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Promontory Point Takes A Step Toward Landmark Status With Key Commission’s Approval

The Point is "probably the most unique location on the Great Lakes," a city commissioner said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Could Promontory Point Become A City Landmark? Key Commission Will Take Up The Question This Week

Members of a nonprofit have spent 20 years pushing local leaders to preserve the South Side spot. Landmark status would ensure another level of oversight for any work done at the Point.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Promontory Point Should Be Landmarked, Advocates Say As They Work To Save The South Lakefront’s Iconic Limestone

By pushing for a landmark designation, advocates hope to "save the Point from [a] kind of destruction and defacement" and preserve its limestone steps.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Lakefront Trail Users Horrified As Cars Drive Onto Pedestrian And Bike Path To Avoid Traffic Jam

WATCH: Several people drove on the trail, where vehicles are not permitted. The incident shows a need for more trail protection from drivers, users say.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Promontory Point Lovers Celebrate Rep. Kelly’s Request To Fund Long-Delayed Study Into Saving Park’s Limestone

With earmarks returning to Congress this year, Rep. Robin Kelly has requested $550,000 for an independent study into preserving Promontory Point.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Promontory Point’s Limestone Should Be Fixed — Not Replaced, Locals Say As Battle To Preserve Beloved Peninsula Begins Again

Though officials intend to "save and reuse as much of the existing limestone as feasible," neighbors are concerned the city's efforts to stop lakefront erosion threaten Promontory Point's decades-old design.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Sober Community Offers Exercise, Camaraderie For South Siders Recovering From Substance Use Disorder

Exercise can serve as a powerful metaphor for the recovery process. "Whenever I’m jogging, all I have to do is focus on the next step in front of me," one volunteer said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore