A proposed new Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school is both welcome and opposed by local residents, with some looking forward to better educational facilities and others wondering why the City will build the school where affordable and public housing was supposed to be.
Is the MAT Asphalt plant at 2055 W. Pershing Rd. a good McKinley Park area neighbor following environmental standards? Or is it a nuisance causing bad odors and jeopardizing local residents’ health and safety?
Ernest Crim III regularly takes his 300,000 TikTok followers on Black history field trips. In a recent video, Crim brought viewers on a virtual tour through the South Side food desert in which he grew up. At the beginning of the video, he points out the link between elevated levels of heart disease in the Black community and lack of access to fresh foods in divested neighborhoods—such as those on the South and West Sides.
Admirers of the Rev. Arnold Damen, SJ, who built Holy Family Church and Saint Ignatius College on West Roosevelt Road on the Near West Side, gathered on August 4 at Saint Ignatius College Prep for a lecture by Dutch historian Simone Vermeeren, “Uncovering the Odyssey of 19th Century Jesuit Immigrant Arnold Damen, SJ: From the Low Countries to Chicago (1815-1837).”
The reimagining of the Ramova Theater at 35th and Halsted Streets is progressing, though the facility being retooled as a multi-faceted entertainment venue will open a few months later than expected and at a higher cost.
Insight Hospital and Medical Center Chicago, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., in June celebrated its first anniversary since its parent company acquired the former Mercy Hospital.
40th Year of Gazette Chicago
Do you enjoy reading Gazette Chicago every month? Do you appreciate it when Gazette Chicago gives you information about our local communities and the city that you can get nowhere else? Do you like learning about the products and services our advertisers offer?
With this issue, Gazette Chicago enters its volume no. 40, beginning our 40th year of community service. Throughout the next 12 months, we invite you to “take a walk down memory lane” with us and look back on how the newspaper has evolved and the issues and people it has covered over the decades.
With this issue, Gazette Chicago begins its 40th year of publishing. Like any other milestone moment in life, you know that day is coming and yet you say to yourself, “don’t worry, it’s in the future—it won’t be here that quickly.”
Late Breaking News
Greektown is celebrating the National Hellenic Museum’s reopening with the world premiere of Resilience, a photographic exhibition by Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark.
A multi-year partnership between Gateway Foundation and 26 Illinois hospitals, including some in this community, now places addiction treatment specialists inside emergency departments and med-surg floors, leading more people to lifesaving treatment.
Charles Youmans, a South Loop resident, passed away on July 24 after a long illness.
Although summer is in full swing, “back to school” is on the minds of students, parents, and teachers. Gazette Chicago offers a guide to schools in this area. Local schools are vital to a good education, and this area offers several educational options for learning in a great environment and preparation for future success.
During summertime in Chicago, a variety of events provide fun for kids and adults alike. Take advantage of the season through Gazette Chicago’s annual Summer in the City guide, which will help you enjoy unique activities and events.
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Chicago Health Text Initiative
We are interested in learning more about our readers so that we can better serve you. We also request your feedback on a new text messaging service in development.
Estamos interesados en aprender más sobre nuestros lectores para poder servirle mejor. También solicitamos su colaboración en un nuevo servicio de mensajería de texto en el desarrollo.
Emergency Rental Assistance
City of Chicago emergency rental assistance is available for people suffering financial hardship due to a crisis such as loss of job, home fire, or illness. The program is intended to allow families to maintain housing during the time it takes to regain stability….