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South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago, East Side
South Chicago, East Side

Invasive Asian Carp Is Rebranded As Delicious ‘Copi’ As Officials Try ‘If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em’ Approach

The tributary troublemaker can be found sliced, smoked, seared and served up at local restaurants and fish markets thanks to a rebranding campaign.

South Chicago, East Side

Southeast Siders Demand New School Buildings After Ceiling Partially Collapses, Injures Security Guard After Major Storm

George Washington High School teachers, parents and students say their school has been poorly maintained for years before a metal beam fell from the ceiling the day after a tornado watch.

South Chicago, East Side

Roman Villarreal’s First-Ever Retrospective, ‘South Chicago Legacies,’ Opens Friday At Intuit Art Center

Villarreal shares "the Southeast Side with the world" through more than 40 years of sculptures and paintings, which are on display at a West Town center for outsider art until Jan. 8.

South Chicago, East Side

Shedd Aquarium Improvements, Controversial West Ridge Library Sale Get Key City Approval

The controversial sale of the former West Ridge library building, offered for a fraction of the final price before Block Club and neighbors questioned the public process, also is moving forward.

Downtown

Mas Flow Reggaeton Festival Won’t Move To McKinley Park, Alderman Says After Neighbors Push Back

Organizers were exploring moving the fest to McKinley Park from Calumet Park because some attendees were concerned about transportation, but ultimately decided to keep the fest on the Far South Side.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Enjoy Outdoor Shopping, Food, Live Music In South Chicago Saturday

Community members can enjoy outdoor shopping and dining at 89th Street and Commercial Avenue as part of the Chicago Alfresco program to enliven outdoor spaces in neighborhoods.

South Chicago, East Side

Serbian Culture Festival Kicks Off In East Side This Weekend With Live Music, Serbian Food And More

St. Simeon Mirotocivi Serbian Orthodox Church is hosting its annual Serb Fest on 114th Street Saturday and Sunday.

South Chicago, East Side

After Racist Video, Threats And Slurs, Students Walk Out At East Side High School: ‘Something Needs To Be Done’

Chicago Public Schools is investigating after George Washington High School students reported racist incidents, including someone writing in a bathroom that a Black student would be burned and hanged.

South Chicago, East Side

Special Olympics Chicago Athletes Going To Nationals For More Than Just Medals: ‘I Like Getting To Know Everyone As I Am’

The Special Olympics Chicago spring games is back after a pandemic hiatus. “It makes you cheer a little harder than you do for the Bears.” 

South Chicago, East Side

With South Side Birth Center, Midwife Aims To Create ‘Utopia Of Black Birth Workers’ To Combat Disparities In Maternal Health

Midwife Jeanine Valrie Logan has been working on the center for years, but recently got a boost from investor Chicago Beyond, which will provide financial and organizational support for two years.

South Chicago, East Side

‘We Will Chicago’ Plan Can Boost Economy By Investing In Black And Brown Neighborhoods, Southeast Siders Say

Neighbors shared their economic development goals for Chicago Wednesday, as part of a citywide planning initiative set to be implemented across Chicago next year.

South Chicago, East Side

‘Create And Paint’ Event Aims To Bring Southeast Side Teens Closer To Their Parents Through Art

Artist Antonia Ruppert will lead a family portrait painting Friday at the Salud Center in South Chicago, an example of the types of youth programs planned for the center's new "teen space."

South Chicago, East Side

Closed South Side School Will Become Community Center With Early Childhood, After-School And Senior Programs

Chicago Youth Centers will turn the former Buckingham Special Education Center in Calumet Heights into a neighborhood hub. It won't replace the school, but it will offer support systems for local families, leaders said.

South Chicago, East Side

General Iron Tries To Reopen In Lincoln Park After City Rejects South Side Permit, But Officials Say No Way

"I don't see that as a possibility," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said after Reserve Management Group, which owns General Iron, applied for permits to reopen in Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

12 Soldiers From One South Chicago Parish Died In Vietnam. A New Film Tells Their Stories — And How Neighbors Honored Them

Twelve soldiers from Our Lady of Guadalupe, the city's first Mexican American Catholic church, died during the war — a death toll believed to be higher than any other parish in the U.S. The film premieres April 29 on WTTW.

South Chicago, East Side

‘South By SouthEast’ Podcast Celebrates 3 Years Of Showcasing Chicago’s Southeast Side: ‘We Know We’re Worth Believing In’

The podcast, which began in 2019 and covers small businesses, events and figures from the Southeast Side, is marking the milestone with events throughout the month.

South Chicago, East Side

Reggaeton Fest Mas Flow Brings Headliners Don Omar, Zion & Lennox To Calumet Park This Summer

Nearly 40 of reggaeton's stars, new-school artists and rising talents will perform July 15-17 at Calumet Park. Tickets start at $75.

South Chicago, East Side

Drivers Are Killing Bicyclists Trying To Get To, From The Lakefront Trail. The City Isn’t Making It Safer, Advocates Say

On Feb. 28, Gerardo Marciales, 41, was riding his bike across DuSable Lake Shore Drive from the Lakefront Trail when a driver hit him, police said.

Citywide

Cook County’s Scavenger Sale Is Meant To Fix Blighted Properties — But Advocates Say It Needs To Help Everyday Buyers, Not Hedge Funds

Officials have made changes to the sale, hoping to make it more accessible to everyday people. But opinions are split on how the sale can better benefit smaller investors while allowing properties to get redeveloped.

Citywide

New Zine Drops Knowledge On How Communities Can Make Their Voices Heard About Major Developments

City Bureau's new zine, "Will That New Development Benefit Your Community?," explores community benefits agreements and other ways to hold developers accountable.

South Chicago, East Side
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