July 2016

Healthy Chicago 2.0 a Good Plan; Proper Use of TIF Money Could Make it Even Better

All too often we find ourselves taking government officials to task on our editorial page for questionable or harmful policies, behaviors, and initiatives. So it is a rare opportunity when we can compliment government for a job well done. We are pleased to be able to do exactly that.

ATN: July 2016

Aquinas Literacy Center has won a $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support adult literacy. A native of Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood, Sr. Patricia McKee, O.P., 80, uses the Smart-Board at Aquinas…

New South Loop School at 16th and Dearborn to increase student enrollment

In about three years, 1,200 South Loop School students—about 300 more than now—will enjoy a bigger and better facility at 16th and Dearborn Streets.

Healthy Chicago 2.0 to boost health of many Chicagoans

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently announced Healthy Chicago 2.0, a revamped version of Healthy Chicago, its 2011 initiative to boost health for Chicagoans of all ethnicities, ages, and socioeconomic statuses.

St. Adalbert Parish closes its doors; ‘subsumed’ into St. Paul’s Parish

As of Friday, July 1, St. Adalbert’s Parish at 1650 W. 17th Street no longer exists, in accordance with a May 28 decree by Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago Archbishop Blaise Cupich.

Transition smooth as City takes over historic Near South’s Clarke House

When the City of Chicago unexpectedly announced late last year that it would take over management of the Henry B. Clarke House from the Glessner House Museum, some Chicagoans were anxious as to the historic building’s future.

County plans outpatient facility, office building, and more park

The Cook County Board and the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) selected the development team Clayco and CBRE to lead programming, design, and implementation for a new outpatient facility and administrative office building on the CCHHS central campus on the Near West Side.

Medical District has Wednesday garden farm stand

Tucked amid the big buildings of the Illinois Medical District is a city farm that sells fruits and vegetables one day a week.

Mural, filming occurring in Bridgeport and Canaryville

Ald. Patrick D. Thompson (11th Ward) has a sponsor for the mural that will be going up this summer under the 35th Street viaduct near U.S. Cellular Field, but he is not saying anything more until the signatures are on the contract.

St. Barbara School appoints Nicole Nolazco principal

St. Barbara School has appointed Nicole Nolazco as principal for the 2016-2017 school year. The appointment was announced by the Rev. Artur Marat, pastor of St. Barbara Parish.

New hotel planned for West Loop

Hoxton Hotels is planning a new hotel for the corner of Lake and Green Streets. Measuring 11 stories high, it would include retail space.

Bronzeville Lighthouse School to remain open

Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter Elementary School, located at 8 W. Root St. and known as BZLCS, will remain open due to the Illinois State Charter Schools Commission (ISCSC) overturning the Chicago Public Schools’ initial decision to close the school because the CPS deemed it “underperforming.”