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South Chicago, East Side

South Chicago, East Side
South Chicago, East Side

The Far South Side Needs Protected Bike Lanes, Advocates Say: ‘We’ve Got A Big Job To Do’

We Keep You Rollin' wants the city to make bicycling safer in neighborhoods such as Eden Green, Golden Gate and Riverdale, where there are "no bike lanes and no biking infrastructure," the group's founder said.

South Chicago, East Side

Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza Won’t Seek Reelection After 2 Terms Representing Southeast Side

Sadlowski Garza is the ninth sitting council member resigning or retiring. She is the first Chicago Teachers Union member elected to City Council.

South Chicago, East Side

2 Killed, 2 Wounded In South Chicago Mass Shooting: ‘We’ve Seen Way Too Much Of This’

The victims, ages 18 to 20, worked with a pastor at a nearby church for years. One had just graduated high school, and his family planned to move out of the city.

South Chicago, East Side

Bulls Fest, Lucha Libre Wrestling, Fiesta Boricua And More: 20 Things To Do In Chicago Labor Day Weekend

The Chicago Jazz Festival, Taste of Polonia, ARC Music Festival, the African Festival of the Arts and Bike the Drive are also on deck.

Citywide

Bicycle Race Through Mud And More Saturday To Support East Side’s Big Marsh Bike Park

The all-day Half Acre CX Eliminator — where cyclists ride through extreme conditions — is Saturday. It will support the East Side park and natural area.

South Chicago, East Side

Chicago’s Labor Day Parade Returns Saturday To Southeast Side

The popular parade will feature dozens of floats celebrating Chicago's unions and labor history. Afterward, there will be a festival with live music.

South Chicago, East Side

You Can Celebrate South Chicago With Music, Food, Balloons And More At Weekend Event

The Saturday event will also have a back-to-school giveaway and resources from local groups.

South Chicago, East Side

School Supply Giveaway, Vaccines, Free Food And More Are Coming To South Chicago This Weekend

Neighbors who receive COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots on Saturday can also receive a $50 gift card.

South Chicago, East Side

South Side Gardener Gregory Bratton Helped Create 100 Urban Farms. Again Facing Cancer, He Needs Help Caring For Them

Bratton, who's faced cancer off and on since 1999, was hospitalized this month. He needs help to save two struggling gardens near his South Chicago home.

South Chicago, East Side

Chicago Schools Started Removing Police Two Years Ago. What’s Happened Since?

CPS empowered local schools councils to make the decision to keep or remove police two years ago. Because the district has released few details about the impact, it’s hard to tell if a different approach to safety is working.

Citywide

Parents Can Learn School Safety Tips, Bullying Prevention At East Side Event Tuesday

There will be a school supplies giveaway before the Tuesday evening event.

South Chicago, East Side

Driver Kills Bicyclist In Hit-And-Run In East Side

The bicyclist is at least the second person killed by a hit-and-run driver this week in Chicago.

South Chicago, East Side

Óscar Sanchez, East Sider Who Went On Hunger Strike To Protest General Iron, Running For 10th Ward Alderperson

Sanchez's platform will center environmental justice, equitable education, affordable housing and workforce development among other points, he announced Thursday. He will challenge two-term incumbent Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza for the seat.

South Chicago, East Side

Roller Skating, A House Music Festival And More: 15 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

An early Oktöberfest, live jazz music, street festivals and more — there's something for everyone this weekend in Chicago.

Citywide

Market Days, Windy City Smokeout And More: 10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend

Celebrate the first weekend of August at a South Side jazz fest or playing shuffleboard in Bucktown.

Citywide

Test Out Your Jump Roping Skills At Free South Side Double Dutch Event Saturday

Neighbors can play Double Dutch and enjoy a performance from local children's team Jumping Juniors at Big Marsh Park.

South Chicago, East Side

South Side High School Hosting 5K Fundraiser This Weekend For School’s Athletic Department

Supporters of Chicago Vocational Career Academy sports teams can participate in person or virtually in Saturday's race, donate or become a sponsor.

South Chicago, East Side

Far South Siders Have Been Promised A Red Line Extension For 50 Years. Now, The CTA Says It’s Closer Than Ever To Happening

A $3.6 billion plan would extend the Red Line nearly 6 miles from 95th Street to 130th Street. As the CTA pushes forward, Far South Siders hope the extension will bring the jobs and development they were promised.

Roseland, Pullman

With Hegewisch Fest, Local Business Group Aims To Spark More Events Showcasing The Far Southeast Side

Saturday's festival will include food from local businesses, activities and live music from bands popular on the Southeast Side.

Hegewisch

2 CPS Teachers Won’t Be Fired After District Accused Them Of Encouraging Students To Protest General Iron

The Chicago Board of Education voted to retain the Southeast Side teachers after CPS officials sought to fire them. Instead, the board gave them a warning.

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