Tag: South Side

Chicago politicians take advantage of South Side foreclosures

Supporters of candidates running for several political offices in the February primaries used dozens of boarded-up homes and businesses on the South Side to display their political signs. The signs are pretty hard to miss in Bronzeville, Englewood, West Englewood and Auburn Gresham. A number of shuttered buildings, particularly large apartments, featured several political signs–sometimes... Read more »

Even with virtually all-white casts, John Hughes' films offered valuable lessons for black teenagers

Like most teenagers in the 1980s, particularly those from Chicago, I was a big fan of John Hughes’ films. And even though none of his main characters looked like me, his films helped me see through some of the race and class divisions that define Chicago as much as his films do. Even as an African-American... Read more »