Music pumped through the South Side YMCA gym as members of the community got to work preparing meals, making birthday cards for seniors, planting seeds and packaging self-care kits for people in need.
Woodlawn residents share deep frustrations as city outlines plans to open temporary shelter for asylum seekers in shuttered school
Plans to repurpose the former James Wadsworth Elementary School in Woodlawn into a temporary shelter for asylum seekers has been met with controversy. City officials delayed opening the site to allow for more community feedback.
Making Promontory Point a city landmark would effectively protect the lakefront site from development or demolition.
City delays opening of South Side shelter for asylum seekers amid community concerns, according to alderperson
On Friday afternoon, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office released a statement saying that a firm date had not been set on when the shelter would open at the former James Wadsworth Elementary School in Woodlawn.
Weekend toll in Chicago: 15-year-old girl among 3 killed, 2 teens among 17 other people wounded by gunfire
The girl and a man were killed and another person critically wounded as they stood with several other people in the 5800 block of West Augusta Boulevard Sunday night, police said.
The members gather Saturdays on Zoom to discuss their weekends and dive into the latest books, each one spotlighting Black male characters. A partnership with a barbershop may bring in new members, too.
The man, 29, was arguing with another man in the 6600 block of South Evans Avenue when he was shot, police said.
The Center on Cottage Grove in the Woodlawn neighborhood aims to be a space for LGBT communities of color and grassroots organizations.
Jonathan Rose Cos. said it will keep rents low while making repairs and improvements on the 485 units
Six Chicago YMCAs will be outfitted with tech hubs and digital navigators, who will help residents use digital resources available to them.
Sam Greenlee, acclaimed Black radical writer, poet and Chicago enthusiast, celebrated with day in his honor
Greenlee took his experiences in the military to write, “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” which explored the idea of a Black power revolution. Wednesday would have been his 92nd birthday, and the day was marked with “Sam Greenlee Day” in the city of Chicago.
The Friend Family Woodlawn Health Center will open this summer.
‘Spiritual mother,’ longest-serving Chicago Housing Authority commissioner honored with senior apartment building dedication
Commissioner Mildred C. Harris was celebrated Wednesday with the unveiling of a recently-rehabbed senior apartment building in the Woodlawn neighborhood that will carry her name.
The Mattie Butler Apartments were named in honor of the Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors founder, who championed affordable housing for decades.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appeared at the ground-breaking to show her support, speaking candidly about how South and West side neighborhoods have suffered from “racist disinvestment for generations” as predominantly white neighborhoods in Chicago have received the “lion share of investment.”
The Mychal Moultry Jr. Funeral and Burial Assistance Act was signed into law on Tuesday. It provides up to $10,000 in burial funds for families who lose children under 17 to gun violence.
Reconsidering plans during COVID-19’s business lull, Leon Walker of DL3 Realty has agreed to a new building that would preserve a distinguished facade.
Chicago cop avoided being fired after arrest in drunken Milwaukee bar fight. He was later hired by a suburban police department
Pritzker announces $13 million expansion of pre-apprenticeship program designed to promote diversity, inclusion