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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.

Downtown

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

A Bronzeville Pete’s Fresh Market In The Works Since 2018 Could Finally Break Ground This Year, Developers Say

Ald. Pat Dowell and a developer have wanted to bring Pete's to the former Stateway Gardens site for years. Pandemic-related problems stalled the project, but the development team is finally moving forward.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Here’s Where You Can Get Free Masks Thursday In Bronzeville

Masks will be available noon-3 p.m. Thursday at Ald. Pat Dowell's State Street office.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ald. Pat Dowell Announces Run For Rush’s Congressional Seat, Leaving Behind Secretary Of State Bid

She is the first candidate to throw in her hat since Rush announced he will not seek a 16th term representing Chicago’s South Side and south suburbs.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Sports Betting Proposal Stalls As Alderpeople Decry The ‘Peanuts’ The City Would Receive In Taxes

The sports betting ordinance was amended to include a 2 percent tax on gambling revenue, but several alderpeople said it's not enough.

Citywide

One Neighborhood, 6 Aldermen: Why Englewood Residents Are Pushing For A More Unified Ward Map

"How are you paying attention to Englewood when you have three or four other communities to monitor?" a longtime resident said. "We need to get aldermen in one big area and say, 'OK, this is Englewood.'” 

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Aldermen Are Not Subject To City Worker Vaccine Mandate — And Some Are Skipping The Shots

As unvaccinated aldermen fight the city worker vaccine mandate, other elected officials are frustrated by a lack of remote meeting options.

Citywide

One Of Chicago’s Most Famous Basketball Courts Is Getting A $500,000 Facelift

Margaret Hie Ding Lin Park, a backdrop for sports commercials starring Michael Jordan and Derrick Rose, is getting a new half court and other upgrades.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

After Grinding Through The Pandemic, Bronzeville Neighborhood Farm Is Back And Ready To Rebuild

Kicking off the season with its first event of the year, the farm near 42nd and Calumet aims to reconnect with the community after a devastating year.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

$100 Million Project Near 43rd Street Green Line Stop Gets Key City Approval

The $250 million Big Deahl project, a fourth location of Small Cheval and a plan to landmark Emmett Till's former home were also approved by the zoning committee.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

‘There’s Nothing Gangsta’ About Killing A Child: Devastated Parents Of Slain Englewood Toddler Beg Young Men To Stop Shooting

Community leaders on the ground and in the statehouse are working on solutions to quell city violence as the parents of Sincere Gaston mourn.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
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