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Fruit Orchard Will Add To Selection At West Side Neighborhood Market

The Eco Orchard will begin producing fruit in the spring of 2019, according to Taylor. There is still a lot of planning and coordinating that needs to be done to make sure that the orchard is the perfect place to ...

8TH WARD ALDERMAN MICHELLE A HARRIS ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR RESIDENCE

For clarification, this is not a CHA development, nor CHA housing. The project is subsidized by CHA to assist independent seniors through the Property Rental Assistance (PRA) program. PRA is a multi-year commitment for a given number of units to ...

DuSable Museum Founder Wanted Black People To Understand Africa

In 1961 Dr. Margaret Burroughs and her husband founded the Ebony Museum for Negro History on the first floor of their home. The museum eventually grew out of their home at 3806 S. Michigan Ave. and in 1973 they moved ...

Afrocentric History Lesson Performed By Students At Betty Shabazz Academy

Students at Betty Shabazz Academy recently participated in the third annual Living Wax Museum at the school. Students were tasked with choosing a historical black figure to research and portray at the event. The entire school participated in the Living ...

Military BOOTS Program Connects Youth With Military Opportunities

Military BOOTS (Beyond, Objectives, Obstacles, Training Science) is being offered, by CAPs, at no cost to the student and prepares participants to pass the U.S. Military Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) entrance exam. Students receive a minimum of 80 ...

New Grocery Store Adds To Recent South Side Developments

Community leaders recently broke ground on a new Jewel-Osco coming to the northwest corner of 61st St. and S. Cottage Grove Ave. in Woodlawn. The 48,000 square foot store will provide quality food options to the neighborhood as well as ...

New Housing Development Combines Old And New In Historic Chicago Neighborhood

This is a rare project because it includes the construction of a new building on an empty lot and the restoration of two historic buildings on either side of the lot, according to the Pullman Artspace winter update on the ...

Fourth Ward Gives Advice On Preventing Carjackings

There has been an increase in motor vehicle theft in the second police district compared to last year, according to CPD’s week eight CompStat report for District two. The CompStat report shows that for the month of February motor vehicle ...

Traditional West African Performance At Garfield Park Conservatory

“The performance is Amazing African and it is based on West African drumming and dancing and acrobatic style dancing. It features one male dancer in several performances in addition to the drumming and music.

MSI Introduces Low-Sensory Mornings

“This program invites guests with sensory needs, including those with autism and who prefer a quieter experience, to explore MSI at their own pace. We’ve been hearing feedback from our guests who are interested in exploring the Museum in this ...

University Professor Hopeful for Future of Black America

“Fifty years out from the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., African- Americans are still dealing with the same issues Dr. King talked about,” said Harris. “We’re still dealing with incarceration. Our poverty rates have not changed much. More ...

Bronzeville Museum Kicks Off Its 20th Year Anniversary

The Bronzeville Children's Museum located at 9301 South Stony Island in Chicago, Illinois will kick-off its 20th Year Anniversary Celebration with year long events.

Young authors find inspiration from leaders in African American history

During an African American Literary Festival, in partnership with the Soulful Chicago Book Fair, author Patience Kirkland, said she loves Angelou’s poetry and the way she worded her poems.

State Officials continue Hospital Assessment Negotiations

“Our overall goal for the program going forward should be to ensure that payments to hospitals follow services for Medicaid beneficiaries,” Hoffman said. “Dollars should be invested in a way that makes sure quality care is provided to those with ...

City Breaks Ground on Upcoming Whitney Young Library

“The revitalization of critical neighborhood assets like the Whitney Young Library branch are paramount for our Chatham residents,” said Alderman Roderick Sawyer of the 6th Ward. “This investment in the library’s facilities and infrastructure will provide our patrons with safe ...