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Ald. Pat Dowell Sails To Victory In 3rd Ward After Running Unopposed

After three challengers were knocked off the ballot in January, the longtime alderwoman retained her seat for her fifth term.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘Godfather Of Bronzeville’ Harold Lucas Honored With Plaque In The Bronzeville Library He Helped Create

Lucas was instrumental in the creation of the Bronzeville National Heritage Act, which designates a large swath of Bronzeville as a national heritage area.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville, Chinatown Activists Push City Officials To Consider Alternate Site For Near South Side High School

Community leaders who don't want the school on former public housing land said a site near 17th and Canal streets would be a better fit.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Longtime Lightfoot Ally Ald. Pat Dowell Endorses Brandon Johnson For Mayor

The veteran South Side council member supported Lightfoot in her 2019 campaign, but she is choosing Johnson this time.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

The Proposed Near South High School Has Divided Neighbors. Here’s Your Chance To Weigh In

The first meeting kicks off 6 p.m. Thursday, and more will follow in the months ahead.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Ald. Pat Dowell Will Run Unopposed In 3rd Ward After All 3 Challengers Booted From Ballot

With her challengers disqualified, the alderwoman will spend her fifth and final term focusing on housing and retail for the 43rd Street corridor, she said.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Another Gas Station May Be Coming To Bronzeville, But Neighbors Are Organizing To Stop It

Residents said the area has plenty of gas stations. The proposed station's owner said, "Would they rather keep the lot empty for another 50 years?"

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Red Line Extension TIF Approved, Sending Nearly $1 Billion To Far South Side Project Over 35 Years

Alderpeople approved a "transit TIF" district covering properties up to a half-mile from the Red Line between Madison Street and Pershing Road.

Roseland, Pullman

All The Candidates Challenging Ald. Pat Dowell Could Be Knocked Off February Ballot

Challengers Don Davis, Jasmine Roberson and Al Rasho face hearings before the elections board to stay in the race against Dowell, who is seeking her fifth term representing the 3rd Ward.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

There’s Still Time For 3rd Ward Residents To Weigh In On The Red Line Extension

An online survey is open through Friday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Single-Family Homes Coming To Vacant City-Owned Lots In North Lawndale

The initiative is part of a city partnership with Lawndale community groups to expand affordable homeownership options in the neighborhood. Each home will sell for about $250,000.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Northwestern’s $130 Million Bronzeville Clinic, 43 Green And Black-Owned Dispensary Get Key City Backing

Four projects on the Near South Side are one step closer to reality, potentially bringing a health care center, plus businesses and homes to the area. The City Council will vote on the proposals Wednesday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Black Development Duo Bringing More Restaurants, Retail and Housing To 51st Street Corridor

Policy Kings will include apartments, retail and restaurants in the former space of Cain's Barber College. The first stores could open as soon as October.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Sip & Savor Reopens In Bronzeville After Pandemic Break

The coffee shop's owners hosted pop-up events for budding entrepreneurs during the shutdown, and those will continue in the future.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘This Is The Birthday Of The Bronzeville Trail’: Community Comes Out To Celebrate Project’s Kickoff

The project received a $75,000 Chicago Community Trust grant for predevelopment planning, which is expected to last two to three years.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ald. Pat Dowell Says She ‘Cannot Support’ Hard Rock Casino Proposal Near Soldier Field

Her position leaves just one casino proposal — Rhode Island-based Bally’s plan to build a resort in River West — whose local alderman has not come out against a gambling site in their own ward.


Kim Foxx Defends Record On Carjacking Prosecutions At Bronzeville Town Hall

Carjackings in parts of the Near South Side have gone down in 2022, but 3rd Ward residents have raised concerns about if people are being arrested and charged for violent crime.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

At Support Your Local Weedman Shop, CBD And Hemp Products Would Be Grown And Sold By People Who Served Time For Drug Crimes

South Side activist Tyrone Muhammad said the venture will give formerly incarcerated people a path into the industry while allowing them to bypass stringent licensing required for dispensaries selling more potent products.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

City Should Boost Spending On Homeless Services By Raising Taxes On The Priciest Property Sales, ‘Bring Chicago Home’ Organizers Say

Increasing the city's real estate transfer tax on property sales of more than $1 million could help house 12,000 families over 10 years, activists said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Missed The Latest 3rd Ward Meeting? Now You Can Watch It On Ald. Dowell’s YouTube Channel

Ald. Pat Dowell also plans to use the newly launched channel to share information about community events and businesses.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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