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Lightfoot And Mayoral Hopeful Sophia King Spar After Council Votes Down Mayor’s Pick For Committee

Lightfoot nominated Ald. James Cappleman to head the city's education committee over King, who is running for mayor and serves as the acting chair of the committee. The measure failed.

Citywide

State Rep. Lamont Robinson The Latest To Announce Bid For Ald. Sophia King’s 4th Ward Seat

Robinson, the first Black LGBTQ+ member of the Illinois General Assembly, is the fifth candidate to enter the race.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Joins Growing List Of Chicago Neighborhoods Hiring Private Security To Stop Violence

Unarmed private guards and community organizers will patrol Bronzeville's commercial corridors and residential areas under a pilot program.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Mayoral Candidate Ald. Sophia King Wants To Use Drones For Police Chases

Saying Mayor Lori Lightfoot puts "public relations before public safety," King vowed to fire Supt. David Brown and make stopping crime her top priority.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Chicago Youth Policy Director Khari Humphries Running For 4th Ward Alderperson

South Side native Khari Humphries joins aldermanic hopefuls Ebony Lucas and Tracey Bey in the contest to succeed Sophia King.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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

Bronzeville’s Obsidian Collection Faces The Public As It Pushes To Turn Palmer Mansion Into Its New Home

After a year of delays, the team behind the Palmer Mansion renovation unveiled their plan to residents at a spirited public meeting.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

DJ Terry Hunter Teases Possible Collaboration With Beyonce At Chosen Few’s 30th Anniversary Picnic

Scores of house music lovers descended onto Jackson Park on a perfect summer day, some still holding tickets from last year’s canceled event. "It’s wonderful to be back."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

After Crowds And Shooting Near 31st Street Beach, Some South Lakefront Residents Want ‘More Aggressive Action’ From Police

"Most of us live near the lake because we want to walk on the lake. We can’t do that anymore. It’s not fun anymore," one resident said. Others say the issue has been blown out of proportion.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

UChicago’s $3 Million Plan For Dozens Of South Side Surveillance Cameras Gets City Council Approval

City Council accepted $3 million from the university Monday. Ald. Sophia King said she'll use ward money on more cameras and security to complement the university's efforts.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Owner Of Historic Lu Palmer Mansion Says Ald. King Is Stalling Planned Black Media Archive, Community Center At Site

Angela Ford accused King of blocking her proposal to open a museum in the 133-year-old home. King said Ford is misrepresenting the scope of the project, calling it "a Soho House next to your home."

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Silver Room Block Party Will Hire Security, Urge CTA Use As It Plans For 15,000 Attendees At Oakwood Beach

The Silver Room team will hire security and a maintenance crew to prevent safety and trash issues from affecting neighbors, the event's organizers said.

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

Want A Free Trip To Brookfield Zoo? Here’s How To Get It

Ald. Sophia King is giving out free tickets from her 4th Ward office on a first-come, first-served basis. The tickets expire March 31.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

More Homes Coming To Bronzeville’s Drexel Boulevard

A frequent Bronzeville developer wants to build rowhomes and a single-family home on vacant lots near 40th and Drexel.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville To Get More Mixed-Income Housing As 4400 Grove Development Plans To Add 8 Buildings

The $38 million project would bring 71 units of mixed-income housing to Bronzeville.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Popular Printers Row Fountain Being Restored In South Loop Park

The 24-year-old fountain will receive lighting upgrades, pipe replacements and other cosmetic work.

South Loop

Bronzeville’s Burroughs Beach Could Get A New Boardwalk, Concessions And More

Plans for the beach, which draws more than 40,000 visitors each year to the 31st Street lakefront, include reconstructing access paths to alleviate congestion.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Leaders Did Not Want A Casino At Michael Reese Development — But Chicago’s First Casino Could Be Next Door

Some neighbors are worried building a casino at the old Michael Reese site would negatively impact an already vulnerable community. Others say it's a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity that would bring good jobs.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

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
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