Last Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved Mesa Development’s proposal for Vue53, a Hyde Park commercial and residential development that would replace a Mobil gas station and adjoining car wash on 53rd Street, just north of Nichols Park.
by Osita Nwanevu •
About ten minutes before State Representative Christian Mitchell’s first open house last Saturday, a tall man walks in with a large tray of sandwiches.
by Taro Matsuno •
It may be some time before the Michael Reese Hospital site is developed, though as long as the city continues to own the property, the clock is ticking.
by Jeanne Lieberman •
“Something needs to be done, and something needs to be done now!” Reverend Booker Steven Vance’s canorous voice enveloped the crowd that filled West Point Missionary Baptist Church in Bronzeville. “Something needs to be done now,” repeated a rather tall,…
by Jassmine Rabii •
The galvanizing effect that Barack Obama’s campaign has had on the South Side community is reflected in the recent organizing success of SOUL, a nonprofit coalition of congregations known as the Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation. By its own…
by Chicago Weekly Staff •
On January 31, the Chicago Reader ran a feature exploring the local elections taking place on Super Tuesday. The message of change dominating the presidential primary was also infecting local races, the Reader argued, and for the first time in…