We just launched Best of the South Side (BoSS), where South Siders get a chance to showcase their favorite people, places, events, and oddities in their neighborhoods. This year we’re taking submissions year-round, so that we never miss an opportunity to capture a story. Learn more here at our BoSS homepage.

Book Reviews

The Gospel of the Nap Bishop

Tricia Hersey continues to champion the freedom and grief that comes with resting and dreaming in Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto.

What Happened to the Tudor Gables?

This is a series co-produced with the Hyde Park Herald, profiling a historic Black-owned housing cooperative on Drexel Boulevard.

Part 1: The Castle on Drexel

Part 2: The Multi-Million-Dollar Corporation

Part 3: What’s to Come for the 4800 Block of South Drexel Boulevard?

Listen to the full series

Camp Plans Collapse, but Challenges Remain

Though the migrant camps have been halted for now, the challenges of housing and providing resources to Chicago’s most marginalized communities are not going away


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