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Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

Obama Center Road Work Will Cause Big Traffic Changes Starting Monday

Closures on Hayes Drive, lane reductions on Cornell Drive and other traffic changes in Jackson Park will go in effect Monday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
8:29 AM CDT

Outdoor Dining Comes To 71st Street Right As Fall Hits — But Curbside Patios Will Return And Expand Next Year, Officials Say

"We don’t have many dine-in restaurants in South Shore," so new patios will help fill that gap by allowing on-site dining at takeout restaurants, the South Shore Chamber's director said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
7:40 AM CDT

A Chicago Half Marathon Cut The Course Short And Didn’t Tell Runners Until After: ‘I Truly Feel Cheated’

Many runners are complaining the HOKA Chicago Half Marathon was cut short at the last minute: "I poured everything into this race emotionally and physically, and I remember seeing this and feeling so disappointed."

South Loop

Renowned Filmmaker Tsai Ming-Liang Hosting Chicago Premieres This Week

The first stop of the filmmaker's U.S. tour will feature the Chicago premiere of his short film, an artist lecture and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ellis Lakeview Repairs Stall Again As Owner Stops Work, Falls $555,000 Behind On Bills, Court-Appointed Property Manager Says

Apex Chicago stopped work on the Kenwood apartment building to seek other bids from contractors. But the owners haven't chosen anyone to finish the job and have not paid for completed repairs, officials said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Hall Shake-Up: Why Aldermen Are Retiring In Droves And How It Could Change Chicago Politics

City Council hasn’t seen this level of turnover in decades, experts said. To find a similar situation, one would have to look back to the post-World War II era, when returning servicemen ran for office.


Dancers Explore The Tools They Share With Visual, Sound Artists For The Seldoms’ 20th Anniversary At Hyde Park Art Center

Toolbox @ Twenty matched The Seldoms performers with four local artists to create installations with dance, sound and visual art.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

After Mass Shooting In Washington Park, Anti-Violence Group Loses Permit To Play Ball There

Two people were killed and 10 wounded in a Sept. 13 shooting in the park, but organizers of the game said it had nothing to do with them — and now they're being punished.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

20 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Oktoberfests, Hyde Park Jazz, An Art Walk And More

You can celebrate Taylor Swift with drag performers, grab a beer in the woods and learn about Chicago's Underground Railroad History at weekend events.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Explore Jackson Park’s Natural Beauty Through Dance And Visual Art On Wooded Island This Weekend

In Place: Drawing You Outside, a collaboration between dancer and Hyde Park resident Irene Hsiao and visual artist Christine Forni, is Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

State Senator Gets Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich To Record Video Saying Law To End Cash Bail Is ‘F–ing Golden’

The Cameo video was a surprise, as Blagojevich doesn't seem to be a fan of the law. He also called governor hopeful Darren Bailey "Dare Bear."


Chicago Police Ran Over A Woman In 2019. Her Family Wants To Know: Did That Cause Her Death 2 Years Later?

Martina Standley died in January, more than two years after officers hit her in their SUV, causing severe injuries. Her family and a South Side activist are fighting to uncover what happened.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Washington Park Mass Shooting Kills 2, Wounds 7, Police Say

The victims, all adults, were shot after a fight broke out between two groups in the park, police said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Help Struggling Neighbors Pay Their Utility Bills Through New Website From ‘Freakonomics’ Author’s Center

The creators made the site to help neighbors keep the lights on and pay other utility bills as they recover from sickness, look for work or wait on government assistance.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

17-Year-Old Chicago Public Schools Student Shot And Killed Near Kenwood Academy

The shooting occurred around noon Friday. The student got into an argument with people in a car, who then chased the teen into a parking lot and shot him several times, police said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Queen Elizabeth II Remembered By Brits In Chicago: ‘I Felt A Bit Lost, Really’

One young Englishman was visiting Chicago when he got the news about the queen's death, while others who've lived here for years remembered their experience seeing or meeting the royal.


Bronzeville Author Returns To Printers Row Lit Fest This Weekend Ahead Of 2nd Children’s Book Release

Tiffany Smith's debut book about a Black girl seeing the world from her magic carpet became a hit among young readers. You can see her and other authors this weekend at the Lit Fest.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Enjoy An Evening Of Live Jazz And Art This Weekend In South Shore

The Starry Starry Night event will feature jazz music played by the Roger Harris Jazz Quartet and a silent art auction.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South, West Side Fans Say Bears Move To Suburbs Could Further Alienate Working-Class Chicago Supporters

Youth coaches and fans in the city said a move risks distancing the team and its community programs from people who already have a hard time seeing them play. "Watching spectator sports is becoming something affluent people do."


Black Wall Street Festival To Showcase Up-And-Coming Entrepreneurs, Taste Of ‘Black Excellence’ In Woodlawn

South Side Black-owned businesses, an immersive history experience, live entertainment and more will line 61st Street all day Saturday for the free festival.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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