- 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, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Desmon Yancy, The First Black Man To Represent Chicago’s 5th Ward, Makes The Jump From Organizer To City Council
Yancy, who will take over for longtime Ald. Leslie Hairston, looks forward to "leading our community through a really important transformation" as the Obama Center is built.
Promontory Point Is Now A Chicago Landmark, A Major Victory For Activists Who Fought For Decades
Ald. Leslie Hairston, who advocated to "save the Point" for two decades, saw it landmarked in her final City Council meeting before retirement.
Promontory Point Landmarking, Pullman Coffee Roaster, Bronzeville Co-Working Hub Head To City Council Votes
The Point's limestone steps have been at the center of the effort to landmark the park in recent years. The City Council's zoning committee approved the landmark proposal Tuesday.
Ald. Leslie Hairston Hosts Her Last Ward Meeting Before Leaving City Council: ‘I Will Still Be Around The Neighborhood’
Hairston's brief sendoff touted the Obama Center, Regal Mile Studios, Local Market in South Shore, the Greater Grand Crossing library and other projects in the 5th Ward during her 24-year tenure.
11 Hopefuls Aim To Replace Ald. Leslie Hairston In Packed 5th Ward Race
The South Side's 5th Ward, which includes parts of Hyde Park, Woodlawn and South Shore, is a hotbed of economic and political attention as the home of the future Obama Presidential Center.
Ald. Leslie Hairston Won’t Seek Reelection After 24 Years Serving Hyde Park
Hairston is the fifth City Council member retiring in 2023. "For more than 30 years, I have held jobs serving the public and it is time for me to look at the next chapter of my life," she said in a statement.
Jeffery Pub Hit-And-Run Victim Donald Huey Moved To L.A. To Get Out Of Chicago. Visiting For His Grandma’s Birthday, He Was Killed, Sister Says
Huey was thriving in California before he was killed outside the bar. As police look for the driver, loved ones and the alderperson are questioning why it reportedly took more than 20 minutes for police to arrive to the scene.
300 Apartments Near Obama Center Will Remain Affordable For Decades As Jackson Park Terrace Sells For $25 Million
The commitment to maintain affordable housing at Jackson Park Terrace comes as Woodlawn residents work to prevent displacement amid the Obama Center’s construction.
$15 Million Fund To Help South Shore Condo, Co-Op Owners Fix Up Housing Approved By Council
The program will be piloted in a Crandon Avenue building to make repairs and stabilize the homeowner association’s finances. But Obama CBA organizers have criticized the move.
$15 Million Fund To Help South Shore Condo, Co-Op Owners Fix Up Housing Up For Final City Council Vote
If passed, the fund would direct $5 million of affordable housing funds per year toward loans and grants for struggling homeowners associations and residents of shared-ownership housing.
Wallace Goode, Former Hyde Park Chamber Director, To Run For City Council Seat Held By Leslie Hairston
Goode stepped down last month from the Hyde Park Chamber, after nearly doubling its membership totals during his time as executive director. Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) has not yet announced whether she'll run again.
Promontory Point Lovers Celebrate Rep. Kelly’s Request To Fund Long-Delayed Study Into Saving Park’s Limestone
With earmarks returning to Congress this year, Rep. Robin Kelly has requested $550,000 for an independent study into preserving Promontory Point.
UChicago’s $3 Million Plan For Dozens Of South Side Surveillance Cameras Gets City Council Approval
City Council accepted $3 million from the university Monday. Ald. Sophia King said she'll use ward money on more cameras and security to complement the university's efforts.
2 Vacant South Shore Properties Will Be Redeveloped — And The City Wants Neighbors’ Ideas
At a ward meeting, UHaul also shared plans to add two floors to its 71st Street store and a developer previewed plans to build a 14-unit apartment building in Woodlawn.
UChicago Offers City $3 Million For More Surveillance Cameras, License Plate Readers Near South Side Campus
More than 100 cameras and plate readers will be placed in communities around UChicago's Hyde Park campus after City Council unanimously approved the funding.
South Shore Building To Get Loan, Grant Money For Repairs As City Pilots Fund To Support Neighborhood’s Condos, Co-Ops
The fund will help existing South Shore residents "remain in their home [and] access needed repairs and maintenance," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.
Police Say More Cops, Traffic Stops Coming To University Of Chicago Campus — But Students Ask: Will That Make Us Safer?
After two murders and gunfire near the University of Chicago campus Nov. 9, the city and university have set a clear focus on boosting policing and surveillance.
More Police, Surveillance Cameras Coming To Hyde Park After South Side’s ‘Downtown’ Shot Up, 2 Killed In Separate Incidents
UChicago Police will immediately increase its off-campus presence, officials said. "We're not going to police ourselves out of this. We're not going to program ourselves out of this. It takes a bunch of work," Ald. Leslie Hairston said.
Dine-In Cinema, Bowling Alley And Creole Restaurant In South Shore Now Eyeing 2023 Opening
Developer Alisa Starks said the entertainment center will be done by November 2023 at the latest, eight years after project plans leaked.
$3 Million Project To Replace Century-Old Water Mains In South Shore Kicks Off In October
Residents along 67th and 69th streets and Cornell, East End and Ridgeland avenues will see temporary water shutoffs, traffic closures and parking restrictions while the pipes are replaced.