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Festivals Are Returning This Summer. Here’s A Peek At What’s Back
Mayor Lightfoot announced officials have begun reviewing applications for outdoor festivals, street and arts and craft fairs and athletic events.
Dolla The Dog, Spotted Running On Lake Shore Drive And Missing For Days, Reunited With Alabama Owner
Thanks to a network of dog spotters and South Side construction workers, Dolla's home safe. "I have a whole different outlook on people in the world, period, and especially Chicago."
Chicago’s New Summer Concert Series Is Only Open To Fully Vaccinated People
The kickoff concert will be held May 22 in Hyde Park with DJ Ron Trent and Duane Powell.
‘Room Rodeo,’ A Chicago Student’s Film On Black Cowboys, Snags City Grant — And You Can See It Next Week
The short film blending drama and documentary features interviews with South Shore bull rider Aaron Baxter and Chicago cowboy Murdock, The Man With No First Name.
With Parkway Gardens Up For Sale, Officials Hope New Owners Can Revive City’s First Black-Owned Housing Cooperative
As Related Midwest focuses on massive developments in South Loop and Downtown, it's selling a Woodlawn affordable housing complex with a history of poor living conditions and gun violence.
57th Street Art Fair Canceled Again, Organizers Extend Virtual Gallery Instead
"With only a month to go before our early June fair date, there will not [be] enough time to implement any of the plans we considered," organizers said.
Black Chicagoans Aren’t Getting Vaccinated At The Same Rate As Others — And It’s More Than Just Distrust
Some of the lowest vaccination rates in Chicago are on the South Side. Officials could change that by improving health care access, opening more permanent vaccine sites and better listening to residents' ideas, organizers said.
With $1.8 Billion Coming To CPS, West And South Siders Want ‘Seat At the Table’ To Decide Where The Money Goes
Parents and students say the recovery funding is especially important because the pandemic worsened conditions at their under-resourced schools.
Bishop Louis Henry Ford, Namesake Of Freeway And Eulogist At Emmett Till’s Funeral, Was Chicago’s 1st Historic Preservationist
Chicago’s oldest house, the 1836 Henry B. Clarke House, was bought by Bishop Ford in 1941 and cared for by Ford and the St. Paul Church of God in Christ until it became a city-run house museum in 1982.
South Shore Residents Call For Neighborhood Unity As They Kick Off Campaign Against Displacement
Thursday's town hall was the Obama CBA Coalition's first with a South Shore focus, as organizers sought residents' visions around housing, culture, development and other concerns.
Parkside Academy Teen Is A Junior High Chess Champion: ‘It’s Really Something I Want To Continue Doing Throughout My Life’
Eighth-grader Betty B. "has that motivation and natural curiosity — so let her work," her chess coach at Parkside Academy said.
Morgan Shoal Retaining Wall, Meant To Protect South Lakefront From Further Erosion, Will Be Complete In 6 Weeks, City Says
A new barrier wall — which will also carry the Lakefront Trail — will be built and 1,500 tons of rubble will be placed along the lakefront from 47th to 51st streets as part of the $1.5 million project.
Chosen Few Picnic Canceled In-Person For 2nd Straight Year; Virtual Event Set For July 3
The "Woodstock of house music," which has drawn crowds of more than 40,000 in recent years, won't be held in Jackson Park this summer. The picnic had never been canceled or rescheduled prior to the pandemic.
City Accepting Proposals To Redevelop Land Into Housing And Commercial Space On South Shore, South Chicago Border
The city is seeking proposals to build a transit-oriented residential building and improve the commercial corridor, as about half of the storefronts along 79th Street are vacant.
City’s Plan To Turn 1920s West Humboldt Park Bank Into Community Hub With Affordable Housing Inches Forward
The city on Friday released a request for proposals for two West Humboldt Park sites, which are being redeveloped under Mayor Lori Lightfoot's INVEST South/West initiative.
For A Full Year, This South Side Mutual Aid Group Has Fed 100+ Families In Need While Supporting Hyde Park Restaurants
Since the end of last year, nearly 100 families at Kenwood Academy and Bret Harte Elementary have received gift cards of about $50 to local restaurants and grocers.
Want To Learn More About City’s New Rules On Coach Houses And Garden Units? Check Out Webinar Next Week
Starting May 1, property owners in five pilot areas can apply to add garden apartments, attic apartments and coach houses to their buildings.
Project To Connect Kenwood Academy Buildings, Add Cooling System To Gym Gets Key City Approval
The $9.2 million project would connect the main Kenwood Academy campus with the selective-enrollment academic center and add a heating and cooling system in the high school's gym.
South Shore Is ‘Paradise’ On Ausar’s New Song, The First From Upcoming Series ‘Me And My Friends’
"Being able to return to my childhood crib ... and kick it over there where I grew up — I don’t show that side of my artistry often, so it was really dope to me," said Ausar, a 24-year-old rapper from the Southeast Side.
Aldermen Who Rep Obama Center Neighborhoods Sit Out Press Conference, Say Mayor Must Ensure South Siders Get Construction Jobs
The mayor and governor didn't discuss how they'd employ local residents for the infrastructure projects ahead of the center's groundbreaking. "So why am I there?” Ald. Jeanette Taylor asked.