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South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago, East Side
South Chicago, East Side

Send Block Club A Photo Of Your Jack-O’-Lantern And You Can Win $100 And Swag

Submit a photo of your jack-o'-lantern by Tuesday to enter our raffle. Your pumpkin could be highlighted in a Block Club newsletter!

Citywide

In Need Of Upgrades, Far South Side School Playground, Library And Park Hope To Win $1.5 Million In City Funding

The projects are among 21 finalists in the Chicago Works Community Challenge, which will award up to $10 million to upgrade seven public spaces across the city.

South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago Redevelopment Projects Gets Major Commitment From Fifth Third Bank

Bank officials pledged up to $20 million in funds and services for affordable housing, shops and community programs in South Chicago, but a specific breakdown of the commitment is still a couple months out.

South Chicago, East Side

Dangerous Waves, Currents Expected At Chicago Beaches Monday

The day will be sunny and warm, though, with an expected high of 83 degrees.

Citywide

A Black Inventors Museum Or A Health Center? Officials Weigh Proposals For South Shore Development

Both projects pitched for 79th Street would include housing near public transit, plus shops.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

A Proposed Bridge Over Lake Calumet Would Make It Easier To Bike From Big Marsh Park To Pullman

"For far too long, this area has been inaccessible to our residents," Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10th) said. "This new trail will allow a new generation of neighbors to experience" Lake Calumet.

South Chicago, East Side

Big Marsh Park’s New Trails And Environmental Center Now Open As Park District’s Largest Site Blossoms

"Something like Big Marsh is unique to the city, for sure," a park visitor from the Southwest Side said.

South Chicago, East Side

Graffiti Artists From Around The World Turn Drab Southeast Side Viaducts Into Works Of Art

Artists from around the world brought color and personal flair to the dingy viaducts along 100th Street and Ewing Avenue during the Meeting of Styles gathering.

South Chicago, East Side

Southeast Side Documentary Now Eyes Debut By End Of The Year — With A Wider Focus

"It has morphed to be a lot more than a documentary in the sense of the combination of music and visuals," director Steven Walsh said.

South Chicago, East Side

‘South Side’s Shedd Aquarium’: How A New Aquatic Store Is Giving Locals An Oasis To Relax

Caring for his fish helped Aquatic Oasis owner Brandon Holmes find peace. Now, he hopes to bring that stillness to others.

South Chicago, East Side

New South Side Playgrounds Have An Added Benefit — They Help With Flooding

The outdoor spaces and classrooms coming to several South Side schools can store up 250,000 gallons of storm water.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Galleria 89 Development Will Bring 45 Apartments, Dollop Coffee And Business Center To South Chicago

The $23.5 million development is planned for a mostly vacant stretch along the 8800 block of South Commercial Avenue and will include 27 affordable units.

South Chicago, East Side

National Museum Of Mexican Art Dedicates Plaza To City’s First Latino Committeeman, Ray Castro: ‘He Stood For Justice’

Castro, a veteran who died in 2005, is remembered for organizing sports programs for South Chicago youth and fundraising for a monument honoring 12 fallen soldiers, among other contributions.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

A Secret Society Of Chicago Bakers Meets Every Month — And It’s Keeping Beloved Bakeries Alive

The Bakers Dozen was founded in the 1930s. Its members — beloved bakery owners — meet in secret once per month to sample each other's goods, catch up and help keep their businesses alive.

Citywide

Southeast Side Archive Makes History ‘Come Alive’ With Short Documentaries, Curated Collections

Using the Southeast Chicago Historical Museum's "incredible wealth of historical materials," the digital archive allows residents and their items to tell stories of local — and national — importance.

South Chicago, East Side

Some People Think Amazon Lockers In Parks Are Great, Park District Says Amid Uproar

In a news release titled, "What People Are Saying About Amazon Lockers," the Park District highlighted five supporters. Meanwhile, a South Side alderman has joined others in blocking them in her ward.

Citywide

Feds Fine General Iron’s Current, Former Owners $500,000 For Operating Defunct Scrapper Without Pollution Controls

The defunct North Side scrapper's settlement with the EPA, announced Wednesday, resolves citations from July 2018.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Large Developments Will Bring $200 Million In Investments To South, West Sides

The projects will create 215 residential units and 40,000 square feet of retail space. Groundbreakings could begin this spring.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Amazon Lockers Will Net Park District $137,600 At Most For First Year, Contract Shows

"It is not enough to justify having branding in our parks. It is absolutely not enough," Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33rd) said. "I think this is a slap in the face."

Albany Park

South Siders In Chicago’s Least-Vaccinated Areas Say Misinformation, Mistrust Behind The Lag. Here’s What They Say Can Help

Ten of the 12 least-vaccinated ZIP codes in the city are on the South Side. For years, health "outreach to these communities has not been done. We shouldn't be expecting [the vaccination push] to be easy."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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