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Internet Speeds At 80 Chicago Public Schools Will Be Up To 40 Times Faster By 2022

The project eventually could lead to improved internet service for nearby residents.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Get A History Lesson On Two Wheels About The 1919 Race Riot — And Its Impact On Modern Chicago

With visits to riot sites and other important parts of Chicago Black history, organizers of a weekend bike ride want to give context to the racial violence of a century ago.

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

Another Love Fridge, ‘A Piece Of The Puzzle’ To Address Food Insecurity, Now Open Around The Clock In Hyde Park

Augustana Lutheran Church is hosting the fridge and pantry at 55th and Woodlawn. Residents can donate "anything you shop for yourself at a grocery store."

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

UChicago Grad Students Refuse To Pay $1,250 In Yearly Service Fees, Demand Transparency On Where Money Goes

Some graduate students are refusing to pay the fee until the university can explain what services their money pays for.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

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
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