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Sophia King
Sophia King

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

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
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