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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
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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

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
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