Students Walk Out Of Englewood School To Protest Firing Of Beloved Assistant Principal, Ms. Fitz

Karen Fitzpatrick Carpenter, known to students as Ms. Fitz or "Mama Eagle," was assistant principal at Lindblom for 24 years before she was fired by a new principal. "Ms. Fitz deserves better than this," students, parents and alumni said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood’s Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club Gets $15,000 From Obama Foundation To Continue Summer Camp, Programs

Joseph Williams launched his summer camp in July using his own money and community resources to provide a safe space for young people of color to have fun and be themselves.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ayana Clark, Rep. Bobby Rush’s Staffer, Running To Unseat Longtime 21st Ward Ald. Howard Brookins Jr.

Clark is challenging longtime Ald. Howard Brookins, who has represented the 21st Ward in City Council for nearly 20 years. If she wins, she'll be the first woman to lead the ward.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

More Than 1,400 Seats Remain Unfilled On Chicago’s Local School Councils

South and West side schools have the highest number of unfilled seats, particularly at schools in Garfield Park, Little Village, New City, Englewood, Roseland, Grand Crossing and Chatham.

Citywide

The Englewood Music Festival Is Back Next Month With Live Performances From Juvenile, Kindred The Family Soul

Ald. Stephanie Coleman created the celebration after noticing a lack of family-fun festivals in Englewood: "We deserve this."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Park Manor 75 Delays Opening, But Owners Say Wine And Charcuterie Spot Still Coming To Chatham

The South Side business will amplify Black brewers, distillers and creatives around the city, married business partners Charlette Stanton and Jacare Thomas said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

$300,000 Luxury Container Homes Are Coming To The South Side This Winter

The homes — built out of 8-foot-wide train shipping containers — will have ceilings that are nearly 10 feet. They will have 1,200-1,800 square feet of space, two stories and three to four bedrooms.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

West, South Side Groups Are Getting A Share Of $75 Million To Support Gun Violence Prevention

Cook County is funding 37 community groups in Chicago to scale up programs that "address the root causes of violence and crime in our communities," board President Toni Preckwinkle said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Englewood’s Elevated Nature Trail Gets $20 Million In Federal Funding

The $20 million will help city officials and community partners design and construct the 1.75-mile walk and bike path, which has been in the works for more than 10 years.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Nonprofit That Built Englewood’s Peace Campus Turns Over Reins To Imagine Englewood If, Which Wants To Grow It

Four South Side nonprofits and Metropolitan Family Services joined forces to keep We Grow Chicago and its Peace Campus, a safe haven on South Honore Street, locally owned.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

79th Street Renaissance Festival Is Coming Back — With Slick Rick And Doug E. Fresh Set To Perform

This year's free festival will feature live performances alongside food, carnival rides and a petting zoo.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Detectives Seek 2 Men Suspected In Fatal Shooting Of Man On Red Line Train In Chatham

Diuntel Moon was shot and killed early Saturday on a South Side Red Line train, spurring local leaders and officials to boost protection on the CTA.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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