Posted inActivism

A Legacy of Palestinian Solidarity in Chicago

n May, thousands of protesters marched in downtown Chicago, joining cities around the world in decrying the latest Israeli attacks against Palestinians. The attacks began when Israeli security forces stormed Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque on May 7 and fired on worshippers with tear gas and rubber bullets in response to demonstrations against the eviction of Palestinian […]

Posted inHealth

Getting Vaccinated at the City Colleges

hen I arrived at Malcolm X College, the City Colleges of Chicago’s media relations director, Veronica Resa, let me in and a security guard instructed me to fill out the COVID questionnaire. I passed through the security turnstile and explained to different people that I wasn’t there to get the shot, but that I was […]

Posted inCover

Owner of South Side Hospital Slated to Close is Denied Proposal to Open Another Facility

n Tuesday, January 26, a state board voted 3-2 to deny Mercy Hospital’s owner, Trinity Health, permission to open a new outpatient care center on the South Side. That decision, from the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board, came a month after the board rejected Trinity’s proposal to cut outpatient services at the Bronzeville […]

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Rise Against General Iron

n Sunday afternoon, under gray skies and cold weather, East Side residents, and the group Bridges//Puentes: Justice Collective of the Southeast met at the East Side Memorial at the intersection of Indianapolis Ave. on 100th Street and Ewing Avenue. Organizers and participants painted each other’s faces with zombie makeup to symbolize the diseases and death […]

About South Side Weekly

Founded in 2013, South Side Weekly NFP is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to producing local journalism that is for, by, and about the South Side of Chicago.  Over the past decade, the Weekly has grown from a volunteer-run newsroom to a nonprofit with eleven employees and a large network of freelance contributors. In 2022, the Weekly merged with […]