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Midway, West Lawn

Midway, West Lawn
Midway, West Lawn

Southwest Side Woman Eats At 367 Hot Dog Stands In Just 5 Weeks To Become Vienna Beef Hot Stand Challenge Winner

The winner visited an average of 10 stands per day to claim the top prize in just five weeks. She'll use part of her prize to help kids and older people through her Park District work.

Citywide

Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

Citywide

Renovated Englewood Aldi Reopens Next Week With Larger Food Selection

The 63rd Street store will reopen Oct. 28 with more natural light — and food.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Major Development With 700 Units, Grocery Store And More Could Spark Change On Southwest Side, Alderman Says

Developers are set to get the city's OK for a massive redevelopment of the former LeClaire Courts housing project on the Southwest Side.

Midway, West Lawn

A Secret Society Of Chicago Bakers Meets Every Month — And It’s Keeping Beloved Bakeries Alive

The Bakers Dozen was founded in the 1930s. Its members — beloved bakery owners — meet in secret once per month to sample each other's goods, catch up and help keep their businesses alive.

Citywide

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.

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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."

Albany Park

Chicago Style: 40 Photos Of Hot Dogs — And The Stands We Love — To Make You Drool Today

PHOTOS: In Chicago, hot dogs aren't just a meal — they're a work of art.

Citywide

Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic Opens On Southwest Side

Vaccinations have slowed down, though fewer than 60 percent of Chicagoans are fully vaccinated.

Gage Park, Brighton Park

Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City

From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.

Citywide

A LGBTQ+ Community Center Is Coming To The South Side. Neighbors Say It Needs Collaborative, Local Leadership

Howard Brown Health is planning a South Side health and community center for LGBTQ residents, supported by $15 million in state funding.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Illinois Has A Program to Compensate Victims Of Violent Crimes. Few Applicants Receive Funds

Less than 40 percent of applicants are compensated, but many more never apply in the first place.

Citywide

Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’

The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.

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Teen Held Without Bail In Fatal Shooting of 14-Year-Old Girl In Back Of The Yards

Edgar Martinez was charged with a felony count of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Savanah Quintero, 14, on June 2.

Back of the Yards

Chicago’s Travel Order Has No States In Its Riskier Category For The 1st Time In A Year

That means people can come to Chicago from any other state or territory without having to quarantine or get a negative coronavirus test.

Citywide

Chicagoans Who Get Vaccinated At City-Run Sites Can Get 5 Free Tickets To Six Flags

The city is bringing COVID vaccinations events to salons, beaches and other spots around the city this week and over Memorial Day weekend.

Citywide

Get Your Coffee Fix, Help Feed Families In Need: Back Of The Yards Coffee Bean Sales To Benefit Southwest Side Community Group

Back of the Yards Coffee is donating proceeds from its 47th Street blend to the Southwest Collective. The group has fed residents in need through the pandemic.

Back of the Yards

Pilsen Dance Crew Flourished During The Pandemic, Giving South Side Kids A Positive Outlet During A Stressful Time

Jessica Romero and Jackie Gaytan created the 8Teenth Hip-Hop crew so teens can experience competitive dance without the prohibitive cost.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

With $1.8 Billion Coming To CPS, West And South Siders Want ‘Seat At the Table’ To Decide Where The Money Goes

Parents and students say the recovery funding is especially important because the pandemic worsened conditions at their under-resourced schools.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

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
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