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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.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 103.7:44 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."
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.
‘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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.