Local residents are challenging Digital Realty’s proposal to expand its data center at 350 E. Cermak Rd. near McCormick Place and Wintrust Arena, which supports area companies’ digital computing needs, because of potential environmental harm.
By the end of 2023, South and West Side churchgoers will have access to new digital healthcare technology.
The Rev. Henry A. Barlow, DTh, has founded the Faith 1 Network, a coalition of ten churches on the South and West Sides of Chicago that are partnering with hospitals, healthcare education services, and mental health services to improve quality of life and wellness.
Pickleball has come to Grant Park.
The sport combines elements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton into one family-friendly game. Players compete in singles or doubles on a court that looks like a tennis court but is much smaller. Instead of tennis rackets, players use paddles and a plastic ball.
Saint Ignatius College Prep purchased the former Lakeside Bank branch building across the street from the high school recently, with the intention of incorporating it into its adjoining Rice Park athletic facilities.
Murder Across the Ocean, an award-winning murder mystery by author Charlene Wexler, has been re-released by a new publisher, Speaking Volumes.
A $121 million project that includes mixed-income housing, commercial offices, and retail space has won a Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD) request for proposals to redevelop an historic City-owned property on Pershing Road.
Lily Hirt, who all her life has lived on Loomis Street near Our Lady of the Holy Family Parish on the Near West Side and now is attending the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, has earned a Stamps Family Scholarship.
United Parcel Service (UPS) has a new package facility, located at 3740 S. Morgan St. in Bridgeport.
The 178,500 square foot facility employs about 250 employees, 100 of whom are filling new positions.
The George G. Kaufman Center for Financial Policy Studies at the Quinlan School of Business of Loyola University Chicago’s 2023 Policy Conference will examine “Recent Turmoil in Banking Markets: Evidence, Causes, Regulatory Response, Lessons, and Future Needs” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Loyola’s Schreiber Center, 16 E. Pearson St. 9th Floor, Wintrust Hall, Chicago.
With the help of a number of our readers, we were able to publish the November issue of Gazette Chicago and we hope to publish our popular December holiday issue as well. Thank you!
Last month, we let you know that due to the current precarious financial state of newspapers in the United States and the economic strains on our advertisers and suppliers wrought by the COVID pandemic of the last few years, it is a struggle to generate enough revenue to be able to publish a print edition of Gazette Chicago. Financial conditions forced us to skip publishing our September issue this year.
Bad ideas never fully go away, do they?
Way back in 2014, the City of Chicago approved plans for a new annex to the Digital Realty data center in the South Loop area as part of a Planned Development. When the PD approval lapsed without Digital Realty building the new structure, however, local residents thought the plan was dead.
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Free admission is available at the:
Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., every Wednesday after 4 p.m.
DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center, 740 E. 56th Pl., every Wednesday.
Field Museum, 1400 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., Tuesday, Nov. 7; Friday, Nov. 10; and the Tuesdays of Nov. 14, 28, and Dec. 5 and 12.
Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Letters to the Editor
Sunday, Oct. 15, was a beautiful day even though it was raining in the early morning. The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) chose to close down the New Maxwell Street Market that day. It also closed down the market the week before. And it also substantially shortened the season of the market, ending at the end of October, stopping the vendors from selling during the busy Christmas shopping season.
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