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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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.