The Jim Crow South: Gordon Parks Photo Series on Exhibit

As a film director, the late Gordon Parks gave African-Americans empowering imagesin the 1970s with the blaxploitation hit “Shaft.”

But Parks took a different approach with his photography and challenged bigots to second-guess the impact of segregation in the Jim Crow South, said Rhona Hoffman, director and owner of a North Side art gallery.

For Englewood Seniors, The Struggle Is Real But So Are The Friendships

For Roger Shannon, finding an affordable place to live was never a problem. His job as a social worker allowed him to live modestly but comfortably. When he first moved into senior citizen community housing 12 years ago, he continued to work, and paid for rent and food without difficulty. But after his retirement last year, he was forced to tighten his budget.