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Gage Park, Brighton Park
Gage Park, Brighton Park

Ald. George Cardenas Wins Cook County Board Of Review Seat, Will Leave City Council By The End Of The Year

No Republican candidate has filed for the seat representing the 1st District, meaning Cardenas' is likely running unopposed in November's general election.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Diapers, Kids Clothes And More To Be Given Away On Southwest Side In Honor Of Young Mother Killed Buying Used Stroller

Saturday's event is noon-2 p.m. at the United Credit Union parking lot. The group also accepts same-day donations before the giveaway.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Curie Principal Promises To Add Alarms, Cameras And More Staff After A Student Brought A Gun To School

Curie's principal said school leaders tracked down the student and took the gun within minutes.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

After Teen Brings A Gun To Curie High School, Concerns Rise Over Safety And Support

District officials didn't answer questions about how the teen entered the building with a weapon, since students are supposed to go through metal detectors to get into school.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

How A Southwest Side Group Is Helping Young People Learn Queer History

With the Queer Riot internship, the Gage Park Latinx Council is broadening queer history beyond what's taught in schools, focusing especially on the perspectives of queer women, femmes and people of color.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Mental Health Emergency Teams Expanding To Southwest Side, Giving Residents In Crisis More Support

The new team will spend several weeks meeting with local groups, community members and health care providers. The members will begin responding to emergencies in June.

Midway, West Lawn

Momentos Distintos Outdoor Photo Exhibit Shows Southwest Siders The Beauty In ‘Seemingly Mundane’ Everyday Moments

Eduardo Cornejo, whose photos are on display outside Esperanza Health Centers in Brighton Park, said it's been his mission to document more of his own neighborhoods.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Carnitas Uruapan Opening Little Village Restaurant, Sputnik Coffee Launching Flagship Cafe Thanks To City Grant

Another grantee, Esperanza Health, is using its $4.2 million grant to build a sprawling neighborhood health campus in Brighton Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

26 Community Development Projects Get $33.5 Million In City Funding

Neighborhood restaurants, businesses and community centers were awarded grants of up to $7 million as part of the Chicago Recovery Plan's community development initiative.

Citywide

How Can Chicago Reduce Crime? Security Camera Plan A Start — But Neighbors Need To Work Together, SW Siders Say

Hundreds of Chicagoans attended a city-sponsored town hall to discuss strategies to stop crime. "The stronger relationship you have with your neighbor, the safer block you're going to be living on," one city leader said.

Midway, West Lawn

Could Little Village Be Getting A New Alderman? George Cardenas Says He Won’t Run For City Council If He Wins County Seat He’s Pursuing

Ald. George Cardenas, a powerful mayoral ally, is running for a Cook County Board of Review. If elected, he'll drop out of the aldermanic race, he said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Southwest Side Group Gets $1 Million In Federal Funding To Buy, Rehab Vacant Buildings In Chicago Lawn

The money will be used to buy and rehab vacant homes, restoring much-needed affordable housing on the Southwest Side, organizers say.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Small Neighborhood Groups Can Get $10,000 For Summer Programs That Keep Young People Safe

Grants from the Chicago Fund in 2021 helped an East Garfield Park block club organize a block party and a North Lawndale anti-violence group put on community bike rides, a Juneteenth concert and a back-to-school event.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Anti-Dibs Alderman Throwing Away Items Used To Save Parking Spots On Snowy Southwest Side Streets

Nine truckloads of stuff have been carted out of Ald. Ray Lopez’s ward, which covers parts of Back of the Yards, Gage Park and Brighton Park.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Chicago-Area Amazon Warehouse Workers Get Pay Raise After Staging Pre-Christmas Walkouts

New hires at the warehouses will now earn $18 an hour, up from $15.80.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

Citywide

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Amazon Workers Get Some Concessions Since December Walkouts — But No Word On Raises

The starting wage for workers at the Gage Park and Cicero delivery stations is nearly $3 less than what employees get at other area warehouses, an organizer said.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

Citywide

Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.

Citywide
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