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South Side Creative Arts School Set To Open This Fall, Principal Says The Concept Is A Dream

For the last several weeks, there has been a steady buzz on the south side surrounding the new Art in Motion creative arts school that is set to open in South Shore this coming fall. The school, which is a ...

Family Memorializes Daughter By Hosting Orange Peace Party In Pendleton Park

Hadiya Pendleton was 15 years old when her life was cut short and she was shot to death on Jan. 29, 2013, while standing in the park with her friends. In order to honor her memory and to call for ...

LOCAL TEENAGE ARTISTS CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THEIR NEW SOUTH SIDE EXHIBIT

The Hyde Park Art Center recently hosted a grand opening ceremony for their newest exhibit called It Be Like That Sometimes which features dozens of original artworks that were created by local teenagers who participated in the Hyde Park Art ...

CHICAGO STREET WEAR LEGEND STAYS TRUE TO HIS COMMUNITY WHILE BUILDING HIS BRAND

Founder and CEO of PHLI Brand clothing, Dave Jeff, was born and raised in Hyde Park where his deep love for fashion began at a young age. Jeff grew up under the watch of his mother who was his sole ...

LOCAL MCDONALD’S RESTAURANTS ANNOUNCE PLAN TO HIRE OVER 2,000 NEW WORKERS THIS SUMMER

With over 36,000 restaurants spanning across 100 countries and territories, McDonald’s is recognized as a global fast food restaurant chain and the company employs over a million people worldwide, according to information provided by McDonald’s.

ROBBINS MAYOR ELECTED TO LEAD THE SOUTH SUBURBAN MAYORS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION

Tyrone Ward-Mayor of Robbins, Illinois- has been overwhelmingly elected to the position of President of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA). The full body vote was taken on Thursday, May 16th during the regular meeting of the SSMMA. ...

SOUTH SIDE NON-PROFIT HOSTS RECORD-BREAKING FUNDRAISER UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP

Growing Home Inc. recently hired Danielle Perry to serve as their new Executive Director. Within the first month of her taking over, the organization hosted its 17th Annual Benefit fundraiser and was able to raise $50,000 more than ever before ...

Alum Designs New Uniforms to Reflect Cultural Pride for Betty Shabazz Academy Students

The creative genius of author, fashion designer Desmond “Des Money” Owusu, a 2002 graduate of Betty Shabazz Academy on Chicago’s South Side, is always at work. Last month, the 31-year-old organized a unique fashion show at Shabazz featuring his newest ...

Human trafficking takes center stage at movie premiere

A south suburban man is among the cast of “Ring of Silence,” an independent film available online at Amazon.com, which shows why sex trafficking is a $32 billion business

South Side Native Chosen To Lead Development Around Future Obama Center

The Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative has officially named Ghian Foreman as their first CEO and will soon begin implementing their development plan for the Woodlawn, Washington Park, and South Shore neighborhoods on Chicago’s south side. These three neighborhoods surround ...

Chesterfield Community Council Prepares To Host Annual Home Expo

The Chesterfield Community Council will host its 15th Annual Greater Chatham Home Expo on April 20 from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Tuley Park Field House, 501 E. 90th Place. The event will serve as a one-stop shop ...

COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS AND RESIDENTS COME TOGETHER TO DEDICATE A NEW PUBLIC SCULPTURE

Woodlawn residents recently gathered at the corner of E. 61st Street and S. Cottage Grove Avenue, right in front of the new Jewel-Osco store, to participate in a dedication ceremony for the new 17-foot sculpture known as the Wonder of ...

Gift of Hope Will Open Community Partnership Center On The South Side

Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network recently acquired a 48,000 square-foot three-story-building at 7936 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in the Chatham neighborhood that will soon be transformed into a Community Partnership Center. The building will be home to ...

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO UNVEILS NEW TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION, AND LOGISTICS CENTER

A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held at Olive-Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave., to celebrate the completion of the school’s new Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (TDL) Center. The facility will prepare students for the many TDL jobs and careers ...

Major Athletic Brand Partners With South Side Business To Talk About Probation Reform

Global sportswear company, Puma, recently released the Clyde Court #Reform sneakers which are more than just a basketball shoe, they are part of a movement. The new sneakers made their debut in Chicago at The Alpha Space, 2014 S. Michigan ...

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