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‘It means a lot to be able to give exposure to local artists who might not get it otherwise,’ the longtime fest’s artistic director says.
Finley C. Campbell stood up to neo-Nazis in Chicago, was shot protesting the KKK in Mississippi and firmly believed that multiracial unity was the key to changing the world.
Police found the man in the 5400 block of South Lake Shore Drive.
He helped develop the first robotic prosthetic arm that gave realistic touch feedback, enabling a man, paralyzed from the chest down, to distinguish between touches on individual fingers and the palm of a robotic hand.
Rescuing materials from an ignominious end in a landfill is part of the transformative mission of Chicago’s reuse facilities and many of its artists.
We could only spend the winter dreaming of the coming spring. “New” old toys would appear. Bixler would again fill with little kids, coming from blocks and miles and neighborhoods away to run and yell and be together.
The employee, 18, told officers that he had gotten into an argument with a customer at the restaurant at 5200 S. Lake Park Ave. The employee is in good condition at a hospital.
A group of 15 to 20 people burst into the emergency room after a weekend shooting nearby and started brawling, a hospital spokesperson said.
Festivalgoers showed up to bid farewell to the beloved street fest that has celebrated its love for house music from Wicker Park to Hyde Park.
An estimated 5,000 people attended the Hyde Park tradition that dates back to 1992. The festivities included a battle of marching bands from two rival high schools.
More than 40,000 festival goers turned out at Midway Plaisance Park on the South Side for the two-day event that kicked off on Saturday.
The Juneteenth Village Fest in Douglass Park and the 1865 Juneteenth Fest in Garfield Park were two of the many events across the city celebrating the holiday this weekend.
At a soccer clinic on Friday in Hyde Park, visually impaired athletes used blindfolds to keep players on equal footing as they learned to use adaptive equipment.
A 24-year-old Chicago police officer was among the four killed, and separate attacks about an hour apart on the Lower West Side wounded three.
The funding comes from Ross Stevens, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and Booth doctoral graduate.
The Black Beauty Collective opened in Hyde Park in April and stocks more than 50 Black-owned vendors. A limited access to capital for Black entrepreneurs is why Black ownership in the beauty industry is abysmally low, owner Leslie Roberson says.
The decision by Tina Hone to concede to Desmon Yancy means the City Council will see 18 women sworn in next month — an increase of three since 2019 that matches the city’s all-time high for representation by women set in 2007.
The principals at Hyde Park Academy and Lindblom Math and Science Academy were removed beginning Monday.
University of Chicago museum becomes the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures, West Asia & North Africa.
A state lawmaker and the outgoing incumbent’s chief of staff are vying for the open seat in the 4th Ward. And just to the south, a lawyer is competing against a religious charity director in the 5th Ward.
Malik Bloxton, 26, was ordered held without bail during a hearing Wednesday by Judge Barbara Dawkins at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.
The New Vanguard and the museum partnered for “Creatives of Color,” a rotating exhibition spotlighting four Chicago artists. Nikko Washington’s installation highlights the dehumanization of famous boxers.
With 11 candidates, the race is one of the most crowded on the Feb. 28 ballot. Nearly all of the candidates agree the next alderperson should be more accessible.