A day after Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other elected officials joined community members in Chatham to celebrate the victory.
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Lightfoot Celebrates Biden-Harris Victory, End of ‘National Nightmare’
Nov 8, 2020 | Grace Del Vecchio
Photos: Celebrations in Chicago as Biden Defeats Trump
Nov 7, 2020 | Grace Del Vecchio
As news spread of Joe Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump, Chicagoans took to the streets in protest and celebration, shaking off the tense energy and uncertainty that has followed in the wake of Tuesday’s election.
In North Lawndale, Concerns Over Proposal to Consolidate 3 CPS Elementary Schools
Nov 1, 2020 | Grace Del Vecchio
Community members, parents and officials are voicing their concerns over a proposal to close three elementary schools with dwindling enrollment and replace them with a new, state-of-the-art facility.
Protesters Call for Divestment from Animal Agriculture, Closure of Slaughterhouses
Sep 27, 2020 | Grace Del Vecchio
Protesters lined the corner of Austin Boulevard and Fullerton Avenue on Sunday, holding signs linking animals to viral outbreaks, like Ebola and COVID-19. One sign simply read: “We are one pandemic away from collapse.”
People’s Budget of Chicago Seeks to Educate, Get Community Input on City Budget
Sep 26, 2020 | Grace Del Vecchio
Each year, city officials define a budget for Chicago. While the city budget process includes public hearings, an event Saturday sought to get community input on their budget priorities.
75th Street Boardwalk Celebrates Grand Opening in Chatham
Sep 6, 2020 | Grace Del Vecchio
Plywood used to board up businesses in the wake of civil unrest this summer is now a sign of economic growth and engagement in one South Side community.
University of Chicago Students End 7-Day Occupation Outside Provost’s Home
Sep 6, 2020 | Grace Del Vecchio
Student activists calling for the disbandment of the University of Chicago Police Department ended their weeklong occupation of the 4900 block of South Greenwood Avenue in Kenwood on Friday.
South Shore Celebrates 3rd Annual Back Alley Jazz Series
Aug 24, 2020 | Grace Del Vecchio
Jazz musicians set up in driveways, front lawns and other outdoor spaces as part of this year’s Back Alley Jazz — a series of pop-up concerts inspired by performances that took place across the South Side in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Dozens of Protesters Reunited with Bicycles Confiscated by Police in July
Aug 23, 2020 | Grace Del Vecchio
Chicago police confiscated 76 bicycles from protesters at a July 17 demonstration in Grant Park that turned violent, leaving many without their primary mode of transportation. About two dozen were reunited with their bikes Sunday.
Community Members in Pilsen Denounce Trump, DeJoy at ‘Save the Post Office’ Protest
Aug 22, 2020 | Grace Del Vecchio
Outside the Cesar Chavez Pilsen Post Office on Saturday, activists demanded the resignation of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and showed support for a House bill to reverse recent changes to the U.S. Postal Service as part of a nationwide day action.