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Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Investing $1 Billion In 24 Affordable Housing Developments

The projects include a developer who wants to adaptively reuse a former Chicago Public School building for re-entry housing and a project that is the city's first development in partnership with and for Indigenous people.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
2:00 PM CST

Timuel Black’s Public Memorial Celebrates A Life Of Jazz And Justice: ‘God Granted Him 102 Years … Not For Himself, But For Us’

Timuel Black's massive influence on the city and his love of Black music were on display during a celebration of his life Sunday — two days before he would've turned 103.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
7:44 AM CST

4 Volunteers Robbed At My Block, My Hood, My City Event To Hang Up Christmas Lights Across South Side

The robbery interrupted what was otherwise a positive event to spread hope across the South Side. This event "isn’t going to fix such a deep-rooted issue in one day. This is years of work."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

My Block, My Hood, My City Is Looking For Volunteers To Light Up King Drive Saturday

For years, the organization has collected holiday decorations and put them up along King Drive on the South Side with help from volunteers.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘Safety Teams,’ Security Guards And More Cops Coming To University Of Chicago As Neighbors Debate Violence Prevention Plan

City and university officials are pushing for more police after two recent murders and gunfire near campus, but some residents and students want more focus on alternatives to policing.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park Holly-Day Brings Winter Fun To The Neighborhood Saturday

The 2020 edition was canceled due to coronavirus, while this year's event will take place entirely outdoors due to the pandemic.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With The Obama Center Underway, Residents Say It’s Time To Protect Affordable Housing In South Shore

Organizers are calling on the city to invest at least $63.3 million in programs that assist South Shore renters and homeowners with repairs, housing costs, home purchases and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ted Erikson, Hyde Park Swimmer Who Was First To Swim Across Lake Michigan, Dies At 93

Erikson marked the 60th anniversary of his milestone this summer.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With ‘Unpredictable’ Lake Michigan, South Shore Residents Say Breakwaters Are Needed To Protect Neighborhood

Neighbors have proposed installing breakwaters, repairing 73rd Street and reinforcing the street and shoreline. The $5 million proposal offers a "cost-effective" solution to flooding and erosion in South Shore, Rep. Curtis Tarver II said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Police Say More Cops, Traffic Stops Coming To University Of Chicago Campus — But Students Ask: Will That Make Us Safer?

After two murders and gunfire near the University of Chicago campus Nov. 9, the city and university have set a clear focus on boosting policing and surveillance.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Shop Local 2021: A Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore And South Chicago Holiday Gift Guide

Block Club rounded up a few businesses along the south lakefront to help residents shop local.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Residents In Fire-Damaged Avalon Park Apartments Say They’re Being Kicked Out Without Proper Notice

Water shutoffs, a lack of heat and demands for residents to "leave the building" are temporary, a representative for property owner 79th Accliviti said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Emmett Till’s Woodlawn Home, Muddy Waters’ House In Kenwood Among ‘Adopt-A-Landmark’ Grant Finalists

Twelve Chicago landmarks were tentatively selected to receive grants of $100,000-$1.08 million, which will support renovations to publicly accessible portions of the buildings.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Jeff Bezos’ $100 Million Donation To Obama Foundation Will Support Youth Leadership, South Side Workforce Programs

As part of the donation, Bezos requested the Obama Presidential Center's plaza be named for late Congressman John Lewis, foundation officials said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

In Deadly Year For Trans People, Advocates Mourn Those They’ve Lost And Push Officials To Keep People Safe

The Transgender Day of Remembrance event provided a space for transgender people to discuss the issues faced by the community, honor people who have died and celebrate transgender leaders while they are still living.


Slain UChicago Grad Remembered As Creative, Selfless Student Who Aimed To Tackle Social Issues Using Data

Shaoxiong "Dennis" Zheng's parents, Rong Li and Xiaodong Zheng, came from China for his public memorial Thursday. It honored Zheng as an innovative researcher who was generous with his time.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Apartments, Condos And A Health Center Selected For City-Backed Project At South Shore-South Chicago Border

The $47.3 million Thrive Exchange development at 79th and Exchange — with 39 apartments, 24 condos and a health center — was selected as an Invest South/West winner Thursday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City To Pay $2 Million To Family Of Woman Killed By Fleeing Driver In ‘Reckless’ Police Chase

Curtis Pugh killed Julia Lynn Callaway in 2018 as he fled officers who allegedly smelled cannabis coming from his car. Callaway’s family alleged “it was reckless for the police to pursue" Pugh "when the need to apprehend [him] was minimal."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Driver Kills Pedestrian In Hit-And-Run At Notoriously Dangerous South Shore Intersection

The driver of a black SUV hit a woman early Tuesday as she crossed the street in the 1600 block of 79th Street, then fled the scene.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Jade Court Restaurant To Celebrate 1st Year In Hyde Park With Dragon Dance Party

Jade Court has faced a hard first year in Hyde Park, but owner Carol Cheung plans to celebrate the milestone and attract new customers with a Saturday event.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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