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Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

Renovated Kilwins To Reopen In Hyde Park This Week After Gunfire Damaged Store Last Year

The sweets shop has missed out on much of its key summer season, but owner Jackie Jackson is ready to "step out on faith" and bring Kilwins back to the neighborhood by Friday, she said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park Grandfather Killed In Carjacking Last Year To Be Honored With Song’s Debut, ‘Nope’ Screening This Weekend

Loved ones of Keith Cooper, who was killed in July 2021 in an attempted carjacking, have organized a fund to support young artists, entrepreneurs and tradespeople.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

$15 Million Fund To Help South Shore Condo, Co-Op Owners Fix Up Housing Up For Final City Council Vote

If passed, the fund would direct $5 million of affordable housing funds per year toward loans and grants for struggling homeowners associations and residents of shared-ownership housing.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chicagoans To Protest Police Killing Jada Johnson During Mental Health Crisis In North Carolina

Protesters want people to express their anger, grief and love Saturday while calling for better mental health resources and community oversight of the police.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Violent Crime ‘The Top Health Concern’ For Surveyed South Siders, UChicago Study Finds

South Siders also face "strikingly high" rates of chronic disease, lack access to mental health services and have higher mortality rates for a host of health issues, according to the report.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Sam Greenlee Day To Honor Woodlawn-Born Author And Activist Who Dedicated His Life To Black Liberation

The groundbreaking author of "The Spook Who Sat by the Door" will be celebrated around the South Side on Wednesday, on what would have been his 92nd birthday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Side Mother, Housing Activist With Disability Wants To Be A Maxim Magazine Cover Girl: ‘We Are Capable’

Ashley Salibellas was left partially paralyzed after brain surgery when she was a child. She is vying for the cover spread in part to highlight disability justice, fair housing and gun violence prevention.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Wallace Goode, Former Hyde Park Chamber Director, To Run For City Council Seat Held By Leslie Hairston

Goode stepped down last month from the Hyde Park Chamber, after nearly doubling its membership totals during his time as executive director. Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) has not yet announced whether she'll run again.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Friend Health’s Woodlawn Center Opens This Month, Bringing Family, Behavioral, Women’s Health To ‘Underserved’ Area

The center will be "a place where the people of Woodlawn and the South Side of Chicago come not only for healing, but to maintain and support healthy lifestyles," a health official said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Reggies On The Beach Adds Rooftop Deck, Cabanas And Jet Ski Rentals To 63rd Street Beach Spot

Reggies on the Beach visitors can now take in food, drinks and live music from the 63rd Street Beach house's upper deck or a rented cabana. Jet skis, kayaks and paddleboards are also available to rent.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Black-Woman-Led Theater Company Puts Spotlight On Playwrights Of Color At Fest This Weekend

Perceptions Theatre's BIPOC Play Festival will bring productions about love, politics, police violence and suppressed trauma to South Shore.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

DJ Terry Hunter Teases Possible Collaboration With Beyonce At Chosen Few’s 30th Anniversary Picnic

Scores of house music lovers descended onto Jackson Park on a perfect summer day, some still holding tickets from last year’s canceled event. "It’s wonderful to be back."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

IMAN’s Free Food Pantry In Englewood, Big Marsh Park’s Environmental Center Snag Community Development Awards

The projects, alongside others like the North Lawndale Employment Network campus and the Casa Veracruz housing preservation effort, won Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards this year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Chosen Few Picnic Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 14 Hours Of House Music In Jackson Park Saturday

The "Woodstock of house music" returns after two years online due to the pandemic, with parties held across Chicago all weekend. General admission to the picnic is $60.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Lakefront Trail Users Horrified As Cars Drive Onto Pedestrian And Bike Path To Avoid Traffic Jam

WATCH: Several people drove on the trail, where vehicles are not permitted. The incident shows a need for more trail protection from drivers, users say.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Decades Before Boystown, South Side Jazz Clubs Were A Haven For Queer Chicagoans

From the 1930s through the mid-1960s, drag shows were among Bronzeville and Woodlawn’s hottest nightlife attractions, attracting patrons of all races and sexual orientations.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘Pride Ain’t Over’: Pride South Side Returns This Weekend With 3 Days Of Events Celebrating Black Queer People

An organizer said “people will see a different type of Pride” that centers LGBTQ people often overlooked by the city’s Pride celebrations on the North Side.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

4th On 53rd Parade Returns After Pandemic Hiatus: ‘It’s Time To Bring People Together’

County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will serve as the event's grand marshal, while Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton will march in the parade.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Jonathan Jackson Declares Victory In 1st District Primary To Replace Bobby Rush In Congress

Rising above a crowded field, Jackson is now the favorite to take over for Rush in Congress, as Democrats have held the 1st District seat since 1934.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Lavenderpop, A Black-Owned Greeting Card Line, Celebrates Inclusivity One Design At A Time

Since creating Lavenderpop Greeting Cards in 2004, owner Otis Richardson has expanded to sell his inclusive cards in 11 Jewel-Oscos, Whole Foods and Local Market Foods in South Shore.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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