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Woodlawn Residents, City Officials Call For Quick Action To Protect Affordable Housing Near Obama Center

Neighbors at Tuesday's meeting on the city's affordable housing proposal for Woodlawn held a variety of opinions, but many agreed a plan of action needs to be decided soon.

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.

Black Kids Can Drum, Dance And Read Plenty Of Books During This Month’s Black History Tour

The event series was planned "to create this healthy racial identity — you are black and you are somebody," organizer Candice Washington said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.”

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Obama Center Plans Would Change Historic Aspects Of Park Boulevard System Too, Updated Report Says

Stakeholders will provide new input in response to the completed report next week.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Nike Pledges $5 Million To Build A Public Athletic Facility On Obama Center’s Campus

The athletic facility is the fourth element announced for the complex, alongside a museum, a forum for public programming and a library.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Will Unveil Plan To Mitigate Obama Center’s Impact On Jackson Park In January

The update comes after months of silence from the city around the federal review process.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Obama Center Community Benefits Agreement Activists Offer Free Breakfast To Neighbors Looking To Learn More This Weekend

"No one wants people to be pushed out, but we all want this center to come."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

North Side Alderman Tours Woodlawn As Obama Center Activists Urge Him To Support Community Benefits Agreement

Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) said he would continue working with South Side aldermen and activists — but he didn't commit a timeline for bringing the CBA ordinance up for a vote in the housing committee.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With Obama Center On Horizon, Rent Hikes Already Hitting Woodlawn Residents: ‘They Want To Stay Here’

The Obama Center's visibility provides a unique chance to draw attention to the issues behind gentrification in Chicago. "We want the library to be here, but we also don't want to be displaced," one neighbor said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Woodlawn Residents Can’t Afford Rising Rents Near Future Obama Center, Study Finds

A Community Benefits Agreement is needed to protect longterm residents from displacement, the UIC study's author said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

City Pushes To Improve Midway Plaisance ‘Swamp’ Land To Replace Parkland Lost To Obama Center

The city intends to upgrade the east end of Midway Plaisance as it tries to meet a federal requirement to replace Jackson Park land lost to the Obama Center.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Saturday’s Walk Through Jackson Park And Woodlawn To Highlight Historic (And Endangered) Landmarks

Preservation Chicago will take walkers to see Jackson Park and Woodlawn landmarks like Wooded Island, Emmett Till's home and the dormant Washington Park National Bank.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Future Obama Center Neighbors Walk Away From Public Meeting With Questions Still Unanswered

Advocates for and against the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park said they felt confused and underwhelmed by Monday's public hearing. "That Q&A thing, it's like a blow-over really," one resident said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Federal Review Finds Obama Presidential Center Will Have ‘Adverse Impact’ On Jackson Park

The finding could further delay the construction of the $500 million center designed by former President Barack Obama to house his presidential library.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Obama Center Community Benefits Ordinance Can Be Chicago’s Model For Development Without Displacement, Alds. Say

The introduced agreement only addresses housing, but its backers plan to tackle employment, sustainability, education and transportation, too.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

As Ald.-Elect Jeanette Taylor Gets Ready To Enter Office, She Vows To Leave The Power In The Hands Of Her Community

The days of the "go along to get along" city council are over, Taylor says.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

At 5th Ward Candidate Forum, Ald. Hairston Grilled By Residents Asking: Where Have You Been?

Candidate Ebony Lucas, running in the 4th Ward, also attended the forum, but her challenger Ald. Sophia King did not attend.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Preservationists Continue Fight With City Over Obama Presidential Library

"New Yorkers wouldn't allow this to happen to Central Park. We shouldn't allow it to happen here," one Jackson Park Watch leader said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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