- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Ald. Taylor Vows To Block Lightfoot’s Scaled-Back Obama Center Affordable Housing Plan
"I’m going to fight [the Mayor] and everybody else on making sure that this doesn’t pass," Ald. Jeanette Taylor said. "It is either get right, or get right out of office.”
City’s Scaled-Back Obama Center Housing Plan Doesn’t Do Enough To Protect Woodlawn, Alderman Says
"I don't want to kill [the city's plan], but if that's what needs to happen to make sure we're not displaced, then that's what's got to happen," Ald. Jeanette Taylor said.
Are You A Parent Of A CPS Student? There’s A Conference Just For You
The inaugural Parent Conference in Washington Park hopes to give parents the tools they need to help their students.
City Unveils Scaled-Back Plan For Preserving Affordable Housing Near Obama Center
Woodlawn would be included in the plan, but most of South Shore and Washington Park would not.
What Will Make Englewood Thrive? Investment In People, Residents Say At Packed Town Hall: ‘We Are Our Own Solution’
More than 500 people and five aldermen packed a South Side auditorium to discuss solutions to issues facing Englewood.
Englewood’s 5 Aldermen Coming Together For Town Hall On State Of The Neighborhood Tuesday
"For so long, the aldermen of Englewood have not worked together," one alderman said. But the current crop of aldermen are trying to change that now.