Community Focus


South Side Principal Brings School From The Verge Of Closing To A Level 1+ Rating

At one point, Esmond Elementary in the Morgan Park neighborhood was under-performing and on the verge of being closed permanently. Where many educators would have looked at Esmond as a lost cause, Dr. Angela Tucker saw the school as an ...

New entertainment complex coming to South Shore

The resurrection of South Shore continues with new developments from a full-service grocery store set to open later this year to an upcoming project that will include a movie theatre.

8th Ward Alderman Shares Information About Responsibilities and Challenges

Michelle Harris is Alderman of Chicago’s 8th Ward which includes parts of South Shore, Chatham, Calumet Heights, Pullman, Avalon Park, Burnside and South Chicago with about 51,000 residents living in the ward, according to Alderman Harris’s website.

Local Couple Presents Natural Hair Care Line To Investors On Shark Tank

Kim and Tim Lewis are high school sweethearts, parents and co-founders of CurlMix, a clean beauty brand for curly hair. The pair recently had an opportunity to pitch CurlMix to a panel of big name investors on the mid-season premiere ...

South Shore gets a full-service grocery store

A full-service grocery store is set to open this fall in South Shore and that means residents no longer have to live in the middle of a food dessert.

Ald. Leslie Hairston Announces Long Awaited Grocery Store

Stakeholders in Chicago’s 5th Ward who’ve been waiting on a grocery store to replace the vacant Dominick’s in the Jeffery Plaza shopping center stood with Ald. Leslie Hairston at an announcement of the site opening under new ownership recently.

Keith Ovid Tate, A Shining Star in the Greater Chatham Community

Luke 12:48 discusses that we have been entrusted with certain God-given treasures, and faithfulness requires that we manage those treasures wisely and unselfishly. If we are blessed with talents, wealth, knowledge, time, and the like, it is expected that we ...

Comcast honors civil rights activists with new exhibit

Comcast Corporation honored six, local civil rights activists with a new exhibit recently unveiled at the DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago’s South Side. The exhibit, “Voices of the Civil Rights Movement,” is available online and features interviews ...


Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore along with Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, the entire Cook County Board of Commissioners, and community members recently gathered to recognize Maya French for her success as a young entrepreneur and her achievement of ...


Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon, and Sixth Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer recently gathered with community members to celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Whitney M. Young Jr. Branch Library, located on 415 E. 79th ...

Dr. King honored by McDonald’s with free breakfast

A Chatham businesswoman recently sponsored a free breakfast at her South Side restaurant as a way to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin L. King Jr.

COAL Hosts First Coalition Power Breakfast Of The Year

The Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) recently hosted their first Coalition Power Breakfast of the new year at BJ’s Market, 8734 S. Stony Island Ave., and invited attorney James D. Montgomery, Sr. to be their honored guest. The monthly ...

Retail Thrive Zones exist in eight communities across the city including, South Shore, Chatham, Englewood, and West Pullman and applications are available now

“This is a win-win for the community. It’s a win for the businesses that need additional resources just to get over the hump and to assist them in bringing their dreams to life and then it’s a win for the ...

Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) January Power Breakfast to Feature Iconic Criminal and Civil Attorney James D. Montgomery Sr.

The Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) kicks off its 2019 Coalition Power Breakfast series by hosting attorney James D. Montgomery, Sr. The monthly breakfast will be held on Saturday, January 5, from 8:30AM until 11:00AM at BJ’s Market, 8734 ...

Advocate South Suburban and Advocate Trinity Names New President

Following a nationwide search, Advocate South Suburban and Advocate Trinity Hospitals have recently named Rashard Johnson, a young African American man originally from South Florida, as their new president. Johnson has a high level of experience in overseeing multi-facility health ...