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Sophia King
Sophia King

Plan To Crack Down On Home Museums Scrapped After Fierce Opposition From Artists, Historians

Ald. Sophia King said there was a "highly coordinated campaign” against the ordinance, and she criticized Ald. Michele Smith and Mayor Lori Lightfoot for their opposition to it.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Residential Museum Ban Would Be ‘Death Knell’ For South Side Preservation, Black History Museums And Gallery Spaces, Critics Say

If Ald. Sophia King's proposal passes, it would restrict cultural projects at the Emmett Till residence, the Lu and Jorja Palmer mansion, the Phyllis Wheatley Home and other small libraries and gallery spaces.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Michael Reese Hospital Redevelopment Should Hire Workers From Bronzeville, Union Says

The 20-year project will give Bronzeville an economic boost, but workers want to make sure residents aren't left behind.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Making Teachers Do Remote And In-Person Lessons At Same Time Is Like ‘Trying To Ride 2 Horses With 1 Ass,’ Ald. Says

A City Council hearing aimed to force CPS officials to answer questions on the school reopening plan, but Chicago Teachers Union officials weren't invited, angering aldermen.

Citywide

‘Accessibility For Everybody’: Final Phase Of Drexel Boulevard Restoration Set To Be Finished In Spring

A years-long effort to install new walkways, accessible crosswalks and plant life along the historic boulevard's 3900 to 5100 south blocks will wrap up early next year.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

4400 Grove Opens, Bringing Affordable Housing To Old Washington Park Homes Site In Bronzeville

The $38 million, 84-unit complex will bring 38 affordable apartments, 21 public housing apartments and 25 market-rate apartments to the old CHA site demolished in 2002.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

With Pandemic Stifling Recruitment, Hyde Park and Kenwood Advisory Councils Shift To Sharing Info

The councils were created to boost civic engagement in the 4th Ward.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Park District Cashes In On For-Profit Donation Boxes, But Residents In Hyde Park Are Peeved

Some Hyde Parkers are frustrated at the Park District's $120,000 partnership with for-profit company The GreenCity Project.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Want To Help Kenwood? Get Involved In Alderman’s New Advisory Council

With the debut of the Kenwood council, five of King's six planned advisory councils — representing each of the community areas she represents — are now active.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Bronzeville Post Office Improving, Alderman Says, But Struggles Remain

Ald. Sophia King (4th) said she will raise the neighborhood's mail issues with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Monday, as they likely stem from the United States Postal Service's lack of resources.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

On The Strength Of New Block Clubs, Hyde Parkers Band Together To Combat Trouble

CollaBOOration lead organizer Bennie Currie says he wants the project to encourage neighbors to build relationships and gather all year — but the Halloween-based name will remain.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Ald. King Launches Hyde Park Advisory Council: ‘It Will Empower The Community To Help Itself’

The Hyde Park council is one of six advisory councils King is rolling out — one for each of the communities she represents.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Harper Court Tower Will Feature Lab Space And Youth Programming Thanks To Tenant Support

The second phase, which will bring a 17-story tower with office and lab space to Hyde Park, is set to break ground in mid-to-late 2020.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Drexel Boulevard Bike Lanes To Remain Along The Median After Pushback From Neighbors, Cyclists

Drexel Boulevard's bike lanes were moved alongside the median in late 2018. They'll stay that way, CDOT confirmed, after Ald. Sophia King (4th) explored changing the road's layout in October.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Churchgoers And Bicyclists In Fight Over Parking In Bronzeville Bike Lanes — But A Compromise May Be Coming

One proposal was to use the boulevard's median as bike lanes during the day and parking at night to accommodate church attendees.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

With Casino Off The Table, City Lays Out Plan For Michael Reese Site: Housing, Community Center, 31st Street Metra Station

"Nothing is set in stone," said Ald. Sophia King (4th), but plans for the former hospital site include housing, retail establishments, a data center and a life sciences campus.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Exterior, Sanctuary Of St. James Methodist Church In Kenwood To Be Preserved Amid Conversion To Apartments, Co-Working Spot

Residents raised concerns about the plan's impact on parking near the closed church at 4611 S. Ellis Ave.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

South Loop Bike Lane Upgrades Begin After Much Debate: ‘It’s Not Perfect, But It’s A Start’

The new upgrades would allow for two-way bike traffic to flow between Dearborn and Plymouth, limiting the potential for collisions between cyclists and drivers.

South Loop

Ald. King To Discuss South Loop Bike Lanes At Tuesday Meeting

Will there be a happy compromise for cyclists and residents?

Construction Underway On 2 Bronzeville Dog Parks

Parks are being built at 4153 S. Vincennes Ave. and 3906 S. Lake Park Ave. — just the second and third dog parks on the South Side.

Bronzeville, Near South Side
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