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Why Obama's Presidential Library Belongs in a South Side Park

Leon Finney | Posted 03.17.2015 | Chicago
Leon Finney

It is odd to hear people who have no connection to the South Side rail against the idea of putting Obama's Presidential Library in a South Side park.

President Obama, Let's Make History! Create Our 402nd National Park and Chicago's First at Pullman

Theresa Pierno | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Labor Day isn't just a day for barbecues and being with family and friends. The holiday has ties to the South Side of Chicago in the Pullman neighborh...

Chicago Bulls' Nazr Mohammed Spearheads 2nd Annual Fundraiser for Chicago Youth

Erica Watson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago
Erica Watson

Sadly, my aspirations of dancing on the United Center floor did not happen for me. But for one young kid from Hyde Park, his dream to play for the Chicago Bulls became a reality.

School Closings Pose Big Challenge for Chicago Public Schools

Lorraine Forte | Posted 06.25.2013 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

As the saying goes, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Unfortunately, that saying does not bode well for the thousands of children who will be displaced when 54 schools shut down this year.

My South Side

Terrence Chappell | Posted 05.19.2013 | Black Voices
Terrence Chappell

I don't live life by statistics, nor do I navigate through life over selling my identity as some brand. However, my identity as a black man from the South Side of Chicago is a part of who I am.

Let's Get One Million Kids Cooking

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Our vision is to be a change agent, industry and thought leader in promoting wellness in the fight against childhood obesity. We have an incredible call list of friends, activators, influencers and doers across the globe ready to join us in making this vision become a reality.

LOOK: Campaign Urges Advertisers To Include Kids With Disabilities

Posted 12.09.2012 | Impact

Seven-year-old Abby Scott of Chicago has cerebral palsy. Despite her age, she has already been brutally confronted with the stigma of her disorder, pa...

Obama Team Says President Will Not Lead Bud Billiken Parade

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

Organizers of the annual Bud Billiken Parade on Chicago's South Side insisted Wednesday that President Barack Obama had been confirmed as the grand ma...

Jennifer Hudson and Weight Watchers: The Real Commercial

Erica Watson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Comedy
Erica Watson

I feel that we should be able to celebrate weight loss or any other accomplishment without taking a jab at our former selves.

Boy, 11, Shot On Violent Chicago Day

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

An 11-year-old boy who was playing outside with friends on an unseasonably warm day was shot Tuesday afternoon in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. ...

PHOTOS: South Side Irish Parade Returns

Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

The South Side Irish parade returned Sunday after a two-year hiatus, and organizers said the revamped parade was a success. The popular parade, wh...

As Some Schools Plunge Into Technology, Poor Schools Are Left Behind

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. CHICAGO -- On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as h...

Joseph Erbentraut

Public Art Project Aims To Reinvigorate Chicago's South Side | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.23.2011 | Chicago

When Brooklyn-based photographer Emily Schiffer first arrived on Chicago's South Side, it wasn't long before the widespread desolation and vacancy ove...

Cheap Trick To Open Music Venue, Museum In Chicago

AP | Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The rock band Cheap Trick plans to open a museum and music venue on Chicago's South Side. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Thursday that the ...

Man Drives Himself To Chicago Hospital After Being Shot In The Head

Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

A man driving on the South Side early Monday was shot in the head -- but still managed to drive himself to a nearby hospital. The Chicago Tribune ...

Chicago Soul Food Disappearing As Blacks Leave

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Duct tape covers a large crack in the premier booth at Hard Time Josephine's Cooking, where waitresses call you "sweetie" and customer...

Driver Charged In West Pullman Crash That Killed Toddler

Posted 11.04.2011 | Chicago

A 23-month-old girl was killed and her grandmother hospitalized Saturday following a traffic collision in Chicago's West Pullman neighborhood. Domi...

Protesters: U Of C Medical Center Needs To Treat Gunshot Victims

Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

Protesters who pitched tents in front of the University of Chicago Medical Center over the weekend plan to stick around Monday, hoping they can convin...

Suburban Youth Baseball Association Helps Chicago Team After Theft

Oak Forest, IL Patch | Ross Jacobson Email the Author | Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

Mike Staunton had seen the impact Oak Forest Baseball Association (OFBA) could make on young kids. His two sons--ages 12 and 10--had both been playing...

Boy, 13, Gunned Down While Playing Basketball

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

A 13-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing basketball with friends on the city's South Side Monday night, and police do not believe the child wa...

Matt Sledge

Chicago's Black Population Dwindles, Census Numbers Show | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices

The 2010 Census reveals that Chicago's black population is leaving -- to Houston, to Dallas, to Atlanta and to the other black talent-magnet cities of...

Woman Caught In Crossfire Near South Side Beach Dies From Injuries

Posted 08.01.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Memorial Day death toll grew Tuesday, after a woman who was shot in the head in the South Side's Hyde Park neighborhood Monday night died fr...

Fresh Moves Food Bus Set To Deliver Fruit, Vegetables To Chicago's Food Deserts

Red Eye Chicago | Lolly Bowean, Tribune Reporter | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago

In Steven Casey's Englewood neighborhood, milk and eggs, bread and bologna are easy to find. "In the 'hood, you can get meat all day long," he said. "...

Nurses See Extra Burden In South Side Emergency Rooms

Gapers Block | Posted 06.16.2011 | Chicago

Reasheal Lehmann joined the line of people on East 59th Street in front of the University of Chicago Medical Center. An emergency room nurse at the ho...

Two Children Shot While Playing In South Side Yard

Posted 06.10.2011 | Chicago

On an unseasonably warm Sunday, at least two children were shot, seven others injured and one killed in shootings on Chicago's South Side. About 4...