Greg Ross


New 53rd Street Apartment Building Approved, Despite Community Objection

The development joins a procession of projects that have popped up on 53rd Street over the past several years.


April 20, 2017

Woodlawn Anticipates Development, Change Ahead of Upcoming Obama Presidential Center

As planning on the presidential library continues and developers begin to start projects in the area, community organizations are divided over the change they’ll bring to Woodlawn.


April 10, 2017

A Day on the Jackson Park Docks

At the end of one wharf, an unruly sprawl of nets, tackle boxes, and bags full of bluegill surrounded a large, seated man. The man—let’s call him Kingfisher—said he has been fishing the Jackson Park harbors for 60 years.



November 17, 2016

Jackson Park Fishermen



Nov. 18, 2016

Obama Library Records Move to Chicago

President Obama’s paper trail began winding its way from Washington to a northwest suburban warehouse, where his presidential records will be sorted by archivists before ending up in the Obama Presidential Center.


November 8, 2016

Obama Foundation Launches Diversity Council

The Foundation is committed to maintaining an environment in which diversity and inclusion are valued and respected.


October 27, 2016

New Public Newsroom for Community Journalism Launches

The South Side Weekly partnered with City Bureau to create a hub for community reporting.


October 20, 2016

Financial Aid Crisis Lingers, College Aid Says It's Understaffed

Students report late fees after bill due date came and went without award details.


October 14, 2016

Students and South Side Community Groups Promote Community Benefits Agreement

Community leaders convened in Reynolds Club to encourage the City of Chicago and the Obama Foundation to sign a community benefits agreement.


October 4, 2016

Online Classroom for Alumni Launches

AlumniU looks to extend the University's educational experience beyond graduation.


September 30, 2016