Woodlawn

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.
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.
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.
They were traveling in a car Tuesday night in the 6600 block of South Greenwood Avenue when someone fired at them from the sidewalk, police said.
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.
Javonta Wells, 18, was shot in the face and chest about 3:30 p.m. in the 800 block of East 62nd Street, police said.
A teen is in fair condition after being shot in the hip, 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, 28, was found outside about 11:50 a.m. with gunshot wounds to the chest, buttocks and leg, police said.
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
In June, school leaders said they were considering admitting girls as soon as fall 2023 as a way to address “elusive growth” for single-gender Catholic schools.
Six Chicago YMCAs will be outfitted with tech hubs and digital navigators, who will help residents use digital resources available to them.
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.
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.
Brooks came down in March to be with his mother as her health failed.