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Midway, West Lawn

Midway, West Lawn
Midway, West Lawn

15-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies After Truck Driver Hit Him On Southwest Side Last Week

Joshua Avina was biking across the street late last week when the crash occurred, police said. He's at least the fourth child a driver has hit and killed this month.

Midway, West Lawn

Woman- And Refugee-Owned Clothing Co-Op Battling Fast Fashion To Open Studio On Southwest Side

At Hoda Katebi's Blue Tin Co-Op, working-class women of color are in charge. "We don't have employees; we have worker-owners," the community organizer said.

Midway, West Lawn

Esperanza Health Centers Opens Clinic At 63rd And Karlov To Offer Pediatric And Adult Medical Care

The newest location of the federally qualified health care center is in West Lawn.

Midway, West Lawn

Mental Health Emergency Teams Expanding To Southwest Side, Giving Residents In Crisis More Support

The new team will spend several weeks meeting with local groups, community members and health care providers. The members will begin responding to emergencies in June.

Midway, West Lawn

14 Candidates Vying For Bobby Rush’s Congressional Seat Make Their Case To 1st District Voters At South Side Forum

With few differences in their end goals, more than a dozen candidates shared their legislative goals and touted their experience at a 1st District candidates' forum Monday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Former LeClaire Courts Public Housing Site Will Be Revamped With New School, Urban Farm And Health Care Center Under $60 Million Plan

The sustainable development on the city's Southwest Side will be the new home of Academy for Global Citizenship, a public school. It will have an orchard, solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal wells and storm water catchments.

Midway, West Lawn

Meet Chicago’s ‘Mr. Sunshine,’ The Only Man Who Tracks Sunlight In The City — Even Though He’s Been Retired 28 Years

Seven years ago, the National Weather Service switched to a system that does not track sunshine. With a sensor already on his roof, Frank Wachowski stepped in. “We’re the only country in the world that no longer tracks sunshine; it’s unbelievable."

Citywide

Carnitas Uruapan Opening Little Village Restaurant, Sputnik Coffee Launching Flagship Cafe Thanks To City Grant

Another grantee, Esperanza Health, is using its $4.2 million grant to build a sprawling neighborhood health campus in Brighton Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

How Can Chicago Reduce Crime? Security Camera Plan A Start — But Neighbors Need To Work Together, SW Siders Say

Hundreds of Chicagoans attended a city-sponsored town hall to discuss strategies to stop crime. "The stronger relationship you have with your neighbor, the safer block you're going to be living on," one city leader said.

Midway, West Lawn

Small Neighborhood Groups Can Get $10,000 For Summer Programs That Keep Young People Safe

Grants from the Chicago Fund in 2021 helped an East Garfield Park block club organize a block party and a North Lawndale anti-violence group put on community bike rides, a Juneteenth concert and a back-to-school event.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Get Free Groceries At Garfield Ridge Baptist Church Saturday

The Southwest Collective and Chicagoland Food Sovereignty Coalition will start the giveaway 1 p.m. Saturday. Fresh produce and pantry staples will be available.

Midway, West Lawn

O’Hare, Midway Contract Employees Celebrate City Council-Approved Wage Increase: ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming’

Contract workers at city airports will make $17 come July and $18 in 2023. While celebrating the boost, workers are still fighting for health benefits and better communication from management on mandatory overtime.

O'Hare

Is CPS Undercounting COVID-19 Cases In Schools? Alderpeople Demand Investigation As Allegations Spread

CPS officials denied any wrongdoing and defended their methodology, saying the discrepancy highlighted on Twitter will be cleared up.

Citywide

Scooters Are Coming Back To Chicago, But They Won’t Be Allowed On The 606 Trail

The scooters, which are arriving in the spring, will also be banned on the lakefront path and the riverwalk.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

COVID-19 Testing Chain Opened Pop-Ups Across The US. Now, It’s Temporarily Closing Amid Federal Investigation And Mounting Complaints

The Center for COVID Control's lab wasted 40,000 tests, according to a federal report. And again and again, people have reported getting late results, no results — or ones that don't make sense.

Citywide

Block Club Chicago Awarded $1.6 Million Grant From American Journalism Project To Expand

In conjunction with the American Journalism Project grant, the Chicago Community Trust pledged an additional $450,000 in matching funds to Block Club over three years.

Citywide

O’Hare, Midway Airports Expecting 3 Million Travelers Over Holidays As Officials Warn Of COVID-19 Surge

Five states have been added back to Chicago's travel advisory as COVID-19 surges across the country.

Citywide

Christmas In Chicago: 26 Photos Of Amazing Holiday Decorations In The City

PHOTOS: Chicagoans have decorated their blocks with hundreds of lights, candy canes and blow-up snowmen as they prepare for Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's.

Citywide

City Investing $1 Billion In 24 Affordable Housing Developments

The projects include a developer who wants to adaptively reuse a former Chicago Public School building for re-entry housing and a project that is the city's first development in partnership with and for Indigenous people.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chinatown Unified In Draft City Map, But Will A Majority-Asian American Ward Make It Through Negotiations?

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson claimed dividing up the ward to create an Asian American majority is "racism," while supporters are hopeful the map will pass.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park
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