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Rod Sawyer

Rod Sawyer
Rod Sawyer

Ward Map Battle Begins Again With New Hearings — Can Alderpeople Reach A Compromise?

The Rules Committee map draws several competitors of aldermen out of their wards. Ald. Michelle Harris said individual aldermen have to defend their maps. "I’ve not said ‘Did you take this church out? Did you put this church in?' ... It’s their map."

Citywide

Chatham’s New Workforce Center Wants To Help Residents Find, Change Careers

The new facility will serve thousands of local job seekers a year. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are scheduled to attend the virtual grand opening.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

With City Funding Cut, Englewood Day Care Center Battles To Reopen: ‘You’re Taking Away A Safe Haven’

"If the mayor is a supporter of high quality programming, and we know she is because she said so, why is a successful program being defunded?"

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Want To Stop The Violence? Keep Showing Up, Pastor Says While Bringing Food, Other Essentials To South Siders

The Trap Pastor will return to his outpost near Moran Park on Friday at 3:30 to give out hot dogs, hamburgers, groceries, masks and baby items for those in need.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

A Controversial Englewood Liquor Store Has Suddenly Closed, But Is It Gone For Good?

Exasperated Englewood residents fought for years to close the liquor store, a backdrop to numerous altercations and fatal shootings.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Chatham Walgreens Reopens After Deep Cleaning

The South Side Walgreens reopened after closing temporarily when one worker began exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Englewood’s 5 Aldermen Coming Together For Town Hall On State Of The Neighborhood Tuesday

"For so long, the aldermen of Englewood have not worked together," one alderman said. But the current crop of aldermen are trying to change that now.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Long-Vacant Building Being Transformed Into Queer-Friendly Center For South Side Homeless Youth

The Lyte Lounge will give youth who are homeless their own storage units, a place to take a shower and wash their clothes, and so much more.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham