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Editorial: ‘Bronzeville Lakefront’ to rise from the ashes of old Michael Reese site

“Bronzeville,” the name of one of Chicago’s most historically important neighborhoods, was first coined by James Gentry, the theater editor of a newspaper called The Chicago Bee. That weekly paper, edited mostly by women, had run a competition for the “Mayor of Bronzeville,” but it was the great Chicago Defender that popularized the moniker, reclaiming it from the prior racist pejorative known ...
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Boy, 16, gravely wounded in one of last week’s mass shootings has died, officials say

A teenager who had been gravely wounded in one of three mass shootings in six hours last week has died, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Davion Wright, 16, of the 3400 block of West Grenshaw Street in the Homan Square neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 5:50 p.m. Friday at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he had been since he was one of five people shot in North ...
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Adult, Child Injured When SUV Plows Into Liquor Store In South Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — An adult and a child were injured Sunday evening when a sport-utility vehicle crashed into a store at in South Chicago. At 8:27 p.m., the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe was head west in the parking lot of AB Food & Liquor at 7908 S. Exchange Ave. – on the boundary between South Chicago and South Shore – when the Tahoe hit the front door of the store.
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The City of Chicago Provides Cooling Tips and Resources For Residents During Extreme Heat Emergencies

The City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS), and other City departments and sister agencies will provide resources for residents to find relief from extreme heat emergencies this summer. Resources include access to cooling centers, Chicago Park District splash pads, Chicago Public Library locations and more to get relief from high temperatures and humidity that can posea health and safety threat.
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A year after Christopher Columbus statues were removed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, city review of monuments is still ongoing

One year ago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park torn down in the dark of night. Lightfoot justified the extraordinary move as a temporary safety precaution aimed at preventing more clashes between Chicago police and protesters. The mayor then followed her decision to remove the statue and two others depicting Columbus by creating a review process for ...
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Chicago provides cooling tips, resources for residents during extreme heat

CHICAGO — With hot temperatures entering the area this weekend, city officials have provided resources for residents to find relief from extreme heat emergencies. Resources include access to cooling centers, Chicago Park District splash pads, Chicago Public Library locations. “Every one of our residents deserves safe shelter from the summer...
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‘Mega-development’ for the Chicago's South Side gets official nod

The Chicago City Council has approved the sale of the former Michael Reese Hospital site and zoning for a $4 billion mixed-use redevelopment, inching the proposed Bronzeville lakefront project closer to breaking ground. The $97 million sale of the medical campus will allow a coalition of development companies to move...
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