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Frat Parties Blamed After More Than 50 UChicago Students Get Coronavirus, Forcing A Return To Virtual Classes, Stay-At-Home Order

Officials at the Hyde Park campus say they are concerned the cases likely involve the more contagious B.1.1.7 variant of the virus.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

How Could South Shore Revive Its Shopping Districts? Zoning Changes, Education And A ‘Main Street’ Strategy, Urban Planners Say

Experts say South Shore's economic leaders must build on plans for the historic Avalon Regal Theater, an entertainment district along Stony Island Avenue and other plans for preservation and growth.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Black And Latino Chicagoans Want The Vaccine — They’re Just Struggling To Find It, Health Experts Say

Offering consistent vaccination locations — not pop-ups — and night and weekend hours could improve the city's vaccine rollout in underserved communities, experts said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Folk Festival Brings Free Concerts, Workshops From Around The World To Your Home This Weekend

Nearly half the folk musicians performing at the fest will be from other countries, as the virtual format allowed organizers to invite artists "who live very far away" to perform from home.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

What Is Causing Chicago’s Digital Divides? Professors Lead Pilot On South, West Sides To Find Out

Gaps in internet access often reflect decades of disinvestment, University of Chicago researchers said. They're gathering data to better understand residents' internet needs in South Shore, North Lawndale and Englewood.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Study Confirms What South Siders Said For Years: A Trauma Center Is Improving Emergency Care For Black Chicagoans

On average, trauma patients in South Shore reached a hospital nearly nine minutes faster the year after the trauma center opened compared to the year prior.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Reopening With Some In-Person Classes, Weekly Coronavirus Testing: ‘We Are Not Returning To Life As Usual’

Students are set to move back to Hyde Park starting Sunday before beginning in-person instruction Oct. 5.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Students Vow To Occupy Provost’s Block ‘Indefinitely,’ Demanding University Abolish Campus Police

Protesters occupied the provost's block over the weekend, demanding the campus police budget fund initiatives for students of color instead.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Hyde Park Neighbors Raise Thousands To Keep Pacifist Bradford Lyttle In His Longtime Home

An eye disease has left Bradford Lyttle "half-blind," and a storied career as a peace activist has left him far from rich. Hyde Parkers have donated more than $13,000 to keep him in his home.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Students Can Share Stories Of Living Through Coronavirus, Get Small Grants Through UChicago Fellowship

Grants up to $200 are available for creatives and innovators through the Young Memory Fellowship.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Free UChicago Lectures On Racial Justice, Coronavirus And More Available

Educational resources on a wide range of topics, freely available for anyone in Cook County, will be released every Monday through August 31.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

International Students In Chicago Still ‘Wary’ After Government Rolls Back Visa Rules: ‘We Are Living In Fear All The Time’

The Trump administration reverted a July 6 rule change that would force international students to transfer or leave the country if their university only held online classes this fall.

Downtown

UChicago Medical Center Closing Coronavirus Units

As of Thursday morning, the medical center was treating 14 coronavirus patients, down from a mid-April peak of more than 140.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Students, Allies Demand Abolition Of Campus Police During 19-Hour Sit-In

A demonstration at UCPD headquarters, organized by the student-led CareNotCops campaign, called for the university to disband its police department by 2022.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Arrested Protesters Risk Spreading Coronavirus Back To Communities, Research Shows

A study by a University of Chicago researcher found nearly 16 percent of all coronavirus cases in Chicago are related to people cycling in and out of jail.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Free Disability Care Network Connects Hyde Park And Woodlawn Residents To Groceries, Prescriptions

Accessing needed supplies was already a challenge for people with disabilities due to the pandemic, and the closure of some stores due to looting has only made it harder.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

500 UChicago Students Say They Aren’t Paying Tuition Until The School Agrees To Cut Fees During Pandemic

Organizers with UChicago for Fair Tuition are considering a class-action lawsuit against the university if officials won't negotiate directly with students.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Students Protest At President Zimmer’s House, Demanding Tuition Cut

The university froze tuition for next year, but some students still want tuition to be cut in half as classes moves online because of coronavirus.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Grants $680,000 To Help Nearly 200 South Side Small Businesses Survive Coronavirus Shutdown

A Child's Place Academy, Sip & Savor and Gorée Cuisine are among the businesses that will receive help.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Woodlawn YWCA Hands Out Weekly Meals, Set To Expand Food Distribution

With the backing of the University of Chicago, the Woodlawn branch of the YWCA is handing out free meals every Sunday from 12-1 p.m. Officials are also planning to partner with World Central Kitchen to provide hot meals on a weekly basis.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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