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South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago, East Side
South Chicago, East Side

10 More Chicago Libraries Extend Sunday Hours

The libraries are now open 1-5 p.m. Sundays so people can access free internet and other resources.

Albany Park

Building On General Iron Owner’s Property Collapsed With Asbestos Inside — But The Company Didn’t Tell The City For Months

The asbestos doesn't pose an immediate health risk, officials said. The city will cite Reserve Management Group, which is suing to open a fifth scrapper on-site, for building and health code violations.

South Chicago, East Side

Life-Threatening Waves, Currents Expected At Lake Michigan Beaches Thursday And Friday

Dangerous waves up to 7 feet tall are expected at beaches. People are advised to stay out of the water.

Citywide

Chicago Style: 40 Photos Of Hot Dogs — And The Stands We Love — To Make You Drool Today

PHOTOS: In Chicago, hot dogs aren't just a meal — they're a work of art.

Citywide

South Chicago Street Will Be Transformed In August With Art, An Outdoor Market And More

The installation on the 8900 block of Commercial Avenue — the neighborhood's main business corridor — is part of a city program to boost businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

South Chicago, East Side

Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve, Shakes, Paletas And More Across The City

From soft serve to Thai rolled ice cream, mangoneadas and paletas, we've rounded up more than 90 spots with the best chilly sweet treats in Chicago.

Citywide

South, West Side Entrepreneurs Get $10 Million In City Grants To Expand And Build Their Businesses

Nuevo Leon Bakery, Reggio's Pizza and ChiFresh Kitchen are among the businesses that got city money to build up their work.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Southside Recycling Sues City Again To Open In East Side — Just Days After Federal Judge Rejected Similar Suit

The planned metal scrapper's new lawsuit, like its prior suit, seeks more than $100 million in damages and a permit allowing the facility to open on the Southeast Side.

South Chicago, East Side

A LGBTQ+ Community Center Is Coming To The South Side. Neighbors Say It Needs Collaborative, Local Leadership

Howard Brown Health is planning a South Side health and community center for LGBTQ residents, supported by $15 million in state funding.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Dangerous, 6-Foot Waves Possible At Lake Michigan Beaches On Thursday

People should avoid going near the shore or swimming at Chicago's Lake Michigan beaches, the National Weather Service warned.

Citywide

Weekend Fireworks Led To Fires, Traumatic Injuries Across Chicago: ‘This Was A More Intense Year’

The city saw 30 building fires, 27 garage fires and 293 rubbish fires Sunday night through Monday morning. Many of those fires "can reasonably be considered to be the result of fireworks activity," fire officials said.

Citywide

Lakefront Dump Site Opposed By Park Advocates, Southeast Siders Hasn’t Had A Valid Pollution Permit Since May 31

The site, which stores polluted sediment dredged from the river and five other waterways in Chicago, has been operating without a valid pollution control permit all month.

South Chicago, East Side

Judge Throws Out $100M Lawsuit From General Iron’s Owner That Tried To Force City To Give Permit To East Side Metal Scrapper

Southside Recycling's owners sued the city for more than $100 million and the right to open its East Side facility after the feds intervened.

South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago’s Brother Joel Jenkins Is ‘A Throwback,’ Using His Faith As A Reason To Stay In Communion With His Neighbors

Jenkins experiences the joys, pleasantries and annoyances of human interaction as he paces "the largest church in Chicago" — South Chicago and other South Side neighborhoods.

South Chicago, East Side

First-Ever East Side Pride Parade Brings Message Of Solidarity To Neighborhood: ‘We’re Not Invisible Here’

“People used to say: We’re as rough and tough as the steel that we pumped out of these steel mills. But because of that image, we were always told there’s a certain traditional lifestyle we must live to,” an organizer said.

South Chicago, East Side

Fixes To South Side’s ‘Nightmare’ Intersection At 79th, Stony Island And South Chicago Could Be On The Way

There have been 121 crashes at or near the intersection so far this year. A study to identify transportation and environmental issues at the intersection could soon receive federal funding.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Critics Of Changing Lake Shore Drive To DuSable Drive Suggest Alternatives — But Supporters Aren’t Backing Down

Ald. David Moore said the votes are still there to pass an ordinance that would rename Lake Shore Drive after Jean Baptiste Point du Sable — and said attempts to rename the Riverwalk and Millennium Park in its place won't work.

Downtown

South Side Renters Push For Faster Repairs, Better Security After Complaints Of Unsafe Elevators, Mildew And Rodents

Residents of the two buildings, owned by East Lake Management, say they're fed up. "Why are we being subjected to living as second-class citizens?" one renter said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘Life-Threatening’ Currents, Waves Will Make It Dangerous To Swim In Lake Michigan Monday

This week is expected to be mostly sunny and warm in Chicago, though.

Citywide

Community Group Throwing Summer Jam For Kids In Stony Island Park Friday With Free Food, Games, Music

United Legion, One Nation (ULON) is holding the 3-7 p.m. event at its Stony Island Park headquarters.

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