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Walmart Fought For Years To Open In Chicago. Now, South And West Siders Feel Betrayed As They Close

Customers and local leaders are scrambling to find alternatives for groceries, prescriptions and other necessities in the wake of the mega chain's decision to abruptly shutter four of its eight Chicago stores.


Community Organizer Ronnie Mosley Declares Victory In 21st Ward Runoff To Replace Ald. Howard Brookins

With all 29 precincts reporting, Mosley held 52.12 percent of the vote over Cornell Dantzler.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chicago Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. Eyeing A Run For Cook County Judge

West Side Ald. Chris Taliaferro also has his sights on a judicial seat.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Hometown Artist Cujodah’s Walmart Mural Pays Tribute To Chatham’s Resilience, History

The mural is evidence Walmart is committed to the neighborhood, onlookers said. "People think that Chicago is all bad, but this mural shows who we truly are."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Afro Joe’s Opens In Auburn Gresham: ‘Every Community Deserves A Coffee Shop In Walking Distance’

An Auburn Gresham husband and wife team aims to give the neighborhood a coffee shop "without the pretension."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Free Coronavirus Tests Available At Washington Heights Jewel-Osco Thursday

No identification is required but people are urged to pre-register.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Coronavirus Testing Site At Studio Movie Grill Shuts Down

The site opened in May to make testing more accessible to South Side residents.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Siders Can Get A Free Mask Friday And Tuesday In Auburn Gresham

The mask giveaways start at noon until and will go until supplies run out.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

With City’s Largest Coronavirus Cluster Now On South Side, Aldermen Beg Residents To Stay Home

Auburn Gresham's 60620 zip code now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases of any Chicago zip code, with 359.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Basketball Rims Removed From 21st Ward Parks After Alderman Spots Crowded Court: ‘People Are Dying’

The South Side ward has one of the highest numbers of coronavirus cases in the city, but people were still crowding an Auburn Gresham basketball court Tuesday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Howard Brookins Victorious In 21st Ward

Brookins, a funeral home director, was first elected alderman in 2003.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Candidates Running For Ald. Brookins’ 21st Ward Seat Square Off At Debate

Entrepreneurs Marvin McNeil and Joseph Ziegler shared their vision for the 21st Ward ahead of the Feb. 26 election.

Candidates Running For Brookins’ 21st Ward Seat To Square Off At Saturday Forum

Three candidates try one more time to take Howard Brookins' City Council job.

FBI Raids Ald. Ed Burke’s City Hall, Ward Offices And Walk Off With Computers, Files

The dean of the City Council, facing re-election in February, said he did nothing wrong, and noted he's been investigated without charges before.