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Museum of Science & Industry Chicago Announces 10+ Illinois Free Days

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Looking to enjoy one of several scientific exhibits this new year? The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago released its schedule for free museum...

Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium Announces 30+ Free Admission Days in 2024

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Looking to kick off 2024 with a splash? The Shedd Aquarium has unveiled its schedule for free admission days through June 2024. Starting Tuesday, January...
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Debt-Free Before Graduation: 2024 Top Scholarships for Accounting Students

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According to CollegeFactual.com, accounting is the 8th most popular major in the nation. Surprised? During the 2020-2021 academic year, there were more than 99,000...
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Chicago Native Charlene Rhinehart Will Represent Illinois in the 2023 International Ms Pageant 

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CHICAGO, June 24, 2023 /Chicago Southsider/ -- Charlene Rhinehart of Chicago has been selected to represent the state of Illinois in the 2023 International Ms. Pageant. This esteemed event, set...
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Black CPAs in Illinois: Paul G. Stewart Became the 2nd Black CPA in the...

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Paul G. Stewart was a trailblazer in the field of accounting. In 1937, Stewart became one of the few Black CPAs in the country...
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Chicago Southsider Summer Festival & Event Guide – July 2023

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Chicago Southsider Summer Festival and Event Guide – June 2023

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Lorraine Hansberry’s Family Transformed the Face of Woodlawn During World War II. Can Black...

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Reviving Woodlawn: The Legacy of the Hansberry Family and the Future of Black Development in Chicago. Lorraine Hansberry's family made history by becoming one of...
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From Segregation to Integration: How Lorraine Hansberry’s Father used Real Estate to Transform Chicago’s...

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2022 Women to Watch Chicago Southsider

Chicago Southsider Recognizes Inaugural ‘Women to Watch’ Community Influencers for 2022

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Originally published in March 2022 on Facebook Bulletin Chicago Southsider is on a mission to showcase the best of Chicago's South Side one block...
5 Black Developers to build 3-flats in Woodlawn block, replacing 11 vacant lots

Five Black developers transform 11 Woodlawn vacant lots into 30 new homes. Will this...

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appeared at the ribbon cutting for phase one of West Woodlawn Pointe, speaking candidly about how communities like...
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Ida B. Wells Drive: Chicago’s First Major Street Named After a Black Woman

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"Just think. There will be generations that think it's perfectly normal for a major street in downtown Chicago to be named after an African...
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Behind The Trial: Chicago Southsider Teen, Emmett Till, Brutally Murdered for Allegedly Flirting with...

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4 Black-Owned Beverage Shops That Offer Fall Flavors, As Chosen By Our Readers

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Hello October! Leaves start changing colors, and Caramel Apple Cider becomes the drink of the season.
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Chicago Southsider Summer Festival and Event Guide – June 2024

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From music festivals to cultural events, there’s never a dull moment on the South Side of Chicago. If you’re traveling to Chicago or live...
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C3 Impact Fund Launches Women in Real Estate Mentorship Program to Empower Female Investors

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Chicago, IL – March 23, 2024 – C3 Impact Fund, a certified community development financial institution, announced the launch of the Women in Real...
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Chicago Montessori educator advances to Top 15 in “America’s Favorite Teacher” contest

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CHICAGO, April 13, 2024 – Jasmine Williams, a dedicated Montessori educator from Chicago, has successfully advanced to the Top 15 in the country's "America's...
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‘Property Taxes Matter’: Black Homeownership Rates Could Drop Even Lower if Older Adults Are...

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In the United States, where only 44% of Black Americans own homes, a significant risk emerges: many may struggle to maintain their homes as...
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The True Cost of Aging in Place in Chicago: It’s Becoming More Expensive for...

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As the clock strikes 9 am on a tranquil Monday morning, the air in a community center near Bronzeville fills with the rhythmic clacks...

10 Black-Owned Vegan Restaurants to Try in 2024 – Chicago Southsider Guide

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Picture this: soul food that tantalizes your taste buds without compromising on tradition or flavor, all while being 100% plant-based. Imagine tucking into a...

Chicago’s History Museum Announces 25+ Free Admission Days in 2024

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Looking to kick off 2024 with some historical knowledge? The Chicago History Museum has unveiled its schedule for free admission days through March 2024. Starting...

2024 Chicago Restaurant Week: Check Out The South Side Restaurants Participating This Year

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Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, Jan. 19 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 4. During the 17-day celebration, you can enjoy more than 400 dining...
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Planned Parenthood of Illinois Provides Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care

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Black women experience notably higher rates of pregnancy-related deaths compared to White women. This alarming situation is further compounded by the fact that over...