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Englewood, Chatham

Englewood, Chatham
Englewood, Chatham

Century-Old Englewood Firehouse Will Be Redeveloped Into Culinary Center, Business Hub For The Community

City officials chose the project to kick off the second phase of the ambitious Englewood Square development, which is anchored by a Whole Foods Market.

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Discover Customer Center Coming To Chatham, Taking Over Former Target Site

City officials said the call center at 8560 S. Cottage Grove Ave. will create 1,000 jobs.

Englewood, Chatham

City Hosting 11 Free Vaccine Events For Seniors On South, West Sides. Here’s How To Get Your Shot

The events will be in 11 neighborhoods as part of the effort to vaccinate Chicagoans 65 and older.

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3rd Man Accuses Father Michael Pfleger Of Sexual Abuse

A third man has said Pfleger, the popular but controversial leader of St. Sabina Church, sexually abused him in the '70s. "When I heard his supporters attacking the other victims and saying Father Mike could do never do this, I knew I had to come forward and tell the truth."

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Ooh Wee It Is, A ‘Soul Food With A Twist’ Restaurant, Opens In Chatham

With dishes like smothered shrimp and rice and a fully stocked cereal bar, the husband-and-wife team behind the restaurant hope to turn it into a "can't miss" destination for locals and out-of-towners.

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St. Sabina Leaders Halt Monthly Payments To Archdiocese Until Pfleger Sex Abuse Investigation Is Over

Leaders of the South Side church say the financial strain is "hurting their mission to serve" as longtime pastor Michael Pfleger is sidelined from his ministry.

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Any Englewood Adult Can Get Vaccinated For Free. Here’s How To Get An Appointment

COVID-19 vaccine shots will be offered until March 26 at One Health Englewood, 641 W. 63rd St.

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Child Abuse Allegation Against Father Pfleger ‘Unfounded,’ DCFS Says — But Church Says Priest Not Cleared

The investigation was to determine if Pfleger is an ongoing risk to minors. It does not relate to abuse allegations filed by two brothers in January.

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Parents Organize ‘Sick Out’ Ahead of CPS Reopening Next Week: ‘We’re Tired Of Not Being Heard’

A group of parents are keeping their kids out of virtual and physical classrooms Monday, hoping to pressure the school district into making changes.

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Chicago Promised Police Torture Survivors A Memorial. Nearly 6 Years Later, They’re Still Waiting For Funding

Though the memorial was approved in 2015, former Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration failed to allocate funding before he left office in 2019. Now, organizers are working with the Lightfoot administration to fulfill this promise.

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As Deadline Nears For Winning Englewood Square Proposal, Residents Want More Transparency From City Leaders

While some are excited about developments planned for West Englewood, they fear they'll be left out of the more important decisions.

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Jahmal Cole, My Block, My Hood, My City Founder, Hopes To Take Bobby Rush’s Seat In Congress

The prominent activist filed to run against Rush, who has held the seat since 1993. It's “time for old folks to step aside and for fresh blood that’s more in touch with the reality of today” to lead, Cole said.

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As City Boosts Development Near Public Transit, South Siders Urge Investment In Green Line — Where A Shutdown Crippled A Community

The Racine Green Line station closed 27 years ago as part of a two-year plan to renovate the aging rail line. A temporary closure became permanent and now the community is working toward revival.

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My Block, My Hood, My City Gets 200 Requests To Shovel After Snowstorm — Here’s How To Join Their Volunteer Patrol

More than 100 volunteers came together to shovel at homes across the city Tuesday. The shoveling brigade will be back out Wednesday to help more seniors in need.

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Mrs. O’Leary’s 1880s Englewood Mansion For Sale — And It Has Its Very Own Fire Hydrant

Gambling boss James O'Leary supposedly had the Garfield Boulevard mansion built for his mom, Catherine, whose cow once was rumored to have started the Great Chicago Fire. The home is listed for $535,770.

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Englewood Artist Creates West Chatham Mural To Highlight Community Heroes And Inspire Youth

Joe "Cujodah" Nelson's new mural project will feature famous people from Chatham, like gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.

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Chatham’s Soul Vegetarian To Reopen As Soul Veg City In March With Remodeled Building, Expanded Menu

Now called Soul Veg City, the popular vegan eatery is "going to be the best-looking, best-feeling place south of 12th Street,” one of the owners said.

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Finnie Haire Launched A South Side Fried Shrimp Business And Created A Family Legacy: ‘No One Stood In His Way’

Haire, who died Jan. 26, served in the military and worked as a hairdresser and postal worker before launching Haire's Gulf Shrimp with his mom's recipe.

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Artist Brandon Breaux’s ‘Everyday Black Heroes’ Honors A Modern Hero Each Day

Black artists, activists and educators are recognized this month in the South Side artist's nod to living history at the Stony Island Arts Bank and on Instagram.

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Chatham Building That Housed Black-Owned Bank For Sale For $1.5 Million

The Chatham branch was built in 2000 and is suitable for multiple uses including a cannabis dispensary, according to a real estate listing.

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