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In Chicago’s Bronzeville a new wave of resurgence is picking up steam

...are Pilgrim Baptist Church at 3301 S. Indiana Avenue and the former Sunset Café at 315 E. 35th Street.  Under the direction of Thomas A. Dorsey and featuring singers, such as Mahalia Jackson, Pilgrim...

...landmarks already mentioned, notable surviving remnants of its former eminence include the Overton Hygienic Building (3619-27 S. State St.), which housed a preeminent African-American cosmetics producer, the first black owned insurance company in...

...producer, the first black owned insurance company in the north at the Supreme Life Building (3501 S. King Drive), and the former homes of Louis Armstrong (421 E. 44th St.), “Native Son” author Richard...

...the Supreme Life Building (3501 S. King Drive), and the former homes of Louis Armstrong (421 E. 44th St.), “Native Son” author Richard Wright (4831 S. Vincennes Ave.), and influential civil rights activist Ida...

...the former homes of Louis Armstrong (421 E. 44th St.), “Native Son” author Richard Wright (4831 S. Vincennes Ave.), and influential civil rights activist Ida B. Wells (3624 S. King Drive...

...author Richard Wright (4831 S. Vincennes Ave.), and influential civil rights activist Ida B. Wells (3624 S. King Drive...

...and Prairie Avenues between 31st and 36th, the Giles-Calumet District on the 3700 and 3800 block of Giles and 3800 block of Calumet Avenue, and the Washington Park Court District between 4900 and...

...and 36th, the Giles-Calumet District on the 3700 and 3800 block of Giles and 3800 block of Calumet Avenue, and the Washington Park Court District between 4900 and 4959 S. Washington Park Ct.  On...

...and 3800 block of Calumet Avenue, and the Washington Park Court District between 4900 and 4959 S. Washington Park Ct.  On the 3200 block of Calumet Avenue, the Roloson Row Houses, Frank Lloyd Wright’s...

...most hyped upcoming additions to Bronzeville is the Mariano’s grocery store under construction at S. Martin Luther King Drive and 39th Street.  With its sleek design by Johnson and Lee Architects, who also designed Chinatown’s Ping...

...Street between Martin Luther King Drive and Cottage Grove Avenue.  At the west end at 436 E. 47th Street, a large 1920s era building and former site of a black-owned department store has...

...been transformed into the new home of Gallery Guichard.  As with the previous location at 35th and S. Martin Luther King Drive, the new 4,000 square foot ground floor gallery space displays African art created by...

...the Green Line station through several ventures.  In 2010, the Bronzeville Community Garden opened at 51st and Calumet Avenue, delivering fresh food, gardening tutelage and workshops, and a locale for avid chess players.  On...

Additionally, two inland parks are slated to receive major enhancements.  Ellis Park, at 35th and S. Cottage Grove Avenue, will be obtaining a new $11 million field house imbued with steel and precast concrete...

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One notable surviving structure is the old Chicago Defender Building at 3435 S. Indiana Ave.  The nationally circulated weekly newspaper was pivotal in promoting Chicago and other northern cities as...

Two nearby buildings that are significant for their musical history are Pilgrim Baptist Church at 3301 S. Indiana Avenue and the former Sunset Café at 315 E. 35th Street.  Under the direction of Thomas...

...the Washington Park Court District between 4900 and 4959 S. Washington Park Ct.  On the 3200 block of Calumet Avenue, the Roloson Row Houses, Frank Lloyd Wright’s singular row house development and among his...

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Have you visited the new coffeehouse on 61st & St Laurence and the new squash court and cleared real estate on 61st & Cottage Grove where the University of Chicago is building a new hotel.

    Woodlawn and the historic Washington Park community is being regentrified in your face, and elitist white people are not asking permission from African-Americans in Chicago!!!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Mr.A West Woodlawn, do you identify yourself as African-American?

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Fifth crash-and-grab suspect nabbed during traffic stop

Darring, of the 3500 block of South Rhodes, was scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

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He was taken into custody about 7:45 p.m. Monday during a traffic stop in the 8600 block of South Morgan, police said. The officers realized he was wanted in connection with a burglary from 2014, and he was arrested.

But police obtained key forensic evidence from the Neiman Marcus at 737 N. Michigan after a stolen van crashed into the store on Dec. 10 and thieves made off with luxury goods, Roy said. He wouldn't provide details on what kind of evidence was recovered.

The other four charged in the string of high-profile burglaries include Kenneth C. Greene, 23, of the 5600 block of South Emerald; Hershel Phillips, 18, of the 5800 block of South Peoria; and Jawon Sellers, 24, and Tommie Adams, 22, both of the 10100 block of South LaSalle.

The other four charged in the string of high-profile burglaries include Kenneth C. Greene, 23, of the 5600 block of South Emerald; Hershel Phillips, 18, of the 5800 block of South Peoria; and Jawon Sellers, 24, and Tommie Adams, 22, both of the 10100 block of South LaSalle.

The other four charged in the string of high-profile burglaries include Kenneth C. Greene, 23, of the 5600 block of South Emerald; Hershel Phillips, 18, of the 5800 block of South Peoria; and Jawon Sellers, 24, and Tommie Adams, 22, both of the 10100 block of South LaSalle.

Other crash-and-grabs attributed to the crew include the Sept. 15 burglary of a Moncler boutique at 33 East Oak Street in the Gold Coast and the Nov. 26 burglary of a Cisco Nyc store in the 4000 block of West Madison, police said.

Other crash-and-grabs attributed to the crew include the Sept. 15 burglary of a Moncler boutique at 33 East Oak Street in the Gold Coast and the Nov. 26 burglary of a Cisco Nyc store in the 4000 block of West Madison, police said.

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Fifth Crash-And-Grab Suspect Nabbed During Traffic Stop

Darring, of the 3500 block of South Rhodes, was scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

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He was taken into custody about 7:45 p.m. Monday during a traffic stop in the 8600 block of South Morgan, police said. The officers realized he was wanted in connection with a burglary from 2014, and he was arrested.

But police obtained key forensic evidence from the Neiman Marcus at 737 N. Michigan after a stolen van crashed into the store on Dec. 10 and thieves made off with luxury goods, Roy said. He wouldn’t provide details on what kind of evidence was recovered.

The other four charged in the string of high-profile burglaries include Kenneth C. Greene, 23, of the 5600 block of South Emerald; Hershel Phillips, 18, of the 5800 block of South Peoria; and Jawon Sellers, 24, and Tommie Adams, 22, both of the 10100 block of South LaSalle.

The other four charged in the string of high-profile burglaries include Kenneth C. Greene, 23, of the 5600 block of South Emerald; Hershel Phillips, 18, of the 5800 block of South Peoria; and Jawon Sellers, 24, and Tommie Adams, 22, both of the 10100 block of South LaSalle.

The other four charged in the string of high-profile burglaries include Kenneth C. Greene, 23, of the 5600 block of South Emerald; Hershel Phillips, 18, of the 5800 block of South Peoria; and Jawon Sellers, 24, and Tommie Adams, 22, both of the 10100 block of South LaSalle.

Other crash-and-grabs attributed to the crew include the Sept. 15 burglary of a Moncler boutique at 33 East Oak Street in the Gold Coast and the Nov. 26 burglary of a Cisco Nyc store in the 4000 block of West Madison, police said.

Other crash-and-grabs attributed to the crew include the Sept. 15 burglary of a Moncler boutique at 33 East Oak Street in the Gold Coast and the Nov. 26 burglary of a Cisco Nyc store in the 4000 block of West Madison, police said.

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5th suspect charged in 'crash-and-grab' investigation

...made off with about $100,000 worth of purses, according to police. Darring, of the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue, was arrested Monday on a minor traffic violation in the 8600 block of South Morgan...

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Police investigate a van wedged in the Neiman Marcus store in the 700 block of North Michigan Avenue in Chicago after it was used in a crash-and-grab burglary Dec. 10, 2014.

A Dodge Caravan plowed through the front door of EZ Pawn in the 6700 block of South Western Avenue on Tuesday. Several people swiped electronics and other items before fleeing on foot.

...block of South Rhodes Avenue, was arrested Monday on a minor traffic violation in the 8600 block of South Morgan Street, and officers determined he was wanted in connection with the burglary...

At the time of the burglary, police said officers were called to the 1600 block of North Wells Street about 5 a.m. after a burglar alarm sounded at the store. When investigators arrived they found shattered glass in front of the Luxury Garage Sale store, 1658 N. Wells St., officials said.

At the time of the burglary, police said officers were called to the 1600 block of North Wells Street about 5 a.m. after a burglar alarm sounded at the store. When investigators arrived they found shattered glass in front of the Luxury Garage Sale store, 1658 N. Wells St., officials said.

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How Hyde Park Got Its Groove Back

At the corner of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue, in an increasingly bustling patch of Hyde Park, sits the Promontory, the newest restaurant-club...

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All history begins in the local

...it right away because the Administration Building was occupied by students. Two big high rises, 1700 E. 56th Street and Cornell Village were just opening. Regents Park would come just a couple of years...

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Ray getting room

...school’s Culture and Climate Committee met with parents and volunteers Saturday morning at Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark, Ave., to discuss plans to convert an old storage room in the basement of the...

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LGBTQ Creating Change 2016 in Chicago

...place on Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago Urban League ( 4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 ). Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by sending an email...

36 hours ago

Silver Room Leaving 'Tacos and Beer'-Focused Wicker Park For Hyde Park

Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, which also includes an art gallery and an independently run juice bar in the back half of the store, will be moving from 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave. to 1506 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park at the end of the month, he announced Tuesday.

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Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, which also includes an art gallery and an independently run juice bar in the back half of the store, will be moving from 1442 N. Milwaukee Ave. to 1506 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park at the end of the month, he announced Tuesday.

Luparello donates the wall along his dry cleaners building at 1438 N. Milwaukee Ave. to Williams at no cost every year, so graffiti artists can paint the wall as well as the back walls of the cleaners and The Silver Room.

Williams started "Square One," a restaurant, juice bar and magazine shop at 1561 N. Milwaukee Ave., in 2001, which he sold to Earwax, a vegetarian cafe a year later. Today it's a Doc Martens store.

Next Month, Williams, 45, will debut Needs, a high-end men's clothing shop at 1410 N. Milwaukee Ave, in the same storefront where he started The Silver Room before moving a few doors north in 2005.

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'Wintry mix' blamed for major delays on CTA's Green, Pink and Yellow lines

Chicago firefighters climb a ladder after assisting more than 20 people from a disabled CTA green line train onto a different train Tuesday, March 3, 2015 near South State Street and East 38th Street

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N'DIGO's Publisher Wants to Know What Chuy and Rahm Will Do For Our Neighborhoods

...was that he addressed food deserts. Walgreens now has food. He brought Mariano’s to 39th and King, and brought Whole Foods to Englewood. The question is, will people in Englewood be able...

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