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Bronzeville Residents Weigh In On Northwestern Medicine’s Proposed Cottage Grove Outpatient Clinic

The health care provider is planning a series of community conversations to get residents more involved.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

More Police, Surveillance Cameras Coming To Hyde Park After South Side’s ‘Downtown’ Shot Up, 2 Killed In Separate Incidents

UChicago Police will immediately increase its off-campus presence, officials said. "We're not going to police ourselves out of this. We're not going to program ourselves out of this. It takes a bunch of work," Ald. Leslie Hairston said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Blues Legend Muddy Waters’ Former Home Is Now A Chicago Landmark

The Kenwood home, which also hosted music legends Howlin’ Wolf and Chuck Berry, was one of three projects to receive landmark status Thursday.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Dilla The Urban Historian Will Teach People How To Get Involved In Civics During Virtual ‘Coffee Chat’ Wednesday

The virtual discussion will be the first in a series of events to promote civic engagement.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Northwestern Medicine Looks To Open Huge Outpatient Clinic In Bronzeville

The proposed facility at 48th and Cottage Grove is one of three planned across the city to make care more accessible for residents.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ellis Lakeview Tenants, Elected Officials Demand Independent Property Manager After 2 Years Of Failed Inspections

By bringing in a court-appointed receiver, a judge can ensure the proper maintenance that's "clearly been lacking" at the affordable Kenwood tower, Rep. Bobby Rush's office said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

4th Ward Residents Can Join A Virtual Public Safety Forum Wednesday

Residents of Grand Boulevard, Hyde Park, Kenwood and Oakland can participate and submit questions in advance.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Michael Reese Megadevelopment Approved By City Council, Clearing Way For Apartments, Retail, Park And New Pavilion

The $3.8 billion project will overhaul Bronzeville land that has been sitting empty for more than a decade.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Michael Reese Megadevelopment Moves Forward, Set For Pivotal City Council Vote Wednesday

The first part of the $3.8 billion project to transform the Bronzeville hospital site includes an innovation center, welcoming center, senior housing, a repurposed pavilion and a park.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Ida B. Wells ‘Light of Truth’ Monument Unveiled In Bronzeville: ‘This Happened Because We Were Determined To Make It Happen’

"Ida represented the community, and it means a lot to have the community embrace this," Wells' great-granddaughter said Wednesday.

Citywide

As Motorcycle Gangs And Partiers Take Over Pedestrian Bridge, South Side Neighbors Beg City For Help

The 41st Street pedestrian bridge was supposed to improve the quality of life for residents. Instead, it's destroying it, neighbors say.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Hyde Park Is Hiring With Job Fair Tuesday At Harper Court

About two dozen local businesses need people for retail and restaurant positions.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Prairie Shores To Get Multimillion-Dollar Clubhouse With Cafe, Game Room And More

The facility will house a number of amenities to keep residents engaged, healthy and connected with one another.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Muddy Waters’ Kenwood Home On Its Way To Being Named A Chicago Landmark

Waters' family is working to turn the "epicenter" of Chicago blues into a museum, with space for a new generation of local musicians to jam.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

How Do You Slow Down Speeders On Oakland’s Ellis Avenue? Residents, Alderman Clash Over Plan To Reverse A One-Way Street

An ordinance to make the 3900 block of South Ellis Avenue a one-way street headed north is being debated by neighbors and Ald. Sophia King.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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
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