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Popular mobile coffee bar Southside Grinds sets up shop in Boxville Marketplace

Ebony Blue’s mobile coffee bar Southside Grinds will have a grand opening ceremony Saturday at the Bronzeville enterprise hub.

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Man standing inside of restaurant shot and critically wounded in Bronzeville

The victim, 31, was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

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First victim of 1919 race riots will get grave marker

When parts of the country are trying to whitewash history, a few Chicagoans band together to remember ours.

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From financial albatross to economic engine: City Council turns Michael Reese site into $4 billion development

In 2008, the City Council borrowed $85 million to buy the shuttered hospital, hoping to put an Olympic athletes village there for the 2016 Games. But Chicago lost its bid for those Games, and the site has remained vacant.

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City Council to vote on sale of former Michael Reese Hospital site Wednesday

A plan years in the making to build a $4 billion multi-use development at the site of the former Michael Reese Hospital campus on the South Side is one step closer to becoming a reality.

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Redevelopment of Michael Reese site takes giant step forward

The City Council’s Finance Committee agreed to earmark $60 million to build city streets, a new park and other infrastructure needed to pave the way for the "Bronzeville Lakefront" project.

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A school torn down and a weekend of violence — it’s all connected

When teens from marginalized communities have no place to go, where do you think they are going to end up?

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New age-progression photos of Tionda and Diamond Bradley released to mark 20 years since they vanished

Tionda and Diamond Bradley, who went missing July 6, 2001, when they were 10 and 3.

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Unveiling of Ida B. Wells Monument in Bronzeville met with ‘joy, excitement, appreciation and humbleness’

The Light of Truth Ida B. Wells-Barnett Monument was unveiled Wednesday.

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Gazing upon the glory of an architectural gem, Bronzeville’s Corpus Christi Church, one last time before its final Sunday service

After services Sunday, the architecturally significant church will lock its bronze doors and close the grounds’ ornate wrought-iron gates for the last time.

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7-year-old honored for making 911 call that helped save his mother

Daniel Armani called 911 because his mother was having an epileptic seizure, and despite his age, calmly relayed critical information while comforting his mother.

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Juneteenth now a federal holiday as Chicago area to end the week with countless celebratory events

In Englewood, the Inner-City Muslim Action Network is holding an event on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. where community leaders will talk about their vision for the corner on 63rd Street and Racine Avenue.

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Chicago historian Sherry Williams inspiring people to find their roots, tell their stories

Williams founded the Bronzeville Historical Society. She is being honored with the MOSAIC Award from the Chicago Cultural Alliance in the category of Outstanding Community Leader.

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CTU, Urban Prep reach contract agreement, ending teachers strike after 2 days

The Chicago Teachers Union said administration at the all-boys charter school has agreed to salary increases among other things.

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Urban Prep teachers on strike over pay, lack of special education resources

Thirty-four teachers at the charter organization’s three campuses are on strike, union officials said.

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New owners want former Mercy Hospital to do more than simply survive

Insight Chicago took over running the hospital this week.

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Urban historian Shermann ‘Dilla’ Thomas to host Bronzeville tours Juneteenth weekend

His popular social media videos have covered subjects including the history of the Moo & Oink Meat Company and Chicago’s violent taxicab wars of the 1920s.

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Lightfoot: ‘No apologies’ for keeping Mercy Hospital open

Under the new agreement, obtained by the Sun-Times, Insight must maintain a not-for-profit corporate status and serve Medicare and Medicaid patients — a condition one alderman had said wasn’t part of the deal.

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Alderman says mayor’s office put community at risk in new Mercy Hospital agreement

A spokeswoman for the hospital’s new owner disagreed, saying Mercy will continue as a full-service community hospital through 2029, "and no one will ever be denied service because of their inability to pay."

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2 men found fatally shot in car in Bronzeville

A 49-year-old man and a 56-year-old man were found in the 4600 block of South Federal Street.

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Bronzeville music teacher wins coveted Golden Apple award

Reggie Spears was also a Golden Apple Scholar while attending Illinois State University.

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City selling Michael Reese land to developers for $96.9 million

The Community Development Commission is expected to vote on the agreement covering the 48 acres, but taxpayers remain on the hook for public improvements and an environmental cleanup.

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Obsidian Collection buys Lu Palmer Mansion at $1.25M, now needs zoning change

On April 22, Angela Ford of The Obsidian Collection closed on a $1.25 million loan to become new owner of Bronzeville’s historic Lu Palmer Mansion. Ford is free to establish a museum there but needs a zoning change from the alderman to rent space or otherwise make money.

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City digs up interest in sites long neglected

Proposals sought for key commercial stretches emphasize corner parcels and some architectural landmarks.

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Bronzeville’s Turner Haus Brewery, Sip & Savor to open Chicago’s lone Black-owned brewery

The brewery signed off on sharing space within local coffee shop chain Sip & Savor’s location in the historic Rosenwald Court Apartments.

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Uber driver rushes gunshot victim to hospital: ‘I was yelling: I’ve got a kid with bullet wounds and he’s dying. He’s got minutes’

Michael Bussan had just dropped off a passenger nearby when he saw bystanders staring at a distance with their phones out.

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Bronzeville Winery aims to create next generation of local entrepreneurs

The winery expects to open this summer in the 4400 Grove development.

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Missing Bronzeville woman is found

Bergline Clark was last seen in the area of the 500 block of East 51st Street.

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Bronzeville man charged with stabbing 18-year-old woman to death

Andre Thurman, 18, stabbed Martanisha Robinson 18 times in his apartment shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Assistant State’s Cook County Attorney Kevin DeBoni said.

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Proposed ordinance requires monthly updates on city revenue collections

Aldermen were blindsided when COVID-19 blew a $2 billion hole in the 2021 and 2022 budgets. A proposal to provide more timely information in the future was approved Monday by the Finance Committee, which also OK’d using tax increment financing funds for six CPS projects.

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Silver Room owner to open Bronzeville Winery this summer

Eric Williams says the new eatery space will include music, a full wine list and an outdoor patio seating about 70 guests.

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Anti-violence groups expands into Bronzeville, Douglas to help reduce shootings

Acclivus, Inc. will create a seven-person team consisting of four outreach workers, two case managers and a supervisor. The team’s boundaries will cover 35th Street to 22nd Street and State Street to Cottage Grove Avenue.