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Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

Park Station Affordable Housing Development In Woodlawn Passes City Council

The $31 million project next to the Cottage Grove Green Line station is the first project approved under the new Woodlawn affordable housing protections.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hot Girlz Grill Opens At Rainbow Beach As Its Volunteer Owners Try To Kickstart Their Food Service Careers

Foregoing pay for now, the young owners of the concession stand will use profits from the Rainbow Beach shop to expand their business citywide.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park Stars In Its Own Film Festival — And You Can Support Local News While You Watch

Proceeds from Tuesday evening's Hyde Park On Screen film festival — featuring collages of Hollywood films, home movies and more — will support the Hyde Park Herald.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Frontline Books And Crafts Will Close Its Hyde Park Location — Unless Sales Pick Up Immediately

The bookstore and gathering place, hit hard by the pandemic, has only a week or two to sell enough inventory to stay open.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Theaster Gates’ Arts Incubator And Garden Will Prove ‘There Is Life’ In South Side’s Vacant Properties

The artist and developer previewed two Rebuild Foundation projects in South Shore: an incubator at the old St. Laurence School and the Kenwood Gardens community space.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

2 Police Officers Punched Teen As He Lay On Stomach, Waiting To Be Arrested, Prosecutors Say

The officers are facing criminal charges and have been relieved of police duties pending investigations.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicago Double Dutch Club Helps Women Over 40 Relive Their Recess Glory

"When we jump double dutch, it takes us back in time to a place where we didn’t have to worry about kids, jobs, bills, any of those things," founder Pamela Robinson said. "It's a club for women to come out and play outside again."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

For CPS Students, Teachers And Parents, First-Day Jitters Take On New Meaning Amid Pandemic

Many Chicago Public Schools students returned to the classroom for the first time in more than 500 days Monday, with masks mandatory as the Delta variant continues to spread.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park Swimmer, 93, Celebrates 60 Years After Becoming First Person To Swim Across Lake Michigan

Ted Erikson is an accomplished swimmer who conquered the English Channel, among other feats — but it's Lake Michigan that always calls him back.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Woodlawn Affordable Apartment Complex Can Slow Gentrification Near Obama Center, Supporters Say As Project Clears Hurdle

Park Station would bring more than 40 affordable apartments to a vacant lot one block away from the Cottage Grove Green Line station.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.

Citywide

Jackson Park’s Wooded Island To Be Gated, Locked At Dusk To Stop ‘Criminal Activity,’ Park District Says

Ald. Leslie Hairston said plans to limit after-hours island access have been floated for years. But officials gave the public only one day's notice about the significant change.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Massive Goose Island Development Poised To Get Initial Approval From City

The development would bring Goose Island its first residential units in decades and a 300-room hotel.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

2 Dozen CPS High Schools Voted To Remove One Officer From Campus. The Cops Are Coming Anyway

Though 24 schools voted to remove one police officer, their decisions will be ignored indefinitely as CPS and the Police Department negotiate a new contract.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘Game Misconduct’ Exposes Hockey’s Toxic Culture As It Looks To Offer The Sport A Way Forward

The book from South Shore native Evan Moore and reporter Jashvina Shah features interviews with players, fans and activists trying to change the game to be more accessible to everyone.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

Albany Park

South Siders In Chicago’s Least-Vaccinated Areas Say Misinformation, Mistrust Behind The Lag. Here’s What They Say Can Help

Ten of the 12 least-vaccinated ZIP codes in the city are on the South Side. For years, health "outreach to these communities has not been done. We shouldn't be expecting [the vaccination push] to be easy."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Side Home Movie Project Preparing Website Redesign, Shareable Arts Curriculum

The project is "actively trying to subvert" a common failure among historical collections, "which is that they’re inaccessible," one archivist said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Petition To Stop Obama Center Construction In Jackson Park

Protect Our Parks had filed the petition Aug. 16, the same day the Obama Foundation broke ground for the presidential center.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

King Von Mural Near Parkway Gardens Sparked Debate, Threats And Harassment. Now, Neighbors To Vote On Its Fate

The mural was painted earlier this month in honor of the slain rapper. Some see it as a tribute, while others say it glorifies gang culture.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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