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Roseland, Pullman
Roseland, Pullman

South Side Literacy Nonprofit Celebrates Black History Month With Tons Of Free Books

Brown Books and Paintbrushes will hold a month-long pop-up at an Auburn Gresham café, give away books to classrooms and refill South Side little libraries through February.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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

‘Bird Nerds’ Build Massive Antenna In Big Marsh Park To Track Birds Through Chicago’s Ancient Flyway

Birders say the 17-foot-tall, homemade antenna will give critical information about bird migration through Chicago and how climate change affects those patterns.

South Chicago, East Side

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

Young Anti-Violence Activist Killed In West Pullman Shooting Remembered By Family, Friends: ‘She Was The Life Of The Party’

LaNiyah Murphy, 20, survived a shooting at 16 and went on to promote anti-violence across the city. She was praised for being bold, smart and "having a brilliant mind."

Roseland, Pullman

Bobby Rush Is Leaving Congress After 15 Terms, But He’s Not Retiring. His Next Mission Will Be To Lead His Bronzeville Church

Rush said he will soon endorse a candidate to replace him as 1st District rep in Congress. A crowded field of hopefuls are expected to vie for the seat.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

After Beloved Pullman Restaurant Owner Dies, His Family Vows To Continue His Legacy

Peter Tritsarolis, the owner of Cal-Harbor in Pullman, died in early December. His son-in-law will run the diner that's been in the family for more than 20 years.

Roseland, Pullman

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

Hundreds Of Long-Vacant Properties In Chicago And Cook County Are Going On Sale For A Discount

The Cook County Land Bank Authority will give away 10 vacant lots in Chicago as part of the program.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Syphilis Outbreak On Far South Side Being Investigated By City Health Department

Cases of syphilis citywide jumped 13 percent from 2019 to 2020, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health. Data from this year is incomplete, but five cases have been recorded in Roseland since September.

Roseland, Pullman

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

Roseland Native Hopes To Spark A Black Business Boom On Far South Side With New Bookstore

Iesha Malone is opening Rose Café, a bookstore that she hopes can revitalize Roseland and inspire other Black entrepreneurs.

Roseland, Pullman

Chicago Police Officer Shot On Far South Side

The officer and another man were wounded after "an exchange of gunfire," officials said. The officer has non-life-threatening injuries.

Roseland, Pullman

Indicted Ald. Carrie Austin Will Retire, She Says, As Proposed Map Draws Her Out Of Ward

Were the map to pass as-is, it would cut Austin out of the Far South Side ward where she's been alderman since 1994.

Roseland, Pullman

A Patient In A Psychiatric Ward Was Seen On Video Possibly Being Sexually Assaulted. No One Reported It.

Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago kept quiet about a possible sexual assault of one patient by another in its psychiatric unit. Only after ProPublica asked questions did Illinois’ public health officials alert law enforcement.

Roseland, Pullman

Shop Local 2021: A Roseland And Pullman Holiday Gift Guide

Far Southeast Side businesses are offering delicious ice cream pints, books, classic men's fashion and more.

Roseland, Pullman

Emmett Till’s Woodlawn Home, Muddy Waters’ House In Kenwood Among ‘Adopt-A-Landmark’ Grant Finalists

Twelve Chicago landmarks were tentatively selected to receive grants of $100,000-$1.08 million, which will support renovations to publicly accessible portions of the buildings.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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