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Plan To Crack Down On Home Museums Scrapped After Fierce Opposition From Artists, Historians
Ald. Sophia King said there was a "highly coordinated campaign” against the ordinance, and she criticized Ald. Michele Smith and Mayor Lori Lightfoot for their opposition to it.
Is Festival Season Happening This Summer? Pitchfork And Riot Fest Organizers Make Plans, While Others Look To 2022
More than 200 permit applications have been submitted for 2021 events, but whether fests can be staged is "fully dependent on where we are in the arc of the virus,” Lightfoot said.
Residential Museum Ban Would Be ‘Death Knell’ For South Side Preservation, Black History Museums And Gallery Spaces, Critics Say
If Ald. Sophia King's proposal passes, it would restrict cultural projects at the Emmett Till residence, the Lu and Jorja Palmer mansion, the Phyllis Wheatley Home and other small libraries and gallery spaces.
Community Center For Health Care, Social Services Opening In Woodlawn ‘To Look At Each One Of Us As A Whole Human’
The Salaam Community Wellness Center's soft opening is this weekend, as its backers gear up to redevelop a block of 67th Street in Woodlawn.
Hyde Park Garden Fair Canceled Again This Year — So Support Your Local Plant Shop, Organizer Says
The fair was canceled for a second year. Organizers are planning a larger fall sale with cool-weather vegetables and fall perennials.
Pullman Residents 40 And Older Can Get Vaccinated Tuesday. Here’s How To Sign Up
Any Pullman resident who is 40 or older can sign up to get vaccinated Tuesday. Appointments are required.
United Center Vaccine Slots Open For Residents In These South, West Side ZIP Codes
Anyone who lives in the 60608, 60619, 60620, 60624, 60644, 60649, 60651, 60652 or 60653 ZIP codes can sign up at the United Center.
Celebrate 312 Day Virtually With Livestreamed Music Or Burger Benefitting Brave Space Alliance
Goose Island's 312 Day celebration includes a virtual broadcast and a burger benefitting the Black- and trans-led Brave Space Alliance.
Pilsen And South Shore Artists Team Up To Curate Art Exhibit Highlighting The Shared Experiences Of Black And Latino Families
Artists Dorian Sylvain and Pablo Serrano recruited artists to create Seeds In My Pocket, which focuses on the journey of Black and Latino families to find freedom in Chicago — and the barriers they face.
Firefighters, Residents Call On City To Return Fire Truck With Tower Ladder To Southeast Side
A 100-foot tower ladder has been moved to West Pullman. Firefighters at its former home in South Chicago say they're concerned the relocation will slow response times to the high-rises in South Shore and nearby communities.
57th Street Art Fair Will Be Held In Person This Summer — If The City Allows It
Organizers are optimistic the festival — which has gotten Hyde Parkers "out of hibernation" and into their Chicago summers for decades — can be held in person this year.
United Center Vaccine Slots Now Open For Residents Of These Chicago ZIP Codes
Anyone who lives in the 60608, 60619, 60620, 60649 or 60652 ZIP codes can sign up at the United Center. People who sign up but don't live there will have their appointments canceled.
Feds Tell Ellis Lakeview Owners: Get A New Property Manager And Fix Filthy Conditions — Or Else
The Kenwood affordable apartment building has failed 15 city inspections during the pandemic, with issues including a broken elevator, mice, roaches and faulty plumbing.
Siblings Fill Up A South Shore Little Free Library To Honor Their Mom’s 95th Birthday
Geraldine "Jerry" Williamson grew up in South Shore. Her children and the Neighbor to Neighbor Literacy Project filled a free library with books, including mystery novels — Jerry's favorite.
City Hosting 11 Free Vaccine Events For Seniors On South, West Sides. Here’s How To Get Your Shot
The events will be in 11 neighborhoods as part of the effort to vaccinate Chicagoans 65 and older.
‘Badass Women’ Of Chicago History Highlighted In Virtual Tour
The virtual tour, being held during Women's History Month, will highlight six local women who have made a mark on Chicago and world history.
With Limited Internet Access, Elderly Chicagoans Struggle To Get Vaccinated — Even With ‘A Village’ Of Relatives Helping Them
Liz King, who lives in South Carolina, said her multi-state struggle to find a vaccination appointment for her elderly loved one left her concerned older Chicagoans are being "discounted, ignored and set aside in the whole vaccination shuffle."
Hyde Parkers Kick Off Effort To Care For Neighbors With Dementia And Their Support Systems
After securing a national dementia-friendly designation last fall, Hyde Park residents discussed how accessibility options and empathy can improve the quality of life for neighbors with memory loss.
During Record-Breaking Snowfall, Some South Shore Side Streets Went Weeks Without Being Plowed, City Records Show
The city's plow truck tracker showed some blocks in South Shore were not plowed for two weeks. Then officials took the tracker offline and disputed its results.
Jahmal Cole, My Block, My Hood, My City Founder, Hopes To Take Bobby Rush’s Seat In Congress
The prominent activist filed to run against Rush, who has held the seat since 1993. It's “time for old folks to step aside and for fresh blood that’s more in touch with the reality of today” to lead, Cole said.