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Jeanette Taylor
Jeanette Taylor

One Neighborhood, 6 Aldermen: Why Englewood Residents Are Pushing For A More Unified Ward Map

"How are you paying attention to Englewood when you have three or four other communities to monitor?" a longtime resident said. "We need to get aldermen in one big area and say, 'OK, this is Englewood.'” 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Ald. Jeanette Taylor Recovering At Home After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Taylor, who tested positive last week, missed Tuesday's Obama Center groundbreaking and the Sept. 14 City Council meeting.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Resident Group Calls For Ward Remap To Make Englewood Whole: ‘We’ve Always Felt Like The Step-Children’

Greater Englewood has been split up among six different wards since at least after the 2000 Census. 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Affordable Housing, Community Hub Coming To 47th Street In Back Of The Yards

The city picked United Yards to revitalize the 47th Street and Ashland Avenue commercial corridor as part of the Invest South/West initiative.

Back of the Yards

King Von Mural Near Parkway Gardens Sparked Debate, Threats And Harassment. Now, Neighbors To Vote On Its Fate

The mural was painted earlier this month in honor of the slain rapper. Some see it as a tribute, while others say it glorifies gang culture.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

In Bronzeville, The ‘We Walk For Them’ March Calls For Justice In Cases Of Missing, Murdered Black Women

Two years after a federal and local police task force was created to solve the cases of missing and murdered Black women and girls, organizers want to know why more than 50 cases of missing or murdered women have not been solved.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Tow Trucks Are Dropping Destroyed Cars Around Woodlawn, Neighbors Say — And They Have No Idea Why

At one point last month, one neighbor found at least 10 cars within one block of his house. "They are everywhere," he said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Aldermen Who Rep Obama Center Neighborhoods Sit Out Press Conference, Say Mayor Must Ensure South Siders Get Construction Jobs

The mayor and governor didn't discuss how they'd employ local residents for the infrastructure projects ahead of the center's groundbreaking. "So why am I there?” Ald. Jeanette Taylor asked.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Siders Keep Pushing For Housing, Employment Near Obama Center Site: ‘We Want To Make Sure This Is Something That Works’

Organizers and aldermen have a laundry list of protections they want to ensure before the Obama Center's planned opening in Jackson Park.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hunger Strike To Stop East Side Scrapper Grows As More Activists Urge State, City Leaders To ‘Do Right By … Our Community’

The hunger strikers are supported by several politicians, including Ald. Jeanette Taylor, who participated in a successful hunger strike to reopen Dyett High School, and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush.

South Chicago, East Side

Englewood Aldermen Commend Neighbors For Stepping Up To Help Amid Carjacking Surge

Local businessmen and volunteers are stepping up to stand watch at neighborhood gas stations as part of "Operation Safe Pump."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

City Council Approves Woodlawn Affordable Housing Ordinance Near Obama Center: ‘A Step In The Right Direction’

As more than 50 vacant lots in Woodlawn are redeveloped, 30 percent of the units will be reserved for "very low-income" renters.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Organizers Celebrate Woodlawn Housing Protections, But Fight Continues To Keep Affordable Housing Near Obama Center

With an affordable housing ordinance in place for Woodlawn, South Side organizers say they also want to help lower-income residents in nearby neighborhoods. "This is a small step in the right direction," an alderman said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

How Lightfoot And Housing Activists Reached An Uneasy Truce In The Battle For Woodlawn’s Future

The latest proposal to protect the area around the library includes extra measures aiming to help low- and middle-income earners buy homes in the neighborhood, where home prices have more than tripled in the past five years.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

What’s CPAC? Here’s What You Need To Know About A Local Push For Civilian Oversight Of Police

Aldermen say recent calls for increased police accountability have made the passage of the CPAC ordinance more pressing.

Downtown

Activists Build Tent City To Show What Could Happen Without Affordable Housing Around Obama Library

Attendees set up tents for an all-day protest at a vacant, city-owned lot. Community leaders from across the city called for affordable housing protections for Woodlawn that go beyond the city's recent proposal.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Plan Commission Approves Report On Woodlawn’s Future Near Obama Site — But City Says ‘This Is Not A Plan’

The report is meant to serve as a framework for preserving affordable housing, not be "the final say." The specifics must be hashed out in an ordinance.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘Now Is The Time’ To Provide Housing Relief And End Overpolicing Of Black People, Coalition Says

"It is unfortunate that it has taken a crisis to bring the impact of these inequalities to the forefront," union leader Greg Kelley said at a press conference of Black community leaders.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hairston To Hold Meeting On City’s Woodlawn Housing Ordinance Tuesday

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

City Says Woodlawn Residents’ Concerns Shaped Proposed Housing Ordinance, But Much Of Their Feedback Isn’t Public Yet

A Housing Department spokesperson said officials hope to post feedback gathered during the city's closed-door working group meetings by next week.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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