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Roseland, Pullman
Roseland, Pullman

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

Here’s How To Get Vaccinated At Chicago State University

The mass vaccination site at Chicago State University is only open to some residents. Here's what you need to know.

Roseland, Pullman

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

Chicago Wants To Fine Employers Who Retaliate Against Their Workers For Taking Time Off To Get Vaccinated

"No worker should have to choose between keeping their job and getting the COVID-19 vaccine," the mayor said.

Albany Park

Park District’s First Campsite, Trail With Boardwalks Coming To Big Marsh Park After City Council’s Approval

Aldermen approved $1.5 million in TIF funds to build an accessible trail around the Far South Side park's perimeter, camping platforms, picnic pavilions and more at Wednesday's City Council meeting.

South Chicago, East Side

South, West Side Students Can Bring Home COVID-19 Safety Kits Tuesday

The kits will be distributed to 1,000 CPS families Tuesday.

Roseland, Pullman

State Gives $1.7 Million To 58 Small Businesses Looted During Summer’s Civil Unrest

The state of Illinois is also opening up a $10 million corridor improvement grant program to commercial districts impacted by civil unrest.

Downtown

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.

Roseland, Pullman

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.

South Chicago, East Side

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.

Citywide

For Decades, The ‘Blues Bus’ Was A Musical Staple Of Maxwell Street. It’s Time To Bring It Back To Chicago, Group Says

Steve Balkin, head of the Maxwell Street Foundation, is leading the charge to renovate the bus and bring it to the old Pullman Factory building on the Far South Side.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Named To Honor Black Wall Street, 1921 Business Incubator Brings Co-Working Space, Startup Support To Far South Side

The 12,000-square-foot business incubator will try to create an atmosphere of support and success in a Black neighborhood, much like Tulsa's Greenwood District before the massacre of 1921.

Roseland, Pullman

Cook County’s Pilot Program Aims To Boost Metra Electric, Rock Island Ridership By Slashing Fares In Half

Fares have been cut by about 50 percent along the Metra Electric line through Southeast Chicago and Metra's Rock Island line, while Pace's Halsted Street route is receiving service improvements.

Downtown

A Troubling Trend In Chicago’s School Reopening: More Students Disengaged

CPS released data that showed the majority of white families reported to school buildings as expected so far, while nearly half of Black families chose to stay home. About 62% of Latino students reported to campuses.

Citywide

Women’s Shelter, Addiction Recovery Center Leaving Woodlawn To Relocate To Pullman

After three decades in Woodlawn, the Southside Center of Hope is temporarily moving to the West Side as it plans to build a shelter in the 34th Ward.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Washington Heights’ Larry And Jacki Griffin Were Soul Mates Who Built A Family Before His Death From Coronavirus

They were married for 25 years, raising their children together and traveling. "I never worried about if he loved me," she said. "He loved me from the beginning to the end."

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Landon Cox Was Famous For Winning As A Basketball Coach — But He Also Worked To Help His Players Succeed Off The Court

Landon Cox, 81, was a legendary basketball coach on the South Side. But to his daughter, he was a hero. He died from COVID-19 in May.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Devoted Father Of 6 Worked Hard To Give His Family A Good Life, And Never Missed A Chance To Slow Dance With His Wife — Until The Pandemic Struck

Curtis Bamberg, 73, died of coronavirus. "He was a man that did not give up easy. He stayed on the path, and when he started anything — anything he set out to do, he accomplished it.”

Roseland, Pullman

Chicago Teachers Will Work Remotely Monday, Defying CPS Orders. If District Locks Them Out, They’ll Strike.

Thousands of CPS teachers were supposed to report to the classroom Monday, but they'll work remotely instead. The decision comes as many have expressed concerns about spreading coronavirus.

Citywide
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