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Near South Side CPS High School A Step Closer To Reality After CHA Agrees To Lease Former Public Housing Site

The move sets aside part of the old Harold Ickes Homes site to build a $120 million school for Near South Side neighborhoods. Now, the plan heads to the Chicago Board of Education for a vote.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Lightfoot Appoints Former Ald. Michael Scott Jr. To Chicago Board Of Education His Father Once Ran

Michael Scott Jr.'s former aldermanic seat is staying in the family, too. Last month, Lightfoot appointed his sister, Monique Scott, to replace him.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Council Approves Sale Of Discounted West Side Lots To Retiring Alderman’s Wife

Planning officials said the land sale to the recently-resigned alderman's wife of two lots in don't cross any ethical lines.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Monique Scott Appointed To Her Brother’s Job As 24th Ward Alderman As He Retires

The mayor dismissed critics who said Monique Scott was chosen to replace her brother Michael Scott Jr. based on nepotism, calling the criticism "frankly lazy."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lightfoot Picks Ald. Michael Scott’s Sister, Monique Scott, To Replace Him As Lawndale’s Alderperson

From a list of 19 applicants, Mayor Lori Lightfoot picked the alderman's sister, who is from a powerful West Side family.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

List To Replace Lawndale Ald. Michael Scott Includes His Sister, Chief Of Staff

Mayor Lori Lightfoot now has to appoint a new 24th Ward alderperson this summer. See the list of 19 applicants here.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Retiring Alderman Defends Move To Scoop Up City-Owned Properties In His Ward At Bargain Prices

Departing Ald. Michael Scott and his wife are on track to benefit from a city-backed land deal to buy a pair of vacant lots adjoining their North Lawndale home.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Ald. Michael Scott To Run Cinespace Film Studio’s Community Relations

Ald. Michael Scott Jr. will join Cinespace Film Studio, which is based in his ward, to lead the company's community engagement efforts.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Ald. Michael Scott, Key Lightfoot Ally On West Side, Resigns

Scott told Block Club he's leaving to pursue other endeavors and spend more time with his family. He's been in office seven years.

Citywide

A Hotel May Be Coming To North Lawndale’s Ogden Corridor As Developer Regroups After Missing Out On City Grant

The city is supporting development of the hotel on four vacant lots near the CTA Pink Line as a way to bring jobs, tourism dollars and boost the impact of other major investments in the area.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Police Parking Lot Will Become Affordable Housing And Shops To ‘Bring People Back’ To North Lawndale

Grace Manor will bring 65 affordable apartments and retail to Ogden Avenue right across the street from Lawndale Redefined, a $31 million INVEST South/West project.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Siders Aim To Bring Holiday Cheer To Lawndale With Neighborhood Lights Display — And They Need Your Help

For the second annual Light Up Lawndale event, neighbors are seeking donations and volunteers to help them illuminate Douglas Boulevard.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Hundreds Of Affordable Homes Coming To North Lawndale After City Approves $5.3 Million In Funding

The funds will go to the environmental remediation work that must happen on the lots before construction on the houses can begin.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

The Film Industry Is Booming In Chicago, But Production Crews Need To Be More Mindful Of Residents, Alderpeople Say

With a record 15 TV productions in the city, Chicago is set to become a filming powerhouse, Commissioner Mark Kelly said.

Citywide

‘The Office’ Fan Experience Is Coming To Chicago. Here’s How You Can Get Tickets

The interactive fan experience is the largest of its kind and will feature original props, costumes, set recreations and more.

Citywide

Showtime Puts $500K Toward Vacant Lot Cleanup And Art Installations In North Lawndale, Bronzeville

The money will fund a cleanup of 32 vacant lots in the neighborhoods and support six public art installations that will be created by the Chicago Public Art Group.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lawndale Block Club Convention Aims To Bring Back A Tradition That Helped Residents Feel Safe

The block club convention will share information on city resources that are available to organize a block club. "To create a better model of public safety, we have to have communities and blocks engaged."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Divvy Expanding Across Northwest, Southwest Sides With More Stations And Bike Lanes Coming

Chicago has the largest bike-share system in the United States, and it is looking to expand, officials said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Violence Interrupters Working To Bring Hope, Purpose To Young Residents — Before They Pick Up A Gun

Three years ago, the city dedicated less than $1 million to violence prevention. But this year, $36 million is going to violence prevention and related programs, on top of at least $38 million from private organizations.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Killing Of 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams Must Be A Wake-Up Call To End Gun Violence, Family Says: ‘It’s About Time We Take A Stand’

Jaslyn Adams and her dad were waiting at the McDonald's drive thru Sunday when someone shot them. Jaslyn was killed and her father was wounded.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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