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South Side church looks to develop hub for Black life

Rev. Byron Brazier, pastor of the Apostolic Church of God, and his son, J. Byron Brazier, have laid out a $600 million plan for the Woodlawn neighborhood.

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2-year-old left at South Side fire station

The 2-year-old boy left at a fire station in Woodlawn Monday was taken to a nearby hospital. Illinois law permits individuals to drop off young children, anonymously, but applies only to infants up to 30 days old.

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Pastor Corey Brooks is sleeping in the cold for 100 days — a decade after his 1st rooftop campout — to fight violence

The South Side pastor — who is encouraging CEOs and others to join him this time — is seeking to raise $35 million for a new community resource center.

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Man shot to death by masked gunman in Woodlawn

He was standing in the 6200 block of South Eberhart Avenue when a man wearing a ski-mask approached and fired shots.

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‘We forgot the why’ — YMCA’s new CEO hopes to bring back organization’s message

Dorri McWhorter says the YMCA has forgotten the reason they do what they do. She plans to partner with community organizations to bring that message back.

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Emerald South, Comcast initiative to bring Wi-Fi across the South Side

The South Side Connectivity Collaborative will place 11 Comcast "Lift Zones" around the South Side to provide "high capacity" internet access in four neighborhoods within the next two months.

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Chicago Architecture Biennial helps create ‘oases’ on vacant lots on South, West sides

Teams of architects from all over the world have worked with neighborhood residents to transform vacant lots into thriving community spaces.

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Missing man last seen swimming near 63rd Street Harbor

Raymond Dimonte was last seen Sunday swimming from a boat in Lake Michigan near the 63rd Street Harbor.

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South Side flower shop offers jobs, training for at-risk youth

Southside Blooms will open their first stand-alone flower shop in Englewood on Thursday, offering jobs for at-risk youth who help grow the flowers on city-owned lots in several West Side and South Side neighborhoods.

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Parkway Gardens after-school program Future Ties getting a new, bigger space

Founder Jennifer Maddox expects to move into a former Walgreens store before children go back to school after receiving a $1 million donation.

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14-year-old boy hurt in West Woodlawn shooting

The teen boy was grazed in the neck about 6:45 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Champlain Avenue.

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Parkway Gardens complex is no longer for sale

Related Midwest, the real estate and development firm that owns the sprawling property in Woodlawn, confirmed Thursday it was off the market.

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From rodents to elevator issues, city inspectors find numerous violations at Parkway Gardens

The sprawling subsidized housing complex was put up for sale in April by Related Midwest.

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Parkway Gardens affordable housing complex put up for sale

Former first lady Michelle Obama lived in Parkway Gardens before it was turned into 694 units of affordable housing with federally subsidized rents.

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Woodlawn man charged with carjacking in Englewood

He appeared in bond court Sunday.

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Woman critically hurt by gunfire in Woodlawn

The man stood outside and kept asking to be let inside before he fired shots through the door, police said.

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Lightfoot’s Grounds for Peace plan to beautify 50 vacant lots has fallen short

The city provided a list of 35, not 50, vacant lots in the program; just two of those lots have been fully beautified, with mulch, fencing and raised planting beds.

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Firefighter injured in Woodlawn blaze

The fire was reported before 10:25 p.m. at a vacant apartment building in the 6400 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

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Emmett Till childhood home now an official city landmark

The Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House in West Woodlawn became an official Chicago landmark after an expedited City Council vote Wednesday. It culminates years-long efforts to landmark the home of the teen whose 1955 lynching sparked the Civil Rights Movement.

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1 dead, 1 hurt in Woodlawn shooting

The pair were sitting in a vehicle about in the 6100 block of South St. Lawrence when three people approached on foot and began shooting,

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Cannabis taxes fund $31.4 million in state grants to groups helping poor communities

The grants, which go to 81 community organizations, result from the law legalizing adult-use marijuana in Illinois. It requires 25% of pot tax revenues help communities suffering from economic disinvestment, violence, and the multilayered harm of disparate weed enforcement.

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Teen girl reported missing from Woodlawn located

Police cancelled a missing person alert about 12:40 p.m. Saturday.

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Boy, 15, shot in Woodlawn

He was shot in the shoulder in the 6600 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago police said. He took himself to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.

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Man shot dead in Woodlawn

The 27-year-old was found shot to death in the 6100 block of South Rhodes Avenue, police said.

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City Council approves protections for Obama Center’s neighbors, tightens regulations on vacation rentals

The protections fall short of what many in Woodlawn had sought. "The community did not want to walk away with nothing, because we weren’t moving when it came to the ordinance," said local Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th). "They wanted me to sign onto it. So, I did."

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Emmett Till’s childhood home granted preliminary landmark status

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks granted preliminary landmark status Thursday to the home of Emmett Till, at 6427 S. St. Lawrence Ave. in Woodlawn.

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Apartment fire leaves 31 displaced in Woodlawn

No one was injured and a cat was rescued from the fire, fire officials said.

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15-year-old boy critically wounded in Woodlawn shooting

The 15-year-old was shot in the back about 8:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of East 63rd Street, Chicago police said.

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Man dead in Woodlawn shooting

A 39-year-old was killed in the 6100 block of South Evans Avenue, police say.

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Man pulled from Jackson Park Harbor dies: police

After the 46-year-old failed to return to a party, the Chicago police Marine Unit found him in the water near a pier in the 6400 block of South Promontory Drive.

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Father of 12-year-old boy wounded in Woodlawn park speaks out against gun violence

John Shorter, a lieutenant with the Chicago Fire Department, said his son is now able to get around, using a walker.

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Lawsuit seeking to block the Obama Presidential Center loses federal appeal

A three-judge appellate panel affirmed the U.S. District Court ruling, but said they couldn’t rule on some matters it considered to be under state, not federal, jurisdiction.