Behind Homan Square lies Homan Rails Farm, a beautiful garden in the center of the North Lawndale neighborhood where The Gardeneers provide the community with healthy food options and programs for youth.Read More
North Lawndale residents are doing many things to combat violence in the area. Their actions range from enjoying local sporting events to peace gatherings to help with relief and starting conversations, which builds a place where North Lawndale residents are able to advocate for a better life.Read More
When Cinemas 10 Entertainment was first opened in 1997, it was the most accessible movie theater in Chicago’s North Lawndale area.Read More
By featuring comedians from the mental health, chronic illness and disability communities, Who Dis is trying to change the landscape of comedy in Chicago.
The North Lawndale community gathered for the 4th Annual Arts Festival, Hip-Hop Revival, and Jam for Justice on August 3. People enjoyed a barbecue, bought art pieces, and watched break dancers from all corners of the city showcase their moves.Read More
On June 15th, Chicago introduced its residents to a new way to get around the city: E-Scooters. Recently, there has been there has been a strong presence of these scooters, especially in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
The CTA plays a large part in the lives of many Chicagoans. With over 1.6 million bus and train trips said to be taken on the average weekday, it's clear that the public transportation system is functioning well despite recent competition from ridesharing apps like Lyft and Uber. But just how well is CTA serving its West side customers?Read More
On the corner of Wood Street and Cermak Road, right in the heart of Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood is Caniceria Maribel, a corner store with a strong name and an even stronger place in the community.Read More
HoopsHigh has a great lineup of basketball action lined up ahead for fans this summer.
It all begins on July 25 with the inaugural dunk contest followed by the All Star Game during the 2019 Mid Summer Fun Fest.Read More
The Taste of Chicago is a large food festival, held annually in Grant Park . The event
brings a variety of food, games, vendors. For many attending, child safety could be an
underlying concern among the minds of parents.Read More
Many cite the Taste of Chicago as the biggest food festival in the world, with many kinds of delicious food all in one place.. For Zhen Heinemann, director of Visitors Experiences at the Taste of Chicago, it’s important to have accessibility be a main focus for the festival.Read More
The Taste of Chicago consisted of 82 eateries including a multitude of Asian cuisine. Yet, some reflected the “Americanized” version of it. Asian Americans can tell the difference.Read More
Despite the large security presence and bag check at the 39th annual Taste of Chicago, locals in attendance were not intimidated by law enforcement officials overseeing the event.Read More
The Taste of Chicago is one of the city’s biggest family-oriented food festivals that gives the public diverse food options to enjoy. This year, the Taste of Chicago had a total of eighty-two vendors, including five-day vendors and pop-ups. Twenty-seven gave vegan options, and eleven out of the twenty-seven were just desserts, sending a message to those looking for vegan options that the Taste of Chicago may not be the festival for them.Read More
Kuumba Tre-Ahm Community Garden will be hosting a Food Sovereignty Action Day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.Read More
After 25 years, a West Humboldt Park support home for formerly incarcerated women is close to being shuttered. When Leslie Brown-Simmons became the first woman in Illinois to be granted clemency, she experienced first-hand the difficult transition out of incarceration and opened Leslie’s place in 1994, hoping to ease the process for other women.Read More
The Lawndale Christian Health Center will host an open house on May 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to commemorate the opening of the new senior center and event space at their facility located at 3745 W Ogden Ave.Read More
Get your soil tested for heavy metal contamination for free on Tuesday, April 30 at the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., from 6-8 p.m.Read More
Saturday April 13th--SAIC Homan Square will be hosting Saturday Cyphers:The Infinite Cypher with musing Hip Hop duo Mother Nature made up of Klevah Knox (Shasta Mathews) and T.R.U.T.H (Tierney Reed). The event will kick-off the spring edition of SAIC’s Homan Square Saturday Cyphers, a program founded by Dr. Ife Williams of SAIC as an initiative to encourage community and kinship through hip-hop.Read More