- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Englewood, Chatham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Lakeview, Boystown, Wrigleyville
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, West Side Students Can Bring Home COVID-19 Safety Kits Tuesday
The kits will be distributed to 1,000 CPS families Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.”
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.