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Chatham’s Gift Of Hope To Receive $5 Million Towards Redevelopment After City Council Approval

The money will go towards revamping the organization's Chatham headquarters.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Lightfoot’s Floor Leader Gilbert Villegas Resigns, Ald. Michelle Harris Taking Over Role

Villegas' resignation comes 18 months into Lightfoot's first term. Under a newly created position, Ald. George Cardenas will serve as deputy floor leader.

Citywide

Old Kenwood Liquors Building On Stony Island For Sale For $5.5 Million

The store at 8810 S. Stony Island Ave. was one of several hit by looters this year, forcing the family-owned business to permanently shut its doors after over 60 years.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Amid Citywide Surge, Carjackings Rattle A Southeast Side Neighborhood: ‘I’m Afraid To Go To The Store’

Residents said they've asked for more officers in the Calumet Heights area as carjackings surge. But local leaders and police haven't been responsive.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

New 134-Unit Affordable Senior Living Center Opens In Calumet Heights

Thirty-four of Montclare's one-bedroom units will be subsidized by the Chicago Housing Authority.

South Chicago, East Side

Huddle House, A 24-Hour Diner Known For Big Breakfasts, Opening First Chicago Location In Pill Hill

The diner will be just the second full-service dining option in the 8th Ward. It's expected to open in 2021.

South Chicago, East Side

Free Masks, Coronavirus Tests Available Friday In Grand Crossing Parking Lot

The mobile testing site at 7522 S. Greenwood Ave. is coordinated by New Life Covenant Church Southeast, Howard Brown Health and Ald. Michelle Harris.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Side Politicos Team Up For Virtual Events To Boost Dismal Census Numbers

Census data is used to determine how much federal funding a community receives for critical services, and whether that community can be redistricted.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Closed South Shore School Will Become Police Training Center As City Council Approves Controversial Plan

Neighbors said in March they didn’t get a proper chance to vet the city's plan.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

‘Filthy’ Dollar Tree At 87th And Stony Island Closed By City Inspectors, Alderman Says

"This store has been a thorn in the community for years," Ald. Michelle Harris (8th) said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

South Shore Neighbors Blindsided As Plan To Turn Closed School Into Police Training Center Is Resurrected

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's team praised the "inclusive and collaborative process" of drafting plans for the old school site, but the last meeting was on a Friday night — and no notice was posted online.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Old South Shore High School Will Become Police Professional Development Center

Some neighbors wondered why only residents who live closest to the building were told to attend Friday night's community meeting.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Avalon Park Neighbors Pray For Jaya Beemon’s Killers’ Capture — And Their Forgiveness

Attendees at Friday's prayer circle called on the community to rally in support of the Beemon family, while urging Chicago Police to bring the shooters to justice.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Old 79th Street Sears To Be Converted Into A Self-Storage Facility, Permits Show

It's unclear if the entire two-story building will be used for storage. Ald. Michelle Harris' office said she worked for "almost two years" proposing retail and restaurants at the site, to no avail.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A ‘Lack Of Hope’ Permeates Chicago’s Cyclist Community After Another Fatal Bike Crash On Stony Island

Lee Luellen, 40, became the second cyclist killed this on a stretch of road where aldermen rejected bike lanes in the past.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Shore High School Won’t Become A Police Academy — At Least Not Yet, Alderman Says

CTU President Jesse Sharkey called the plan to turn the closed school into a police training academy "a slap in the face of the community."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Regal Theater Owner Says Kanye West ‘Solid’ In His Commitment To Help Reopen Historic Venue

“He’s not playing any games," Jerald Gary said after a Building Court appearance Wednesday. "He's very serious."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Kanye West Went To City Hall To Talk About Fixing Up Avalon Regal Theater — And Investing In The South Side

The controversial music icon headed to City Hall and met with Ald. Michelle Harris and Jerald Gary, the owner of the Chatham theater.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Kanye West’s Push To Reopen Regal Theater Is Welcome, Alderman Says, But Lots Of Work Remains

Ald. Michelle Harris (8th Ward) welcomes any financial support that will lead to the historic theater's reopening – but says it needs much more than $150,000.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

East 79th Street Gets A Makeover With The Help Of ‘One Summer Chicago’ Jobs Program

“This is what it's all about, showing people that we still have pride in our community by pulling our young people in so that they understand that it's important that they buy in,” Ald. Michelle Harris said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham