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Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

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.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Protect Our Parks Files New Lawsuit Seeking To Stop Obama Center’s Construction In Jackson Park

The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day officials announced work would begin to prep for the Obama Center's groundbreaking later this year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Federal Judge Rules Against Southeast Siders, Won’t Force City To Deny Metal Scrapper’s Permit

Residents sued to try to block General Iron's owner from setting up shop in East Side as Southside Recycling, but the federal court ruling effectively ends the legal battle.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Obama Center Site Work Begins As City Preps For Official Groundbreaking Later This Year

The work is starting five years after President Obama chose the Jackson Park site. "There has truly never been a better time to invest in our South Side," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Star-Studded Cast Stages Free Performance, Panel With Hyde Park Refugee Project To Bring Attention To Migrants’ Modern Struggles

Central American musicians and performers will share a virtual stage with stars from "Blue Bloods" and "The Wire," drawing connections between the plights of migrants past and present.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Silver Room Block Party Canceled Again — And Its Future In Hyde Park Is Uncertain

"Everything has just grown — which means more expenses — but we haven’t been able to charge," Silver Room owner Eric Williams said. "It’s just not sustainable, having this event for 40,000 people that's free."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Siders Keep Pushing For Housing, Employment Near Obama Center Site: ‘We Want To Make Sure This Is Something That Works’

Organizers and aldermen have a laundry list of protections they want to ensure before the Obama Center's planned opening in Jackson Park.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Gardeners, Community Groups Working To Make Hyde Park A Destination For Generations Of Monarch Butterflies

A new project from the University of Chicago Service League is educating neighbors about the importance of milkweed for monarchs.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Frat Parties Blamed After More Than 50 UChicago Students Get Coronavirus, Forcing A Return To Virtual Classes, Stay-At-Home Order

Officials at the Hyde Park campus say they are concerned the cases likely involve the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant of the virus.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

The Perfect Soundtrack To Your South Side Sightseeing Tour: Lee Bey’s ‘Southern Exposure’ Playlist

Architecture expert and historian Lee Bey released a playlist inspired by his 2019 book on the South Side's under-appreciated buildings this week, including tracks from Sam Trump, Chance the Rapper, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and more.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

10 Public Libraries Expanding Hours To Open Sundays

The 10 libraries — which cover a variety of neighborhoods, including Austin, Edgewater and Mt. Greenwood — will be open 1-5 p.m. Sundays starting April 18.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Electric CTA Buses Hit Chicago Streets — And More Coming In Years Ahead

The CTA has begun testing out electric buses on the No. 66 Chicago route. If testing goes well, the city agency will move forward with its plan of making the entire fleet electric by 2040.

Albany Park

Victims Of Violence Day To Honor Anniversary Of MLK’s Assassination With Drumming, Poetry In Jackson Park

The remembrance is one of three "days of respect" a South Side organizer is pushing the state to acknowledge in Illinois schools.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

How Could South Shore Revive Its Shopping Districts? Zoning Changes, Education And A ‘Main Street’ Strategy, Urban Planners Say

Experts say South Shore's economic leaders must build on plans for the historic Avalon Regal Theater, an entertainment district along Stony Island Avenue and other plans for preservation and growth.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Future Of South Shore Architecture Studio Uncertain As Plan To Buy 79th Street Animal Hospital Falls Through

TnS Studio design principal Taylor Staten said she'd still prefer to open the studio's headquarters in South Shore, but she may explore sites in Avalon Park or Bronzeville.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Shore, Tulsa Students Link Up For History Exchange On 1919 Race Riot, 1921 Black Wall Street Massacre

Students in South Shore and in Tulsa are drawing connections between racial violence in 1919, 1921 and the present. The virtual exchange includes chats with NBA players and bike tours.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Black And Latino Chicagoans Want The Vaccine — They’re Just Struggling To Find It, Health Experts Say

Offering consistent vaccination locations — not pop-ups — and night and weekend hours could improve the city's vaccine rollout in underserved communities, experts said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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