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South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago, East Side
South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago Set To Get Raised Bike Lanes, Markers Honoring History To Make Streets ‘Vibrant And Accessible,’ Leaders Say

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and local leaders broke ground on the $43 million project, which will improve Commercial Avenue and 92nd Street by 2025.

South Chicago, East Side

Shop Local 2022: A Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore And South Chicago Gift Guide

Block Club rounded up several businesses in communities on the south lakefront to help residents shop local.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

General Iron’s Lincoln Park Facility Will Soon Be Demolished; Alderman Vows No Repeat Of Hilco Disaster

The city will hold a town hall Nov. 18 to share information and answer questions about the upcoming General Iron demolition.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

6 South And West Side Projects Named Finalists For $10 Million Chicago Prize

Meet the community-led groups on the shortlist for the Pritzker Traubert Foundation's second Chicago Prize.

Citywide

A New Trail Will Make It Safer And Easier To Bike From Chicago To Michigan

Most of the Marquette Greenway trail from Chicago's Southeast Side to New Buffalo, Michigan, is already built or funded. Supporters are raising $250,000 to finish the project.

South Chicago, East Side

Halloween And Día De Los Muertos In Chicago 2022: 70+ Events To Celebrate Around The City

There are trunk-or-treat events for kids throughout the city, Halloween parades, haunted houses and more this Halloween weekend.

Citywide

South Chicago Park Hosting Truck-Or-Treat, Fall Festival And Charity Walk Saturday

Schafer Park's advisory council is teaming up with the Urban Growers Collective and the New Prospect MB Church for the free events.

South Chicago, East Side

Black-Owned Moor’s Brewing Company Wins Top Prize At South Side Pitch Competition

The brewery started by three South Side friends will use the $10,000 grand prize to expand into Atlanta and other major cities with large populations of Black people.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

After Rejecting Claims Of Environmental Racism, City Moves To Settle Civil Rights Complaint With Feds

After the feds found the city clustered polluters in Black and Brown neighborhoods, the city is negotiating ways to make its zoning policies more equitable — averting the threat of millions in lost funding for now.

South Chicago, East Side

13 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Food Truck Pop-Up, Fall Fest, Halloween Movies And More

There's also a Portage Park walking tour, River North food tour and an adoption event at The Anti-Cruelty Society.

Citywide

Incarcerated Youth Express Freedom, Justice, Innocence Through Art In Exhibition Opening This Weekend

"Can you see me?" debuts Friday in West Town before expanding to exhibits in Washington Park and South Chicago later this month.

South Chicago, East Side

Stop Being ‘Combative,’ Work With Feds To End Discrimination In City Planning, South Side Leaders Tell Lightfoot Administration

City Hall denies that the clustering of polluters in Black and Latino neighborhoods amounts to discrimination. But that's how the feds see it — and millions in federal funding could be at risk if the city doesn't cooperate.

South Chicago, East Side

Women Behind Mujeres Brillantes, A Southeast Side Cleaning Cooperative, Say They’re Making Strides Toward A Safer, Fairer Industry

"I'd see a lot of discrimination, I'd see a lot of abuse for [cleaning] workers," said co-founder Maria Estela Nava, who has worked in the industry for decades. "We decided to do something on our own."

South Chicago, East Side

Save The Mudpuppies: There’s A New Push To Protect A Cute But Threatened Chicago Salamander

A local group is launching a campaign this fall that asks Wolf Lake fishers that catch mudpuppies, a threatened population of aquatic salamanders, to immediately release them.

Hegewisch

20 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: Oktoberfests, Hyde Park Jazz, An Art Walk And More

You can celebrate Taylor Swift with drag performers, grab a beer in the woods and learn about Chicago's Underground Railroad History at weekend events.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Underground Railroad Site In Chicago Will Be Honored At Historic Dedication Ceremony Saturday

Jan and Aagje Ton Farm on the Southeast Side once provided a safe harbor to people who had been enslaved but escaped to freedom.

South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago Urban Farm Planning Community Arts Studio, Kitchen Space To Open Next Year

Urban Growers Collective will meet with neighbors and arts groups in the coming months to design a space that can host arts and culinary programs at its farm in Schafer Park.

South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago Tenants Demand More Security After Rash Of Gunfire Near Apartments: ‘We’re Still Not Safe’

East Lake Management leaders are considering more cameras for the complex, but they rejected calls to hire more security. Violent crime is "happening all through Chicago," one official said.

South Chicago, East Side

Illinois’ First Offshore Wind Farm Proposed For Southeast Side, And Residents Want Jobs To Go To Locals

The wind farm's proposed Southeast Side location would be about 15 miles into Lake Michigan from the Illinois International Port District on 95th Street.

South Chicago, East Side

Ana Guajardo, Advocate For Immigrant Workers, Announces Bid For 10th Ward Alderperson With Chuy García’s Backing

Guajardo's announcement comes days after Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza said she'll step down in 2023. She's the second candidate to enter the race, after General Iron hunger striker Óscar Sanchez.

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