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Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion Offi cially Opens at Navy Pier, Private Dedication Ceremony Held Sept. 20

Navy Pier, one of the most attended and iconic destinations in the Midwest, has opened its new Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion, a 4,000-square foot facility designed to welcome guests and offer a variety of information as they arrive and navigate ...

THE WOODLAWN PROVIDES UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOUTH SIDERS TO GET CREATIVE

Woodlawn owner Donnell Digby created The Woodlawn in Avalon Park, to be whatever the community needs “After moving back, I started to realize there are a lot of big gaps in our community for resources and outlets and activities for ...

Candidates and Public Officials React to Mayor Emanuel’s Decision Not To Run Again

The Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, recently announced that he would not be pursuing a third term in office and dropped out of the 2019 mayoral election. The unexpected news had public officials and mayoral candidates scrambling to assert their ...

Jobs On The Block Event Connects People With Potential Employers In Their Neighborhood

The Annual Jobs on the Block hiring event was recently held in Englewood on 6600 S. Hermitage Ave. The event is an initiative from the Englewood Quality of Life Plan and brought employers looking to hire into the neighborhood and ...

FINAL LIGHT IN THE NIGHT EVENT HELD IN COLLABORATION WITH CHICAGO’S VISION ZERO

The Garfield Park Community Council recently hosted their final Light in the Night event of the summer near the Kedzie Green Line station, 3200 W. Lake St. The event was created to provide a safe space where community members could ...

SOUTH SIDE STORIES – THE ART AND INFLUENCE OF DR. MARGARET T. BURROUGHS TO OPEN SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 AT THE DUSABLE MUSEUM

The DuSable Museum of African American History announced a new exhibition, South Side Stories – The Art and influence of Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs, 1960-1980. The exhibition will open on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and continue through March 2019 at ...

Grant Memorial AME Church Celebrates 104 Years of God's Faithfulness And Service To The Community

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 South Drexel Boulevard, Chicago, Il will have its 104th Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration on the 9th of September.

NEW POLICE COMMANDER FOR THE 2ND DISTRICT OUTLINES TACTICS AT PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING

A recent public safety meeting, hosted by 4th Ward Alderman, Sophia King, and 3rd Ward Alderman, Pat Dowell, featured detailed information on the tactical strategy to decrease crime in the Chicago Police Department’s 2nd District which is now led by ...

Illinois Department Of Public Health Moves To Lower Action Level For Lead In Blood

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) moves to lower the level at which public health interventions are initiated for children with blood lead levels from 10 micrograms per deciliter (μg/dL) to 5 μg/dL.

Advancing Transport for the Masses: Stark Drive Redefines E-Bike Affordability With an Innovative Folding and Configurable Bike Under $300 USD

Looking to transcend the current standards of the electric bicycle market, Stark Drive, (https://starkdrive.bike/), introduces a new level of personal conveyance and convenience on two wheels with their Stark Drive Mini e-bike.

Black Church to Assemble for ‘Call to Conscience - Day of Action’ Across from White House

Black denominational and faith leaders have scheduled a “Call to Conscience - Day of Action” for September 5th and 6th in Washington DC, the nation’s capital. “We are calling pastors, congregants, and citizens from across the country to join us ...

Balbo Drive Briefly Closed For Hoops in The Hood Cross-City Basketball Tournament

The 12th Annual Hoops in the Hood Cross- City Basketball Tournament was recently hosted by Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago and the Chicago Park District on a one-block stretch of East Balbo Drive, be- tween Columbus and Lake Shore ...

UPCOMING STREET CLOSURE WILL MAKE SPACE FOR 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) will host the 13th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 to 9 on 79th Street between Racine and Loomis in the Auburn Gresham Neighborhood.

Chicago Park District Breaks Ground On Indoor Track and Field Facility

A groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for the brand new state-of-the-art Gately Indoor Track and Field at 744 E. 103rd St. in Pullman which will be the Chicago Park District’s first-ever public indoor track and field facility

Mortgage Industry Leaves Millions of Prospective Homebuyers Behind

“By many metrics, the U.S. housing market in 2018 is on sound footing,” said Chris Herbert, managing director of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies in the center’s annual State of the Nation’s Housing report. “But a number of ...