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Vision for Southeast Side includes more green space, bike trails

CHICAGO | The Southeast Side is getting greener with current and future environmental projects, activists say.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Southeast Lions collecitng eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones

CHICAGO | The Southeast Lions are recycling old eyeglasses, hearing aids and cell phones. Items can be dropped off at these locations:

August 15, 2012 12:00 am

Environmental group upset coal-to-gas plant advances in Legislature

CHICAGO | An environmental group that opposes a coal-to-gas plant being built in the East Side neighborhood was upset Friday that the Illinois General Assembly approved a bill that allows the project to proceed.

June 01, 2012 12:00 pm

Coal-to-gas plant supporters challenge activist estimate of cost to public

CHICAGO | Officials with the group that wants development of a coal gasification plant on the city’s Southeast Side are challenging the estimates offered by critics about how much such a project would cost taxpayers.

May 17, 2012 12:45 pm

Opponent to proposed coal gasification plant testifies

CHICAGO | A South Chicago neighborhood resident testified Wednesday before the Illinois Commerce Commission in opposition to the development of a coal gasification plant proposed for the former Republic Steel plant.

May 16, 2012 10:15 pm

Historical society archives Chicago neighborhoods

I've read about it and written about it, but for the first time I actually visited it. Last week my father-in-law took me to the Southeast Chicago Historical Society museum at Calumet Park.

April 17, 2012 4:45 pm

Developers want to tout their dreams for former U.S. Steel site

CHICAGO | Developers who want to turn the former U.S. Steel Southworks plant into a housing development, which could give neighborhoods such as South Chicago and South Shore an economic jolt, will show their plans Tuesday.

April 07, 2012 5:30 pm
These Southeast Side Scouts are all heart

These Southeast Side Scouts are all heart

Bear Scout Manuel Perez works diligently to cut and paste his valentine for a veteran.

February 01, 2012 12:00 am
These Southeast Side Scouts are all heart

These Southeast Side Scouts are all heart

Scouts from the Southeast Side of Chicago display the valentines they made for veterans. Pictured are, in front from left, Jimmy Pacheco, Nicolas Gomez, Liam Bermejo, Javier Larios and John Garcia. In the second row are Christian Garcia, Aaron Gorny, David Meduga, Julian Guzman, Lucas Bermej…

February 01, 2012 12:00 am
These Southeast Side Scouts are all heart

These Southeast Side Scouts are all heart

Matthew Gatton, Wolf Scout of Pack 773, puts his smile into his valentine.

February 01, 2012 12:00 am
These Southeast Side Scouts are all heart

These Southeast Side Scouts are all heart

CHICAGO | Cub Scouts of Pack 773, of the Southeast Side, once again participated in the 2012 Valentines for Veterans program.

February 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago's 10th Ward maintains Latino majority under new map

CHICAGO | For an area that has one of Chicago's oldest Spanish-speaking enclaves, the Southeast Side doesn't reflect that fact in its political representation in City Hall.

January 19, 2012 12:30 pm
Southeast Lion honored with 'You Make a Difference' award

Southeast Lion honored with 'You Make a Difference' award

The South Chicago Parents and Friends recently honored Patty Fisher, of the Southeast Side, with an award for her service to the community. Pictured are Robert Capp, left, president of South Chicago Parents and Friends; Fisher, executive director of Knowledge Hook-Up on Chicago's Southeast S…

December 23, 2011 12:00 am
Southeast Lion honored with 'You Make a Difference' award

Southeast Lion honored with 'You Make a Difference' award

CHICAGO | The South Chicago Parents and Friends recently honored Southeast Lion Patty Fisher with a "You Make a Difference" award.

December 22, 2011 6:45 pm

Residents, activists complain about proposed cement plant

CHICAGO | About 100 people who live on the city's Southeast Side, along with environmental activists, used a hearing Wednesday to urge Illinois state government to hold off granting a building permit for a proposed cement manufacturing plant at 117th Street and Torrence Avenue.

October 19, 2011 10:30 pm

Groups turn to kids for help on cutting violence

CHICAGO | As the City Council looks for ways to reduce violence on the West and Southeast sides, community organizers are showing neighborhood youth how to set the agenda on violence prevention themselves. 

October 09, 2011 12:00 am

Environmental activists preparing opposition statement for Emanuel

CHICAGO | Activists representing the industrial neighborhoods that comprise the city's Southeast Side are trying to persuade Mayor Rahm Emanuel to back their interests in opposition to a pair of plants that wish to locate within the 10th Ward.

October 06, 2011 9:30 pm
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